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TCCOG - Gas Drilling - Mapping

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TCCOG - Gas Drilling - Mapping

Mapping - This work group is utilizing GIS mapping tools to develop materials that will help municipal officials make informed decisions about natural gas drilling Tompkins County. Contact: Art Pearce

May 26, 2011

March 24, 2011

January 7, 2011

November 3, 2010


"Looking Down from Above: Mapping Potential Drilling Activity in Tompkins County. The Mapping Work Group is in the process of sharing the following information with municipal officials and residents in Tompkins County".  The presentation is divided into the following sections: 


  • Task Force on Gas Drilling;
  • Photos and image of activities associate with natural gas extraction;
  • Pennsylvania gas drilling activity – images from Washington County; maps from Bradford County.

Tompkins County and Towns Part A:

Well pads uniformly distributed across the land area.  These maps ignore leasing data, setback requirements, and other potential limitations.

Tompkins County and Towns Part B: 

  • Includes maps of leased lands (information from
  • Hypothetical numbers and locations of well pads in each town 
  • Build-out numbers of land and farmland disturbed, water consumed, chemicals used, flowback, truck trips, and job numbers



New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Marcellus Shale

Cornell Cooperative Extension Natural Gas Resource Center

Penn State Cooperative Extension Natural Gas

Tompkins County Gas Drilling Task Force

Tioga County Gas Drilling Task Force

Bradford County Gas Drilling Task Force