Earthquake catalogues are probably the most fundamental products of seismology and remain arguably the most useful for tectonic studies. Modern seismograph networks can locate up to hundreds of thousands of earthquakes annually, providing a continuous and sometime overwhelming stream of data. ZMAP is a set of tools driven by a graphical user interface (GUI), designed to help seismologists analyse catalogue data. ZMAP is primarily a research tool suited to the evaluation of catalogue quality and to addressing specific hypotheses; however, it can also be useful in routine network operations. ZMAP was first published in 1994, with the last major release, version 6.0, in 2001.
ZMAP 7 requires MathWorks MATLAB® R2018a or higher with the following toolboxes:
ZMAP is currently hosted on GitHub at: https://github.com/swiss-seismological-service/zmap7
Or click here to download a .zip file
Nearly every aspect of ZMAP has been modified. Goals for ZMAP7 are:
If (when) you run into bugs or user-unfriendly behaviour, feel free to report them to us via the GitHub issue reporting system, conveniently accessible from within ZMAP: Choose “Report a ZMAP issue”, under the “Help” menu on the ZMAP windows.
Please, do not send reports through email. The issue list will be visible by both the programme maintainer(s) and the community. Issues reported via GitHub can be properly documented, prioritized, and addressed.
Information for how one starts to work with ZMAP available from the README.md, visible on the main GitHub page.
Wiemer, S., 2001. A software package to analyze seismicity: ZMAP. Seismological Research Letters, 72(3), pp.373-382 https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.72.3.373
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