Welcome to the home page of the ArcGIS Pipeline Data Model (APDM) This site contains
all available information describing the APDM.
The ArcGIS Pipeline Data Model is designed for storing information pertaining to features
found in gathering and transmission pipelines, particularly gas and liquid systems. The
APDM was expressly designed for implementation as an ESRI geodatabase for use with
ESRI's ArcGIS and ArcSDE® products. A geodatabase is an object-relational construct
for storing and managing geographic data as features within an industry-standard
relational database management system (RDBMS). Version 4.0 of the model and supporting
documentation can be downloaded by anyone from this site.
The APDM is now in Version 4.0 and has been in existence as a published Pipeline data
model since July 2001. The APDM continues to evolve with the guidance of ESRI and
the ESRI Pipeline user community under the auspices of the ESRI Pipeline User Groups (PUG)