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Open-File Report 2011–1296

Geographic Information System (GIS) Representation of Coal-Bearing Areas in India and Bangladesh

Compiled By Michael H. Trippi and Susan J. Tewalt

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Geographic information system (GIS) information may facilitate energy studies, which in turn provide input for energy policy decisions. Prior to this study, no GIS file representing the occurrence of coal-bearing units in India or Bangladesh was known to exist. This Open-File Report contains downloadable shapefiles representing the coalfields of India and Bangladesh and a limited number of chemical and petrographic analyses of India and Bangladesh coal samples. Also included are maps of India and Bangladesh showing the locations of the coalfields and coal samples in the shapefiles, figures summarizing the stratigraphic units in the coalfields of India and Bangladesh, and a brief report summarizing the stratigraphy and geographic locations of coal-bearing deposits in India and Bangladesh.

First posted December 15, 2011

For additional information contact:
Michael Trippi
U.S. Geological Survey
956 National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, Virginia 20192-0002
Phone: (703) 648-4597
Fax: (703) 648-6419

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Suggested citation:

Trippi, M.H., and Tewalt, S.J., comps., 2011, Geographic information system (GIS) representation of coal-bearing areas in India and Bangladesh: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1296, 27 p., available only at






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