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Tijuana River Watershed

Tecate Groundwater GIS Data Download

Identification and Mapping of Potential Ground Water Contamination Sources in Urban Tecate

This binational project created a data storage and analysis tool for groundwater and surface water resources in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The project converted existing spatial and non-spatial data into a geographic information system (GIS) for ease of use by agencies, researchers, and the public. The project also inventoried potential sources of ground water and surface water contamination in Tecate. The purpose is the sustainable planning of land use, zoning, and water services for the community.

View a PowerPoint Presentation on GIS: Part One, Part Two

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View the Final Report

GIS files for the Tecate Groundwater Study

You will need ArcView, ArcInfo, or ArcGIS (or similar software) to work with these files.

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Description Metadata Download
All GIS layers in one file No Metadata for all GIS layers Download all GIS layers
Well Locations (1999) Well Locations Well Locations Data
Border (1990) Border Border Data
No Sewer (2004) No Sewer No Sewer Data
Railroads (1994) Railroads Railroads Data
River (1994) River 1994 River 1994 Data
River (2000) River 2000 River 2000 Data
Streams (1994) Streams Streams Data
Roads (1994) Roads Roads Data
Estimated Aquifer (2004) Estimated Aquifer Estimated Aquifer Data
Aquifer Buffer (2004) Aquifer Buffer Aquifer Buffer Data
Wells Buffer (1999) Wells Buffer Wells Buffer Data
Land Use (2000) Land Use Land Use Data
Maximum Aquifer (2004) Maximum Aquifer Maximum Aquifer Data
Vegetation (1994) Vegetation Vegetation Data
Soils Soils Soils Data
Tecate Aerial Photo Tecate Aerial Photo Tecate Aerial Photo Data

The data and products contained in this Webpage were developed by the Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias (IRSC), the Geography Department at San Diego State University, and CESPTE. In addition, please be aware that these products and much of the data involved are generalized for display and regional planning purposes. We ask that users please acknowledge SDSU, IRSC, and CESPTE in citing or using the products or data in this website.
Funded by: SCERP

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  1. Click on the Digital Download (*.gz) file. If the file opens up in the browser rather than prompting you to save the file, go to the File menu in your browser and select "Save As".
  2. Browse to the directory where you'd like to save the file. Save as type: Text File (*.txt) and name the file whatever you'd like. Name it with a .e00 extension (i.e. coast.e00).

Once the ArcInfo interchange file is downloaded, use the proper import tool, utility, or command to bring the data set into your GIS.

ArcView 3.x - Import71 Utility
ArcGIS 8.x/9.x/10.x - Import to Coverage in the ArcToolBox Conversion Tools folder
GRASS 6.x - command
QGIS - AVCimport utility

Last Modified: May 6, 2013

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