Geoscience Data Repositories in



Collections Unit

New York State Geological Survey/State Museum
3140 Cultural Education Center
Madison Avenue
New York, NY 12230

Contact: Richard E. Nyahay
Robert E. Fickies
518/473-8496 (FAX) 

Data Center Staff Size: 2
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Data Access Fee: per search
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital
Data Delivery Media: paper, mail out

Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: core/sample services, scanning/digitizing, staff research, data packages, bibliographic searches

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Comments: The New York State Geological Survey is currently assembling an oil and gas database that will provide and efficiently distribute geological information on New York's oil and natural-gas resources. A relational database allows the Survey to enter oil and gas data into tables linked by the last five digits of the well's unique A.P.I. number. Through the computer system and its software, the Survey can rasterize and vectorize geophysical logs and graphically display those digital data or put them on spreadsheets for making geophysical calculations.
The oil and gas database consists of several linked tables including inventories of paper files and geophysical logs, tops of formations, oil, gas, and water shows, list of core and well cuttings held in the Survey's repositories, rasterized and vectorized geophysical logs, a working list of known subsurface structure contour maps, a township database for each town having known oil or gas wells, and a bibliography on New York oil, gas, and subsurface stratigraphy.
The Survey hopes to have its collections accessible on the Internet by the year 2000.