CISN Display is an integrated Web-enabled earthquake notification system designed to provide earthquake information for emergency response at 24/7 operations centers. First responders, organizations with critical lifelines and infrastructure, and emergency responders are invited to register for an account.
The application provides users with maps of real-time seismicity and automatically provides access to Web-related earthquake products such as ShakeMaps. CISN Display also offers an open source GIS mapping tool that allows users to plot freely available layers of public highways, roads and bridges, as well as private layers of organizational-specific infrastructure and facilities information.
The CISN is pleased to announce the availability of CISN Display version 1.7 released August 14, 2013. Version 1.72 is expected to become available 2017/12/01. Updated features and bug fixes can be found at the Revision History site, which will be updated with v 1.72. The CISN has 4 servers online to provide reliable access to earthquake information. The CISN has also implemented a login service on the available QuakeWatch servers. This change is to ensure that the CISN will be able to manage system resources so that critical users in the emergency response community will have access to the data.
In addition to CISN Display, other related software packages are available to CISN Display users. These packages may be downloaded from the CISN Display user account pages.
Users may wish to use CISN Display in order to easily define notifcation boundaries. See the help within the QuakeWatch Emailer program.
Support documents for CISN Display:
In addition to these resources, we have established a listserve on CISN Display. Interested users are invited to join the listserve and share ideas, suggestions, and experience in using the software. You may register to receive email messages or just browse the archive.
More limited documentation is available for the related software programs QuakeWatch Emailer and QuakeWatch server.
Listed below are publicly available GIS layers that may be plotted on the CISN Display interface. These layers were compiled through the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Mapping Center and the TransStats 2002 Transportation Database. The list of layers (where available) are grouped by FEMA region, which cover all 50 states and US territories. These layers include the following infrastructure and political boundaries, and are packaged together in a single zip file.
The grouping of layers into federally recognized regions is done as a convenience to the emergency response community. However, all users are welcome to download their own sets of GIS layers from the publicly accessible US Census Bureau website. Furthermore, if users have additional organizational layers that are compliant with the CISN Display's open source mapping tool, then those layers may also be plotted for display on the map interface. Instructions for uploading new layers to the map interface may be found in the CISN Display's User's Guide, under section 4.2.7 "Adding a New Layer".
Download Pre-packaged 2002 Public Infrastructure Layers - Updated Oct, 2004
*GIS layers for these territories were not available from the BTC Web site