This image represents approximately 26 kilometers of sidescan sonar data collected in 2016. These data were collected by the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center during USGS field activity 2016-030-FA using a Humminbird 898c HD SI Combo GPS/Fish Finder remote sensing instrument (www.humminbird.com) that is rigidly mounted on the hull of the jetyak. These data can be used in conjunction with other geophysical and sample data to identify sea-floor morphology and sediment texture.
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Use_Constraints:Not to be used for navigation. 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.
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|Data format:||Windows 10 zip file containing 24-bit GeoTIFF 1-meter resolution acoustic backscatter mosaic representing sidescan sonar data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey during field activity 2016-030-FA offshore Sandwich Beach, MA in June 2016. The zip file also includes associated metadata. in format GeoTIFF 24-bit (3 unsigned 8-bit integer bands) GeoTIFF format Size: 0.703|
These data are available as a 24-bit GeoTIFF image. The GeoTIFF and associated world file are stored in one folder 'backscatter' that has been compressed using native Windows 10 compression software. To utilize these data, the user must have an image viewer, image processing or GIS software package capable of importing a GeoTIFF image. Free spatial data viewers, ArcGIS Earth and Google Earth Pro, are capable of displaying the data. See: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis-earth, or https://www.google.com/earth/desktop/. The zip file also contains associated metadata.