Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Coal Seam Gas Rush on Google Maps

ABC News has used Fusion Tables and Google Maps to help map Australia's Coal Seam Gas Rush.

ABC News estimate that there will be at least 40,000 coal seam gas wells in Australia by 2030. The map allows users to search for gas wells by location and explore the full extent of coal seam gas mining in the Great Artesian Basin.

It is possible to click on individual wells to see their status, depth, the name of the company that owns the well and the exact geographical location. The 'leases' tab allows users to see where coal seam gas companies have the right to look for more gas.

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