Hillshade of Multibeam Bathymetry 2 meter/pixel of Boston Harbor and Approaches
Entry ID: CZM_moris_bh_2mmbhs_raster

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Summary
Abstract: These data are high-resolution bathymetric measurements of the seafloor from Boston Harbor and the harbor approaches, Massachusetts. Approximately 170 kmĀ² of sidescan sonar and bathymetric data were collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ship Whiting in 2000 and 2001 and reprocessed and gridded by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Note: These data were converted from their native projection to the Massachusetts State Plane coordinate system, Mainland Zone (Fipszone 2001), meters by the Massachusetts Department of Coastal Zone Management on Oct. 1, 2006.

Purpose: These data were collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS) branch as part of their periodic hydrographic mapping for nautical charting. The raw datasets were provided by NOAA to the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Woods Hole, MA as part of a cooperative agreement to provide high ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.44   S: 42.26   E: -70.81   W: -71.06

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Seth Ackerman
Dataset Title: Hillshade of Multibeam Bathymetry 2 meter/pixel of Boston Harbor and Approaches
Dataset Series Name: Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Release Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Issue Identification: 2006-1008
Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006//gis/datazipped/mbbath.zip

Dataset Originator/Creator: Ackerman, S.D. Butman, B. Barnhardt, W.B. Danforth, W.W. Crocker, J.M.
Dataset Title: High-Resolution Geologic Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf: Boston Harbor and Approaches, Massachusetts
Dataset Series Name: Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Release Place: Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Issue Identification: 2006-1008
Other Citation Details: 1 DVD-ROM
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-09-19
Stop Date: 2001-10-30
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Quality LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: These data have not been quantitatively compared to previous hydrographic data, although they generally agree with qualitative comparison of published NOAA charts.

HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: All of the NOAA survey vessels were equipped with Trimble DSM212L Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) receivers. Launch 1005, which collected all of the multibeam bathymetry, was also equipped with a TSS POS/MV Model 320 (Position and Orientation System for Marine Vessels). Standard bathymetric processing, including tide corrections, soundings accuracy, and quality control were done by the NOAA Office of Coast Survey.
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. 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.
Use Constraints USE CONSTRAINTS: Data are not intended for navigational use. These data should not be used at resolutions for which it is not intended. 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.

DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION
Technical Prerequisites: These data are available in Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) GRID format. The user must have software capable of importing and processing the data file.

FEES: None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mass.gov/czm/
Dataset ID: Downloadable Data

Data Center Personnel
Name: SETH ACKERMAN
Phone: 508-548-8700 x2315
Fax: 508-457-2310
Email: seth.ackerman at state.ma.us
Contact Address:
384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: ESRI Grid
Distribution Size: 16.900
Distribution Format: ESRI Grid 16 bit integerArcGIS 9.0
Fees: See Use Constraints.
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 508-548-8700 x2315
Fax: 508-457-2310
Email: seth.ackerman at state.ma.us
Contact Address:
384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-04
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