In a continued expansion of its online offerings, the Railroad Commission in US has made well and pipeline maps available on its website. Using the public GIS map viewer, web surfers can view locations of various wells, permitted locations for new wells and routes for crude and natural gas pipelines. Information can be called up by county or by entering a lease number, API number or survey number. The main benefit is that there will be instantaneous updates. The commission has, for some time made production information available over the internet and this is a continued expansion of the agency’s information technology. The information found on the GIS map viewer includes oil wells, natural gas wells, plugged wells, dry holes, injection and disposal wells and permitted locations for new wells. Pipelines that carry petroleum crude oil and natural gas also can be viewed through these maps. This wealth of information makes the viewer a tremendous resource. Texas is the top oil and gas producer in the nation, and these maps help provide a snapshot of just where exploration and production has occurred in the state and where it is going on now. The information provided by the maps is continually being updated and refined as permit applications are received by the commission.