About Intellus

Access over 16 million Los Alamos area environmental monitoring records in Intellus New Mexico.

Intellus New Mexico is a publicly-accessible database containing environmental monitoring data provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) DOE Oversight Bureau (DOE OB), and other third-party providers (such as local and Tribal entities).

Since 2012, the integrated records of Los Alamos National Laboratory— part of DOE's network of national laboratories— have been stored in Intellus.

Intellus was established to provide complete transparency into the Laboratory's environmental monitoring and sampling data. Specifically, it is intended to ensure that members of the public have real-time access to the most recent data used by managers, analysts, and scientists to help guide environmental stewardship decisions. System data are updated nightly and all data are verified and validated before release. All data contained in this system are unclassified.

The database now contains over 16 million records, including more than 32,000 locations and about 400,000 samples. These records include both recent and historical information about samples and laboratory analyses for air, soil, sediment, biota, and water.

With automated electronic data validation, interactive maps, and the ability to include data from other third-party providers and environmental programs, Intellus provides the platform for viewing Los Alamos area environmental data.

Find data with either a quick search or advanced queries

Map sampling areas and results with powerful GIS tools

Export data into Excel or other formats

Generate charts to easily see trends in analytical data

Create a free account on myIntellus to save searches & maps

Access over 28,000 documents & reports

Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Environment Department—working together on environmental monitoring & reporting.

Latest news & updates


August 12, 2017:

Intellus will be implementing a redesign to expand the user interface as well as changes to the overall approach of the system.  This will include improvements to the Intellus query flow, a redesign of the homepage, enhanced GIS visualization, and multisite selection for data queries and GIS.

A pubic hands-on computer-based training session will be given, in the Fall of 2017, to teach users how to navigate through Intellus with all the new changes.  (Date, Time, Place - TBD.)


March 27, 2017:

Public hands-on computer-based training for Intellus will be offered on Friday, April 28, 2017.  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Santa Fe Community College. 6401 Richards Ave.  East Wing of Campus.  Computer Lab Room 582. Santa Fe, NM 87508.    Please email at intellus@lanl.gov to reserve your spot.  Learn how to search, download, graph, and map LANL environmental data.


January 1, 2017:

Intellus map was significantly updated to improve performance and provide more user options for querying and customization.  Location groups were also updated to improve map load and query times.  The map now allows a wide range of view options including ability to select and modify your own symbols.  Improved analysis tools are also provided.  myIntellus users can save maps to myIntellus.  With the new map interface, LANL is now able to keep base maps current and ensure Intellus users always have the most up to date information.  Be sure to review the updated GIS + help file in the map window.

October 17, 2016:

Intellus hands-on training will be offered on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM at the University of New Mexico Los Alamos campus:  Computer Lab, Room 306, Building 3.   Please email at intellus@lanl.gov to reserve your spot.  Seating is limited to only 12 computers. 

September 26, 2016: 

Intellus just updated with several new features to help streamline data querying and simplify finding just the data you want to query. Here are the updates just released:

1. Updated Menu to show the active page.

2. Change menu name “References” to “Documents”.

3. Added the link of “Intellus demo examples” under Getting Started title that shows detailed steps for querying data.

4. Added rotating images/videos to homepage. The user can click the circles below the image/video to manually advance through the sliders.

5. Updated analytical and non-analytical queries to add new location selections by location alias.

6. Added a new info box to show associated individual samples/locations based on your selection of location groups and sample groups.

7. Added tooltip to show descriptions if they exist for individual location/location group/sample group/location alias when the user mouse’s over them in the available dueling select box.

8. In Analytical data query (and a few places in non-analytical query) - Added sample type filters to limit samples to ones selected for easier querying (e.g., if you select location group XX, and click on “Filter Sample types by selected locations” you will see only the sample types taken at the desired locations).

9. In Non-analytical data query - Added location type filters to limit samples to ones selected for easier querying (e.g., if you select location group XX, and click on “Filter Sample types by selected locations” you will see only the location types present at the desired locations).

10. Added new advanced query options for Taxonomy and Specimen sample type for some pages.

Neighborhood Environmental Watch Network (NEWNET) data monitoring wind speed and direction, ambient air temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity and ionizing gamma radiation is now available on Documents> Intellus Document and Files > LANL Files > NEWNET