Data Release

Multibeam Bathymetry Data Collected in October and December 2017 at Crocker Reef, the Florida Keys

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

1 U.S. Geological Survey
2 Cherokee Nation Technologies


The U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS SPCMSC), collected multibeam bathymetry data at Crocker Reef in the Florida Keys, October and December 2017, as a part of the Ecosystem Processes Impacting Coastal Change project (EPIC) in an effort to asses 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)
Crocker_2017_MBB_xyz_metadata.xml Crocker_2017_MBB_xyz_metadata.txt
(279.5 MB)

Location map showing a satellite image of the 2017 study area overlain with elevation data, with high elevation shown as red and low elevation shown as blue; in the upper right corner is an inset of Florida showing a marker for the survey area
Figure 1. Location map for the 2017 Crocker Reef 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 October and December 2017 at Crocker Reef, the Florida Keys: U.S. Geological Survey data release,