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Data For Educators

Looking for interesting GPS data to use in your course? We've worked with educators and scientists to identify GPS stations that illustrate various Earth science processes.

The data are the same quality that scientists use in their research and are in an Excel readable format called CVS. By clicking on the station identifier bubble, students can explore the time series plots, create their own plots from the CVS files, and learn more about each GPS station.

To see these stations on a larger map and discover more GPS stations and data, try the Data Archive Interface.

To explore GPS velocity vectors, try the UNAVCO Velocity Viewer.

Location-Based GPS Data by Tectonic Setting

Movement Near a Transform Fault

Movement Near a Convergent Boundary of a Subduction Zone

  • San Andreas Fault, California
  • South and Southwestern Alaska Coast
  • Oregon Coast
  • Washington Coast

Movement in an Area of Spreading

Ground Deformation From Volcanic Activity

  • Nevada
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Mount St. Helens, Washington
  • Aleutian Islands of Alaska

Ground Motion After an Earthquake

Episodic Tremor and Slip

  • Parkfield, California
  • Southern California
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Seasonal Groundwater Signals


  • Midwestern United States
  • Northern Alaska and Canada



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