Location of bottom photographs along with images collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2015 along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA (JPEG images and Esri point shapefile, Geographic, WGS 84)

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Metadata:

Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2016
Title:
Location of bottom photographs along with images collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2015 along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA (JPEG images and Esri point shapefile, Geographic, WGS 84)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector and raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: data release
Issue_Identification: DOI:10.5066/F7P55KK3
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/10.5066/F7P55KK3
Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Edward M. Sweeney
Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Originator: Seth D. Ackerman
Originator: Brian D. Andrews
Originator: Wayne E. Baldwin
Originator: William W. Danforth
Originator: David S. Foster
Originator: E. Robert Thieler
Originator: Laura L. Brothers
Publication_Date: 2016
Title:
High-resolution geophysical data collected along the Delmarva Peninsula 2015, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2015-001-FA
Edition: 3.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: data release
Issue_Identification: DOI:10.5066/F7P55KK3
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7P55KK3
Description:
Abstract:
The Delmarva Peninsula is a 220-kilometer-long headland, spit, and barrier island complex that was significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012. The U.S. Geological Survey conducted cruises during the summers of 2014 and 2015 to map the inner continental shelf of the Delmarva Peninsula using geophysical and sampling techniques to define the geologic framework that governs coastal system evolution at storm-event and longer timescales. Geophysical data collected during the cruises include swath bathymetric, sidescan sonar, chirp and boomer seismic reflection profiles, grab sample and bottom photograph data. More information about the USGS survey conducted as part of the Hurricane Sandy Response-- Geologic Framework and Coastal Vulnerability Study can be found at the project website or on the WHCMSC Field Activity Web pages: https://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/delmarva/, https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2014-002-FA and https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2015-001-FA. Data collected during the 2014 survey can be obtained here: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MW2F60
Purpose:
This dataset is used to display the images and locations of bottom photographs acquired with a GoPro modified, mid-sized SEABed OBservation and Sampling System (SEABOSS Mark II configuration) collected during a 2015 USGS cruise along the Delmarva Peninsula. The information contained within the bottom photographs is needed to validate geophysical data. This dataset contains seabed images from each bottom photograph station, as well as location in Geographic coordinates (WGS84), time of day and date of collection. Physical sediment samples, which provide additional information about the seabed, were also collected at photograph stations and analyzed in the sediment laboratory at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (see shapefile 2015-001-FA_samples.shp available from the larger work citation).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20150714
Ending_Date: 20150716
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition; sample and photo data were collected after geophysical data collection was complete.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.874755
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.223799
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.753817
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.011527
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHCMSC
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: seafloor images
Theme_Keyword: Esri shapefile
Theme_Keyword: field activity number 2015-001-FA
Theme_Keyword: M/V Scarlett Isabella
Theme_Keyword: bottom photographs
Theme_Keyword: GoPro HERO 3+
Theme_Keyword: GoPro HERO 2
Theme_Keyword: SEABOSS sampler
Theme_Keyword: Van Veen grab sampler
Theme_Keyword: stations
Theme_Keyword: ground-truth
Theme_Keyword: seabed photographs
Theme_Keyword: photos
Theme_Keyword: JPEG
Theme_Keyword: seafoor
Theme_Keyword: sea floor
Theme_Keyword: field activity number 2015-001-FA
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme_Keyword: environments
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Delmarva Peninsula
Place_Keyword: Delaware
Place_Keyword: Maryland
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Place_Keyword: Assateague Island
Place_Keyword: Assateague Island National Seashore
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague Island
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague Inlet
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague Bay
Place_Keyword: Wallops Island
Place_Keyword: Parramore Island
Place_Keyword: Cobb Island
Place_Keyword: Wreck Island
Place_Keyword: Ship Shoal Island
Place_Keyword: Myrtle Island
Place_Keyword: Smith Island
Place_Keyword: Fisherman Island
Place_Keyword: Hog Island
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: sea floor
Stratum_Keyword: seafloor
Stratum_Keyword: seabed
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 as the originator of the dataset.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center 2015 bottom photograph locations along the Delmarva Peninsula.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Originator: Seth D. Ackerman
Originator: Wayne E. Baldwin
Originator: William W. Danforth
Originator: David S. Foster
Originator: E. Robert Thieler
Originator: Laura L. Brothers
Publication_Date: 2015
Title:
High-resolution geophysical data collected along the Delmarva Peninsula 2014, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-002-FA
Edition: 3.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: webpage
Series_Information:
Series_Name: data release
Issue_Identification: DOI:10.5066/F7MW2F60
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MW2F60
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: D. Blackwood
Originator: K. Parolski
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Seabed observation and sampling system
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Sea Technology
Issue_Identification: v. 42, no.2, p. 29-43
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Arlington, VA
Publisher: Compass Publications, Inc.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: L.J. Poppe
Originator: K.Y. McMullen
Originator: S.J. Williams
Originator: V.F. Paskevich
Publication_Date: 2014
Title:
USGS east-coast sediment analysis: Procedures, database, and GIS data
Edition: 3.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-1001
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The GoPro Hero 2 HD camera used on the SEABOSS Mark II acquires photos at 11 Megapixels in JPEG quality of 98 percent, so file sizes are generally between 3 and 7 MB on disc, depending on seabed complexity. The GoPro Hero 3+ black camera used on the SEABOSS Mark II acquires photos at 12 Megapixels in JPEG quality of 80%, so file sizes are generally between 1 and 3 MB on disc. Image quality and photo interval was reduced for Hero 3+ to allow space on camera card for bottom video.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All bottom photographs were acquired with the same 2 cameras; a GoPro Hero 2 HD (Hero 2) and a GoPro Hero 3+ black (Hero 3). Cameras were mounted on a mid-sized SEABOSS with a modified VanVeen Sampler. Gaps in sequential photo numbers exist because only the best photo per station was selected for publication (See source contribution for more information on camera settings and photograph timing). Some stations did not obtain a quality photo due to frame movement, or an unsettled (muddy) seabed. Of 125 sample stations, there are Hero 2 photos for 121 stations, and Hero 3 photos at 114 stations.
Completeness_Report:
The best photograph from each camera is included at each station. Not every station has a photograph from both cameras. There is no bottom photograph collected for sample S_006. There are 235 bottom photos total: 121 photos from the Hero 2 and 114 photos from the Hero 3.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) enable GPS navigation data were acquired with a Hemisphere receiver and recorded with HYPACK software versions 13.0.9.21 and 15.0.9.71 (www.hypack.com). The recorded position of each bottom photograph is the position of the GPS antenna on the survey vessel acquisition van, not the SEABOSS sampler. The SEABOSS was deployed approximately 5 meters astern of the GPS antenna off the ship's A-fame on the stern of the ship. No layback or offset was applied to the recorded position. In addition to the plus or minus 5 m offset the SEABOSS may additionally drift away from the survey vessel when deployed to the seafloor. Based on the various sources of horizontal error, a conservative estimate of the horizontal accuracy of the bottom photograph location is 20-30 m.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2016
Title: Bottom photographs and locations
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20150714
Ending_Date: 20150716
Source_Currentness_Reference:
ground condition; sample and photo data were collected after geophysical data collection was complete.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: raw hypack nav and bottom photographs
Source_Contribution:
Bottom photographs and sediment samples were acquired to validate the seafloor interpretations made from geophysical data. Often sediment samplers are unable to recover large-diameter particles, so photographs can document the seafloor character in areas where samples may not be obtained. Two GoPro cameras were mounted to a USGS SEABOSS (Mark II configuration) with a modified VanVeen sampler frame. Approximate SEABOSS dimensions are 115 X 115 X 117 cm. The Van Veen sampler is housed at the bottom and center of the frame at approximately 30 X 32 X 16 cm with a 1/10 sq. meter sample capacity. Two red lasers were mounted on the frame above the sampler, 20 cm apart for scale in bottom photographs. A Keldan (Advanced Lighting Technology) light was mounted at the top of the frame and aimed downward to illuminate the seabed for photographs. Two GoPro cameras were mounted on the frame and set to capture photographs at 2 or 5 second intervals. The GoPro Hero 2 was mounted approximately 70 cm from the bottom of the SEABOSS frame and captured photographs at 2-second interval. The GoPro Hero 3+ was mounted approximately 20 cm from the bottom of the SEABOSS frame and captured video and photographs at 5-second interval. Because the frame was stationary on the bottom of the seabed only one photograph for each camera was chosen to represent the seafloor at each station location. Photographs collected in the water column, on the ship's deck, and duplicate photos of the seafloor were deleted. The Hero 2 field of view includes the Hero 3 GoPro (furthest to the right) and 2 instruments that were attached to the SEABOSS for additional data. The instrument to the left is a Suunto SK-7 dive compass, which shows the orientation of the SEABOSS. The digital readout to the right of the dive compass is the Uwatec dive timer, which shows 4 readouts: upper left is depth in meters, lower left is max depth in meters, upper right is dive time in minutes and lower right is temperature in Celsius (during ascent, this changes to ascent rate in meters per minute and shows an arrow when it senses the rate is too fast).
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
DGPS and WAAS navigation for the Hemisphere receiver (located on the acquisition van) were logged in HYPACK software (versions 13.0.9.21 and 15.0.9.71). A python script called parseHYPACK_gui_sort_all.py (WHCMSC script) was used to search all HYPACK files from the sampling Julian days (JD 195-197) and pull out the GPGGA (nav) string (Device 0) and time and write out a parsed navigation file for all the sample and photograph stations.
Process_Date: 20151020
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Time of bottom photograph was extracted from the "Date Picture Taken" attribute in the EXchangeable Image File format (EXIF) header of the quality JPEG bottom photograph using a python tool called: JPEG_exifextract_gui_sort.py (WHCMSC script). A separate picture time file was created for each camera, Hero 2 and Hero 3.
Process_Date: 20151020
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Adjustments were made manually to the time picture taken file to account for time offsets between the time recorded in the JPEG EXIF "Date Picture Taken" attribute and the GPS time as verified by comparing calibration photos taken on the deck of the ship. Hero 2 was 31 minutes and 10 seconds behind GPS time, and the Hero 3+ was 1 second ahead of GPS time. To account for the time difference, an additional field was added to the photo 'time picture taken' file generated in the previous step. The new field of the time difference was populated using Microsoft Excel (version 2010) by auto-filling a linear series. The time difference is used for geolocating the photos in the subsequent processing step.
Process_Date: 20151020
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
An Esri shapefile was created by using a python script (photo_locs_gui_5exif.py, WHCMSC script) to join the bottom photo with the parsed HYPACK navigation file by matching the time offset field for Hero 2 photos (31 minutes, 10 seconds) and Hero 3+ photos (1 second) with the navigation file.
Process_Date: 20151020
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the shapefile was created that joined the latitude and longitude from the HYPACK navigation with a photo from each station, some fields were deleted that were no longer needed including the camera time and time offset fields for Hero 2 and Hero 3. Several attributes were added in Esri ArcGIS (version 10.3.1) using the Spatial Join Tool. This tool was run with the sediment sample shapefile (containing sample analysis information) to assign a station name for the accompanying sediment sample (FIELD_NO) and also the sediment classification (Folk scheme) of the accompanying sediment sample (CLASSIFICA). Bottom photo and sediment sample locations are not exactly coincident as the ship drifted during the collection of bottom photos.
Process_Date: 20160316
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
XTools Pro (version 12.0) for ArcGIS (version 10.3.1) was used to add new fields (TABLE OPERATIONS - TABLE RESTRUCTURE) to the point shapefile including an attribute for the survey ID (CRUISE_ID), device used to collect the photos and samples (DEVICE_ID), the survey vessel (VEHICLE_ID), and the Camera (CAMERA: either Hero 2 or Hero 3). Finally, the two separate camera shapefiles (Hero 2 and Hero 3) were merged into one shapefile using the ArcToolbox (version 10.3) MERGE tool (DATA MANAGEMENT TOOLS – GENERAL - MERGE).
Process_Date: 20160316
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The photo locations were exported from ArcMap (version 10.3.1) using XTools Pro (version 12.0) as a comma-delimited text file. The attributes chosen for export were: GPSTIME, PICNAME, LONG, LAT. Another column of information was added - yrdate - which had the year and date the photograph was taken in the format YYYYMMDD. This information was based on the Julian day in the shapefile. A Python version 2.7.3 script (writeexif_2_readfile_11_24_15.py, WHCMSC script) was then run that incorporated this information, along with additional information, into the appropriate locations in the EXIF header of each full-resolution JPEG image. The PYTHON script uses ExifTool (version 9.4.6.0) to write the information to the image headers of the full-resolution images. The following tags were populated in the JPEG image headers. Information is duplicated in some tags. This was done because different software packages access different tags.
GPS tags: The values populated are unique for each image and based on the information exported from the photo locations shapefile.
GPSLatitudeRef
GPSLatitude
GPSLongitudeRef
GPSLongitude
GPSTimeStamp
GSPDateStamp

JPEG tags: The tag is listed along with the information used to populate it - which is the same for every image taken with a particular camera. The following information is based on the GoPro Hero 2 camera.

comment: Photo from down-looking GoPro HERO 2 camera on the USGS SEABOSS deployed from the M/V Scarlett Isabella during survey 2015-001-FA (http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2015-001-FA). Released as part of publication DOI:10.5066/F7P55KK3.

EXIF tags: The tag is listed along with the information used to populate it - which is the same for every image.

ImageDescription: Photograph of the sea floor along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA from survey 2015-001-FA
Artist: USGS
Copyright: Public Domain - please credit U.S. Geological Survey

IPTC tags: The tag is listed along with the information used to populate it - which is the same for every image.
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Keywords: Bottom photo, Delmarva Peninsula, 2015-001-FA, SEABOSS, sea floor, USGS, GoPro HERO 2
CopyrightNotice: Public Domain - please credit U.S. Geological Survey
Caption-Abstract: Photograph of the sea floor along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA from survey 2015-001-FA

XMP tags: The tag is listed along with the information used to populate it - which is the same for every image.
Caption: Photograph of the sea floor along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA from survey 2015-001-FA

To extract the information from the image headers using ExifTool, the following command can be used (tested with ExifTool version 9.4.6.0):

exiftool.exe -csv -f -filename -GPSTimeStamp -GPSLongitude -GPSLatitude -n -Artist -Credit -comment -keywords -Caption -Copyright -CopyrightNotice -Caption-Abstract -ImageDescription photos/*.jpg > out.csv

The -csv flag writes the information out in a comma-delimited format. The -n option formats the latitude and longitude as signed decimal degrees.

The following tags are modified for the Hero 3 files.

comment=Photo from down-looking GoPro HERO 3+ camera on the USGS SEABOSS deployed from the M/V Scarlett Isabella during survey 2015-001-FA (http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2015-001-FA). Released as part of publication DOI:10.5066/F7P55KK3.

keywords=Bottom photo, Delmarva Peninsula, 2015-001-FA, SEABOSS, sea floor, USGS, GoPro HERO 3+
Process_Date: 20160316
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02556
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The online links to the data were updated to reflect the new server hosting the data. Additionally, other small edits could be made to the metadata, such as modifying http to https where appropriate. The metadata date (but not the metadata creator) was edited to reflect the date of these changes.
Process_Date: 20170419
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: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 235
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
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: 2015-001-FA_photos
Entity_Type_Definition: Bottom photographs and locations
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
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: LONG
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in Geographic Coordinates, WGS 84.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -75.874755
Range_Domain_Maximum: -75.223799
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in Geographic Coordinates, WGS 84.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 37.011527
Range_Domain_Maximum: 37.753817
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decimal degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.00001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: JD
Attribute_Definition:
Julian day; Julian day is the integer number representing the interval of time in days since January 1 of the year (2015 for these data).
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 195
Range_Domain_Maximum: 197
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: days
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEAR
Attribute_Definition:
Year that the bottom photograph was collected (2015 for these data).
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2015
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2015
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: years
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE
Attribute_Definition:
Date that the bottom photograph was collected in the format: YYYYMMDD.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 20150714
Range_Domain_Maximum: 20150716
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: date
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GPSTIME
Attribute_Definition:
UTC time of bottom photograph collection from GPS navigation file in format HH:MM:SS.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: UTC time of bottom photograph collection.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PICNAME
Attribute_Definition:
Name of bottom photograph used to uniquely identify between stations, cameras, and photographs: i.e. dl1_H2_14Jul_2100_G0024745, where dl1 refers to download number of when photos were downloaded off the camera, H2 refers to camera type (Hero 2), 14Jul refers to the date of the download, 2100 refers to the time of the download, and G0024745 refers to the sequential image number assigned to the image by the GoPro camera.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: String used to distinguish photographs.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CAMERA
Attribute_Definition: GoPro camera used to collect bottom photograph.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
String used to distinguish between 2 GoPro cameras mounted on the SEABOSS Mark II.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CAMR_TIME
Attribute_Definition:
Camera time of bottom photograph collection from GoPro camera in format HH:MM:SS.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Camera time of bottom photograph collection.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TIMEOFFSET
Attribute_Definition:
Offset of camera time from GPS navigation UTC time in the format HH:MM:SS.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Offset time of bottom photograph collection.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIELD_NO
Attribute_Definition:
Name of station ID that corresponds to photograph and sample locations: S stands for sample, followed by the number of the sample collected.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character set
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASSIFICA
Attribute_Definition:
Clastic sediment classification field (CLASSIFICA: based on Folk system) joined from the sample database to aide interpretations.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CLAYEY SAND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sediment whose main phase is sand, but with significant clay.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: GRAVEL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sediment whose main phase is greater than 2 mm.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: GRAVELLY SEDIMENT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Sediment whose main phase is greater than 2 mm, but with significant other sediment. Gravel greater than 10 percent.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SAND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Sediment whose main phase is less than 2 mm, but greater than or equal to 0.0625 mm.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SILTY SAND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sediment whose main phase is sand, but with significant silt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Modified from USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database data dictionary
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CRUISE_ID
Attribute_Definition:
WHCMSC field activity identifier (e.g. "2015-001-FA" where 2015 is the survey year, 001 is survey number of that year, and FA is Field Activity).
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: String used to distinguish cruises by year and ID number.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEVICE_ID
Attribute_Definition: Device used to collect the sample and bottom photograph.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
String used to identify the SEABOSS configuration used during the survey.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VEHICLE_ID
Attribute_Definition: Vehicle (ship) used to collect data during survey 2015-001-FA.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: String used to identify the survey vessel.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The JPEG images can be hyperlinked to their shapefile location in ArcGIS.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: U.S. Geological Survey
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@usgs.gov
Resource_Description:
USGS data release 2015-001-FA contains bottom photograph locations and images (235 total images) of the seafloor collected from the Delmarva Peninsula area (2015-001-FA_photos.zip). The zip file contains the following shapefile: 2015-001-FA_photos.shp and seafloor photographs for each GoPro camera (Hero 2 and Hero 3+). A browse graphic of photo locations (2015-001-FA_photos_browse.jpg) and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) metadata files (2015-001-FA_photos.xml) in four standard formats are also included in the zip file.
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 10.3.1
Format_Specification: Shapefile
Format_Information_Content:
The WinZip (version 14.0) file contains bottom photograph locations and images of the seafloor collected by the U.S. Geological Survey - Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA and the associated metadata.
File_Decompression_Technique: Use WinZip, 7zip, Peazip or pkUnzip
Transfer_Size: 880
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Access_Instructions: Data can be downloaded via the Internet
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: JPEG
Format_Version_Number: GoPro Hero 2 or Hero 3+
Format_Specification: Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
Format_Information_Content:
The WinZip (version 14.0) file contains bottom photograph locations and images of the seafloor collected by the U.S. Geological Survey - Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA and the associated metadata.
File_Decompression_Technique: Use WinZip, 7zip, Peazip or pkUnzip
Transfer_Size: 880
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Access_Instructions: Data can be downloaded via the Internet
Fees: none
Technical_Prerequisites:
This zip file contains data available in point shapefile format. The user must have software capable of reading shapefile format to use these data. An image viewer can be used to see the JPEG images.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20170419
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Edward M. Sweeney
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emsweeney@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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