New Geothermal Web Application

A message from the NBMG Cart/GIS group: This new geothermal web application combines all three previously used geothermal apps into one. Users can switch between Map 161 (MAP 161), Nevada geothermal data (NV), and Great Basin geothermal data (NGDS) by selecting the tabs in the upper right hand portion of the web map (see figure 1). The app is available from the NBMG Maps & Data web page, and can be directly viewed here:

https://web2.nbmg.unr.edu/NevadaGeothermal/

Figure 1

By default, data layers in Map 161 are turned on when first visiting the web application. Simply select the check box next to the layer name to display or hide them.

Certain layers can be searched and downloaded. Those options are available in the upper left part of the screen (figure 2).

Figure 2

Please note that only certain layers can be searched or downloaded at this time.

New Online Resource for Geologic Maps in Nevada

GeologicMapsApp

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology has launched a new online resource for geologic maps that fall within Nevada: a searchable, interactive web map. This tool includes all geologic maps published by NBMG as well as numerous other Nevada maps published by other organizations such as the U.S. Geological Survey.

In addition to zooming in and out, panning around the map, and turning layers on and off, users can search by a variety of publication options including number, type, title, author, year, scale, county, and publisher. The search results are highlighted in the map view and are presented in a list that a user can scroll through and click for more information or link to the online resource for download.

This web map was compiled and designed by NBMG GIS team (Jennifer Vlcan, Katie Ryan, Rachel Micander, and Irene Seelye as well as past team members Selena Large and Matthew Richardson) and initiated from data included in NBMG Open-File Reports 2002-01 (Hess and Dennis) and 1997-02 (Klimowicz, Johnson, and Hess). This new resource supersedes NBMG Open-File Reports 2002-01 and 1997-02. Maps will be added to this web map on an ongoing basis.

The web map is available from the Maps & Data page on the NBMG website. The direct link to the application is https://gisweb.unr.edu/GeologicMaps/. The web map can be used on desktop and mobile devices and is cross platform (works with Apple, Windows, and Android). By default, only NBMG geologic maps are displayed, but users can turn on the “USGS and other organizations” layer to see additional maps.

We are interested in your experience using this new web map and want to continually improve and update this map. Please send feedback to nbmg@unr.edu.

Server Upgrade for NBMG Web Applications

With the help of the University IT staff, we recently completed a major server upgrade for most of our web applications and GIS services that are available from the Maps & Data page of our website. As a result of this server upgrade, most of our applications are now supported on desktop and mobile devices, cross platform (Apple, Windows, and Android), and with increased performance and stability.

Please note that some applications/web maps now also have new, simplified URLs. These include:

Application Name New URL
Mining Districts https://gisweb.unr.edu/MiningDistricts/
43-101 Reports https://gisweb.unr.edu/43-101Reports/
MyHazards https://gisweb.unr.edu/MyHazards/
MyPlan (requires login for authorized users only) https://gisweb.unr.edu/MyPlan/
Quaternary Faults https://gisweb.unr.edu/QuaternaryFaults/
Topographic Maps Https://gisweb.unr.edu/TopoMaps/
STATEMAP https://gisweb.unr.edu/STATEMAP/
1:500K Geologic Map of NV https://gisweb.unr.edu/NevadaGeology/
Oil & Gas https://gisweb.unr.edu/OilGas/
Reno Minerals https://gisweb.unr.edu/RenoMinerals/
Minerals and Energy https://gisweb.unr.edu/MandE/
Renewable Energy https://gisweb.unr.edu/RenewableEnergy/

Please be sure to update any bookmarks you may have to point to these new URLs.

Thank you for your patience as we worked through this upgrade. If you experience any trouble with our web applications, please contact nbmg@unr.edu or 775-784-6691.