Contour--Offshore of Point Conception Map Area, California

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This part of DS 781 presents data for bathymetric contours for several seafloor maps of the Offshore of Point Conception Map Area, California. The vector data file is included in "," which is accessible from These data accompany the pamphlet and map sheets of Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., Hartwell, S.R., Golden, N.E., Kvitek, R.G., and Davenport, C.W. (S.Y. Johnson and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2018, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Point Conception, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1024, pamphlet 36 p., 9 sheets, scale 1:24,000, Bathymetry contours of the Offshore of Point Conception map area in southern California were generated from acoustic-bathymetry data collected by Fugro Pelagos Inc. Acoustic mapping was completed in 2008 using a combination of 400-kHz Reson 7125, 240-kHz Reson 8101, and 100-kHz Reson 8111 multibeam echosounders. Bathymetric-lidar data was collected in the nearshore area by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Joint Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise in 2009 and 2010. These mapping missions combine to provide continuous bathymetric data from the shoreline as well as acoustic-backscatter data from about the 10-m isobath to beyond the limit of California's State Waters. Bathymetric contours at 10-m intervals were generated from a modified 2-m-resolution bathymetric surface. The most continuous contour segments were preserved; smaller segments and isolated island polygons were excluded from the final output. Contours were smoothed using a polynomial approximation with exponential kernel algorithm and a tolerance value of 60 m. The contours were then clipped to the boundary of the map area.

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Metadata Date September 4, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
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Contours of Offshore of Point Conception map area

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 4, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (Point of Contact)
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Bbox East Long -120.185163
Bbox North Lat 34.542701
Bbox South Lat 34.391617
Bbox West Long -120.565524
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Graphic Preview Description Contours of Offshore of Point Conception map area
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 2008-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2010-01-01

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