Landslides and Landforms Database and Portal Update

The Landslides and Landforms database has been updated in order to fix some attribution issues and its appearance on the Geology Portal  has been given a minor make-over. Updated Citation: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources, 2016, Landslides and landforms–GIS data, July 2016: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Digital Data Series 12, […]

New Data on the Geology Portal

The Oil and Gas and the Tsunami Evacuation databases have been updated and are now available on the Geology Portal. The datasets can also be downloaded directly from our GIS & Databases webpage. Updates to the datasets include: addition of new documents for recently abandoned  Jackson Prairie gas storage wells, addition of a new well, […]

DGER on YouTube

Have you ever wanted to be a better Geologic Information Portal (online interactive map) user? Have you wanted to dive into the world of 3D geology with Google Earth KMZs and 3D PDFs, but didn’t know where to start? DGER has recently released a number of tutorial guides for our portal and 3D data offerings […]

Geology Portal Gets Updated

Whether a newbie to DGER’s online geologic information portal or an old hat at using it, you’ll be interested to know that we have just released the latest version of it to the public! The latest version runs on Esri’s ArcGIS for Server 10.1 platform, but there won’t be a noticeable difference to the way […]

Our Lahar Report is Tops!

The stats have been tallied and we (DNR Geology) were responsible for the most popular DNR news release of 2012! According to the DNR communications department, our June 6, 2012 news brief titled “Mount Rainier lahar losses could reach $6 billion or more in Puyallup Valley” received the most hits (at almost 3500) of any […]

Rain, Rain, Go Away…

The end of November is typically the wettest two weeks of the year, and today is statistically the wettest of 2012. In Washington State, prolonged or intense rainfall means landslides.Today, amidst the reports of several slides and road closures, the National Weather Service office in Seattle has issued a special weather statement warning for elevated […]

Launch of the Seismic Scenarios Catalog

Today Washington State Geological Survey scientists were on hand as John Schelling, earthquake program manager for the Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division (EMD), presented a live webinar release of the Seismic Scenario Catalog, hosted through DNR in a GIS environment. The catalog is a compilation of results from 20 scenario models run using FEMA’s […]