Habitat--Drakes Bay and Vicinity, California

Metadata:

Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: B. Dieter
Originator: H.G. Greene
Originator: C.A. Endris
Publication_Date: 2014
Title: Habitat--Drakes Bay and Vicinity, California
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: polygon shapefile digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Data Series
Issue_Identification: DS 781
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/ds781
Online_Linkage: Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Nadine E. Golden
Publication_Date: 2013
Title: California State Waters Map Series Data Catalog
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Data Series
Issue_Identification: DS 781
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/ds781
Online_Linkage:
Description:
Abstract:
This part of DS 781 presents data for the habitat map of the seafloor of the Drakes Bay and Vicinity map area, California. The vector data file is included in "Habitat_DrakesBay.zip," which is accessible from https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/781/DrakesBay/data_catalog_DrakesBay.html. These data accompany the pamphlet and map sheets of Watt, J.T., Dartnell, P., Golden, N.E., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D., Cochrane, G.R., Johnson, S.Y., Hartwell, S.R., Kvitek, R.G., Manson, M.W., Endris, C.A., Dieter, B.E., Sliter, R.W., Krigsman, L.M., Lowe, E.N., and Chin, J.L. (J.T. Watt and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Drakes Bay and Vicinity, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1041, pamphlet 36 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151041.
Potential marine benthic habitat maps were constructed using multibeam echosounder (MBES) bathymetry and backscatter data. The habitats were based on substrate types and documented or "ground truthed" using underwater video images and seafloor samples obtained by the USGS. These maps display various habitat types that range from flat, soft, unconsolidated sediment-covered seafloor to hard, deformed (folded), or highly rugose and differentially eroded bedrock exposures.
Purpose:
To expand habitat mapping to the seafloor within the California's State Waters and to contribute to a uniform regional database, which can be used with geographic information systems. Additionally, to provide a habitat map for the public and geoscience community to aid in assessments in the Drakes Bay coastal region and to provide information for land-use and land-management decisions both onshore and offshore. This information is not intended for navigational purposes.
Supplemental_Information:
References Cited:
Greene, H.G., Bizzarro, J.J., O'Connell, V.M., and Brylinsky, C.K., 2007, Construction of digital potential marine benthic habitat maps using a coded classification scheme and its application, in Todd, B.J., and Greene, H.G., eds., Mapping the seafloor for habitat characterization: Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 47, p. 141-155.
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Although this Federal Geographic Data Committee-compliant metadata file is intended to document the data set in nonproprietary form, as well as in Esri format, this metadata file may include some Esri-specific terminology.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2014
Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: none planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.97
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.76
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.03
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.88
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificinformation
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Data Categories for Marine Planning
Theme_Keyword: distributions
Theme_Keyword: physical habitats and geomorphology
Theme_Keyword: habitat
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB) keywords
Theme_Keyword: seabed
Theme_Keyword: habitats
Theme_Keyword: benthos
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: sea-floor characteristics
Theme_Keyword: habitats
Theme_Keyword: benthos
Theme_Keyword: maps and atlases
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS)
Theme_Keyword: Marine Nearshore Subtidal
Theme_Keyword: Marine Offshore Subtidal
Theme_Keyword: Transform Continental Margin
Theme_Keyword: Continental/Island Shelf
Theme_Keyword: Rock Substrate
Theme_Keyword: Unconsolidated Mineral Substrate
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Place_Keyword: Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword: California
Place_Keyword: Northern California
Place_Keyword: Drakes Bay
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS)
Place_Keyword: Northern California Ecoregion
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS)
Stratum_Keyword: Substrate
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain from the U.S. Government and are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize and acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator(s) of the dataset and in products derived from these data. This information is not intended for navigation purposes.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Contact_Person: PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2885 Mission Street
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95060-5792
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-427-4747
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pcmsc_data@usgs.gov
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Browse_Graphic_File_Name: Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Benthic habitats of Drakes Bay and Vicinity .
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Native_Data_Set_Environment:
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Janet T. Watt
Originator: Peter Dartnell
Originator: Nadine E. Golden
Originator: H. Gary Greene
Originator: Mercedes E. Erdey
Originator: Guy R. Cochrane
Originator: Samuel Y. Johnson
Originator: Stephen R. Hartwell
Originator: Rikk G. Kvitek
Originator: Michael W. Manson
Originator: Charles A. Endris
Originator: Bryan E. Dieter
Originator: Ray W. Sliter
Originator: Lisa M. Krigsman
Originator: Erik N. Lowe
Originator: John L. Chin
Publication_Date: 2018
Title:
California State Waters Map Series--Drakes Bay and Vicinity, California
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: pamphlet and map sheets
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2015-1041
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151041
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Map elements were visually checked for overshoots, undershoots, duplicate features, and other errors by the lead authors and by the GIS technician(s) who created the digital database. Review drafts of the map were reviewed internally by at least two other geologists for consistency with basic geologic principles and general conformity to USGS mapping standards.
Completeness_Report:
Contact authors for information about omissions, selection criteria, generalization, definitions used, and other rules used to derive the data set.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Interpretation and polygon delineation of habitats performed at scales from 1:2000 to 1:5000
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Peter Dartnell
Originator: Rikk G. Kvitek
Originator: Carrie K. Bretz
Publication_Date: 2013
Title: Bathymetry--Drakes Bay and Vicinity, California
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Data Series
Issue_Identification: DS 781
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
See metadata for bathymetry ("Bathymetry_DrakesBay_metadata.txt") in DS 781 for source data and postprocessing/reprocessing information.
Online_Linkage:
Type_of_Source_Media: digital file of gridded bathymetry data (ArcInfo GRID)
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2006
Ending_Date: 2009
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: bathymetry
Source_Contribution: Gridded bathymetry data (2-meter resolution)
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Peter Dartnell
Originator: Rikk G. Kvitek
Publication_Date: 2013
Title: Backscatter--Drakes Bay and Vicinity, California
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Data Series
Issue_Identification: DS 781
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
See metadata for backscatter datasets ("BackscatterA_8101_DrakesBay_metadata.txt", "BackscatterB_Swath_DrakesBay_metadata.txt" and "BackscatterC_7125_DrakesBay_metadata.txt") in DS 781 for amplitude source data and postprocessing/reprocessing information.
Online_Linkage: Online_Linkage: Online_Linkage:
Type_of_Source_Media: digital file of gridded amplitude data (ArcInfo GRID)
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2006
Ending_Date: 2007
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: backscatter
Source_Contribution: Gridded backscatter amplitude data (2-meter resolution)
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Brian Edwards
Originator: Eleyne Phillips
Originator: Nadine Golden
Originator: Lisa Krigsman
Originator: Pete Dartnell
Publication_Date: 2012
Title: F307NC_video_observations
Edition: Version 1.0, 2012
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Data Series
Issue_Identification: DS 781
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
See metadata for F307NC video observations ("f307nc_video_observations_metadata.txt") in DS 781 for source data and postprocessing/reprocessing information.
Online_Linkage:
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20070927
Ending_Date: 20071011
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: imagery
Source_Contribution:
seafloor interpretations from underwater video and sediment samples
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data used for the creation of the potential marine benthic habitat interpretation consists of multibeam bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, sediment samples, camera-sled imagery, and existing geologic and seafloor interpretive maps. All data were compiled and displayed for interpretation using ESRI ArcGIS software, ArcMap v.10.0. The process consists of editing a shapefile within ArcMap, beginning with the construction of polygons to delineate benthic features. A benthic feature is an area with common characteristics which can be characterized as a single potential habitat type. The boundaries and extents of these features were determined from the bathymetric data. In general, interpretations were made at scales between 1:2,000 and 1:5,000. The USGS kindly provided the Center for Habitat Studies with a geodatabase consisting of feature datasets delineating geologic features and attributes for Drakes Bay and vicinity. Some of the delineated polygons were preserved as part of the potential marine benthic habitat characterization. However, the Greene and others (2007) code was used in attributing the dataset and additional polygons were added using the methods outlined below. High-resolution multibeam sonar data in the form of bathymetric depth grids (seafloor digital elevation models, referred to as the "bathymetry") were the primary data used in the interpretation of potential habitat types. Shaded-relief imagery ("hillshade") allows for visualization of the terrain and interpretation of submarine landforms. On the basis of these hillshades, areas of rock were identified by their often sharply defined edges and high relative relief; these may be contiguous outcrops, isolated parts of outcrop protruding through sediment cover (pinnacles), or isolated boulders. Although these types of features can be confidently characterized as exposed rock, it is not uncommon to find areas within or around the rocky feature that appear to be covered by a thin veneer of sediment. These areas are identified as "mixed" induration, containing both rock and sediment. Broad areas of the seafloor lacking sharp and angular characteristics are considered to be sediment. Sedimentary features may contain erosional or depositional characteristics recognizable in the bathymetry, such as dynamic bedforms (dunes or sand waves). General morphologic features such as scours, mounds, and depressions were also identified using the hillshade imagery. The combination of acoustic backscatter data and "ground truthed" sediment samples were used to delineate seafloor sediment types within areas identified as "soft (s)" induration. Initially, ground truth data, in the form of grab sample descriptions and average grain size measurements, were categorized into four grain-size categories: mud (m), muddy sand (s/m), sand (s), and sandy gravel (s/g). Backscatter data was then classified into four intensity categories (low, med, high, very high) that are assumed to correspond to relative grain sizes. The aim was to develop an intensity classification of the seafloor that correlated with the data collected from the sediment samples. Thus, the combination of remotely observed data (acoustic backscatter) and directly observed data (sediment grab samples) translates to higher confidence in our ability to interpret broad areas of the seafloor. Nonetheless, we caution against using our sediment type interpretations as anything more than "best-guess" because of the following issues: characterization of contiguous sediment bodies is a difficult procedure because even small areas can exhibit a wide spectrum of backscatter-intensity values that lack distinct boundaries; backscatter intensity can be affected by depth, vegetation, water column conditions, and seafloor relief; and directly observed sediment data, in the form of sediment samples, represents a very small area relative to remotely observed data, requiring broad areas of interpolation.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: bathymetry
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: backscatter
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: imagery
Process_Date: 2014
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Center for Habitat Studies, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Contact_Person: H. Gary Greene
Contact_Position: Geologist--Principal Investigator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: Center for Habitat Studies
City: Moss Landing
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95039
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-771-4141
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 831-663-7264
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: greene@mlml.calstate.edu
Process_Step:
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Added Distribution_Information section to metadata to facilitate data download.
Process_Date: 20171005
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Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Alan O. Allwardt
Contact_Position: Contractor -- Information Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2885 Mission Street
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95060
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-460-7551
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 831-427-4748
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aallwardt@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Keywords section of metadata optimized for discovery in USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Data Catalog.
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City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 831-427-4748
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aallwardt@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
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Added keywords from Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) to metadata.
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Process_Contact:
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Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Alan O. Allwardt
Contact_Position: Contractor -- Information Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2885 Mission Street
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95060
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-460-7551
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 831-427-4748
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aallwardt@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata was modified to bring up to current USGS PCMSC standards. USGS Thesaurus and keywords were added, and minor typos were corrected. No data information was changed.
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Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Susan A Cochran
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Contact_Position: Geologist
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Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2885 Mission Street
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95060-5792
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (831) 460-7545
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scochran@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Information for accompanying Open-File Report added to Abstract and Cross Reference sections. Point of Contact information was updated. Details about different Network Resource Name links was given in the Access Instructions section. Phone number for Metadata Contact was corrected. No data information was changed.
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Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Susan A Cochran
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
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Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2885 Mission St.
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95060
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-460-7545
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scochran@usgs.gov
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Habitat_DrakesBay
Entity_Type_Definition: Polygons representing habitat map units
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
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Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Mod_ID
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Names are in text form, maximum length: 35
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Mod
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Names are in text form, maximum length: 50
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Slope_ID
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition: Slope description
Attribute_Definition_Source: Greene and others (2007)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri Calculate Geometry (Area in square meters) tool
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 345 Middlefield Rd
City: Menlo Park
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 94025-3561
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (650) 329-4309
Resource_Description:
The .zip file (Habitat_DrakesBay.zip) includes the .aux, .dbf, .shp, .shx, .sbx, and .sbn files, as well as FGDC-compliant metadata for the habitats data layer of Drakes Bay and vicinity, California.
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 on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
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Format_Version_Number: ArcMap (version 10.0, ESRI, 2011)
Format_Specification:
Point, line, and polygon features are in shapefile format and are projected in UTM Zone 10 coordinates.
Format_Information_Content:
The .zip file includes the .aux, .dbf, .shp, .shx, .sbx, and .sbn files, as well as FGDC-compliant metadata for the habitats data layer of Drakes Bay and vicinity, California.
File_Decompression_Technique: WinZip
Transfer_Size: 1.1
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Access_Instructions:
The first link will begin a direct download of the data. The second link is a landing page on which all of the downloadable data for a particular region are listed. The third link is a landing page for the entire data catalog.
Fees: none
Technical_Prerequisites:
The downloadable data file has been compressed with the "zip" command and can be unzipped with Winzip (or other tool) on Windows systems. To utilize these data, the user must have software capable of uncompressing the WinZip file and importing and viewing an Esri ArcMap TIFF. Users should download the ArcGIS Project File, DrakesBayGIS.mxd.zip, a compressed (with the "zip" command) version of the ArcMap document (.mxd) that has all the data layers loaded in the table of contents for “Drakes Bay and Vicinity“ and has all the data symbolized as on the map sheets. Download and save this ArcGIS project file, including all data layers, to the directory the user has created for this GIS.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20180907
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Contact_Person: PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2885 Mission Street
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95060-5792
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-427-4747
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pcmsc_data@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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