|COL||Color of sample|
|SFT||Seafloor type description|
|TXR||Textural data and statistics|
We thank the contributors of the data and the following interns for their assistance in data entry, coding, and testing, and/or assistance with source metadata: K. Halimeda Kilbourne, Carolynn Box, Tara Kneeshaw, Jennifer Mendonca, April Villagomez, Monica Iglecia, and Adam Jackson.
The facies layer can be used to investigate the known information about a particular area of the sea floor. These data are intended for science researchers, policy makers, students, and the general public. The data can be used with geographic information systems (GIS) software to display geologic and oceanographic information.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Use_Constraints:USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain from the U.S. Government and are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize and acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator(s) of the dataset and in products derived from these data. This information is not intended for navigation purposes.
Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
|Data format:||Text file containing data input to usSEABED. Fields are comma separated values. First record of file contains field names. in format comma-delimited text Size: 2.17|
|Data format:||The SHP file contains the geospatial data. The SHX file contains the index of the geospatial data. The DBF file contains the attribute data in dBASE format. The PRJ file contains the coordinate system information (optional). The AVL file contains the legend information (optional). The SBN and SBX files contain the spatial index of the geospatial data (optional). in format shapefile ESRI Shapefile|
None; these data are provided as comma-delimited text files useable in most softwares. Additionally, these data are available in Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) shapefile format. The user must have ArcGIS or ArcView 3.0 or greater software to read and process the data file. In lieu of ArcView or ArcGIS, the user may utilize another GIS application package capable of importing the data. A free data viewer, ArcExplorer, capable of displaying the data is available from ESRI at https://www.esri.com.