Tag Archives: USGS

[Data Update] New CA Seafloor Mapping Publications available on the WCODP

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 Continue reading →

[News and Events] Spring Monterey Bay GIS Events

There are two fantastic upcoming opportunities to learn about coastal and marine GIS technologies and techniques. Network members are encouraged to register and participate! COAST Marine Geospatial Workshop at CSUMB March 19-21, 2015 The COAST Geospatial Network will host a workshop on geospatial techniques and data analysis in the marine environment at CSU Monterey Bay March 19-21, 2015. The workshop will focus on marine geospatial data collection and statistical analysis and application to biological and ecological research questions. Training in the use of advanced geospatial Continue reading →

[Data Update] New Federal and University Data Sources

Since the launch of the WCODP in January, which focused mostly on state generated data, we have been working to include additional federal and university sources. Over the last two months we have included about 50 new records from the National Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center, Coral Reef Information System, MPA Center, and U.S Geological Survey. Additionally, we have also added some cool seafloor mapping data from California State University, Monterey Bay. You can check all of it out at http://portal.westcoastoceans.org/discover/ (under Sources). We will be working Continue reading →