Note on Bounding Box: Survey area was irregular in shape, the entire area within the corners was not mapped
NOAA Fisheries - Panama City Laboratory, Chief Scientist (Andy David), 20060728, 2006 Multibeam Mapping of cross-shelf corridor, North of Madison-Swanson - Florida: NOAA Fisheries Laboratory in Panama City, FL, Panama City, FL.This is part of the following larger work.
Fisheries, NOAA, 20060728, Cross-shelf multibeam survey of West Florida shelf: NOAA Fisheries - Panama City Laboratory, Panama City, FL.
This is a Point data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.00002. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.00002. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal Degrees.
The horizontal datum used is WGS84.
The ellipsoid used is WGS84.
The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.25722356300.
The primary objective of this mapping expedition is to find the location of deep water reefs along the West Florida shelf, which represent important habitat for reef fish. The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council recognize the importance of this geological setting when they established the Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in 1999. Precisely georeferenced high-resolution mapping of bathymetry is a fundamental first step to study the area of the continetal shelf and the shelf-edge suspected to be critical habitats.
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Data are believed to be logically consistent, though no tests were performed.
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