RRC Launches New Feature on Public GIS Map Viewer

New Radius Tool Makes Well Info in Defined Area Faster to Access

February 12, 2019

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas’ Public Geographic Information System (GIS) Map Viewer can now display data for multiple wells in a defined radius area set by a user. 

Surface and downhole data on multiple wells can now be easily downloaded and opened with software such as Microsoft Excel. This feature allows anyone to quickly research information for multiple wells in a specifically designated area, rather than one well at a time.  

“Thanks to support from the Texas Legislature, the Commission is able to improve on one of our most popular online queries – the Public GIS Map Viewer,” Executive Director Wei Wang said.

“Features like this help to further enhance transparency about the Commission’s regulation of the Texas energy industry.” 

More information on using this new feature can be found under “Radius Tool and Download Wells” on pages 18-21 of the Public GIS Viewer User Guide. The user guide is available on Public GIS Viewer webpage. 

Questions on using the new feature may be directed to the RRC’s Well Mapping Section at 512-463-6851 or RRC.Mapping@RRC.texas.gov .


About the Railroad Commission:
Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/.