Dewberry has been selected by the Pipeline Open Data Standards (PODS) Association to provide strategic consultation services for the deployment of new data standards for its pipeline data model, data model implementation, and various member advocacy affairs.

Dewberry will help the association navigate the governance, procedural and organizational challenges associated with deploying the standards, known as "Next Generation."

The PODS Association’s pipeline data model enables oil and gas pipeline operators to store and manage asset information in a single database that can be visualized in geospatially enabled platforms. The model houses attribute, construction, inspection, integrity management, regulatory and operational data.

When faced with the rollout of "Next Generation" data standards, the association was challenged to meet new regulatory reporting requirements, member organizations’ future requirements and various industry standards. Dewberry will provide advisory consulting and facilitation services to help the PODS Association better understand the challenges associated with "Next Generation" rollout. Dewberry will also help validate or refresh the association’s strategic goals and objectives before guiding it through the evaluation and selection of an implementation approach.

Dewberry has a strong presence in the GIS industry. With more than 200 GIS professionals across the nation, providing services at the federal, state, local and private levels, the firm employs many of the most recognized and respected GIS industry experts and thought leaders.

About Dewberry

Dewberry is a market-facing firm with a history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with more than 40 locations and 2,000-plus professionals nationwide.