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Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library
2175 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
phone (775) 682-8766
fax (775) 784-6690
Directions to office
The following message is forwarded from Drew Decker and Carol Ostergren at the U.S. Geological Survey.
From: smac list On Behalf Of Decker, Drew Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:58 AM Subject: [SMAC] Pacific Region geospatial data announcements
Here are a few mapping-related announcements that you may be interested in:
- National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) releases Web HEM Tool. HEM stands for Hydrography Event Management and is a tool developed to help relate users’ data to the NHD network as events. Please see announcement on pages 4 and 5 in the latest NHD Newsletter here: http://nhd.usgs.gov/newsletters/News_13_6_April.pdf
- New urban imagery is now available for a number of California cities. The datasets are natural color and have a one foot resolution. The data cover the Fresno, Modesto, Oxnard, Stockton, and Sacramento urban areas. Data can be downloaded through the EarthExplorer site: earthexplorer.usgs.gov (all cities) and The National Map Viewer site: nationalmap.gov/viewer (all except Modesto).
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces completion of National Wetlands Database and Interactive Mapping Tool. See: http://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ID=B8C3A940-E396-7509-F23601BB03228754
- For anyone wishing to track the status of CA NAIP collection currently in progress, look here: http://gis.apfo.usda.gov/naipstatus14/
- USTopo maps go into production for CA and NV in December, 2014. Please consider validating structure points (hospitals, post offices, schools, etc.) through our National Map Corps program. Watch for upcoming webinars. https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/nationalmapcorps/Home [Additional note: these new edition maps will include PLSS information.]
Geospatial Liaison for Pacific Region
U.S. Geological Survey
4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
USNG 11S MS 8026 2158
Open-File Report 12-3
Data tables and graphs of geothermal power production in Nevada, 1985-2011
by Lisa Shevenell, Jonathan G. Price, and Ronald H. Hess
This report summarizes statistics on geothermal power production in Nevada from initial plant construction in 1985 through 2011. Data are compiled on nameplate capacity, gross production, and net production by producing geothermal area. Graphs illustrate trends for individual areas and for Nevada overall. The data and graphs are in an Excel spreadsheet, which is also available online with this document, at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu and http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Geothermal/AdditionalResources.html.
Text (19 pages, color): http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/of123.pdf
Spreadsheet: MS Excel spreadsheet (.xls) (352 kb)
This report is only available online.
OF11-6: Oil and gas well information for Nevada—2011 update
compiled by Ronald H. Hess, Martha A. Henson, David A. Davis, Samuel H. Limerick, Siewe Siewe Siewe, and Mary Niles
This is a digital compilation of oil and gas well permits, completion reports, electric logs, mud logs, sundry reports, and production data housed at NBMG.
Also included on the portable hard drive version of this compilation are most of the petroleum-related bulletins, reports, and maps produced by NBMG, including these recent publications: Map 162 (Petroleum data map of Nevada, 2007) and OF11-2 (Qualitative petroleum potential map of Nevada, 2011).
Scanned oil and gas well documents and logs: This 2011 update includes all oil and gas well files that have been scanned by NBMG over the last five years. They are in a variety of formats such as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, and software-specific formats and are provided in the format which they were scanned. Some files are duplicated in different formats. Many of these files, especially the log files, are very large. For example, some of the full-color log files in TIFF format are several hundred megabytes in size. You may need special viewing software for some of these files.
This update includes a major scanning project, just completed, by the AAPG-OSU GIS Consortium (http://www.datapages.com/Partners/AAPGOSUConsortium.aspx). It was funded by Oklahoma State University (OSU) alumni T. Boone Pickens and included the scanning of all of the oil and gas well files that had not yet been converted to an electronic format. This included over half of the paper oil and gas well records housed at NBMG. The brunt of this scanning effort was performed by two OSU students and employees of OSU Cartography Services: Siewe Siewe Siewe (PhD candidate) and Mary Niles (BS Geology student).
The digital files may not be complete for each well and are provided in the same format as provided by OSU, well operator, or vendor. The well data on these tables are current to August 29, 2011.
portable hard drive, 105 GB, 9643 files, $115.00
Available free on the Web:
New at NBMG: OF10-8 – NBMG Mining District File Collection with Index, Search Engine, and Other Nevada Mineral-and Energy-related Files (2nd edition)
compiled by Ronald H. Hess, Martha Henson, David A. Davis, Richard O. Meeuwig, Kristen A. Scott, and Karen Boldi, 2010, on portable hard drive, $150.00
The NBMG mining district files consist largely of historical and current maps, reports, articles, photographs, correspondence, assays, production reports, and reserve information on all aspects of mining in Nevada. Most have been donated to NBMG over the years from individuals, companies, and other government agencies. Over the last several years, NBMG has undertaken digital conversion of these paper documents to scanned images.
A variety of other statewide maps, reports, and GIS data that provide additional background information on Nevada’s mineral and energy resources are also included on the disk. Some of the background materials include older NBMG bulletins that describe Nevada’s mining districts; oil and gas well exploration data, logs, and production records; digital copies of 1:100,000-scale USGS topographic maps covering the state; map of mineral and energy producers in the state; the 2008 Nevada mineral industry review; and other mineral-, energy-, and mining-related documents and data sets.
The digital file conversion project at NBMG is ongoing. If you have questions about this project, contact Ron Hess at (775) 784-6692 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
An online version of the mining district index, search engine, and files are also accessible on the Web at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/mdfiles/mdfiles.htm.
You may place an order or check prices through our shopping cart at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales.htm or by calling us at (775) 682-8766.
Estimated losses from earthquakes near Nevada communities (Open-File Report 09-8), with summary tables and links to summary reports for scenarios involving earthquakes of magnitued 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, and 7.0 for 38 communities in Nevada
Quaternary faults in Nevada – online interactive map (Open-File Report 09-9), an online version of NBMG Map 167 for locating faults on various base maps, including topographic maps and aerial photographs
Quaternary faults in Nevada (NBMG Map 167), poster version at 1:1,000,000 scale (previously released)
Nevada Earthquake Safety Council presentation, November 4, 2009, on Open-File Reports 09-8 (Estimated losses from earthquakes near Nevada communities) and 09-9 (Quaternary faults in Nevada – online interactive map)