Shapefile of the Single-beam Bathymetry Tracklines Surveyed in July 2015 from Point Au Fer to Raccoon Pint, Louisiana

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Shapefile of the Single-beam Bathymetry Tracklines Surveyed in July 2015 from Point Au Fer to Raccoon Pint, Louisiana
Abstract:
As part of the Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program (BICM), scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted a nearshore single-beam bathymetry survey along the south-central coast of Louisiana, from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer Island, in July 2015. The goal of the BICM program is to provide long-term data on Louisiana’s coastline and use this data to plan, design, evaluate, and maintain current and future barrier island restoration projects. The data described in this report will provide baseline bathymetric information for future research investigating island evolution, sediment transport, and recent and long term geomorphic change, and will support modeling of future changes in response to restoration and storm impacts. The survey area encompasses more than 300 square kilometers (km2) of nearshore environment from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer Island. This data series serves as an archive of processed single-beam bathymetry data, collected from July 22–29, 2015, under USGS Field Activity Number 2015-320-FA. Geographic information system data products include a 200-meter-cell-size interpolated bathymetry grid, trackline maps, and point data files.
Supplemental_Information:
Trackline files were recorded at the time of the survey using HYPACK version 14.0.9.47 (15BIM05, 15BIM06) and 13.0.09.17 (15BIM07, 15BIM08) marine surveying, positioning, and navigation software. Within this document, all platforms will be distinguished by FAN (15BIM05-R/V Sallenger, 15BIM06-R/V Jabba Jaw, 15BIM07-R/V Shark, 15BIM08-R/V Chum) as separate but similar entities.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2017, Shapefile of the Single-beam Bathymetry Tracklines Surveyed in July 2015 from Point Au Fer to Raccoon Pint, Louisiana:.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Stalk, Chelsea A., DeWitt, Nancy T., Kindinger, Jack L., Flocks, James G., Reynolds, Billy J., Kelso, Kyle W., Fredericks, Jake J., and Tuten, Thomas M., 2017, Coastal Single-Beam Bathymetry Data Collected in 2015 from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1041, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -91.393536
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.843381
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.333493
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.055930
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 22-Jul-2015
    Ending_Date: 29-Jul-2015
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: multimedia presentation
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • String (49 (15BIM05) 32 (15BIM06) 60 (15BIM07) 90 (15BIM08))
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
      UTM_Zone_Number: 15
      Transverse_Mercator:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -93.0
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.0
      False_Easting: 500000.0
      False_Northing: 0.0
      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.6096
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.6096
      Planar coordinates are specified in Meter
      The horizontal datum used is D WGS 1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS 1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257223563.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    15BIM05_SBB_tracklines.shp
    Esri shapefile containing the R/V Sallenger (15BIM05) survey tracklines for the single-beam bathymetry data collected during USGS cruise 2015-320-FA in July 2015 along the south-central coast of Louisiana from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer. (Source: USGS)
    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: Esri) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: Esri) Polyline ZM is the geometry type defining the features.
    HypackLine
    String (Source: HYPACK) Survey line number generated by HYPACK and prefaced with the USGS Field Activity Number (FAN) either 15BIM05, 15BIM06, 15BIM07, or 15BIM08 dependent upon platform.
    Length_m
    Length of survey line, in meters (Source: Esri)
    Range of values
    Minimum:4.82
    Maximum:11958.2
    Units:meters
    Resolution:0.01
    DOY
    String (Source: Esri)
    Range of values
    Minimum:203
    Maximum:210
    Units:2015 Julian day of year, the line was surveyed.
    15BIM06_SBB_tracklines.shp
    Esri shapefile containing the R/V Jabba Jaw survey tracklines for the single-beam bathymetry data collected during USGS cruise 2015-320-FA in July 2015 along the south-central coast of Louisiana from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer. (Source: USGS)
    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: Esri) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: Esri) Polyline ZM is the geometry type defining the features.
    HypackLine
    String (Source: HYPACK) Survey line number generated by HYPACK and prefaced with the USGS Field Activity Number (FAN) either 15BIM05, 15BIM06, 15BIM07, or 15BIM08 dependant upon platform.
    Length_m
    Length of survey line, in meters (Source: Esri)
    Range of values
    Minimum:2,665.49
    Maximum:5,792.73
    Units:meters
    Resolution:0.01
    DOY
    String (Source: Esri)
    Range of values
    Minimum:204
    Maximum:209
    Units:2015 Julian day of year, the line was surveyed.
    15BIM07_SBB_tracklines.shp
    Esri shapefile containing the R/V Shark survey tracklines for the single-beam bathymetry data collected during USGS cruise 2015-320-FA in July 2015 along the south-central coast of Louisiana from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer. (Source: USGS)
    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: Esri) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: Esri) Polyline ZM is the geometry type defining the features.
    HypackLine
    String (Source: HYPACK) Survey line number generated by HYPACK and prefaced with the USGS Field Activity Number (FAN) either 15BIM05, 15BIM06, 15BIM07, or 15BIM08 dependant upon platform.
    Length_m
    Length of survey line, in meters (Source: Esri)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.20
    Maximum:12,713.9
    Units:meters
    Resolution:0.01
    DOY
    String (Source: Esri)
    Range of values
    Minimum:203
    Maximum:210
    Units:2015 Julian day of year, the line was surveyed.
    15BIM08_SBB_tracklines.shp
    Esri shapefile containing the R/V Chum survey tracklines for the single-beam bathymetry data collected during USGS cruise 2015-320-FA in July 2015 along the south-central coast of Louisiana from Raccoon Point to Point Au Fer. (Source: USGS)
    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: Esri) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: Esri) Polyline ZM is the geometry type defining the features.
    HypackLine
    String (Source: HYPACK) Survey line number generated by HYPACK and prefaced with the USGS Field Activity Number (FAN) either 15BIM05, 15BIM06, 15BIM07, or 15BIM08 dependent upon platform.
    Length_m
    Length of survey line, in meters (Source: Esri)
    Range of values
    Minimum:3.40
    Maximum:8,347.66
    Units:meters
    Resolution:0.01
    DOY
    String (Source: Esri)
    Range of values
    Minimum:203
    Maximum:210
    Units:2015 Julian day of year, the line was surveyed.

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • U.S. Geological Survey
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
    U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program (SPCMSC), St. Petersburg
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Cherokee Nation Technologies/U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: Chelsea A. Stalk
    Researcher I
    600 4th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL
    USA

    (727) 502-8000 (voice)
    cstalk@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

This zip file contains ESRI trackline vector files for all single-beam bathymetry data collected from July 22-29, 2015 under Field Activity Number (FAN) (2015-320-FA), which encompasses data from four separate survey platforms; the R/V Sallenger (15BIM05), R/V Jabba Jaw (15BIM06), R/V Shark (15BIM07), and R/V Chum (15BIM08) apart of the July 2015 Point Au Fer Survey.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 2015 (process 1 of 2)
    Acquisition: The trackline positions for USGS Cruise 2015-320-FA were acquired using Ashtech Proflex GPS receiver units streaming position data to the hydrographic software, HYPACK®, a marine surveying, positioning, and navigation software package that managed planned line information and provided real-time navigation, steering, correction, data quality, and instrumentation-status information to the boat operator (HYPACK® version 14.0.9.47 for 15BIM05, 15BIM06 and version 13.0.09.17 for 15BIM07, 15BIM08 respectively). All platforms were equipped with Ashtech Proflex GPS receivers recording 12-channel full-carrier-phase positioning signals (L1/L2) from satellites via Thales Choke-ring antennas (15BIM05, 15BIM06) and smaller Ashtech Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) (15BIM07, 15BIM08). All navigation information was saved into a single raw data file (.raw) in HYPACK®, with each device string referenced by a device identification code and time stamped to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Person who carried out this activity:
    Cherokee Nation Technologies/U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: Chelsea A. Stalk
    Researcher I
    600 4th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL
    U.S.

    (727) 502-8000 (voice)
    cstalk@usgs.gov
    Date: 2015 (process 2 of 2)
    Processing/Shapefile creation: The trackline vector file was created in Esri ArcGIS version 10.2.2.3552 using the XTools Pro extension, version 11.0 build 1328. The trackline shapefile was created from the x,y,z point data shapefile, using the "XTools" feature conversion tool, "make polylines from points". Within "XTools" feature conversion selection window, the following items were selected: The "group by field selection" was set to use the HYPACK line name attribute and the "input feature order - order by field" was set to use the FID attribute. The resultant polyline shapefile was then projected in WGS84 Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 15 North. Person who carried out this activity:
    Cherokee Nation Technologies/U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: Chelsea A. Stalk
    Researcher I
    600 4th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL
    U.S.

    (727) 502-8000 (voice)
    cstalk@usgs.gov
    Data sources used in this process:
    • 15BIM05_SBB_Level_03_1041_ITRF00_shape.shp 15BIM06_SBB_Level_03_1041_ITRF00_shape.shp 15BIM07_SBB_Level_03_1041_ITRF00_shape.shp 15BIM08_SBB_Level_03_1041_ITRF00_shape.shp
    Data sources produced in this process:
    • 15BIM05_SBB_tracklines.shp 15BIM06_SBB_tracklines.shp 15BIM07_SBB_tracklines.shp 15BIM08_SBB_tracklines.shp
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    No formal attribute accuracy tests were performed.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    An Ashtech GPS receiver on all survey platforms recorded the 12-channel full-carrier-phase positioning signals (L1/L2) from satellites via a Thales choke-ring antenna (15BIM05,15BIM06) and from smaller Global Ashtech Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) antennas (15BIM07, 15BM08). The manufacturer's stated accuracy of the post processed kinematic GPS data is +/- 1 centimeter (cm) in the Horizontal plane.
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
    The survey tracklines do not include or represent vertical data.
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    This dataset is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract section. Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    These datasets are from one field activity with consistent instrument calibrations

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
The U.S. Geological Survey requests that it be referenced as the originator of this dataset in any future products or research derived from these data. These data should not be used for navigational purposes.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    600 4th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL
    U.S.

    (727) 502-8000 (voice)
    cstalk@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? 15BIM05_SBB_Tracklines.shp, 15BIM06_SBB_Tracklines.shp,15BIM07_SBB_Tracklines.shp, 15BIM08_SBB_Tracklines.shp
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    This publication was prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution imply any such warranty. The U.S. Geological Survey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and (or) contained herein. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.
  4. How can I download or order the data?
  5. Is there some other way to get the data?
    none
  6. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?
    This shapefile was created for use with Esri ArcGIS software. It may also be viewed with Esri public domain software ArcExplorer or other GIS software capable of importing the data.

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 20-Mar-2019
Metadata author:
Cherokee Nation Technologies/U.S. Geological Survey
Attn: Chelsea A. Stalk
Researcher I
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
U.S.

(727) 502-8000 (voice)
cstalk@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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