USGS compilation of geographic information system (GIS) data representing coal mines and coal-bearing areas in China

Open-File Report 2014-1219
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Compiled by: Michael H. TrippiHarvey E. BelkinShifeng DaiSusan J. Tewalt, and Chiu-Jung Chou

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title USGS compilation of geographic information system (GIS) data representing coal mines and coal-bearing areas in China
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1219
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141219
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description Report: iv, 135 p.; Downloads Directory
Country China
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y