Panhandle has pilots that fly over its thousands of miles of pipe to make sure that there are no obstructions to the system. These pilots needed a safe and efficient way to record obstructions and their locations.
We built an application that allows pilots to record the GPS location of an obstruction by simply tapping a tablet screen mounted on the dashboard of the plane. The pilot records these observations and then every night he can go back to the hotel, plug his laptop back into the network, and synchronize the information to a central server using a secure VPN. That information is sent back to the enterprise geodatabase using ArcGIS Server 10 with a mobile SDK.