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Open-File Report 00-127

Possible Costs Associated with Investigating and Mitigating Geologic Hazards in Rural Areas of Western San Mateo County, California with a Section on Using the USGS Website to Determine the Cost of Developing Property for Residences in Rural Parts of San Mateo County, California

By Earl E. Brabb, Sebastian Roberts, William R. Cotton, Alan L. Kropp, Robert H. Wright, and Erik N. Zinn

Digital database by Sebastian Roberts, Suzanne K. Mills, Jason B. Barnes, and Joanna E. Marsolek

Thumbnail of and link to report PDF (10.4 MB)Introduction

This publication consists of a digital map database on a geohazards web site, http://kaibab.wr.usgs.gov/geohazweb/intro.htm, this text, and 43 digital map images available for downloading at this site. The report is stored as several digital files, in ARC export (uncompressed) format for the database, and Postscript and PDF formats for the map images. Several of the source data layers for the images have already been released in other publications by the USGS and are available for downloading on the Internet. These source layers are not included in this digital database, but rather a reference is given for the web site where the data can be found in digital format. The exported ARC coverages and grids lie in UTM zone 10 projection. The pamphlet, which only describes the content and character of the digital map database, is included as Postscript, PDF, and ASCII text files and is also available on paper as USGS Open-File Report 00-127. The full versatility of the spatial database is realized by importing the ARC export files into ARC/INFO or an equivalent GIS. Other GIS packages, including MapInfo and ARCVIEW, can also use the ARC export files. The Postscript map image can be used for viewing or plotting in computer systems with sufficient capacity, and the considerably smaller PDF image files can be viewed or plotted in full or in part from Adobe ACROBAT software running on Macintosh, PC, or UNIX platforms.

First posted May 9, 2000

The Digital Publication Files
 
Pescadero watershed Postscript
Pescadero watershed PDF
HMB quadrangle Postscript
HMB quadrangle PDF
MM quadrangle Postscript
MM quadrangle PDF
Debris flow susceptibility of00-127_7a.ps.gz (32 MB compressed to 4 MB)

of00-127_7a.pdf (2MB)

 

of00-127_7b.ps.gz (15 MB compressed to 2 MB) of00-127_7b.pdf (1 MB) of00-127_7c.ps.gz (20 MB compressed to 2 MB) of00-127_7c.pdf (2 MB)
Digitalorthophoto quads (DOQ) of00-127_8a.ps.gz (231 MB compressed to 107 MB) of00-127_8a.pdf (2 MB) of00-127_8b.ps.gz (96 MB compressed to 41 MB) of00-127_8b.pdf (2 MB) of00-127_8c.ps.gz (123 MB compressed to 58 MB) of00-127_8c.pdf (2 MB)
Digitalraster graphic (DRG) of00-127_9a.ps.gz (638 MB compressed to 22 MB) of00-127_9a.pdf (2 MB) of00-127_9b.ps.gz (285 MB compressed to 6 MB) of00-127_9b.pdf (3 MB) of00-127_9c.ps.gz (300 MB compressed to 13 MB) of00-127_9c.pdf (7 MB)
Geology of00-127_10a.ps.gz (640 MB compressed to 25 MB) of00-127_10a.pdf (2 MB) of00-127_10b.ps.gz (286 MB compressed to 7 MB) of00-127_10b.pdf (1 MB) of00-127_10c.ps.gz (303 MB compressed to 15 MB) of00-127_10c.pdf (9 MB)
Deep-seated landslide inventory of00-127_11a.ps.gz (523 MB compressed to 15 MB) of00-127_11a.pdf (2 MB) of00-127_11b.ps.gz (286 MB compressed to 6 MB) of00-127_11b.pdf (3 MB) of00-127_11c.ps.gz (300 MB compressed to 13 MB) of00-127_11c.pdf (8 MB)
Deep-seated landslide susceptibility of00-127_12a.ps.gz (521 MB compressed to 16 MB) of00-127_12a.pdf (2 MB) of00-127_12b.ps.gz (286 MB compressed to 7 MB) of00-127_12b.pdf (4 MB) of00-127_12c.ps.gz (357 MB compressed to 14 MB) of00-127_12c.pdf (8 MB)
Slope of00-127_13a.ps.gz (52 MB compressed to 18 MB) of00-127_13a.pdf (1 MB) of00-127_13b.ps.gz (285 MB compressed to 8 MB) of00-127_13b.pdf (4 MB) of00-127_13c.ps.gz (300 MB compressed to 16 MB) of00-127_13c.pdf (9 MB)
Geologic unit description The unit description sheet is comprehensive and describes the units found on all three maps. Therefore there are only two image files. The Postscript file is named of00-127_14.ps.gz (4 MB compressed to 1 MB). The PDF file is named of00-127_14.pdf (1 MB)
Digital Database Files
Area
File Name
Description of File Contents
Database for debris flow susceptibility; ARC export grid containing a 10-meter raster grid
Pescadero/Butano watershed
of00-127_3a.e00.gz (383 Kb) Arc export grid for Pescadero/Butano watershed
HMB quadrangle
of00-127_3b.e00.gz (129 Kb) Arc export grid for Half Moon Bay quadrangle
MM quadrangle
of00-127_3c.e00.gz (211 Kb) Arc export grid for Montara Mountain quadrangle
Database for deep-seated landslide inventory; ARC export coverage containing both lines and polygons
Pescadero/Butano watershed
of00-127_4a.e00.gz (353 Kb) Arc export coverage for Pescadero/Butano watershed
HMB quadrangle
of00-127_4b.e00.gz (90 Kb) Arc export coverage for Half Moon Bay quadrangle
MM quadrangle
of00-127_4c.e00.gz (60 Kb) Arc export coverage for Montara Mountain quadrangle
Database for deep-seated landslide susceptibility; ARC export grid containing a 30-meter raster grid
Pescadero/Butano watershed
of00-127_5a.tar.gz (59 Kb) Arc export grid for Pescadero/Butano watershed
HMB quadrangle
of00-127_5b.tar.gz (21 Kb) Arc export grid for Half Moon Bay quadrangle
MM quadrangle
of00-127_5c.tar.gz (29 Kb) Arc export grid for Montara Mountain quadrangle
Database for slope; ARC export grid containing a 10-meter raster grid
Pescadero/Butano watershed
of00-127_6a.tar.gz (3.4 MB) Arc export grid for Pescadero/Butano watershed
HMB quadrangle
of00-127_6b.tar.gz (1.1 MB) Arc export grid for Half Moon Bay quadrangle
MM quadrangle
of00-127_6c.tar.gz (2.5 MB) Arc export grid for Montara Mountain quadrangle

For additional information, contact:
Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS 901
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3591
http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/gmeg/

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Suggested citation:

Brabb, Earl E., Roberts, Sebastian, Cotton, W. R., Kropp, A. L., Wright, R. H., Zinn E. N., 2000, Possible Costs Associated with Investigating and Mitigating Geologic Hazards in Rural Areas of Western San Mateo County, California with a Section on Using the USGS Website to Determine the Cost of Developing Property for Residences in Rural Parts of San Mateo County, California: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-127, 20 pp., https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/0127/.


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