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A screen capture of GeoWebFace showing active oil and gas drilling units
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy



GeoWebFace Team
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Oil, Gas, and Minerals
P.O. Box 30256

Lansing, MI 48909

The GeoWebFace application is one of the largest publicly accessible record sets in Michigan. Users can view information about non-renewable geological resource activities regulated under: Part 615 "Oil and Gas Rules and Regulations", Part 625 "Mineral Wells", Part 631 "Mine Reclamation", Part 632 "Nonferrous Metallic Mining", Part 635 "Coal Mines", and Part 637 "Sand Dune Mining".

You may also download oil and gas datasets such as Driller's Logs, Permit Well Files, and RasterLogs for selected wells or by the county. Base map features and image backdrops are included as well as layers specific to this application. With the GeoWebFace application, you can locate oil and gas wells and mining sites, as well as display associated geologic information including Glacial Geology, Structural Geology, Outcrops, Bedrock Geology, Gravity, Magnetics, Shaded Relief, Hillshade, Waterfall Locations, Wetlands Inventory, Town, Range, and Section, State Ownership, & State Mineral Leases, Federal Lands, and National Forests.

The GeoWebFace originated in and is sponsored by our Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division

Preview of the GeoWebFace map
Preview of the GeoWebFace map


A wide array of geologic information for natural resource management, educational and general interests. We recommend reviewing the user guide before diving in.

Launch web map

View the interactive map to explore the geologic information for the state of Michigan.

User guide

View the user guide for the GeoWebFace map and it's data.

Maps and data portal

Find all of EGLE's web maps and open data centralized to one location.

Topic-specific user guides

Additional information

Significant GeoWebFace enhancements have been made to increase its usefulness and ease of data access especially in the area of mining and minerals. These include the ability to identify on any layer to get more information and to be able to click on a hyperlink (“More Info”) to an external website, map cross-section or document. One can also select features from any layer and view additional information in the Results Tab. From the Result Tab you can export the data to an Excel spreadsheet.

Many enhancements have been made to the table of contents (Layer Tools Tab) including combining the layers list and the legend, collapsible major layer categories, and clear identification of scale dependent layers. Other enhancement include increasing the Results Tab capability from 200 to 5000 records, better printing, and many more options for labeling oil & gas wells. 30 additional layers have been added mostly focusing on mining and minerals and Michigan geology.

Data disclaimer

The maps and information provided through GeoWebFace are designed for planning and educational activities, not for the legal determination of property boundaries, mineral rights or related issues.

The users should be aware of and abide by all relevant regulations before taking any action. EGLE provides this data, related materials and services “as is.”

Reasonable due diligence is used to gather and validate the data. Due to the immense volumes and extensive variety, some data may be missing, incomplete or inaccurate.

Please bring concerns to the attention of Maps and data are subject to change without notice.