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Open-File Report 2014–1040

Polygons of Global Undersea Features for Geographic Searches (undersea_features.shp)

By Stephen R. Hartwell, Dana K. Wingfield, Alan O. Allwardt, Frances L. Lightsom, and Florence L. Wong

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A shapefile of 311 undersea features from all major oceans and seas has been created as an aid for retrieving georeferenced information resources. Geospatial information systems with the capability to search user-defined, polygonal geographic areas will be able to utilize this shapefile or secondary products derived from it, such as well-known text representations of the individual polygons within the shapefile.

First posted March 24, 2014

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Suggested citation:

Hartwell, S.R., Wingfield, D.K., Allwardt, A.O., Lightsom, F.L., and Wong, F.L., 2014, Polygons of global undersea features for geographic searches (undersea_features.shp): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1040, 8 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141040.

 

ISSN 2331–1258 (online)



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Background

Dataset

Data Attributes

Data Sources

Data Usage

References Cited


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