There are a number of excellent sites for obtaining maps of geothermal resources
for your state and community. These maps can help you understand
the potential for using geothermal heating in your area. All of
the U.S. can make use of low temperature approaches to geothermal
energy using geothermal heat pumps. But some areas, particularly
in the west and southwest, have as yet untapped potential for high
temperature geothermal energy.
Links to Geothermal Maps
Listed below are links to a variety of geothermal resource maps.
Many of these are provided by the U.S. government and can also be
found at the
Geothermal Technologies Program web site:
U.S. Geothermal Projects and Resource Areas Map
Shows where geothermal resources are being used for electrical generation and direct-use projects—greenhouses, aquaculture, district heating, space heating, and industry.
Collocated U.S. Geothermal Resources Maps
Features maps by state that identify communities with the potential resources for geothermal direct-use applications.
Geothermal Map of North America
Utilizes extensive industry-oriented thermal data sets, as well as the new research heat flow data, developed by Southern Methodist University.
Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy
Features some excellent and current interactive maps and GIS regional spatial data of the Great Basin area.
Idaho National Laboratory Geothermal Resource Maps
Provides geothermal resource maps of 13 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
U.S. Geothermal Resource Map
A map developed by the U.S. Department of Energy that shows the estimated subterranean temperatures at a depth of 6 kilometers.
Virtual Map of Thermal Springs
A map developed by the National Geophysical Data Center from its Thermal Springs List for the United States. The list is also searchable online.
Worldwide Geothermal Energy Map
A map from the Geothermal Education Office from which information can be obtained about the geothermal resources and development of different areas throughout the world.