You are accessing a document from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) SciTech Connect. This site is a product of DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and is provided as a public service. Visit OSTI to utilize additional information resources in energy science and technology. A paper copy of this document is also available for sale to the public from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA at The Resource Data Evaluation subtask of the US Department of Energy (DOE) base program represents an Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) initiative to promote the integration of geographic information system (GIS) technologies with other ongoing and planned EERC research in the areas of resource utilization, remediation, land use planning, and regulatory and policy assessment. Significant demand for GIS based information already exists for energy resource evaluation, interpretation of remote sensing data, environmental assessment at the state and local levels, and use in strategic planning. Through sound data taking procedures and wise data management policies, a GIS approach can serve an integral function in permitting cross disciplinary uses of information by many EERC researchers. The use of GIS methodologies will expand the potential for interaction between the researcher, governmental agencies, and private companies. The objective of this task was to determine the appropriate platform and approach upon which to develop GIS applications for optimizing resource evaluation and integrating this information with related areas of interest. Database design was undertaken for two EERC projects: coal occurrence in Bowman and adjacent counties in the Fort Union Coal Region of southwestern North Dakota, and energy resource utilization concerns for selected sites in Alaska Type in a name, or the first few letters of a name, in one or both of appropriate search boxes above and select the search button. An attempt will be made to match authors that most closely relate to the text you typed. No authors are currently selected. Choosing ‘Select These Authors’ will enter a blank value for author search in the parent form. Source.