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September 2018
RE-POWERING AMERICA'S LAND INITIATIVE
MAPPER TOOL USER GUIDE

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Mapper Tool User Guide
1.	introduction to the RE-Powering Mapper	1
2.	Mapper Elements	2
3.	Using the Mapper Functions	4
3.1	Open the Mapper	4
3.2	Add or Remove Data Layers	4
3.3	Change the background	4
3.4	Filter the data layers	5
3.5	Export table(s)	6
3.6	Take Measurements	6
3.7	Print	8
3.8	Use the Query Tool	8
3.9	Read Pop-up Box for Site Information Summary	9
3.10	Draw your own shapes	10
3.11	Add Data	11
3.12	Bookmark	12
3.13. Share	12
4.	Attribute Table Details	13
4.1	Solar	13
4.2	Wind	15
4.3	Biomass/Biofuel	17
4.4	Geothermal	20
4.5	State Policies	22
1. Introduction to the RE-Powering Mapper
This guide accompanies the EPA RE-Powering America's Land Mapper tool. The RE-Powering Mapper is a web-based
application that provides location data for contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites that were collected from state and
federal sources and have been pre-screened for renewable energy potential. Data layers (points) are provided by
renewable energy type (e.g. solar PV, wind, biomass/biofuel and geothermal). In addition to the point layers, the Mapper
comes with a state polygon layer which includes attributes relative to renewable energy policies at the state scale.
Users can filter on multiple attributes to focus on the desired geographic scale, project size and/or distance from major
urban center, among other details. A list of all attributes associated with the data layers can be found in section 4 of this
publication. The Mapper application includes of a number of functional tools/widgets which are explained in section 3.
All data is accessible through the Mapper and available for download from the Mapper landing page.
For more information about data sources and the screening process, please see the Data Documentation.
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1.	Mapper zoom in/out buttons
2.	Home button returns map to original full extent (i.e., national view)
3.	My Location icon takes user to his/her location if this is enabled by the user's browser.
4.	Locator search box allows user to easily find places of interest.
5.	Query tool includes a few pre-set frequently asked questions of the data.
6.	Draw tool - use to digitize features in the basemap, thereby creating a new layer.
7.	Measurement tool to measure area or distance or identify the exact location of a point.
8.	Basemap tool - use to change the background image of the map.
9.	Share tool - use to share the Mapper with others.
10.	Attribution (RE-Powering America's Land Initiative, Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis, Office of Land and Emergency Management
at the US Environmental Protection Agency.) The link will take you to the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative main webpage.
11.	Layer List shows the active and inactive layers.
12.	Print button to capture and print an image of the current map extent.
13.	Information/About page briefly describes the purpose of the Mapper tool and where to find more information about the data.
14.	Bookmark tool allows user to capture a place of interest.
15.	Add Data tool to add data from individual, organizational, or ArcGIS Online data libraries.
16.	Site-associated Pop-up box shows attributes associated with a particular site. Information is pulled from the attribute table.
17.	Attribute table is where all of the information is found that is connected to each site. The table may be sorted and filtered. See below for instructions.
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3. Using the Mapper Functions
3.1	Open the Mapper
When you first open the Mapper tool from the RE-Powering landing page, you will see a box with an explanation of the
Mapper and contact information for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative. Click "OK" to access the application.
The first time you open the Mapper, it will be populated with yellow diamonds representing the sites pre-screened for solar
and the State Policies layer. The active layers and their symbols will be visible in the Layer List panel and you will see
attributes related to the solar screen criteria in the Attribute Table [12] at the bottom of the screen. To filter this layer, see
Filter the Data below. To add or remove data layers, see Add or Remove Data below.
Note: The time it takes to load data into the web map roughly corresponds to internet speed, plus the number of layers
you want to visualize and the scale at which you are looking at the map. Thus, it may take a few more seconds to load all
data for the whole United States than to load one layer for a particular community.
3.2	Add or Remove Data Layers
You may add or remove layers at any time.
1.	If not already displayed, click the Layer List icon [11],
2.	To add layers not visible, click the box next to the name. At the same time as the layer appears, the attribute table
associated with that layer will load at the bottom of the screen. You can navigate to that tab to filter that layer by the
desired attribute(s).
3.	Simply uncheck the box to remove a layer and the table from the map view.
4.	To restore the application default layers, refresh the map.
3.3	Change the background
The default background for the Mapper is satellite imagery. It may be useful to get a better sense of terrain or to see
names of places. To change the background, click on the Basemap icon [8], Choose from among the available options by
clicking on the background type.
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3.4 Filter the data layers
This is the most important function for finding what you need. Each table can be filtered within the application, dynamically
altering the map display. Users can filter on every field in the data table. Below are some examples of how to filter the
attribute table to narrow the dataset to the area(s) of interest, including the associated expressions and output. Output
tables can be exported to a .csvfile and opened in Microsoft Excel.
Example question 1:
Where are the landfills that have been pre-screened positively for solar in Massachusetts?
1.	Click on Attribution Table icon [17],
2.	If highlighted, unclick "Filter by Map Extent."
3.	Choose "SOLAR" table on which to filter (if not there, click on Layer List [11] as in step 3.2 to add).
4.	Click "Options" -> Filter.
5.	Choose to "Add a filter expression."
6.	Create 2 filter expressions as shown in picture and click "OK."
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Sites that fit these criteria will now be displayed. You may have to zoom or pan to find them on the map. Note: the
"Unique" radial button is best for fields that have categorical data and/or have a binary answer (YES/NO). These
fields/attributes are called 'strings'. If you are unsure of the possible categories or how categorical data is formatted (e.g.,
abbreviations, spelling conventions, etc.) you can choose "Unique" and the unique values will load. A drop-down menu will
be provided.
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Example question 2:
How many WIND sites have a potential capacity of greater than 10 MW?
1.	Make sure WIND layer and Attribute Table are added to map.
2.	Make sure that "Filter by Map Extent" is not highlighted.
3.	Open Attribute Table and click Options -> Filter -> Add a filter expression
4.	Add the expression below and click "OK". Note: The "Value" radial button is best for fields with numerical data. In this
case, we are looking for a number greater than 10 MW. The filter should return 3805 potential sites. You may need to
zoom out or pan to the sites.
3.5	Export table(s)
To export your lists from the above filters or any other specific search, or to capture a complete table of each renewable
energy layer, click in the Attribute Table on Options -> Export all to .csv. The file can be downloaded and opened in
Microsoft Excel for additional analyses.
3.6	Take Measurements
A user may know an area well and want to use his/her knowledge of a site boundary to take a measurement of an area.
Or, a user may want to calculate the distance of a site to another feature on the landscape. The Measurement tool [7]
allows a user to do both.
Example question:
What is the area of a landfill of interest?
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1.	Click icon, then chose Area measurement icon. Click drop-down menu to choose units.
2.	Click on a point along the site boundary and draw shape, clicking once at each vertex.
3.	Double-click when finished and the result will appear in the box.
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3.7 Print
Images can be printed directly from the application.
1.	Click on the Print icon [12] at the bottom of the screen,
2.	There are many ways to set up the print job. Go to "Advanced" to make changes, add author information and to include
a legend.
3.	Change the layout as desired using drop-down menu.
4.	Choose the format from the drop-down menu. Click "Print" and an image will be generated.
5.	Click on the link and use browser tools to print the image.
The settings at the right produced the map below.
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3.8 Use the Query Tool
Filtering the table directly is the best option for extracting the information you need. However, the Query tool [5] was
developed to include a set of preset data filters. The information is no different from filtering the attribute tables yourself.
This tool expedites a data request by responding to commonly expressed data needs. You can use this tool to go
immediately to these data sets:
•	Landfills pre-screened for Solar PV energy potential
•	Utility Scale Solar
•	Utility Scale Wind
•	States with RE-Powering incentives (See Appendix and Data Documentation for more information about this
category.)
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Once executed, the results of the query will display on the map as an additional layer, and the attribute table will be added
at the bottom of the screen. Data from the query layer can be exported to a .csv. Click on the at the upper right for
the option to either view or export the table associated with the query results. In the case of numerical data, you can also
extract summary statistics.
** Note: for best results, zoom in to an area of interest before executing a query. All results will be displayed on the map,
but because of program limitations, only 1,000 records will display in the attribute table and only 1,000 records at
a time may be exported. Therefore, the more targeted the area of querying, the better.
3.9 Read Pop-up Box for Site Information Summary
You may wish to see a quick snap-shot of a site of interest. Pop-up boxes have information about a site, drawn directly
from the attribute table. The box appears when the user clicks on the site symbol in the map.
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As mentioned above, sometimes a site will have pre-screened positively for more than one renewable energy type. If two
or more layers are activated, you can click on a site and scroll through the pop-up boxes using the arrow at the top right.
The example on the right has 3 pages. The pages can also be maximized for easier viewing.
Inside the Pop-Up box, you will see two links. One to the EPA or state program responsible for managing the site (Site
Status), for more information about the site clean-up progress and status. Another link, RE-Powering Profile, will take you
to a page describing the renewable energy screening results for that site.
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3.10 Draw your own shapes
In some instances, you may wish to digitize a feature (e.g. land area, road, proposed transmission line) to create a new
shape from the base map. This can be accomplished using the Draw tool [6],
Esri World Geocoder
Select draw mode
Preview:
Symbol Size:
You can create polygons, lines or points on your map. You can also get a report of the measurement (area or distance)
associated with your added features. Be aware that these new features will not save to your map, but you can produce an
image file or PDF using the Print option. For more advanced spatial analysis, consider downloading the RE-Powering
shapefiles, found on the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative Mapper webpage to your own GIS.
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3.11 Add Data
In some instances, the user may wish to Add Data [15] layers to the Mapper. Data stored within the user's Esri ArcGIS
Online account, organization account, or within the Esri ArcGIS Online data library may be added to the Mapper. For
example, the image below shows the addition of an NREL solar resource layer from the ArcGIS Online catalog.
yy RE-Powering Mapper (Beta)
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NREL Wind Potential
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3.12 Bookmark
It may be necessary for a user to keep track of places that are meaningful or worth saving. In this case, you can use the
Bookmark tool [14] to create custom saves at the desired location and scale. These will be available anytime you open
the application. Note that while the location will be bookmarked, the data you see is connected to the layers you have
turned on at the time you view the book-marked spot. To add a Bookmark, zoom to the desired spot, type in the name and
click the plus button.
3.13. Share
The Share tool [9] allows you to send a link to the Mapper via e-mail or social media, and/or to embed the application into
a website. At this time, it is not possible to share saved or Bookmarked views. The best way to share a specific site would
be to export the table and/or to generate a print view and share the image or PDF.
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Field Heading
Table Heading
Description
Units
Data Type
Values
NoAcreage
No Acreage
Indicates sites with possible potential
but size undetermined because
acreage was not available

Text
YES/blank
SSVoltage
Substation
Voltage
Voltage of nearest substation
Volts
Long
Integer

SSDist
Distance to
Substation
Distance of site to nearest substation
Miles
Double

TLStatus
Transmission
Line Status
Status of nearest transmission line

Text
PROPOSED/IN SERVICE
TLkV
Transmission
Line kV
kV capacity of nearest transmission
line
Kilovolts
Long
Integer

TransDist
Distance to
Transmission
Distance to nearest transmission
Miles
Double

RdDist
Distance to
Road
Distance to nearest road
Miles
Double

UrbanArea
Urban Area
Indicates the closest "Urban Area" as
defined by US Census Bureau. In
general, this territory consists of
areas of high population density and
urban land use resulting in a
representation of the "urban
footprint." There are two types of
urban areas: urbanized areas (UAs)
that contain 50,000 or more people
and urban clusters (UCs) that contain
at least 2,500 people, but fewer than
50,000 people (except in the U.S.
Virgin Islands and Guam which each
contain urban clusters with
populations greater than 50,000).

Text

UAPop
Urban Area
Population
Population of closest urban area

Long
Integer

UADist
Distance to
Urban Area
Distance to closed urban area
Miles
Double

Landfill
Known Landfill
Known landfill. Some sites that are
landfills may not be identified.

Text
YES/blank
LStatus
Landfill Status
Status of landfill if known

Text
OPEN/CLOSED/blank
LYrClosed
Yr Landfill
Closed
Year landfill closed

Text

LOwner
Landfill Owner
Landfill owner

Text

LOwnerType
Landfill Owner
Type
Landfill owner type

Text
PUBLIC/PRIVATE/blank
LCurrentArea
Landfill Current
Area
Current waste mass area of landfill
acres
Double

LTotalArea
Landfill total
Area
Total area of land the landfill is
located on
acres
Double

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Table Heading
Description
Units
Data Type
Values
LGOperational
Landfill Gas
Operational
The landfill gas energy project is
commercially operational. Landfills
can have more than one LFG energy
project record. For these sites, there
may be potential to leverage LFG
infrastructure for co-generation with
renewable energy source.

Text
YES/blank
Latitude
Latitude
Latitude of the point

Double

Longitude
Longitude
Longitude of the point

Double

4.2 Wind
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Table
Heading
Description
Units
Data
Type
Values
ObjectID
NA
ArcGIS shape identifier

Object ID

Shape
NA
ArcGIS descriptor

Geometry

Reference
Cross-
Reference
Number
Site identification number for cross-
reference with other renewable
energy type tables

Number

EPARegion
EPA Region
EPA Region where site is located

Number
1-10
State
State
State where site is located

Text

Program
Program
EPA program from which data were
collected. See notes about program in
Data Documentation

Text

SiteStatus
Site Status
Link to the federal or state program
area responsible for collecting
information about the site. Follow
this link to find contamination and
clean-up status. See notes in Data
Documentation

Text

SitelD
Site ID
EPA or state unique identification
code

Text

SitePrfile
RE-Powering
Profile
Link to a summary of site's renewable
energy potential. May include solar,
wind, biomass, and geothermal.

Text

SiteName
Site Name
Name of site/property

Text

Address
Address
Address of site

Text

City
City
City where site is located

Text

County
County
County where latitude and longitude
plots

Text

ZipCode
Zip
Zip Code for the site

Text

Acres
Acres
Acreage used for analysis

Double

LrgUtilWnd
Large Utility
Scale
Indicates sites with large utility wind
energy generation potential



UtilWnd
Utility Scale
Indicates sites with utility scale wind
energy generation potential

Text
YES/blank
SmUtilWnd
Small Utility
Scale
Indicates sites with small utility scale
wind energy generation potential



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Table
Heading
Description
Units
Data
Type
Values
DistribWnd
Large
Distributed
Scale
Indicates sites with large
distributed/commercial scale wind
energy generation potential

Text
YES/blank
Turb_l_2
1-2 Turbines
Indicates sites with wind energy
generation potential with sufficient
acreage for 1-2 turbines

Text
YES/blank
Offgrid
Off-grid
Indicates sites with off-grid or stand-
alone wind energy potential

Text
YES/blank
NoAcreage
No Acreage
Indicates sites with possible potential
but size undetermined because
acreage was not available

Text
YES/blank
EstWindCap
Estimated
Wind Energy
Capacity
Potential
Estimated potential based on land
requirements calculated from wind
farms installed from small- to utility-
scale
MW
Double

WS60m
Wind speed
at 60 m (m/s)
Measurement of the wind speed
measured at 60m above ground
Meters/second
Double

WS80m
Wind speed
at 80 m (m/s)
Measurement of the wind speed
measured at 80m above ground
Meters/second
Double

WS120m
Wind speed
at 120 m
(m/s)
Measurement of the wind speed
measured at 120m above ground
Meters/second
Double

WS140m
Wind speed
at 140 m
(m/s)
Measurement of the wind speed
measured at 140m above ground
Meters/second
Double

SSVoltage
Substation
Voltage
Voltage of nearest substation
Volts
Long
Integer

SSDist
Distance to
Substation
Distance of site to nearest substation
Miles
Double

TLStatus
Transmission
Line Status
Status of nearest transmission line

Text
PROPOSED/IN SERVICE
TLkV
Transmission
Line kV
kV capacity of nearest transmission
line
Kilovolts
Long
Integer

TransDist
Distance to
Transmission
Distance to nearest transmission
Miles
Double

RdDist
Distance to
Road
Distance to nearest road
Miles
Double

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Table
Heading
Description
Units
Data
Type
Values
UrbanArea
Urban Area
Indicates the closest "Urban Area" as
defined by US Census Bureau. In
general, this territory consists of
areas of high population density and
urban land use resulting in a
representation of the "urban
footprint." There are two types of
urban areas: urbanized areas (UAs)
that contain 50,000 or more people
and urban clusters (UCs) that contain
at least 2,500 people, but fewer than
50,000 people (except in the U.S.
Virgin Islands and Guam which each
contain urban clusters with
populations greater than 50,000).

Text

UAPop
Urban Area
Population
Population of closest urban area

Long
Integer

UADist
Distance to
Urban Area
Distance to closed urban area
Miles
Double

Landfill
Known
Landfill
Known landfill. Some sites that are
landfills may not be identified.

Text
YES/blank
Latitude
Latitude
Latitude of the point

Double

Longitude
Longitude
Longitude of the point

Double

4.3 Biomass/Biofuel
Field Heading
Table Heading
Description
Units
Data Type
Values
ObjectID
NA
ArcGIS shape identifier

Object ID

Shape
NA
ArcGIS descriptor

Geometry

Reference
Cross-Reference
Number
Site identification number for cross-
reference with other renewable
energy type tables

Number

EPARegion
EPA Region
EPA Region where site is located

Number
1-10
State
State
State where site is located

Text

Program
Program
EPA program from which data were
collected. See notes about program
in Data Documentation

Text

SiteStatus
Site Status
Link to the federal or state program
area responsible for collecting
information about the site. Follow
this link to find contamination and
clean-up status. See notes in Data
Documentation

Text

SitelD
Site ID
EPA or state unique identification
code

Text

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Table Heading
Description
Units
Data Type
Values
SitePrfile
RE-Powering
Profile
Link to a summary of site's
renewable energy potential. May
include solar, wind, biomass, and
geothermal.

Text

SiteName
Site Name
Name of site/property

Text

Address
Address
Address of site

Text

City
City
City where site is located

Text

County
County
County where latitude and longitude
plots

Text

ZipCode
Zip
Zip Code for the site

Text

Acres
Acres
Acreage used for analysis

Double

CumBioRes
Cumulative
Biopower
Resources
Cumulative biomass resources in
metric tons/year, used to determine
biopower facility siting potential,
including: forests; primary and
secondary mills; urban wood stock
Metric
tons/yr
within 50
miles
Double

BioFacPot
Biopower Facility
Potential
Indicates sites with biopower facility
siting potential based on woody
biomass or crop feedstock

Text
YES/blank
CumRefRes
Cumulative
Biorefinery
Residues
Cumulative biomass resources in
metric tons/year, used to determine
biorefinery acility siting potential,
includes: crop residues.
metric
tons/yr
within 50
miles
Double

BioRefPot
Biorefinery
Facility Potential
Indicates sites with biorefinery
facility siting potential based on
herbaceous feedstock

Text
YES/blank
Crops
Crops
Crop residues (dry metric
tons/year), includes residues from
corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton,
sorghum, barley, oats, rice, rye,
canola, dry edible beans, dry edible
peas, peanuts, potatoes, safflower,
sunflower, sugarcane and flaxseed
metric
tons/yr
within 50
miles
Double

Forest
Forest
Forest residues (dry metric
tons/year), includes logging residues
and other removable material left
after carrying out silviculture
operations and site conversions
metric
tons/yr
within 50
miles
Double

PrimMill
Primary Mill
Primary mill residues (dry metric
tons/year), includes wood materials
(coarse and fine) and bark
generated at manufacturing plants
(primary wood-using mills) when
round wood products are processed
into primary wood products
metric
tons/yr
within 50
miles
Double

SecMill
Secondary Mill
Secondary mill residues (dry metric
tons/year), includes wood scraps
and sawdust from woodworking
shops
metric
tons/yr
within 50
miles
Double

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Table Heading
Description
Units
Data Type
Values
UrbanWasteWood
Urban Waste
Wood
Urban wood residues (dry metric
tons/year), includes wood residues
from wood chips, pallets, utility tree
trimming and/or private tree
companies, and construction and
demolition sites
metric
tons/yr
within 50
miles
Double

SSVoltage
Substation
Voltage
Voltage of nearest substation
Volts
Long
Integer

SSDist
Distance to
Substation
Distance of site to nearest
substation
Miles
Double

TLStatus
Transmission
Line Status
Status of transmission line

Text
PROPOSED/IN SERVICE
TLkV
Transmission
Line kV
kV capacity of nearest transmission
line
Kilovolts
Long
Integer

TransDist
Distance to
Transmission
Distance to nearest transmission
Miles
Double

RdDist
Distance to Road
Distance to nearest road
Miles
Double

RailDist
Distance to Rail
Distance to nearest rail line
Miles
Double

UrbanArea
Urban Area
Indicates the closest "Urban Area"
as defined by US Census Bureau. In
general, this territory consists of
areas of high population density and
urban land use resulting in a
representation of the "urban
footprint." There are two types of
urban areas: urbanized areas (UAs)
that contain 50,000 or more people
and urban clusters (UCs) that
contain at least 2,500 people, but
fewer than 50,000 people (except in
the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam
which each contain urban clusters
with populations greater than
50,000).

Text

UAPop
Urban Area
Population
Population of closest urban area

Long
Integer

UADist
Distance to
Urban Area
Distance to closed urban area
Miles
Double

Landfill
Known Landfill
Known landfill. Some sites that are
landfills may not be identified.

Text
YES/blank
LStatus
Landfill Status
Status of landfill if known

Text
OPEN/CLOSED/blank
LYrClosed
Yr Landfill Closed
Year landfill closed

Text

LOwner
Landfill Owner
Landfill owner

Text

LOwnerType
Landfill Owner
Type
Landfill owner type

Text
PUBLIC/PRIVATE/blank
LCurrentArea
Landfill Current
Area
Current waste mass area of landfill
acres
Double

LTotalArea
Landfill total
Area
Total area of land the landfill is
located on
acres
Double


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Table Heading
Description
Units
Data Type
Values
LGOperational
Landfill Gas
Operational
The landfill gas energy project is
commercially operational. Landfills
can have more than one LFG energy
project record. For these sites, there
may be potential to leverage LFG
infrastructure for co-generation
with renewable energy source.

Text
YES/blank
Latitude
Latitude
Latitude of the point

Double

Longitude
Longitude
Longitude of the point

Double

4.4 Geothermal
Field Heading
Table
Heading
Description
Units
Data Type
Values
ObjectID
NA
ArcGIS shape identifier

Object ID

Shape
NA
ArcGIS descriptor

Geometry

Reference
Cross-
Reference
Number
Site identification number for cross-
reference with other renewable energy
type tables

Number

EPARegion
EPA Region
EPA Region where site is located

Number
1-10
State
State
State where site is located

Text

Program
Program
EPA program from which data were
collected. See notes about program in
Data Documentation

Text

SiteStatus
Site Status
Link to the federal or state program area
responsible for collecting information
about the site. Follow this link to find
contamination and clean-up status. See
notes in Data Documentation

Text

SitelD
Site ID
EPA or state unique identification code

Text

SitePrfile
RE-Powering
Profile
Link to a summary of site's renewable
energy potential. May include solar,
wind, biomass, and geothermal.

Text

SiteName
Site Name
Name of site/property

Text

Address
Address
Address of site

Text

City
City
City where site is located

Text

County
County
County where latitude and longitude
plots

Text

ZipCode
Zip
Zip Code for the site

Text

Acres
Acres
Acreage used for analysis

Double

SurfTemp
Surface
Temperature
Mean ground surface temperature
°C
Long
Integer

GeoHeatPumpPot
Geothermal
Heat Pump
Potential
Indicates sites with geothermal heat
pump potential

Text
YES/blank
SSVoltage
Substation
Voltage
Voltage of nearest substation
Volts
Long
Integer

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Table
Heading
Description
Units
Data Type
Values
SSDist
Distance to
Substation
Distance of site to nearest substation
Miles
Double

TLStatus
Transmission
Line Status
Status of transmission line

Text
PROPOSED/IN SERVICE
TLkV
Transmission
Line kV
kV capacity of nearest transmission line
Kilovolts
Long
Integer

TransDist
Distance to
Transmission
Distance to nearest transmission
Miles
Double

RdDist
Distance to
Road
Distance to nearest road
Miles
Double

UrbanArea
Urban Area
Indicates the closest "Urban Area" as
defined by US Census Bureau. In general,
this territory consists of areas of high
population density and urban land use
resulting in a representation of the
"urban footprint." There are two types of
urban areas: urbanized areas (UAs) that
contain 50,000 or more people and urban
clusters (UCs) that contain at least 2,500
people, but fewer than 50,000 people
(except in the U.S. Virgin Islands and
Guam which each contain urban clusters
with populations greater than 50,000).

Text

UAPop
Urban Area
Population
Population of closest urban area

Long
Integer

UADist
Distance to
Urban Area
Distance to closed urban area
Miles
Double

Landfill
Known
Landfill
Known landfill. Some sites that are
landfills may not be identified.

Text
YES/blank
Latitude
Latitude
Latitude of the point

Double

Longitude
Longitude
Longitude of the point

Double

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Field Headings (Visible)
Pop-up Heading
Units
Description
Data Type
OBJECTID
NA


Object ID
Shape
NA


Geometry
GEOID
NA


GEOID
STUPS
STUPS

State abbreviation
String
NAME
Name

State name
String
RPS
RPS
Yes/No/
Goal
States with a Renewable Portfolio
Standard or goal
String
DeregEM
Deregulated
Electricity Market
Yes/No
State electricity market is deregulated.
String
RE_Powering
RE-Powering
Incentive
Yes/No
States that encourage, through
regulation, RE on brownfields, landfills
and/or mine sites
String
PhysNetMet
Physical Net-
metering
Yes/No
State has physical net-metering
String
VirtNetMet
Virtual Net-
Metering
Yes/No
State has virtual net-metering
String
RETaxIncentive
Renewable
Energy Tax
Incentive
Yes/No
State has renewable energy tax
incentive above and beyond federal tax
incentives
String
SharedRE
Shared
Renewable
Energy Program
Yes/No
State has policies to specifically
encourage community solar or some
other form of shared renewables
String
CCA
Community
Choice
Aggregation
Yes/No
State has legislation that
specifically allows community
choice aggregation?
String
ElectRetChoice
Electricity Retail
Choice
Yes/No
State has adopted electric retail choice
programs that allow end-use
customers to buy electricity from
competitive retail suppliers
String
GreenTariff
Green Tariff
Yes/No
State has a green tariff
String
ScreenedSites
Screened Sites

Total number of sites screened in
Mapper
Number
Shape Length
NA


Number
Shape Area
NA


Number
For more information, visit www.epa.gov/re-powering or contact cleanenergy@epa.gov
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