This GIS overlay is a component of the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center's, Gulf of Mexico GIS database. The Gulf of Mexico GIS database is intended to organize and display USGS held data and provide on-line (WWW) access to the data and/or metadata.
This GIS data overlay is a point shapefile of hourly time fixes for GLORIA cruise Farn85-1 (WHSC 85027).
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:USGS Thesaurus Theme_Keyword:navigational data Theme_Keyword:marine geophysics Theme_Keyword:geospatial datasets
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:None Place_Keyword:northern Gulf of Mexico Place_Keyword:Continental Slope
Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information.
The ASCII text file containing hourly time fixes were copied from the publication CD-ROM and used to create the GIS data layer.
Navigation data copied from Open-File Report 96-707 where it was stored as an ASCII file (FARN85-1.DAT), imported to Microsoft Excel where a header was added to identify the fields, and hourly fixes were selected from the two-minute fix navigation. The data were exported form Excel as a comma delimited text file that was named farn85-1_hr.txt. The identification of the fields are: 1. Latitude, 2. Longitude, 3. Year, 4. Month, 5. Day, 6. Hour, 7. Minute, 8. Second, 9. Depth (m-corr) - correction using Carter's Tables, 10. Depth (m-uncorr) - uncorrected water depth. Two additional fields were added to the file: Jday which contains the Julian day and Label which contains an hourly annotation.
Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.36 flagged. This is necessary to enable the metadata to be successfully harvested for various data catalogs. In some cases, this meant adding text "Information unavailable" or "Information unavailable from original metadata" for those required fields that were left blank. Other minor edits were probably performed (title, publisher, publication place, etc.). The link to the data in the Identification_Information section had to be fixed. The link to the data in the Distribution_Information section had to be fixed. Attempted to modify http to https where appropriate. The link to the larger work citation had to be fixed. The links to the browse graphics had to be fixed. Added an online link to the cross-reference. The metadata date (but not the metadata creator) was edited to reflect the date of these changes. The metadata available from a harvester may supersede metadata bundled within a download file. Compare the metadata dates to determine which metadata file is most recent.
Contact_Organization:U.S. Geological Survey Contact_Person:VeeAnn A. Cross
Resource_Description:Downloadable Data Distribution_Liability:
Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. 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.
Format_Name:SHP Format_Version_Number:3.3 Format_Specification:ESRI point Shapefile Format_Information_Content:
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). The XML file contains the metadata describing the data set <data set name>.shp.xml. An ASCII version of the metadata file. A browse graphic showing the data layer coverage and extent (optional).
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 the importing data. A free data viewer, arcexplorer, capable of displaying the data is available from ESRI at www.esri.com.
The metadata contact email address is a generic address in the event the metadata contact is no longer with the USGS or the email is otherwise invalid.
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998 Metadata_Time_Convention:universal time Metadata_Access_Constraints:None Metadata_Use_Constraints:None
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