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Multibeam Mapping of the West Florida Shelf, Gulf of Mexico, USGS OFR 02-05
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_0205

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Abstract: The objective was to map the region between the 50 to 150-m isobaths south
from the eastern edge of De Soto Canyon as far as Steamboat Lumps using a
state-of-the-art multibeam mapping system (MBES). The cruise used a Kongsberg
Simrad EM1002 MBES, the latest generation of high-resolution mapping systems.
The EM1002 produces both geodetically accurate georeferenced bathymetry and
coregistered, ... View entire text
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Description:  Perspective view of Madison-Swanson Reserve on the West Florida
Shelf, Gulf of Mexico. The distance across the bottom of the image
is about 13km with a vertical exaggeration of 20x.
350x207 pixels, 32-bit RGB true color, 36 kbytes.

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 31.08   S: 28.0   E: -84.58   W: -86.72

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: James V. Gardner; Peter Dartnell; Kenneth J. Sulak
Dataset Title: Multibeam Mapping of the West Florida Shelf, Gulf of Mexico
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Menlo Park, CA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: OFR 02-05
Data Presentation Form: map
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-09-03
Stop Date: 2001-10-12
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 8.0 m
Longitude Resolution: 8.0 m
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this
information. USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Publications-Western Region,Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: USGS Open-File Report 02-005

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 650-329-5015
Fax: 650-329-5119
Email: cdonlin at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Geology Division
345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: CSV (ASCII)
Fees: None

Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: ArcInfo GRID
Fees: None
Phone: 603-862-3473
Email: jim.gardner at
Contact Address:
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, University of New Hampshire
Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, 24 Colovos Road
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA
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Gardner, James V. , Dartnell, Peter, and Sulak, Kenneth J. , 2002, Multibeam
Mapping of the West Florida Shelf, Gulf of Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 02-005, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-10-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24