Energy Mapping Firm Greatly Expands Power Transmission Data Recent Acquisitions Lead to Better Sources for Electric Transmission Project Data

HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy mapping and data provider, MAPSearch®, announced that they have successfully digitized and added data from over 700 electric power transmission projects to their mapping database in 2013.  "PennWell's acquisition of TransmissionHub and GenerationHub market intelligence services late last year gave us access to the most comprehensive set of transmission and generation project data available," said Edward Metz, General Manager of MAPSearch. "Now TransmissionHub and GenerationHub subscribers can access detailed mapping information to complement the in-depth editorial coverage and project documents those services offer."

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MAPSearch's electric power database has data for transmission lines, substations, power plants, service territories and includes:

  • 45,000 miles of proposed and under construction transmission lines
  • 15,000 miles of recently constructed transmission lines
  • 200 proposed substations

MAPSearch data is available for license, through ENvision®, its online mapping product.  MAPSearch GIS data is widely used by leading energy companies, engineers, consultants, regulators, and others for market analysis, engineering studies, project planning, emergency response, environmental impact studies and more.  Learn more about the MAPSearch data by visiting www.mapsearch.com.

About MAPSearch

MAPSearch is the leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data provider focused on the oil and gas and electric power industries in North America.  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 GIS databases, paper and digital maps, or online and mobile mapping products.  MAPSearch is owned by the PennWell Corporation and is operated out of their office in Houston, Texas.  Visit www.mapsearch.com 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 www.pennwell.com.

Contact:
Ryan Kerr
Marketing Manager
PennWell Corporation
Email: ryank@pennwell.com
Phone:  918-831-9566

SOURCE MAPSearch



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