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Digital recovery of 19th century surveys in Tampa Bay, Florida: Topographic charts and Public Land Surveys

Data Series 727

For CD-ROM ordering information see: DS 727.
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Abstract

Recovery of historic data to a digital setting adresses the need for data integration through time, bridging technical gaps and differences. The goal of this study was to evaluate a marsh-to-mangrove conversion spanning 125 years and the implications for present coastal-resource management (Yates and others, 2011; Raabe and others, 2012). The U.S. Geological Survey in St. Petersburg, Fla., georectified and digitized 1870s T-sheets at four Tampa Bay locations that still supported coastal wetlands in 2000 (table 1). Nineteenth century Public Land Surveys of Township and Range lines were also digitized for each site, as a secondary data source to verify historic landscape features (table 2).

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Digital recovery of 19th century surveys in Tampa Bay, Florida: Topographic charts and Public Land Surveys
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
727
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
HTML Document; Methods; Data; Metadata; CD-ROM
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
City:
Tampa Bay
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y