The Washington Geologic Information Portal puts complex geologic and hazards information into the hands of everyone, including you. This application allows you to quickly compare and synthesize data of different types to help solve a variety of problems. Enter the Portal by clicking the icon below.
Citation information and direct downloads for GIS data layers can be found on our GIS Data and Databases page. Layer descriptions and citation information can also be found within the interactive map by clicking the context menu icon next to the name of the data layer of interest. If you are unable to locate the citation for a data layer, please contact the Portal Manager.
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