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MapSearch Logo is a computer monitor with a magnifying glass suspended in the air before it.

Use our MapSearch to easily search our collection of maps created by the Geographic Information System (GIS) team. Please use the search box and the filters on the left and right of the screen to limit results.

Notice: The current tool works best in Firefox and may result in errors if opened using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

June 2013 - The NREL GIS team has released a new beta version of the Mapsearch tool. This new beta version should eliminate some of the browser issues experienced with the current tool. The beta version is designed to work with NREL's OpenEI so users will have one site to search and view NREL created maps. If you have any feeback or comments on this new beta site, contact the Webmaster. While testing is done on this new beta version, the current MapSearch tool is still available. The following instructions apply to the current tool.


A screen capture of the MapSearch Thumbnail view option with the left and right navigation areas defined as filtering tools. It also points out the Search window at the top right and points out that you can customize the view of the search results.

You can also change how the information is displayed on the page:

  • Thumbnails (default thumbnail view),
  • Map (items on Google Map),
  • Timeline (items on a timeline),
  • Tiles (all meta information), or
  • Table (sortable table).

Map View

A screen capture of the MapSearch Map view option

Timeline View

A screen capture of the MapSearch Timeline view option

Tiles View

A screen capture of the MapSearch Tiles view option

Table View

A screen capture of the MapSearch Table view option

To obtain written permission to use our maps or other requests, please contact the Webmaster