Photographer and author Thomas Bachand put the Keystone Mapping Project together. While he only has data for four states, he’s still hoping to map out the rest. In an email to StateImpact Texas he wrote that he started the project because “neither TransCanada Corporation nor the U.S. Department of State (DOS) have been forthcoming with this project’s GIS information. This has made it impossible to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline,” he wrote. “While it’s a good start, the scarcity of data underscores the lack of transparency and inadequacy of the Keystone XL review process.”
For the Texas portion of the pipeline, Bachand used GIS data from the Railroad Commission of Texas to plot the route. You can read our earlier five-part series on the pipeline here, All Down the Line: the Environmental and Economic Impact of Keystone XL.