Instructions in how to use WPSMap

Navigating the Map

Moving the Map - Just click anywhere on the map and move freely.

Zoom - It can be acomplished by two ways:

1) Use the left bar located in the map, increase or decrease the zoom clicking on + or -

2) Use the scroll button in your mouse / shortcut.

Open a Seismic Station helicorder

Click in one Green Marker anywhere on the Map.

The front page of the Helicorder Window, provide the image of the helicorder, source link.

There are two tabs in the Helicorder Window:

- "Helicorder" Image of the Helicorder, source link and any other relevant information.

-"More Info". This page is not available for all seismic stations. If available, it provides additional information, like photos, some examples of recordings and some brief explanation on the seismic activity where the station is installed.

Clicking in the helicorder image, will open the helicorder image in a new tab in full size.

One way to quickly see if the helicorder is updated is looking to the date inside the helicorder image.

Close Seismic Station helicorder - Click on the close button inside the Helicorder Window.

WPSMap buttons (functions)

Station List Button

Provides the complete list of seismic stations, clicking in one seismic station, it will open the Helicorder Window correspondent to the station clicked.

It can be ordered by Country and Seismic Network. Note that not all seismic stations belong to a seismic network.

USGS Buttom

Click on the button to load earthquakes provided by USGS.

Provides the last 24hour >2.5 magnitude earthquakes for USA and >4 magnitude earthquakes for Worldwide.

It will create a earthquake list on the button, just click in a earthquake to locate it in the map and open a earthquake info window.

EMSC Buttom

Click on the button to load earthquakes provided by EMSC-CSEM.

Provides the last 24hour >2 magnitude earthquakes for Euro-Med Region.

It will create a earthquake list on the button, just click in a earthquake to locate it in the map and open a earthquake info window.

GeoSciense

Click on the button to load earthquakes provided by GeoSciense.

Provides last 24hour earthquakes for Australia and inherent regions.

It will create a earthquake list on the button, just click in a earthquake to locate it in the map and open a earthquake info window.

Options Button

Tectonic Plates

Adds to the map the Tectonic Plates.

This layer is provided by USGS.

Volcano Report

Provides the latest Volcano Report by Smithsonian / USGS.

Clicking on the blue marker on the map, shows the report for that particularly region.

Volcano Locations

Adds to the map, the location of all known volcanoes.

Clicking on the red marker, shows information about that particularly volcano

HotSpot Locations

Many volcanoes are associated with subduction zones or mid-ocean ridges, but other areas of unusually high volcanism (or "hotspots") do not have such a direct connection to plate tectonic processes. This KML file provides hotspot locations and their associated seismic ridges.

Data is provided by: San Diego State University - Department of Geological Scienses

Add Ruler

Adds to the map a ruler.

Just drag one marker to one position, and the second marker to the second position, it will give the distance in kms between both positions

Add Adv. Ruler

Adds to the map a advanced ruler.

Just drag one marker to one position, and the second marker to the second position.

Provides:
-Distance in km
-Distance in Miles
-Distance in degrees
-Bearing with Cardinal Points

Add Circle

Adds a editable/movable marker to the map.

Just click on the center of circle to move the marker and to change the diameter click and drag in one of the grays squares on the circle.

To know the diameter of the circle, use the "Add Ruler" option. In the future i will add some information about the location and diameter of the circle.

Shadow Zone

Adds shadow zone to the map.

Locate the center, click on the gray square and drag to a earthquake location (ex), drag the second gray square and drag it to on top of the first square.

The darkest area, is where is possible to receive P and S waves.

The lighter area, Shadow Zone, is not possible to receive P and S waves

No dark area, its possible to receive P waves, but not S waves.

Insert Coordinates

Adds marker(s) to the map according to coordinates.

The markers coordinates, should be inserted like this:

1,20.123,-88.14

2,-123,23

...

"1," - Number of marker, you can add up to 10 markers

"20.123" - Latitude, doesnt work with comma, only points.

"," - Separates Latitude from Longitude.

"-88.14" - Longitude, doesnt work with comma, only points.

Add Marker

Adds a marker to the map and displays in the box the Latitude and Longitude of that marker.

Just click and drag the marker to any point of the map.

Elevation

Calculates the elevation between two points.

Drag one marker to one location and the second marker to another location, in the box will appear a chart with the elevation between two points.

Move your mouse in the chart, it will appear a green marker on the map, showing the location of that elevation.

Time Travel

Calculates the Time Travel seismic waves between two points.

Click on "Time Travel", drag on marker to one point and the other to a second point. It will appear the time travel for P and S waves.

Update 24/07/2012. It will work based on depth, but will only show the results for P and S waves. Beta Stage.

Update 06/08/2012. Added LQ and LR Tables, the results are not matching up with USGS Time Travel Calculator. Still working on it.

Generic buttons

Clear Map

This button clears some functions.

Center Map

This button zoom out and center map to its default position.