California Seafloor Mapping Program Progress Map

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What does this data set describe?

Title: California Seafloor Mapping Program Progress Map
Abstract:
As part of the USGS California State Mapping website, this Google Maps KMZ file shows the location and extent of the project's publication map sheets. The map will be updated as needed.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    United States Geological Survey (USGS), 2013, California Seafloor Mapping Program Progress Map:.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Cochrane, Guy, Johnson, Samuel, Triezenberg, Peter, Wong, Florence, Dartnell, Peter, and Phillips, Eleyne, 2013, California State Mapping Program: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Research Projects California Seafloor Mapping Program, U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.50000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.00000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.70000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.50000

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/mapping/csmp/progress.html/california_mapping/images/overview_blocks.jpg> (JPEG)
    This overview image shows the 127 mapping blocks into which the California coast and islands have been sectioned for the creation of a multi-sheet folio maps.

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jun-2008
    Ending_Date: 01-Mar-20131
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Raster data set.

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is Mercator.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 37.60000
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.75000
      False_Easting: 0.0
      False_Northing: 0.0

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 1.0
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 1.0
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    This Google Map data set contains these entities:
      Map Blocks;
      State 3-nautical mile limit; and
    
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    Cochrane, G. and Johnson, S., California Seafloor Mapping Program: U.S. Geological Survey.


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    The California Seafloor Mapping Program is a cooperative among
    these state, federal, educational, and industrial partners:
      California Coastal Conservancy;
      California Ocean Protection Council;
      California State University, Monterey Bay, Seafloor Mapping Lab;
      Fugro Pelagos Inc.;
      Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Center for Habitat Studies;
      California State Geological Survey;
      NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries;
      NOAA Office of Coast Survey;
      NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service; and
      U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center.
    

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
    Attn: Guy Cochrane
    Geologist
    400 Natural Bridges Dr.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    USA

    (831) 460-7554 (voice)
    gcochrane@usgs.gov


Why was the data set created?

The California Seafloor Mapping Program is a cooperative partnership between state, federal agencies, universities, and industry to create a comprehensive coastal/marine geologic and habitat base map series for all of California's state waters. The U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center maintains the California Seafloor Mapping Program website with this page dedicated to showing the extent of mapping and ground-truth progress.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 2009 (process 1 of 1)
    ESRI shapefiles were created for California Seafloor Mapping Program map sheets. The shapefiles were converted into Google map files and added to the Google map. Data sources include the USGS, and California State University, Monterey Bay

    Person who carried out this activity:

    U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
    Attn: Guy Cochrane
    Geologist
    400 Natural Bridges Dr.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    USA

    (831) 460-7554 (voice)
    gcochrane@usgs.gov

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

    U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology InfoBank, 2009, Field Activity C-1-09-NC Metadata.

    Online Links:

    U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology InfoBank, 2009, Field Activity S-8-09-NC Metadata.

    Online Links:

    U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology InfoBank, 2009, Field Activity S-W1-09-SC Metadata.

    Online Links:


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Not applicable for raster data.

    Therefore, no assessment of the accuracy of the identification of entities and assignment of attribute values in the data set and a description of the tests used are provided.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    No explanation of the accuracy of the horizontal coordinate measurements and a description of the tests used are provided.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

    No explanation of the accuracy of the vertical coordinate measurements and a description of the tests used are provided.

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Data will be updated as needed.

    No additional information about omissions, selection criteria, generalization, definitions used, and other rules used to derive the data set are provided.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    No explanation of the fidelity of relationships in the data set and tests used are provided.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:

Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services
    345 Middlefield Rd MS-532
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
    USA

    (650) 329-4309 (voice)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?


    These data not intended for navigational purposes.
    Although these data have been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, these data and information are provided with the understanding that they are not guaranteed to be usable, timely, accurate, or complete. Users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of these data and information before using them for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences. Conclusions drawn from, or actions undertaken on the basis of, such data and information are the sole responsibility of the user.

    Neither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, 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 data, software, information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights.

    Trade, firm, or product names and other references to non-USGS products and services are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement or warranty, express or implied, by the USGS, USDOI, or U.S. Government, as to their suitability, content, usefulness, functioning, completeness, or accuracy.


  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 30-Jun-2009
Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Attn: Peter Dartnell
Physical Scientist
400 Natural Bridges Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
USA

(831) 460-7415 (voice)
pdartnell@usgs.gov

Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata ("CSDGM version 2") (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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