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Title: National Geothermal Data System: Case Studies on Exploration and Development of Potential Geothermal Sites Through Distributed Data Sharing

The NGDS released version 1 of the system on April 30, 2014 using the US Geoscience Information Network (USGIN) as its data integration platform. NGDS supports the 2013 Open Data Policy, and as such, the launch was featured at the 2014 Energy Datapalooza. Currently, the NGDS features a comprehensive user interface for searching and accessing nearly 41,000 documents and more than 9 million data points shared by scores of data providers across the U.S. The NGDS supports distributed data sharing, permitting the data owners to maintain the raw data that is made available to the consumer. Researchers and industry have been utilizing the NGDS as a mechanism for promoting geothermal development across the country, from hydrothermal to ground source heat pump applications. Case studies in geothermal research and exploration from across the country are highlighted.
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  1. DOE Geothermal Technologies Office
  2. Executive Office of the State of Arizona (Arizona Geological Survey)
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Journal Name: GRC Transactions; Journal Volume: 38; Conference: Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, Sep 29-October1 2014
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Executive Office of the State of Arizona (Arizona Geological Survey)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
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DOE EERE Geothermal Technologies Office, Executive office of the State of Arizona (Arizona Geological Survey)
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United States
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY Data network, exploration, development, case study, software, analysis, maps