We are pleased to announce that there are a number of new California Seafloor and Coastal Mapping Program layers and map services now available through the WCODP and USGS Data Portal. This work was undertaken by 25 essential co-authors. Each release includes the catalog of GIS layers, web services, 10 thematic map sheets in pdf format, and an explanatory pamphlet. There are now 19 of these map and data sets available, covering approximately 24% of California’s mainland State Waters. Three more map and data publications should be released in the next few months – Offshore of Bolinas, Offshore of Bodega Head, and Offshore of Fort Ross. The new publication links are below or go to USGS Data Series 781 to find all published data. You can also access the new records on the WCODP.
More information on the California Seafloor and Coastal Mapping Program is available at: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/mapping/csmp/