Monday, February 15, 2010

The New and Improved Earth Fissure Viewer at AZGS

The AZGS has just released the newest version of the Earth Fissure Viewer: It is much improved and incorporates a Google maps environment, complete with search engine. (

Some features:

Earth Fissure Viewer provides an interactive and searchable map that displays over 330 miles of earth fissures in Cochise, Maricopa, Pima and Pinal Counties.

Principal Features of the Earth Fissure Viewer

  • A Google Maps environment:
    > choice of street map or terrain background.
    > maximum zoom scale 1:18,000 (1 inch = 1,500 feet).
    > rapid address search via Google search engine.
  • Shows earth fissure study areas (e.g., Scottsdale, Luke)
  • Color-coded earth fissure key
  • Fissure study area maps available for download (*.pdf)

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