Compressible Soils Hazard Zones: Santa Clara County, California, 2015
Santa Clara County (Calif.). Planning Office
This polygon shapefile depicts compressible soils hazard zones in the unincorporated areas of the County of Santa Clara, California. The County defines compressible soils as those susceptible to subsidence, a sinking or flattening of the soils to the point of posing a hazard to any structures built upon them. This layer is part of a collection of GIS data for Santa Clara County, California.The Santa Clara County Planning Office is part of the Department of Planning and Development. Their primary function is to plan and regulate land use and development within the unincorporated portions of Santa Clara County. Other responsibilities include policy analysis, GIS services, research and technical assistance relating to land use, housing, environmental protection, historic preservation and demographics. The Geographic Information Services Department has taken on all those activities related to GIS data and GIS process and procedures that cross organizational boundaries. Santa Clara County encompasses 15 cities and approximately 1.7 million people. This coverage can be used for basic applications such as viewing, querying, and map output production, or to provide a basemap to support graphical overlays and analyses of geospatial data.