Network Builder

Network Builder Automatically Synchronizes Multiple Geometric Networks within the GIS

Network Builder saves valuable time by automatically synchronizing the geometric network within the pipeline GIS as changes occur. This robust tool allows you to build and maintain multiple geometric networks from a PODS database, keeping both centerline and attribute data synchronized as edits occur. It also improves the workflow process while simultaneously enhancing reporting consistency which is critical for complying with today’s strict regulations.

Network Builder is an Esri ArcMap extension and a server component ideally suited for PODS gathering and distribution pipeline systems. Additionally, the product lets you control pipeline connectivity by controlling default connections in the GIS. Network Builder displays a visual representation of how the centerlines are connected with each other, but allows you to make changes to the connectivity as necessary—without affecting the physical pipeline. This creates a network that better reflects the connectivity of the actual physical pipeline, making the data more relevant for the selected analysis. The combination of network connectivity and pipeline attribute data can then be used with a companion analysis application to enhance decision-making.

Key BenefitsKey FeaturesTechnical Specifications
  • Useful for GIS Analysts, hydraulic engineers, integrity engineers and decision makers who want to model pipeline connectivity and product flow.
  • Builds and maintains centerline connectivity to empower decision-making.
  • Allows multiple geometric networks to be automatically synchronized; saving significant time.
  • Provides a consolidated location to get data such as diameter, wall thickness, Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure, hydrotest data, Class Location or HCA data.
  • Uses dynamic segmentation to combine attributes from multiple tables into a single Geometric Network feature class.
  • Supports user-defined snapping overrides.
  • Provides on-the-fly dynamic segmentation.
  • Allows users to edit data in different projection systems.
  • Compatible with existing PODS implementations.
  • Facilitates mismatched geometries.
  • Accommodates attributes on features.


Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or 2008
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft IIS


  • Esri ArcSDE
  • ArcServer or ArcMap with ArcEditor or ArcInfo license
  • SpatialSynchronizer (required to run Express Loader server-side executable)


  • Connection to ArcSDE
  • PODS database (Oracle)
  • New Century Software PODS Implementation


Operating System

  • Windows XP (32 bit) or Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework


  • ArcMap with ArcEditor or ArcInfo license
  • ArcGIS Desktop .NET support


  • Connection to ArcSDE
  • PODS database (Oracle)

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