USGIN Software Applications

Applications Developed for USGIN

These are software applications designed to either interact directly with USGIN data or help other software applications interact with USGIN data.

Geothermal Exploration Applications

These are web applications that are capable of interacting with USGIN data and using that data to perform geospatial analyses.

  • NREL Geothermal Prospector: A web-accessible mapping tool developed for the geothermal power industry. This tool is designed to provide easy access to geothermal resource datasets and other data relevant to utility-scale geothermal power projects. Geothermal Prospector can load NGDS Web Map Services (WMS) and Web Feature Services (WFS) to facilitate exploration - e.g., Reservoir models.
  • NGDS Data Explorer: A web application designed to load and display NGDS WFS from a text or location search. When a WFS has been loaded, a user can then export attributes (standardized data) from this service as an HTML table, CSV file, or Microsoft Excel workbook. Please note that the user can load more than one WFS at a time.

Commonly Used GIS Software

These software applications are used to access USGIN data and perform geospatial analyses.

  • ArcGIS: Desktop GIS software designed to facilitate geoprocessing, geospatial data editing, and cartographic production.
  • ArcGIS Explorer: ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a free GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share GIS information. This free software supports adding layers from ESRI's ArcGIS online catalog, KML files, and GIS Services.
  • ArcGIS Online - ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based, collaborative content management system for maps, applications, data, and other geographic information. ArcGIS Online supports ArcGIS Server Web Services, OGC WMS, KML and CSV.
Free-and-Open-Source GIS Software
  • gvSIG: Desktop GIS application designed for storing and analyzing data in compliance with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards.
  • GrassGIS: Desktop GIS software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GrassGIS runs on Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows.
  • QGIS: Desktop GIS software available under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). QGIS runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows, and Android, and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.
  • uDig: Desktop GIS software available under the Eclipse Public License 1.0 (EPL-1.0) and BSD 3-Clause License. uDIG is a standalone application that provides a Java solution for desktop GIS data access, editing, and viewing. uDIG runs on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.Proprietary Desktop GIS Software.