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Data Release

Multibeam Bathymetry Data Collected in December 2017, February and March 2018 at Looe Key, the Florida Keys

By Jake J. Fredericks,1 Billy J. Reynolds,1 Andrew S. Farmer,2 Kimberly K. Yates,1 and David G. Zawada1

1U.S. Geological Survey
2Cherokee Nation Technologies


The U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS SPCMSC), collected multibeam bathymetry data at Looe Key in the Florida Keys during 3 separate survey legs, December 2017, February 2018 and March 2018, as a part of the Ecosystem Processes Impacting Coastal Change project (EPIC) in an effort to assess sediment accumulation within the survey area. This USGS data release includes the resulting processed elevation point data (xyz) in the native format of the World Geodetic System of 1984 (WGS84). For further information regarding data collection and/or processing please see the metadata associated with this data release. Data were collected under Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary permit FKNMS-2016-068.


File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
Processed elevation point data (xyz) as derived from a 1-meter grid provided in WGS84 (.xyz)
(280.5 MB)

Graphic location map for the 2017-2018 Looe Key multibeam bathymetry survey, with high areas shown in red and low areas shown in blue
Figure 1. Location map for the 2017–2018 Looe Key, Florida, multibeam bathymetry survey as represented by a 1-meter digital elevation model in WGS84 ellipsoid height. This data should not be used for navigational purposes.

Suggested Citation

Fredericks, J.J., Reynolds, B.J., Farmer, A.S., Yates, K.K., and Zawada, D.G., 2019, Multibeam bathymetry data collected in December 2017, February and March 2018 at Looe Key, the Florida Keys: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

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