Map view layer: Avalanche hazard

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This document describes the functionality of the Avalanche Hazard layer of the Map view of the InfoEx report.

The goal of the Avalanche Hazard map layer is to provide a spatial overview of all the hazard assessments submitted in the time period of the current report.


Fig. 1: Hazard assessment layer of map view of InfoEx report.
Fig. 2: Detail of hazard assessment shown in map view of InfoEx report.

The hazard assessment map layer shows the locations of all the hazard assessments included in the current report (Fig. 1). They are displayed at the centre point of the location(s) associated with the hazard assessment. The location(s) are also displayed as grey shaded polygons if available.

The icons of the hazard assessments are shown depicting the ratings submitted by elevation band Alpine (top) / Treeline (middle) / Below Treeline (bottom). The color for each band represents the rating:

  • 1 - Green
  • 2 - Yellow
  • 3 - Orange
  • 4 - Red
  • 5 - Black


  • Click on the Avalanche Hazard checkbox in the layer hierarchy panel to show/hide this layer on the map.
  • Click on the icon of an individual hazard assessment to view its details in a pop-up window (Fig. 2). The pop-up window contains all of the information that was submitted for the observation including links to Avalanche Problem and PWL details if they were included.

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Functionality tested by

  • Jan. 2, 2014: Pascal Haegeli