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Oregon HazVu: Statewide Geohazards Viewer

Data and Map Viewer Limitations

This map is a "snapshot" view of the current landscape that may change as new information regarding hazards and/or assets becomes available or future hazards occur and/or new assets are built. Some hazards or assets have been mitigated. Because it is not feasible to collect detailed site-specific information on every hazard and asset, mitigation has been omitted; thus, we have assumed the worst case for all hazards and assets.

Because of these limitations the data and results of the analysis are intended for regional purposes only and cannot replace site-specific investigations. Please contact DOGAMI if errors and/or omissions are found so that they can be corrected in future versions of this data.

Although the data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Government. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

Users should use caution when overlaying other data sets and should not make legally binding decisions from this data. Acknowledgment of DOGAMI would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any person using the information presented here should fully understand the data collection and compilation process before beginning their analysis/use. The burden of determining fitness for use lies with the user.

To avoid the risk of misinterpretation, invalid results, and erroneous conclusions, users must consider original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and any other conditions specific to every data element and each dataset as a whole. Data sources are listed on the Hazards/Assets page. Potential users are advised to consult with DOGAMI or the appropriate data source to gain an understanding of the inherent limitations of these data set and scope of inference. Also, the user must be aware that errors and conditions originating from physical sources involved in developing a dataset may be reflected in the data and that the digital processing performed during preparation, storage, and transmission of the dataset may have exacerbated such errors and/or introduced additional ones.