Interactive Energy Atlas for Colorado and New Mexico: an Online Resource for Decision Makers and the Public
What Is It?
The Interactive Energy Atlas for Colorado and New Mexico is a decision support tool that promotes understanding the trade-offs for different forms of energy development. The atlas is a compilation of GIS data sets focusing on energy development, and interactive maps showing how these datasets layer together for a comprehensive view of energy development trade-offs in these two states. Interactive maps show energy sources, infrastructure, and natural resources as they relate to both renewable energy and oil and gas. The layers of data can be viewed in any combination on a base map of satelite images, and can zoom or pan to highlight specific areas of interest.
A complete overview and acces to the online resource can be found at the U.S. Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center.
- Balancing ecological impacts and ecosystem services
- Increased energy development throughout Colorado and New Mexico
- Public land and resource management
- Consequences for recreation
Unbiased, science-based data.
Combines all existing datasets available for renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
Limited to Colorado and New Mexico.
The most recent datasets are three years old.
Types of Data Needed
The GIS data used in the interactive energy maps can be viewed here, and downloadable sets are available as well for Colorado and New Mexico.
How Do I Get It?
The interactive tools can be accessed through the Energy and Environment in the Rocky Mountain Area website in the Interactive Maps section.