USGS compilation of geographic information system (GIS) data representing coal mines and coal-bearing areas in China
Geographic information system (GIS) information may facilitate energy studies, which in turn provide input for energy policy decisions. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has compiled geographic information system (GIS) data representing the known coal mine locations and coal-mining areas of China as of 2001. These data are now available for download, and may be used in a GIS for a variety of energy resource and environmental studies of China. Province-scale maps were also created to display the point locations of coal mines and the coal-mining areas. In addition, coal-field outlines from a previously published map by Dai and others (2012) were also digitized and are available for download as a separate GIS data file, and shown in a nation-scale map of China. Chemical data for 332 coal samples from a previous USGS study of China and Taiwan (Tewalt and others, 2010) are included in a downloadable GIS point shapefile, and shown on a nation-scale map of China. A brief report summarizes the methodology used for creation of the shapefiles and the chemical analyses run on the samples.
|USGS compilation of geographic information system (GIS) data representing coal mines and coal-bearing areas in China
|Michael H. Trippi, Harvey E. Belkin, Shifeng Dai, Susan J. Tewalt, Chiu-Jung Chou
|USGS Numbered Series
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Eastern Energy Resources Science Center