Bathymetric depth contours at 5 meter intervals derived from interferometric sonar data collected offshore of Massachusetts within Vineyard Sound by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2009, 2010, and 2011 (VS_5MCNTR_V2, Esri Shapefile, Geographic, WGS84).

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2014
Title:
Bathymetric depth contours at 5 meter intervals derived from interferometric sonar data collected offshore of Massachusetts within Vineyard Sound by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2009, 2010, and 2011 (VS_5MCNTR_V2, Esri Shapefile, Geographic, WGS84).
Edition: 2.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2012-1006
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20121006
Online_Linkage: Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1006/appendix.html
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Brian D. Andrews
Originator: Seth D. Ackerman
Originator: Wayne E. Baldwin
Originator: David S. Foster
Originator: William C. Schwab
Publication_Date: 2014
Title:
High-Resolution Geophysical Data from the Inner Continental Shelf: Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts
Edition: 2.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2012-1006
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1006/
Description:
Abstract:
These data were collected under a cooperative agreement with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHSC). Initiated in 2003, the primary objective of this program is to develop regional geologic framework information for the management of coastal and marine resources. Accurate data and maps of sea-floor geology are important first steps toward protecting fish habitat, delineating marine resources, and assessing environmental changes due to natural or human impacts. The project is focused on the inshore waters of coastal Massachusetts, primarily in water depths of 3-30 meters deep. Data collected for the mapping cooperative have been released in a series of USGS Open-File Reports (http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/coastal_mass/). The data collected in the study area located in Vineyard Sound Massachusetts includes high-resolution geophysics (bathymetry, backscatter intensity, and seismic reflection). The data were collected during three separate surveys conducted between 2009 and 2011and cover approximately 340 square kilometers of the inner continental shelf. More information about the individual USGS surveys conducted as part of the Vineyard Sound project can be found on the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Field Activity webpage: 2009-002-FA: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/public_ds_info.php?fa=2009-002-FA 2010-004-FA: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/public_ds_info.php?fa=2010-004-FA 2011-004-FA: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/public_ds_info.php?fa=2011-004-FA
Purpose:
The purpose of this polyline shapefile is to display generalized depth contours at 5 meter intervals derived from bathymetry collected by the USGS during surveys 2009-002-FA, 2010-004-FA, and 2011-004-FA in Vineyard Sound Massachusetts.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20090602
Ending_Date: 20110517
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition of individual surveys on the following dates: 2009062-20090603; 20100521-20100604; 20110507-20110509; 20110514-20110517
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.009788
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.436149
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.539964
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.289937
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:65301993-f045-4059-a3b5-6238123b6b14
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHSC
Theme_Keyword: Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Seafloor
Theme_Keyword: Marine Geology
Theme_Keyword: Swath Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Interferometric Sonar
Theme_Keyword: SWATHplus
Theme_Keyword: Polyline Shapefile
Theme_Keyword: Contours
Theme_Keyword: field activity serial number 09002
Theme_Keyword: field activity serial number 10004
Theme_Keyword: field activity serial number 11004
Theme_Keyword: field activity number 2009-001-FA
Theme_Keyword: field activity number 2010-004-FA
Theme_Keyword: field activity number 2011-004-FA
Theme_Keyword: M/V Megan T. Miller
Theme_Keyword: M/V Scarlett Isabella
Theme_Keyword: USGS InfoBank ID M-2-09-BZ
Theme_Keyword: USGS InfoBank ID U-4-10-BZ
Theme_Keyword: USGS InfoBank ID U-04-11-BZ
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: contouring
Theme_Keyword: sea-floor characteristics
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: North America
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Cape Cod
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Vineyard Sound
Place_Keyword: Nantucket Sound
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: Seafloor
Stratum_Keyword: sea floor
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2009
Temporal_Keyword: 2010
Temporal_Keyword: 2011
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 (USGS) as the source of this information.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Andrews
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2348
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bandrews@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Thumbnail image of depth contours of gridded bathymetry collected in the Vineyard Sound Massachusetts survey area.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4095
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The processing steps for generalization are described in the data quality section below.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Bathymetric contours were generalized, simplified, and smoothed to improve the cartographic display of contours. As a result of this process small areas with depth values of less than 5 meters were omitted though the generalization, smoothing and simplification process. Generalized contours were produced in some areas of "no data" (in the input grid)as a result of the generalization process.
Completeness_Report:
Small depth contours less than 500 meters in length were removed to improve cartographic display.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Step 1. Generalize the input depth raster: The input raster (vs_bath5m_v2) was smoothed using the ArcGIS 9.3 geoprocessing step described below: Smooth input grid using a 5x5 mean filter with the Block Statistics Tool in ArcToolbox (ver. 9.3) Input raster = vs_bath5m_v2, Output raster = BlockSt5m_v2, Neighborhood= Rectangle, Neighborhood Settings = 5 x 5, cell Statistics type = Mean, Ignore NoData in calculations=selected.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: vs_bathv5m_v2 (This publication)
Process_Date: 20140327
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Andrews
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2348
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bandrews@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Step 2. Calculate generalized depth contours from smoothed depth grid using ArcToolbox (ver. 9.3). Both input depth grid and output feature class are in the UTM Zone 19, WGS 84 Coordinate System. Part 1) Create 5 meter contours using Contour tool: Contour Input raster = BlockSt5m_v2, Output polyline features = VS5mCntr_50m_v2 Contour Interval = 5, Base Contour = 5, Z Factor = 1, Raster Analysis cell size = 50m, Snap Raster = vs_bathv2_5m. Part 2) Simplify Line: Input Features = VS5mCntr_50m_v2, Output Feature Class = VS5mCntr_50m_Simple100_v2, Simplification Algorithm = Bend_Simplify, Reference Baseline = 100, Meters, Check for topological errors and Resolve topological errors options were both selected. Part 3) Smooth Line: Input Features = VS5mCntr_50m_Simple100_v2, Output Feature Class = VS5mCntr_50_SimpleSmooth_v2, Smoothing Algorithm = Bezier_Interpolation, Handling Topological Errors = was not selected.
Process_Date: 20140327
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Andrews
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2348
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bandrews@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Step 3. Remove all contours less than 500 meters in length. Add new field "Length_m" of type "double to the attribute table using the context menu in ArcCatalog (ver 9.3). In ArcMap (ver 9.3) select new "Length_m" attribute and populate attribute using the "calculate geometry" context menu. All contours with length of 500 meters or greater were then selected using the "select by attributes" feature in ArcMap (ver. 9.3). The shapefile with the selected features was exported to a new shapefile using the context menu within ArcMap (ver. 9.3) table of contents with the following parameters "Export Data" Export= Selected features, Use the same coordinate system as: the data frame (set to GCS_WGS_1984), output shapefile= VS_5mCntr_V2.shp. Remove the following three attributes using the "Delete Field in ArcCatalog (ver 9.3) ID, MaxSimpTol, MinSimpTol. They were produced as part of the generalization process and are not required for further analysis.
Process_Date: 20140327
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Andrews
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2348
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bandrews@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.32 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.). Fixed a link to the project page in the abstract. 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.
Process_Date: 20160525
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description: USGS Thesaurus keywords added to the keyword section.
Process_Date: 20180720
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Crossref DOI link was added as the first link in the metadata.
Process_Date: 20191118
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added keywords section with USGS persistent identifier as theme keyword.
Process_Date: 20200908
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 189
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Mean lower low water
Depth_Resolution: 5.0
Depth_Distance_Units: meters
Depth_Encoding_Method: Explicit depth coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: VS_5mCntr_V2
Entity_Type_Definition: 5 meter bathymetric contours
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONTOUR
Attribute_Definition: Depth of contour in meters below mean lower low water.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -35
Range_Domain_Maximum: -10
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Length_m
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in meters (UTM19, WGS 84)
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 502.2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 53,808.2
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Andrews
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2348
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bandrews@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
Format_Version_Number: ArcGIS 9.3
Format_Specification: Esri polyline shapefile
Format_Information_Content: depth contours at 5 meter intervals and associated metadata
File_Decompression_Technique: WinZip (v. 14.0)
Transfer_Size: 0.262
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Access_Instructions: Data can be downloaded via the World Wide Web (WWW)
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 4.75
Recording_Density_Units: Gbytes
Recording_Format: UDF
Fees: none
Technical_Prerequisites:
This zip file contains data available in Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) shapefile format. The user must have software capable of uncompressing the WinZip file and displaying the shapefile. 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 www.esri.com.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20200908
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Andrews
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2348
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bandrews@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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