Polygons of global undersea features for geographic searches

Open-File Report 2014-1040
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A shapefile of 311 undersea features from all major oceans and seas has been created as an aid for retrieving georeferenced information resources. Geospatial information systems with the capability to search user-defined, polygonal geographic areas will be able to utilize this shapefile or secondary products derived from it, such as linked data based on well-known text representations of the individual polygons within the shapefile. Version 1.1 of this report also includes a linked data representation of 299 of these features and their spatial extents.

Suggested Citation

Hartwell, S.R., Wingfield, D.K., Allwardt, A.O., Lightsom, F.L., and Wong, F.L., 2018, Polygons of global undersea features for geographic searches (ver. 1.1, June 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1040, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141040.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abbreviations
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Dataset
  • Data Attributes
  • Data Sources
  • Data Usage
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Polygons of global undersea features for geographic searches
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1040
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141040
Edition Version 1.1: June 2018; Version 1.0: March 2014
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
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Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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