USGIN in Action: NGDS
“One of the most successful [cyberinfrastructure] programs to date is the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)…”
—Sara E. Pratt, Digitizing Earth: Developing a cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences, “Earth Magazine” August/September 2013
USGIN’s suite of standards, protocols, and practices is already in use by all fifty state geological surveys and more than 55 organizations through the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS). The distributed, interoperable NGDS network has links extensive data catalogs from Southern Methodist University’s Geothermal Data Repository, Oregon Institute of Technology, Energy and Geoscience Institute, and the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
NGDS provides access to over 30 types of data representing more than 9 million data points and over 17,000 reports and documents, and is growing every day.
National Geothermal Data Platform
Originally funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technology Office, NGDS is intended to provide access to information about geothermal resources to enable geothermal analysis and widespread public use in an effort to minimize the business-related risks associated with geothermal development. The system serves as a platform for sharing reliable geothermal information with users of all types, supplying tools relevant for their work.
Successful Design and Implementation
Explore the NGDS homepage at geothermaldata.org.