MAPSearch Announces Major Updates to North American Pipeline Mapping Database

Focus placed on infrastructure changes resulting from increased activity in unconventional resource plays

HOUSTON, Oct. 11, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Energy infrastructure data provider, MAPSearch, announced that in the past 12 months, they have added or adjusted nearly 100,000 miles of crude oil, natural gas, refined products and other commodity pipelines in their dataset. This represents approximately 10% of their 1 million mile pipeline database. The additions and updates range from proposed and new construction to spatial adjustments of existing pipelines. Additionally, merger, acquisition, and divestiture activity combined with new project activity resulted in thousands of other updates over the past year. The MAPSearch team focused much of their effort on accurately reflecting new midstream and pipeline infrastructure development in several of the popular unconventional resource plays, including the Eagle Ford Shale, Bakken Shale and Marcellus and Utica Shale formations.

"The recent popularity of unconventional oil and gas production methods has dramatically increased demand for midstream infrastructure that can efficiently and reliably move product from the well to processing, refining, or storage, to the end user," Edward Metz, MAPSearch general manager said. "With our recent updates, our customers can be confident that they have the most accurate and complete locational intelligence available on the market."

The recent mapping updates also included spatial and attribute changes to thousands of connected facilities, including: rail terminals, gas processing plants, refineries, distribution and receiving terminals, pump and compressor stations, and more.  Learn more about the MAPSearch data at

About MAPSearch

MAPSearch is one of the oldest Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data providers focused on the oil and gas and electric power industries in North America, Europe and the Middle East.  Their professional research and operations team tracks the location of and critical details about energy infrastructure assets, including: gathering and transmission pipelines, processing and refining facilities, power plants, substations, transmission lines, and more.  They distribute their information in the form of raw GIS data, paper and digital maps, and their new online mapping platform, ENvision.  MAPSearch is owned by the PennWell Corporation and is operated out of their office in Houston, Texas.  Visit for more information.

About PennWell Corporation

Founded in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries:  Oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, optoelectronics, fiber-optics, aerospace and avionics, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, and dental.  PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; San Diego and Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Manama, Bahrain; and Hong Kong, China. For more information please visit

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Marketing Manager
PennWell Corporation
Phone:  918-831-9566

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