ArcMap GeoSciML WFS Client

Implementation Type: 

I have recently developed a prototype ArcMap addin to load GeoSciML WFS into an NCGMP template geodatabase.  The application was developed using ESRI's ArcObjects 10 API, C# in Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010, and ArcMap/ArcCatalog 10.  The addin reads a WFS http response or WFS xml file.  It parses the WFS-xml data and creates spatial features in an NCBMP template database.  The current version only processes WFS response that describe polygons.  The tool or addin also populates attribute table data in the NCGMP database.  The source code for the application is hosted on Google Code and can be accessed at this url:

You will have to install the subversion application if you want to download the application's source code.


System Requirements:

OS: Windows XP, 7, Server
GIS: ArcMap/ArcGIS 10

Development Tools:

National Geothermal Data System funded by Department of Energy


The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a three-year 18-million dollar grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to the Association of American State Geologists (AASG).  Eighty-five percent of the funds are slated for the 46 participating states for compiling, digitizing, and documenting data for populating the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS).


Distributed Energy posts about NGDS


National Geothermal Data System


The National Geothermal Data System project is tasked with the development of an accessible and comprehensive web-based data system to support the discovery, development and sustainability of geothermal resources in the United States.

Developement NGDS is an important step towards allowing geothermal to become a more significant component of our nation's energy portfolio. The data system is being developed by a consortium. Major participants are:

  • GeoStrat data system (Boise State University);
  • Energy & Geosciences Institute (University of Utah);
  • Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy (University of Nevada, Reno);
  • Geo-Heat Center (Oregon Institute of Technology);
  • Stanford Geothermal Program, (Stanford University);
  • Geoscience Information Network, (Association of American State Geologists and US Geological Survey data system, Arizona Geological Survey)

  The diversity of the GDC provides the breadth of expertise, reduces social-cultural barriers, and provides access to critical data and data products; all critical factors for developing the NGDB.

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