Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
California Seafloor Mapping Program
California State Waters Map Series
GIS Data & Metadata
Each GIS data file is listed with a brief description, small image, metadata files, and downloadable file. The data were compiled in ArcMap (detailed information on version is provided on each data catalog page or link below). Raster data layers are registered TIFF. Point, line and polygon features are in shapefile format.
The downloadable files have been compressed with the "zip" command and can be unzipped with Winzip, (or other tool) on Windows systems. The .zip file for a TIFF image includes the image (.tif), the world registration file (.tfw), and the text (.txt) metadata. The .zip for a shapefile includes a .aux, .dbf, .shp, .shx, .sbx, and .sbn file, and the metadata .txt file. Each area also includes a compressed (with the "zip" command) version of the ArcMap document (mxd).
Data Catalog PDF (401 kb). Each GIS data file is listed with a brief description, small image, and links to the metadata files and the downloadable data file. (401 kb PDF with links to 424 MB of data).
Data Catalog (web page). Each GIS data file is listed with a brief description, small image, and links to the metadata files and the downloadable data file. (links to 4.6 GB of data).