NSSI North Slope Infrastructure (v10): Roads, Pipelines and Developed Areas - Update 09/03/2021

This North Slope infrastructure update includes roads, pipelines and developed areas as separate GIS feature classes. These GIS data represent surface pipelines (line), maintained road infrastructure (line) and constructed gravel pads, excavations or village areas (polygons) on the North Slope of Alaska. Downloads are in shapefile and geodatabase format. Updates are based on summer 2021 imagery and are largely restricted to areas of oil field development.

These data were originally compiled by Audubon in 2014 and provided to the BLM Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) project for the North Slope region. The data were updated by the Alaska Center for Conservation Science (ACCS) during the REA process and released for public distribution on the BLM REA website. The North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) has subsequently updated the REA product using available high resolution orthoimagery as a reference base during manual editing. Roads within villages have been updated using Alaska Department of Transportation GIS data. Road and developed area features have been assigned oil and gas unit designations using Alaska Division of Oil and Gas GIS data. The Trans Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) is not represented in these data however TAPS spatial data is available separately (see links below). All locations are approximate and accuracy will vary throughout the dataset. Appropriate use of these data is the responsibility of the user.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics structure, transportation
Primary Contact Jess Grunblatt (jegrunblatt@alaska.edu)
Primary Organization North Slope Science Initiative
Other Organizations Alaska Center for Conservation Science (ACCS)
Organization Types Academic, Federal
Geo-keywords North Slope
Created March 28, 2018, 05:49 (AKDT)
Last Updated October 15, 2021, 09:30 (AKDT)