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GIS Data


Note to Users: GIS downloads are intended for users with GIS experience. GIS software is required to view these datasets. Please refer to the metadata file for additional information about individual datasets. Before downloading our datasets make sure to carefully review our data disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

GIS icon 2017 Oil & Gas Fields
This shapefile consists of 1,382 named oil and gas fields within Wyoming, including the Powder River Basin coalbed methane field.

GIS icon Wyoming Coal Permit Boundaries
The GIS files located on this webpage contain current permit boundaries for all coal mines with active permits in Wyoming, created by the Land Quality Division (LQD) of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ).

GIS icon 2014 Wyoming Active Coal Mines
The point locations and statistics of active producing coal mines in Wyoming were compiled for 2014 from the State Inspector of Mines of Wyoming.

GIS icon 2014 Wyoming Coal Fields
Polygon file displaying coal fields within the State of Wyoming.

GIS icon 2014 Wyoming Coal Outcrops
This data set shows locations of coal outcroppings and related faults for the State of Wyoming in 2014.

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GIS icon Wyoming Coal Consumers
This feature class data set contains information for commercial, industrial, and coal conversion/development facilities in Wyoming.

GIS icon Wyoming Power Generation
A comprehensive data set containing locations and information of all electric power generating facilities in Wyoming over 1 megawatt.

GIS icon Wyoming Wind Projects
This data set consists of online, proposed, and wind turbine projects in permitting in the State of Wyoming.







GIS icon Wyoming Bedrock Geology
This data set consists of polygons representing geologic units at 1:500,000 scale. Created from the USGS Geologic Map of Wyoming by Love and Christiansen.

GIS icon Wyoming Surficial Geology
This data set represents surficial geology of Wyoming at 1:500,000 scale.

Geologic Map of Wyoming

GIS icon Wyoming Faults
This data set consists of lines representing geologic faults at 1:500,000 scale. Created from the USGS Geologic Map of Wyoming by Love and Christiansen.

GIS icon Wyoming Dikes
This data set consists of lines representing geologic dikes at 1:500,000 scale. Created from the USGS Geologic Map of Wyoming by Love and Christiansen.

GIS icon Wyoming Basins
This data set consists of basins in Wyoming.

GIS icon Wyoming Basin Axis
This data set consists of basins axes and direction of plunge.

GIS icon Bedrock Geology of Bridger Formation
This data set consists of polygons representing geologic units at 1:24,000 scale of the Bridger Formation in southwestern Wyoming.

GIS icon Powder River Basin Boundary
The Powder River Basin boundary based on generalized contact between Cretaceous and Tertiary bedrocks.

GIS icon Wyoming Mountain Peaks
This data set contains all mountains, peaks and buttes in Wyoming with significant elevation difference from surrounding area.

Interactive Mapping Service

The USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) provides an online Interactive Mapping Service (IMS) allowing users to explore Yellowstone's geology with a web browser.


Yellowstone Geology

Yellowstone IMS

GIS icon Christiansen Geologic Summary Maps
This data set contains all the geologic map information used to publish U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 729-G by Christiansen, 2001.

GIS icon USGS Bedrock Geology
The data set consists of geologic units mapped as area (polygon) features.

GIS icon USGS Surficial Geology
The data set consists of surficial geologic units mapped as area (polygon) features.

GIS icon Caldera Boundaries
This data set was derived from the geology coverages of Plate 1, Plate 2, and Plate 3 in U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 729-G by Christiansen, 2001.

GIS icon Geothermal Areas
This data set contains boundaries for hydrogeothermal areas within Yellowstone National Park.


Yellowstone Hydrography

GIS icon USGS Bathymetry and Geology of the Floor of Yellowstone Lake
Data set resulting from the high-resolution multi-beam sonar mapping of Yellowstone Lake that was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in conjunction with the National Park Service.

GIS icon NPS Bathymetry of Yellowstone Lake
This National Park Service polygon coverage contains the measurements of depth for Yellowstone Lake.

GIS icon WSGS Bathymetry of Yellowstone Lake
This raster dataset was interpolated by the WSGS from the 10m contour intervals in the USGS Scientific Investigations Map 2973: "Bathymetry and Geology of the Floor of Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana authored by Lisa A. Morgan and others.

GIS icon Yellowstone Area NHD
The USGS National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is a feature-based database that interconnects and uniquely identifies the stream segments or reaches that make up the nation's surface water drainage system.


Yellowstone Park Information

GIS icon Names of Yellowstone
A USGS automated inventory of the names and locations of physical and cultural geographic features located throughout Yellowstone National Park.

GIS icon Roads of Yellowstone
Federal Highway Administration's national transportation network of the Yellowstone area.

GIS icon Trails of Yellowstone
National Park Service trail survey of Yellowstone National Park 1997–2000.

GIS icon Boundary of Yellowstone
This data set shows the National Park Service tract and boundary data that was created by Land Resources Division of the National Park Service.


Yellowstone Digital Elevation Models

GIS icon 10 Meter DEM
The National Elevation Dataset (NED) is the primary elevation data product produced and distributed by the USGS.

GIS icon 30 Meter DEM
The National Elevation Dataset (NED) is the primary elevation data product produced and distributed by the USGS.

GIS icon Elephant Plateau LiDAR
Raster image created from LiDAR generated by Open Topography.

GIS icon Mallard LiDAR
Raster image created from LiDAR generated by Open Topography.

GIS icon Norris LiDAR
Raster image created from LiDAR generated by Open Topography.

GIS icon Old Faithful LiDAR
Raster image created from LiDAR generated by Open Topography.

GIS icon Sour Creek LiDAR
Raster image created from LiDAR generated by Open Topography.


Yellowstone Geologic GIS Database

GIS icon Yellowstone Geologic GIS Database
Download the Yellowstone geologic GIS database including an .mxd file.

The published map can be found on the Geologic Mapping page along with an index map and PDFs of published quadrangles.

GIS data is available for some quadrangles.

Download content information

The digital data for each geologic quadrangle includes a Shapefile Package containing:

1. Shapefiles of the map data that were exported from the file or personal geodatabase.
2. Either a style file specific to each map to aid in symbolizing, or for HSDM maps created in ArcView 3x, a legend (.avl) file for symbolizing.
3. FGDC_GSC style file for bedrock maps created after 2013 in the NCGMP09 standard format, where FGDC codes were used for symbolizing.
4. Excel file with explanation of abbreviations, for surficial maps.

The exceptions to 2 and 3 above are some earlier HSDM surficial maps that do not have a file to symbolize on. All surficial maps do however have an explanation of abbreviations included in the zip file, and an Code Key in the metadata Description for explanation of surficial units.

Note: The shapefile package does not contain annotation layers due to limitations of the software.

Metadata specific to each file:

1. Under Resource Details, the Field used to symbolize each shapefile is noted here.
2. A Code Key for surficial map codes is given in the Description.

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Bedrock 1:24,000


























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Bedrock 1:100,000


100k Bedrock

The published map can be found on the Geologic Mapping page along with an index map and PDFs of published quadrangles.

GIS data is available for some quadrangles.

Download content information

The digital data for each geologic quadrangle includes a Shapefile Package containing:

1. Shapefiles of the map data that were exported from the file or personal geodatabase.
2. Either a style file specific to each map to aid in symbolizing, or for HSDM maps created in ArcView 3x, a legend (.avl) file for symbolizing.
3. FGDC_GSC style file for bedrock maps created after 2013 in the NCGMP09 standard format, where FGDC codes were used for symbolizing.
4. Excel file with explanation of abbreviations, for surficial maps.

The exceptions to 2 and 3 above are some earlier HSDM surficial maps that do not have a file to symbolize on. All surficial maps do however have an explanation of abbreviations included in the zip file, and an Code Key in the metadata Description for explanation of surficial units.

Note: The shapefile package does not contain annotation layers due to limitations of the software.

Metadata specific to each file:

1. Under Resource Details, the Field used to symbolize each shapefile is noted here.
2. A Code Key for surficial map codes is given in the Description.

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Surficial 1:24,000





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Surficial 1:100,000


100k Surficial

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Data disclaimer

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) and the State of Wyoming make no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the use, accuracy, or completeness of the data presented herein, or from a map printed from these data. The act of distribution shall not constitute such a warranty. The WSGS does not guarantee the digital data or any map printed from the data to be free of errors or inaccuracies.

The WSGS and the State of Wyoming disclaim any responsibility or liability for interpretations made from these digital data or from any map printed from these digital data, and for any decisions based on the digital data or printed maps. The WSGS and the State of Wyoming retain and do not waive sovereign immunity.


Contact:
Phyllis Ranz (307) 766-2286 Ext. 236