Private industry and landowners have a new tool to understand Oregon's geothermal potential. A new map compiled by a state agency makes available public records previously filed away in unwieldy formats.

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries has published its public records on geothermal wells and springs to the web.

The Geothermal Information Layer for Oregon looks like any other digital map. Small, blue triangles and orange squares show wells and springs, respectively. Click on one, and a user can pull up recorded temperatures, drilling logs, and depth, down to a street-by-street level.

Too explore the interactive map click here.