Boulder ridges less than 1 m high on the sea floor of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region (ridges0.shp)

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Metadata:

Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Page C. Valentine
Originator: Lian A. Scully
Originator: Sarah J. Fuller
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Boulder ridges less than 1 m high on the sea floor of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region (ridges0.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/ridges/ridges0.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:
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 locations of boulder ridges that are less than 1 meter in height in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts, an area of approximately 1100 nautical square 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. The boulder ridges were identified using multibeam topographic imagery and backscatter intensity of the seabed and video and photographic images collected from 1994 to 2003.
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:
For additional information about the field activities associated with this dataset, see https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1994-008-FA, https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1995-013-FA, https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1996-032-FA, https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1996-043-FA for the multibeam work. The following activities are related to the video, photographic, and sampling work: https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1993-023-FA (ANDR9301), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1993-006-FA (DE93-03, DLWR9303), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1993-030-FA (DE93-12, DLWR9312), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1994-014-FA (9401, ARGO9401), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1994-004-FA (9409; FERL9409), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1995-015-FA (9502, ANDR9502), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1995-036-FA (9503, ANDR9503), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1995-012-FA (9511, FERL9511), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1996-025-FA (DIAN9625), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1996-038-FA (FERL9638), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1996-037-FA (ISBL9637), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1997-020-FA (ABLJ9720), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1997-033-FA (FERL9733), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1998-022-FA (CAND9822), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1998-029-FA (FERL9829), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1998-017-FA (ISB9817), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1999-011-FA (DLWR9911), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=1999-024-FA (ISBL9924), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2000-065-FA (CAND0065), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2000-011-FA (FERL0011), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?2001-060-FA (CONN0106), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2002-029-FA (FERL0202), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2003-014-FA (CONN0301), https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2004-010-FA (FSTR0401).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2005
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.599891
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.036156
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.792679
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.116601
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:7dce8c17-c1a8-4d52-9fc6-5a91af03b4a3
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
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: topographic data
Theme_Keyword: sea floor topography
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: boulder ridges
Theme_Keyword: sea floor photos
Theme_Keyword: sea floor video
Theme_Keyword: sea floor features
Theme_Keyword: polygon shapefile
Theme_Keyword: interpretation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: marine geology
Theme_Keyword: sea-floor characteristics
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: scientific interpretation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: MA
Place_Keyword: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Place_Keyword: SBNMS
Place_Keyword: Shallow EEZ
Place_Keyword: EEZ
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Boston
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: 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
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No additional checks for topological consistency were performed on the data.
Completeness_Report: Information not available from original metadata.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Boulder ridges were visually identified using the Stellwagen Bank sun-illuminated multibeam sonar image combined with backscatter intensity images, and where available, video and/or photographic imagery from the region and then digitized using the Editor toolbar in ArcMap.
Process_Date: unknown
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ridges0.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ridges.dbf
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ridges.shx
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: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 513
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: 0.000128
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000128
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: ridges0
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: Area
Attribute_Definition: Area (square meters) covered by each boulder ridge.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 507.166806
Range_Domain_Maximum: 44182.282778
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: square meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Perimeter
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter (meters) of each boulder ridge.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 93.035378
Range_Domain_Maximum: 977.777809
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Hectares
Attribute_Definition: Hectares covered by each boulder ridge
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.050717
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4.418228
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: hectares
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MIN
Attribute_Definition: Base of ridge, in meters above sea level (a negative value).
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -93.919998
Range_Domain_Maximum: -19
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAX
Attribute_Definition: Top of ridge, in meters above sea level (a negative value).
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -93.209999
Range_Domain_Maximum: -18.080000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RANGE
Attribute_Definition:
Height of ridge (meters), calculated by subtracting top of ridge (max) from base of ridge (min).
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.129997
Range_Domain_Maximum: 0.990002
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: .000001
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: 0.442
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

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