USGS Map service: usSEABED - US Coastal Offshore Surficial-Sediment

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
USGS Map service: usSEABED - US Coastal Offshore Surficial-Sediment
Abstract:
The usSEABED database contains a compilation of published and previously unpublished sediment texture and other geologic data about the sea floor from diverse sources. The data were compiled using the dbSEABED system to bring assorted data together in a unified database. Maps display areas of different bottom types (carbonate, coral, shells, and terrigenous) and sediment classifications using the Folk and Shepard systems, based on either laboratory data or verbal records of observations. usSEABED information is a scientific foundation for the USGS Marine Aggregate Resources and Processes Assessment and Benthic Habitats projects. The usSEABED database includes data for sites in U.S. waters from rivers, lakes, estuaries, and from the beach to the continental shelf.
To make the usSEABED data more accessible to the public and other agencies, the USGS created this web service. This web service was created utilizing Esri ArcServer. This service meets open geospatial consortium standards.
The geographic information system (GIS) data layers from this web service are cataloged by region for ease of access.
Supplemental_Information:
Cross-referenced citations are applicable to the dataset as a whole.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2011, USGS Map service: usSEABED - US Coastal Offshore Surficial-Sediment: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -129.46
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -63.50
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.18
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 16.19
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Calendar_Date: 2005
    Currentness_Reference:
    Publication date for the individual publications comprising this service.
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digital maps
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

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?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: John O'Malley
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    508-548-8700 x2340 (voice)
    jomalley@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

This GIS service provides users with online access to the usSEABED project data.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?
    Reid, Jamey M., Reid, Jane A., Jenkins, Chris J., Hastings, Mary E., Williams, S. Jeffress, and Poppe, Larry J., 2005, usSEABED: Atlantic Coast Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release: Data Series 118, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

    Buczkowski, Brian J., Reid, Jane A., Jenkins, Chris J., Reid, Jamey M., Williams, S. Jeffress, and Flocks, James G., 2006, usSEABED: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release: Data Series 146, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

    Reid, Jane A., Reid, Jamey M., Jenkins, Chris J., Zimmermann, Mark, Williams, S.Jeffress, and Field, Michael E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) Offshore Surficial-Sediment Data Release: Data Series 182, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

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


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:
Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator of the dataset.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: John O'Malley
    384 Woods Hole Road
    Woods Hole, MA
    USA

    508-548-8700 x2340 (voice)
    jomalley@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Live Data and Maps
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials.
    Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 06-Sep-2018
Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey
Attn: John O'Malley
384 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA
USA

508-548-8700 x2340 (voice)
jomalley@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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