Data & Analytics

IOGP Releases Land Survey Data Model

The model is an industry standard template for operators to maintain land survey data, mainly acquired for the oil and gas industry.

Source: IOGP

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers has released its Land Survey Data Model (LSDM), continuing the practice of its Geomatics Committee of maintaining an "out-of-the-box" data model template to manage survey data within a geodatabase.

The LSDM is an industry standard template for operators to maintain land survey data, mainly acquired for the oil and gas industry. The model enables the storage of key geospatial and nongeospatial descriptive and feature-specific elements of the following land-based survey activities:

  • Design, engineering, and construction surveys of infrastructure and facilities including proposed routes, as-found, as-left, as-installed, and as-built positions; depth of burial; general/detail layout surveys—for company or third-party facilities that may overlap or affect exploration and production infrastructure (e.g., those owned or operated by utility companies)
  • Land and topographic surveys, including elevation (e.g., contours, spot heights, relief shading, terrain modeling), natural and man-made features, explosive remnants of war, archaeological sites, and underground services surveys
  • Geodetic and survey control network surveys, including coverage, line of sight, and monumentation
  • Land survey measurements, survey line plans, and similar documentation for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)/light detection and ranging (LiDAR) operations or similar (planned and as-executed)
  • Vegetation and land use surveys
  • Imagery from satellite, UAV, and crewed survey flights (e.g., satellite imagery, LiDAR, aerial photography)
  • Right of Way (ROW) surveys and surveillance (ROW anomalies and observations) such as pipeline route surveys, pipeline and facility UAV inspection, and access road surveys
  • Administrative boundaries and cultural information (e.g., roads, railways, rivers, habitation)
  • Geophysical/seismic, exploration and reconnaissance, geohazard, shallow and intermediate geology surveys
  • Geotechnical soil investigations
  • Environmental baseline and monitoring surveys
  • Infrastructure condition and subsidence monitoring surveys

A detailed description of the data model may be found in the IOGP Report 640 – LSDM Guideline for Delivery and Use report, which is included in the package.
Download the LSDM package here.