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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Gary W. Hill

Nancy T. DeWitt; Mark Hansen

Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Lake Okeechobee Bathymetry data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: text files, maps
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/maps/lakeokeebathy/index.html>
Description:
Abstract:
The data from the bathymetric mapping of Lake Okeechobee are provided in two forms: as raw data files and as elevation contour maps
Purpose:
High resolution acoustic bathymetric surveying is a proven method to map sea and lake floor elevations. Of primary interest to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is the quantification of the present day lakebed in Lake Okeechobee. This information can be used by water-management decision-makers to better assess the water capacity of the lake at various levels.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200109
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.125
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.25
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.625
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: mapping
Theme_Keyword: geography
Theme_Keyword: hydrogeology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 008
Theme_Keyword: 012
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Martin County
Place_Keyword: Palm Beach County
Place_Keyword: Glades County
Place_Keyword: Hendry County
Place_Keyword: Okeechobee County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Lake Okeechobee
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Greater Lake Okeechobee
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mark Hansen
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 x 3036
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mhansen@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/maps/lakeokeebathy/>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: satellite image showing Lake Okeechobee bathymetric contours
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit: The SFWMD provided partial funding for this data collection.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ASCII text files, JPEG and PDF contour maps
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Hill, Gary W.

DeWitt, Nancy T; Hansen, Mark

Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Elevation Contours of Lake Okeechobee
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/maps/lakeokeebathy/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not available
Completeness_Report: unknown
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Boat position measured using precise differential GPS receivers. Horizontal accuracy is +/- 4 cm (1.6in)
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Dynamic elevation measured using precise differential GPS receivers. Vertical accuracy is +/- 8 cm (3 in).
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The USGS has developed a hydrographic survey system specifically designed to map in very shallow water. A survey quality 200 kHz depth sounder was used to acquire water depth measurements and a motion sensor measured heave, pitch, and roll of the boat. A measurement was collected every second or about every 3 m (10 ft) along a survey line. To achieve horizontal accuracy of +/- 4 cm (1.6 in) and vertical accuracy of +/- 8cm (3 in), the boat could not be operated more than 20 km from any one GPS base station. It was anticipated that two GPS base stations would be used. Several new survey benchmarks were established around the lake perimeter for GPS base station occupation.

Survey track line spacing was 1000 m apart oriented in a north-south direction. A perimeter survey line and several east-west lines were collected also. In addition random crossing lines were collected daily. Crossing lines were used to crosscheck and verify the survey. Soundings were collected along each track line at 3 m (10 ft) spacing. A minimum of 1550 kilometers of survey line were collected. In shallow areas, data were collected in a minimum of 2 feet water depth except where there was potential damage to the bottom environment or the boat/motors.

Process_Date: 200109
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mark Hansen
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 x 3036
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mhansen@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Lake Okeechobee

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.00000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.00000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude_Resolution: 1.0,0.5
Altitude_Distance_Units: feet, meters
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Data in the "raw data" files are in the following format:

Col 1 Longitude Col 2 Latitude Col 3 X State Plane (ft) Florida East Zone Col 4 Y State Plane (ft) Florida East Zone Col 5 VERTCON corrections factor (m) Col 6 Elevation (m) - NAVD88 Col 7 Elevation (ft) - NAVD88 Col 8 Elevation (m) - NGVD29 Col 9 Elevation (ft) - NGVD29

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: USGS personnel

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S.Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: raw data file (ptokeemft.xyz)
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII text
Transfer_Size: 60
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/maps/lakeokeebathy/index.html#data>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S.Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Lake Okeechobee contour maps
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Adobe Illustrator
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Format_Information_Content:
AI-ft.zip is the feet version of the contour map and AI-m.zip is the meter version of the map.
File_Decompression_Technique: The files are "zipped" and must be "unzipped" before use.
Transfer_Size: 96
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/maps/lakeokeebathy/index.html#data>
Access_Instructions: The contour maps may be downloaded from the SOFIA website.
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: JPEG
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Format_Information_Content:
The maps are available in two versions - contours in feet and contours in meters
Transfer_Size: 0.612
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/maps/lakeokeebathy/index.html>
Access_Instructions: The maps may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Adobe PDF
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Format_Information_Content:
The maps are available in two sizes - 8.18 x 9.92 in and 27.24 x. 33.03 in with the contours in feet and meters
Transfer_Size: 3.9
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/maps/lakeokeebathy/index.html>
Access_Instructions: The maps may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070523
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

This page is <https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata/sflwww/lake_okee_bathy_data.html>

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