• 5 meter ArcRaster grid of hillshaded bathymetry (Revised) acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey using a SEA Ltd. SWATHplus interferometric sonar in 2009, 2010, 2011 offshore of Massachusetts within Vineyard Sound (VS_BATHHS_V2, Esri BINARY GRID, UTM 19N, WGS 84).

    Metadata Updated: March 22, 2021

    These data were collected under a cooperative agreement with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHSC). Initiated in 2003, the primary objective of this program is to develop regional geologic framework information for the management of coastal and marine resources. Accurate data and maps of sea-floor geology are important first steps toward protecting fish habitat, delineating marine resources, and assessing environmental changes due to natural or human impacts. The project is focused on the inshore waters of coastal Massachusetts, primarily in water depths of 3-30 meters deep. 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/). The data collected in the study area located in Vineyard Sound Massachusetts includes high-resolution geophysics (bathymetry, backscatter intensity, and seismic reflection). The data were collected during three separate surveys conducted between 2009 and 2011and cover approximately 340 square kilometers of the inner continental shelf. More information about the individual USGS surveys conducted as part of the Vineyard Sound project can be found on the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Field Activity webpage: 2009-002-FA: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/public_ds_info.php?fa=2009-002-FA 2010-004-FA: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/public_ds_info.php?fa=2010-004-FA 2011-004-FA: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/public_ds_info.php?fa=2011-004-FA

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    Metadata Date September 8, 2020
    Metadata Created Date March 22, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 22, 2021
    Reference Date(s) January 1, 2014 (publication)
    Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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    Harvested from USGS-Harvest

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    Gray scale thumbnail image of hillshaded bathymetry collected in the Vineyard Sound Massachusetts survey area.

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    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date September 8, 2020
    Metadata Created Date March 22, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 22, 2021
    Reference Date(s) January 1, 2014 (publication)
    Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
    Contact Email
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    Access Constraints Use Constraints: These data are not for navigational use. Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information., Access Constraints: None
    Bbox East Long -70.421882
    Bbox North Lat 41.545884
    Bbox South Lat 41.262143
    Bbox West Long -71.037126
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update asNeeded
    Graphic Preview Description Gray scale thumbnail image of hillshaded bathymetry collected in the Vineyard Sound Massachusetts survey area.
    Graphic Preview File http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1006/GIS/browse_jpg/vs_bathhs_v2.jpg
    Graphic Preview Type JPEG
    Licence Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, 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 information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
    Metadata Language eng; USA
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 2009-06-02
    Temporal Extent End 2011-05-17

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