Polygons of Global Undersea Features for Geographic Searches
Entry ID: USGS_undersea_features

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Summary
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A shapefile of 311 undersea features from all major oceans and seas has been created as an aid for retrieving georeferenced information resources. The geographic extent of the shapefile is 0 degrees E to 0 degrees W longitude and 75 degrees S to 90 degrees N latitude. Many of the undersea features (UF) in the shapefile were selected from a list assembled by Weatherall and Cramer (2008) ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: These polygons are provided as criteria for selecting georeferenced data from other databases. The precision of geographic searches in any system that employs these polygons will depend on the nature of the search algorithm. This information is not intended for navigational purposes. These data are intended for science researchers, students, policymakers, and the general public. The data ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 89.0   S: -74.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stephen R. Hartwell, Dana K. Wingfield, Alan O. Allwardt, Frances L. Lightsom, Florence L. Wong
Dataset Title: Polygons of global undersea features for geographic searches (undersea_features.shp)
Dataset Release Date: 2014
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: version 1
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2014-01-01
Stop Date: 2014-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000001 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000001 Decimal degrees
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Attributes or characteristics of each polygon were newly composed for this project and checked against cited maps and other publications.


LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: All polygons are closed. Polygons intersecting 180 degrees longitude are composed of two or more merged polygons. Polygons representing features occupying multiple discrete locations are ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None



DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: This information is not intended for navigational purposes. This data set has been approved for release and publication by the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although this data set has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further ... View entire text
Use Constraints Feature polygons are defined for general reference and are not to be construed as legal boundaries. This information is not intended for navigational purposes. Read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to data use. Uses of these data should not violate the spatial resolution of the data. Where these data are used in combination with other data of different resolution, the resolution of the ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://marine.usgs.gov/
Dataset ID: USGS_OFR_2014-1040

Data Center Personnel
Name: FRANCES L LIGHTSOM
Phone: 508-457-2242
Fax: 508-457-2310
Email: flightsom at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS) COASTAL AND MARINE GEOLOGY PROGRAM (CMGP)
USGS, 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: 274 KB
Distribution Format: ArcGIS 9.3.1 shapefile.9.3.1
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 508-457-2242
Fax: 508-457-2310
Email: flightsom at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS) COASTAL AND MARINE GEOLOGY PROGRAM (CMGP)
USGS, 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-02-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-14
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