Massachusetts Bay and adjacent land: Polygon boundaries for source data of a continuous bathymetry and topography terrain model of the Massachusetts coastal zone and continental shelf: (Esri polygon shapefile, Geographic, NAD 83).

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

Integrated terrain models covering 16,357 square kilometers of the Massachusetts coastal zone and offshore waters were built to provide a continuous elevation and bathymetry terrain model for ocean planning purposes. The area is divided into the following four geographical areas to reduce file size and facilitate publishing: Massachusetts Bay from the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border south to Provincetown and Scituate and east to Stellwagen Bank; Cape Cod Bay from Provincetown to Scituate and south to Hyannis; Buzzards Bay from the Cape Cod Canal southwest to the State border including the Elizabeth Islands and extending north to Fall River and Mount Hope Bay; and Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds, from Hyannis south to the border of the Massachusetts Coastal zone approximately 8 kilometers south of Nantucket. A Triangulated Irregular Network was created from public-domain bathymetric and LiDAR data using the ArcGIS terrain-model framework and then interpolated into a 32-bit GeoTiff of 10 meter resolution. The grids for each of the four geographical areas are referenced to the Universal Transverse Mercator, Zone 19, North American Datum of 1983 coordinate system, and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988. A polygon shapefile recording the source datasets accompanies each of the four grids.

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Metadata Date August 7, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from DOI Open Data

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Image of source data boundaries for terrain model of Massachusetts Bay and surrounding elevations. File is located in the compressed zip file.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 7, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information. Users are advised to read the data set's metadata thoroughly to understand appropriate use and data limitations., Access Constraints: None.
Bbox East Long -69.770803
Bbox North Lat 42.878848
Bbox South Lat 42.118673
Bbox West Long -71.121763
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Image of source data boundaries for terrain model of Massachusetts Bay and surrounding elevations. File is located in the compressed zip file.
Graphic Preview File https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/file/get/5a464a57e4b0d05ee8c05491?name=MassBay_Source.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Licence Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1940-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-01-01

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