Data collected for the mapping cooperative have been released in a series of USGS Open-File Reports<http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/coastal_mass/html/current_map.html>. This spatial dataset is from the Cape Ann and Salisbury Beach Massachusetts project area. They were collected in two separate surveys in 2004 and 2005 and cover approximately 325 square kilometers of the inner continental shelf. High resolution bathymetry and backscatter intensity were collected in 2004 and 2005. Seismic profile data, sediment samples and bottom photography were also collected in 2005.
1) Calculated new grid by selecting all areas in bath_is5m with a depth less than 14m deep using ESRI ArcInfo Workstation (ver 9.2 ) Grid Module Syntax= EXT14M = select((bath5mfinal), 'value > -14')
2) Converted the temporary grid of depth less than 14 meters to a point feature class using the "Raster to Point" tool (ArcGIS ArcToolbox ver. 9.2).
3) Create empty TIN using "Create TIN" tool, then add x,y,z point feature class using the "Edit TIN" tool (ArcGIS ArcToolbox ver. 9.2). Creating a TIN from the points filled in the gaps between lines.
4) Created a polygon feature class to use as a hard clip boundary and then added to the TIN with the "Edit TIN" Tool (ArcGIS ArcToolbox ver. 9.2).
5) Converted the TIN back to a 10 meter resolution grid (nn10mfil) using "Tin to Raster" Tool (ArcGIS ArcToolbox ver 9.2) using the natural neighbors and 10 m cell size option. A 10m cell size was used to further smooth the data.
6) Mosaicked the 5m inshore grid (bath_is5m with gaps) with the 10m inshore grid (<14m with no gaps) into a new 5m grid (bath_is5mInt) covering the near shore survey area. Used the "Mosaic To New Raster" tool (ArcGIS ArcToolbox ver. 9.2) with the following parameters: Input Rasters: nn10mfil, bath_is5m Output Raster: is5m_merge Cellsize: 5
Mosaic Method: First- This option means the output cell value of the overlapping areas will be the value from the first raster in the list (bath_is5m). Where the two grids do not overlap (the gaps) the nn10mfil values we used.
Count: 131,668 Min: -4.23 meters Max 2.77 meters Mean: -0.24 meters Standard Deviation: 0.177 meters
The offshore data (SAIC RESON 8101) is 0.24 meters shallower than the USGS inshore data. A correction factor of 0.24 meters was added to the inshore data so that the mosaicked bathymetric grid would not have a big depth difference along the area of overlap.