SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION LANDSLIDE FOLIO
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The databases in this Folio were compiled in version 7.0.4 of ARC/INFO, a commercial Geographic Information System (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, California), with version 3.0 of the menu interface ALACARTE (Fitzgibbon and Wentworth, 1991, Fitzgibbon, 1991, Wentworth and Fitzgibbon, 1991). The files are in either GRID (ARC/INFO raster data) format or COVERAGE (ARC/INFO vector data) format. Coverages are stored in uncompressed ARC EXPORT format (ARC/INFO version 7.x). ARC/INFO export files (files with the .e00 extension) can be converted into ARC/INFO coverages in ARC/INFO (see below) and can be read by some other Geographic Information Systems, such as MapInfo via ArcLink and ESRI's ArcView (version 1.0 for Windows 3.1 to 3.11 is available for free from ESRI's Web page: http://www.esri.com). Grids are stored in tar (UNIX tape archive) files containing both the grid and info directories used by ARC/INFO for each grid database.
A tar utility is required to extract the database from the tar file. This utility is included in most UNIX systems, and can be obtained free of charge over the Internet from Internet Literacy's Common Internet File Formats Webpage (http://www.matisse.net/files/formats.html). The PostScript plotfiles for maps were produced by the 'postscript' command with compression set to zero in ARC/INFO version 7.0.4. The PostScript plotfiles for pamphlets were produced in Microsoft Word 6.0 using the Destination PostScript File option from the Print command. All data files have been compressed, and may be uncompressed with gzip, which is available free of charge over the Internet via links from the USGS Public Domain Software page (http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/doc/edchome/ndcdb/public.html)Portable Document Format files, those with a .pdf extension, are graphics files derived from the on-line Postscript files, and can be viewed, navigated and printed with free with Adobe Reader software.
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