American Border Patrol has released a new online map of the Southwest border that shows the where and what type of fencing is installed between San Diego, California and Brownsville, Texas. Viewers can open a map of Border Patrol sectors and then click on a given sector to see where fencing and vehicle barriers have been installed.

New Interactive Border Map Click Here to See



Numbers along the border represent individual photographs of the border taken from ABP’s airplane. A click on a number reveals details of the type of fencing or vehicle barriers that have been installed.

The ABP data represents the current status of the border as most construction, with the exception of eastern Texas, was halted in early 2009.

ABP surveyed the border from Douglas, Arizona to San Diego on June 3, 2009. The survey from Douglas to Brownsville Texas was performed on April 13 and 14 of 2009. ABP plans to update the Texas survey in August.

“As funding allows, we will continue to refine these maps by adding even more detailed photographs and high definition video,” said Glenn Spencer of ABP. Spencer said it was important for members of Congress to be aware of what has been done on the border before they make decisions regarding future needs.

The new map was produced as part of Operation B.E.E.F., a project first launched by ABP in November of 2006. Read More….