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U.S. Geothermal Data System contains now more than 17,000 data sets

Snapshot of U.S. National Geothermal Data System website.
Alexander Richter 13 May 2013

With now more than 17,000 data sets, the U.S. National Geothermal Data System comprises more than 4.5 million records online, to triple by the end of 2013 according to the Arizona State Geological Survey.

Currently the U.S. Department of Energy’s does its annual peer review of funded geothermal projects. As part of it the Arizona State Geological Survey (AZGS) reports “State Geological Survey Contributions to the National Geothermal Data System”.

The $22 million project, digitizes and serves online vast amounts of geoscience data to enhance exploration, evaluation, and development of geothermal energy. As part of previous reviews, AZGS has received very high marks.

AZGS is servicing data from all 50 states with new materials being added weekly.  At this point in time there are over 17,000 data sets, comprising over 4.5 million records online. The number is though expected to more than triple by the end of 2013.

The National Geothermal Data System can be found via its website www.geothermaldata.org

The basic user interface allows searching of the project catalog by keyword or bounding box, but a more sophisticated user interface is being introduced by project collaborators at Boise State University and Siemens Corp.  The new interface will likely be released for public use by the end of summer.

Source: Blog of the State Geologist of Arizona