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U.S. National Geothermal Data System launches new website

Snapshot of NGDS website
Alexander Richter 10 Oct 2012

The U.S. National Geothermal Data System has launched a new website where one can can search for data from 50 state geological surveys and a number of geothermal research centers and build mashups of maps or search through thousands of scanned reports.

As part of the GRC Annual Meeting and the GEA Geothermal Expo in Reno, Nevada last week, the new website for the U.S. National Geothermal Data System was launched.

Via the website one “can search for data from 50 state geological surveys and a number of geothermal research centers and build mashups of maps or search through thousands of scanned reports.

The prime contractor on the NGDS design-build project, Boise State University, handed over the website to the Arizona Geological Survey a month ago and the entirily new site and functionality was built in time for the GRC meeting.

On the site one can find data, tools and apps, and catch up on what’s happening in this ground-breaking project.

The goal of the U.S. Dept. of Energy is for NGDS to dramatically increase the exploration and development of geothermal resources by making data easily discoverable, accessible, and usable by industry and others.

The project has been and continues to be supported by industry, government, and academia.

The Arizona Geological Survey is the prime contractor for digitizing data from all the state geological surveys and exposing them to the NGDS.  The AZGS is also subs to Boise State, to design and build the main data integration framework, using the Geoscience Information Network (USGIN).

Oh and a nice side note … the picture used on the front page of the site is sourced from ThinkGeoEnergy. 😉

Source: Blog of the State Geologist of Arizona