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Q: How frequently will the maps be updated?
A: Maps will be updated on an as needed basis depending on weather conditions.
Q: How will I know if maps have been updated or the PSPS event scope has changed?
A: The website includes a date and time stamp of the latest map upload. Please continue to check frequently for updates.
Q: What is a Geographic Information System (GIS)?
A: GIS is a system that integrates many types of data that are designed to capture, manage, analyze, and present geographic and spatial information.
Q: What is a Keyhole Markup language Zipped (KMZ) File?
A: KMZ is a file extension for a placemark file used by Google Earth. It is a compressed version of a KML (Keyhole Markup Language) file. KMZ files are zipped .KML files, which make them easier to distribute with multiple users.
Q: What are shapefiles?
A: A shapefile is a simple, non-topological format for storing the geometric location and attribute information of geographic features. Geographic features in a shapefile can be represented by points, lines, or polygons (areas).
Q: What software program opens KMZ, KML and shapefiles?
A: Google Earth Pro, ESRI ArcGIS, and other GIS applications.
Q: What is a portable document format (PDF)?
A: A PDF is a file format that provides an electronic image of text and graphics that looks like a printed document and can be viewed, printed and electronically transmitted.
Q: What software program opens PDF files?
A: Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat or other similar applications.