Newly Published: Port Angeles and Port Townsend Tsunami Inundation Hazard Maps

We are pleased to announce the publication of new tsunami hazard maps for Port Angeles and Port Townsend! Tsunami hazard maps of Port Angeles and Port Townsend, Washington—Model Results from a ~2,500-year Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Scenario New tsunami modeling along the Strait of Juan de Fuca within an area surrounding the communities of Port […]

New Washington lidar data and screensaver images!

New lidar data The Washington Geological Survey (WGS) has just released new lidar data for several areas in Washington. Since 2016 we have been involved in collecting over 6,400 square miles of lidar and have added many additional lidar datasets from our partners for public use. Lidar is a technology that uses light pulses to collect elevation […]

New Lidar Story Map for GIS Day!

To celebrate GIS Day, the Washington Geological Survey has released a new story map titled: The Bare Earth—How lidar in Washington state exposes geology and natural hazards. Geologists in Washington State use lidar to map landslides and faults, to study volcanoes, glaciers and rivers, and to model tsunami inundation. This narrative features over 50 intriguing […]