Digital vector bathymetric/topographic contours of the sea floor in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region (bathy.shp)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Page C. Valentine
Originator: Jessica L. Baker
Originator: Tanya S. Unger
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Digital vector bathymetric/topographic contours of the sea floor in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region (bathy.shp)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Scientific Investigations Map
Issue_Identification: 2840
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/sim2840
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2005/2840/data/bathy/bathy.zip
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Page C. Valentine (editor)
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Sea Floor Image Maps Showing Topography, Sun-illuminated Topography, Backscatter Intensity, Ruggedness, Slope, and the Distribution of Boulder Ridges and Bedrock Outcrops in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Region off Boston, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Scientific Investigations Map
Issue_Identification: 2840
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
scale 1:60,000, 6 maps, 12 sheets. Suggested citation: Valentine, P.C., Baker, J.L., Unger, T.S., Sculy, L.A., Fuller, S.J., 2005, Sea floor image maps showing topography, sun-illuminated topography, backscatter intensity, ruggedness, slope, and the distribution of boulder ridges and bedrock outcrops in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2840, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim2840.
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/sim2840
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2005/2840/
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains the sea floor topographic contours generated from a multibeam sonar survey of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts, an area of approximately 1100 square nautical miles. The Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project is designed to provide detailed maps of the Stellwagen Bank region's environments and habitats and the first complete multibeam topographic and sea floor characterization maps of a significant region of the shallow EEZ. Data were collected on four cruises over a two year period from the fall of 1994 to the fall of 1996. The surveys were conducted aboard the Canadian Hydrographic Service vessel Frederick G. Creed, a SWATH (Small Waterplane Twin Hull) ship that surveys at speeds of up to 16 knots. The multibeam data were collected utilizing a Simrad Subsea EM 1000 Multibeam Echo Sounder (95 kHz) that is permanently installed in the hull of the Creed.
Purpose:
Development of interpretive seabed maps, sea floor imagery, and a GIS database that are accessible to scientists, policymakers, managers, and the general public.
Supplemental_Information:
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1994
Ending_Date: 1998
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.021510
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.816685
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.851518
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.666379
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:9bee7456-70e8-42c1-bd4f-84f48e02cbbe
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Topographic data
Theme_Keyword: Sea Floor Topography
Theme_Keyword: Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information Systems
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHSC
Theme_Keyword: Frederick G. Creed
Theme_Keyword: Swath Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: bathymetric contours
Theme_Keyword: polyline shapefile
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: marine geology
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: multibeam sonar
Theme_Keyword: sea-floor characteristics
Theme_Keyword: marine geophysics
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Place_Keyword: SBNMS
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts Bay
Place_Keyword: Cape Cod Bay
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.
Bathymetry is not to be used for navigational purposes.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Page C. Valentine
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2239
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pvalentine@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2005/2840/data/bathy/bathy-thumb.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Thumbnail image showing extent and location of bathymetric contours in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2005/2840/data/bathy/bathy-browse.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Browse image showing extent and location of bathymetric contours in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Page C. Valentine
Originator: Tammie J. Middleton
Originator: Sarah J. Fuller
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Sea floor maps showing topography, sun-illuminated topography, and backscatter intensity of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.01
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2000-410
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of00-410/
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr00410
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Page C. Valentine
Originator: Jessica L. Baker
Originator: Tanya S. Unger
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Sea floor topography of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Boston, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Geologic Investigations Map
Issue_Identification: I-2676-A
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/i2676A
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Page C. Valentine
Originator: Tanya S. Unger
Originator: Jessica L. Baker
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Sun-illuminated sea floor topography of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Boston, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Geologic Investigations Map
Issue_Identification: I-2676-B
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/i2676B
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Page C. Valentine
Originator: Tanya S. Unger
Originator: Jessica L. Baker
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Backscatter intensity and sun-illuminated sea floor topography of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Boston, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Geologic Investigations Map
Issue_Identification: I-2676-C
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/i2676C
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The ship's position was determined with an accuracy of 10 m or better using a Magnavox 4200 geographic positioning system (GPS) receiver in conjunction with differential GPS corrections transmitted by U.S. Coast Guard radio beacons. Sound velocity information was updated during the day whenever the survey moved from one area to another. Tidal corrections based on NOAA's Boston tide gauge were used to reference depth data to mean lower low water. Sounding rates depend on water depth but vary from 2 to 4 per second in water depths less than 100 meters. Horizontal spatial resolution at these sounding rates is on the order of 10% of the water depth at 16 knots; however, vertical resolution is approximately 1% or better in the same depth range.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No additional checks for topological consistency were performed on the data.
Completeness_Report:
The bathymetric data are displayed in real time on the Sun workstation using software designed and written by the Ocean Mapping Group, University of New Brunswick. This display allows data gaps to be identified during the survey and also gives a measure of the data quality.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Sounding rates depend on water depth but vary from 2 to 4 per second in water depths less than 100 meters. Horizontal spatial resolution at these sounding rates is on the order of 10% of the water depth at 16 knots; however, vertical resolution is approximately 1% or better in the same depth range.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Sounding rates depend on water depth but vary from 2 to 4 per second in water depths less than 100 meters. Horizontal spatial resolution at these sounding rates is on the order of 10% of the water depth at 16 knots; however, vertical resolution is approximately 1% or better in the same depth range.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The navigation and topographic data were both processed using SwathEd, a suite of bathymetric and multibeam software editing and display tools developed by Dr. John Hughes Clarke of the Ocean Mapping Group, University of New Brunswick (UNB). Tidal corrections were obtained from NOAA's Boston Tide Gauge (Station 8443970) and merged into the data set using UNB's tidal routines. The topographic information was converted into an ASCII text file containing lat, long, and depth fields, using a script created by Bill Danforth at the U.S. Geological Survey. The ASCII file was brought into Arc/Info, and a grid was generated and processed using ESRI's Arc/Info version 7.0.4 software. A point coverage containing depth values was created using the routine point-generate. The grid was created based on the depth values for each of the points using the command pointgrid. The grid was filtered with a 9 by 9 focalmedian filter. Contours were generated using latticecontour. All editing and edgematching was done by hand using arcedit.
Process_Date: unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The metadata was edited to remove errors as well as update some information. Edits include modifying the title to move the dataset name to the end of the title, adding the DOI link in the identification section, added the suggested citation, added supplemental information with link to the related field activity pages on CMGDS, added the USGS Thesaurus keywords, added keywords section with USGS persistent identifier as theme keyword, added online links to cross-references, replaced distribution liability with FSP statement, used a generic email address in metadata. The metadata date (20050822), but not the contact (except email and contact instructions) was updated. The metadata available from a harvester may supersede metadata available from the publication. Compare the metadata dates to determine which metadata file is most recent. Original edits on 20210816. An additional author name fix on 20210908.
Process_Date: 20210908
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: 2335
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Mercator
Mercator:
Standard_Parallel: 41.650000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -70.316667
False_Easting: 0.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000256
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000256
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: bathy
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI
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: FNODE_
Attribute_Definition:
From-node identifier of linear feature carried over from Arc/Info processing and the Arc/Info attribute FNODE_. It is an ArcInfo internal control parameter and has no applicable relevance to the use of the data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software Computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 10
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2633
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TNODE_
Attribute_Definition:
To-node identifier of linear feature carried over from Arc/Info processing and the Arc/Info attribute TNODE_. It is an ArcInfo internal control parameter and has no applicable relevance to the use of the data
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software Computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2634
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LPOLY_
Attribute_Definition:
Internal number of polygon to left of arc carried over from Arc/Info processing and the Arc/Info attribute LPOLY_. It is an ArcInfo internal control parameter and has no applicable relevance to the use of the data
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software Computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -1
Range_Domain_Maximum: -1
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RPOLY_
Attribute_Definition:
Internal number of polygon to right of arc carried over from Arc/Info processing and the Arc/Info attribute RPOLY_. It is an ArcInfo internal control parameter and has no applicable relevance to the use of the data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software Computed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -1
Range_Domain_Maximum: -1
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LENGTH
Attribute_Definition: Length of the line in native units
Attribute_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 35.215
Range_Domain_Maximum: 116472.308
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BATHYMER_
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: CONTOUR
Attribute_Definition:
Depth of bathymetric contour. Values are in meters above sea level, so all values are negative. Double of width 13, but values are integer. Another attribute "INTERVAL" contains the same data stored as an integer.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -270
Range_Domain_Maximum: -5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency: 5 m
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: INTERVAL
Attribute_Definition: Depth of bathymetric contour, in meters above sea level.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -270
Range_Domain_Maximum: -5
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 5
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency: 5 m
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Page C. Valentine
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2239
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pvalentine@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SHP
Format_Version_Number: 3.3
Format_Specification: ESRI 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).
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Transfer_Size: 1.985
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 4.75
Recording_Density_Units: Gbytes
Recording_Format: UDF
Fees: None
Technical_Prerequisites:
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.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20210908
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Page C. Valentine
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2239
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: whsc_data_contact@usgs.gov
Contact_Instructions:
The metadata contact email address is a generic address in the event the contact person is no longer with the USGS.
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

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