Data Resources

The data resource table contains a list of geospatial layers currently displayed in our Interactive Carbon Atlas. Many of the GIS layers were created by the BSCSP, however there are numerous excellent information sources online. We include links on this page to some of our sources where you can download the data directly or learn more about regional GIS resources. The sortable table below includes links to metadata and methodology.

For access to public datasets, please visit some of our favorite GIS data portals...

Carbon Atlas Geospatial Data

Data Layersort descending Description Data Source Data Theme
Basaltic Provinces Areas covered by large volume basalt flows in the Pacific Northwest with capacity estimates in metric tons BSCSP Metadata Carbon Sequestration Capacity
Big Sky Project Locations Geographic locations of Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Projects, all project phases. BSCSP Metadata BSCSP Data and Regional Infrastructure
Coal Fields Types of coal based on carbon content which controls its heating ability USGS Geology
Earthquake Locations GeoRSS feed of real-time, worldwide earthquakes USGS Earthquakes Hazards Program Geology
Emission Sources Stationary Carbon Dioxide Sources - million metric tons per year; proportional symbol shown relative to emission rate BSCSP Metadata BSCSP Data and Regional Infrastructure
Energy Use by Type Charts showing energy use types by state including coal, natural gas, petroleum, wind, wood products, and hydroelectric. BSCSP BSCSP Data and Regional Infrastructure
Geologic Sink - Coal Seams Estimated storage volume in unmineable coal seams, metric tons CO2 BSCSP Metadata Carbon Sequestration Capacity
Geologic Sink - Saline Formations Estimated CO2 storage capacity in saline formations at the province level in million metric tons BSCSP, methods described in the 2010 National Carbon Atlas Metadata Carbon Sequestration Capacity
Idaho Ownership parcels for Federal and State Organizations, and Indian Affairs State Agency Land Ownership
Montana Ownership parcels for Federal and State Organizations, and Indian Affairs State Agency Land Ownership

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