The pipeline permitting process requires that operators provide maps of the pipelines included under each permit

The Texas Pipeline Mapping System (TPMS) is continuously updated using digital data shape files provided to the Commission by the pipeline operators.  The pipeline permitting process requires that operators provide digital data shape files and an overview map of pipelines included under each permit.  The digital data shape files should include all active, inactive and abandoned lines that are not removed from the ground.  (Inactive lines are maintained but not currently in use.  Abandoned lines are not used and not maintained.)  It is important that abandoned lines that are still in the ground be mapped because of the safety related issues and public awareness of the presence of these lines.

The Commission shall not be held liable for the use of these data sets, which are provided as a public service for informational purposes only.  PLEASE NOTE that these data sets are NOT intended to be used as an authoritative public record for any geographic location or as a legal document and have no legal force or effect. Users are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of these data sets themselves. 

Data Submission Standards