Step-by-Step Instructions

Part 1Download Software and Data

Download and Install My World GIS software, Tsunami project file, and Global tsunami data.

Part 2Launch My World and Investigate Tsunami Patterns

Launch My World GIS, import and format tsunami and earthquake data and look for patterns. Use Analyze mode to investigate historical tsunami records.

Part 3 Download Digital Elevation Data for the Oregon Coast and Import it into My World

Access GeoBrain DEM Explorer website and practice navigating around the map. Locate Oregon and select an area of interest, then process and download the data. Import the DEM contour data into My World and edit its appearance.

Part 4 Analyze Tsunami Risk for Coastal Oregon

Adjust layers on the map and then investigate relationships between coastlines and tsunamis. Locate the town of Seaside and other geographic features along the Oregon coast.

Part 5Create an Evacuation Map for Seaside Schools

Locate possible evacuation routes for Seaside public schools. Print the map and prepare a presentation to share.