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Fact Sheet 2013–3112

Interactive Energy Atlas for Colorado and New Mexico—An Online Resource for Decisionmakers

By Natasha B. Carr, Drew A. Ignizio, James E. Diffendorfer, Natalie Latysh, Ann Marie Matherne, Joshua I. Linard, Kenneth J. Leib, and Sarah J. Hawkins

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Throughout the western United States, increased demand for energy is driving the rapid development of nonrenewable and renewable energy resources. Resource managers must balance the benefits of energy development with the potential consequences for ecological resources and ecosystem services. To facilitate access to geospatial data related to energy resources, energy infrastructure, and natural resources that may be affected by energy development, the U.S. Geological Survey has developed an online Interactive Energy Atlas (Energy Atlas) for Colorado and New Mexico. The Energy Atlas is designed to meet the needs of varied users who seek information about energy in the western United States. The Energy Atlas has two primary capabilities: a geographic information system (GIS) data viewer and an interactive map gallery. The GIS data viewer allows users to preview and download GIS data related to energy potential and development in Colorado and New Mexico. The interactive map gallery contains a collection of maps that compile and summarize thematically related data layers in a user-friendly format. The maps are dynamic, allowing users to explore data at different resolutions and obtain information about the features being displayed. The Energy Atlas also includes an interactive decision-support tool, which allows users to explore the potential consequences of energy development for species that vary in their sensitivity to disturbance.

First posted December 18, 2013

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Suggested citation:

Carr, N.B., Ignizio, D.A., Diffendorfer, J.E., Latysh, Natalie, Matherne, Ann Marie, Linard, J.I., Leib, K.J., and Hawkins, S.J., 2013, Interactive energy atlas for Colorado and New Mexico—An online resource for decisionmakers: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3112, 2 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20133112.

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