Bureau of Land Management Solar Energy Program Western Solar Plan
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Solar Program Maps

Maps and spatial data are available for downloading in several formats, or for interactive online viewing.

Follow the links below to maps and supporting spatial data files showing potential solar development areas and exclusions for BLM-administered lands. Maps and spatial data are available in Adobe Acrobat and Geographic Information System (GIS) formats. Spatial data may also be viewed in the interactive Web-based Solar Energy Environmental Mapper. Available map resources, file formats, and requirements are summarized below. Additional maps developed to support the Solar PEIS are available on the Maps page of the Solar PEIS website.

Title/Description Format Requirements
Solar Energy Program-Related Maps
Maps of Land Use Allocations (exclusion areas, variance areas, and solar energy zones) as well as pending applications.
PDF Adobe Reader (free download)
Solar Energy Environmental Mapper Web-Based GIS Application
Interactive application for displaying and querying PEIS spatial data in your Web browser, with no large downloads. For fast, flexible access to the latest, most comprehensive data sets.
Website Web browser with Adobe Flash Player 10+ (free download)
ArcReader GIS Application
Desktop application displaying key layers used to characterize solar development areas, with the ability to zoom, pan, and query data.
PMF, MXD, GDB ArcReader (free download) or ArcGIS Desktop. Large downloads required.
GIS Shape Files
Exclusion area data files for use in GIS software. For experienced GIS users interested in detailed PEIS analysis.
SHP GIS software capable of reading shapefiles (e.g., ArcGIS Desktop). Large downloads required.
Google Earth KMZ File
This resource on the Solar PEIS website provides 3-D visualization of SEZs and selected protected resource areas, as of publication of the Solar PEIS ROD. Includes links to 360° interactive photo panoramas of SEZs.
KMZ KMZ-compatible software such as Google Earth, ArcGIS Explorer, or NASA Worldwind (free downloads). Large downloads may be required.

Need Help? Have Questions?

If you have problems downloading these files, or have questions about Solar Program maps or mapping data, contact the Webmaster at [email protected].

Send questions, comments, or suggestions for Solar Energy Environmental Mapper to [email protected].

Updated: 1/18/2018