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Polygons of global undersea features for geographic searches

March 24, 2014

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Polygons of global undersea features for geographic searches
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141040
Authors Stephen R. Hartwell, Dana K. Wingfield, Alan O. Allwardt, Frances L. Lightsom, Florence L. Wong
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2014-1040
Index ID ofr20141040
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center