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NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys

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        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  (303) 497-6339
                        facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
                    hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  free online download
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            transferSize:
              Real:  10
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geosamples/survey.jsp
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geosamples/survey.jsp
                description:  Text interface to subset, view data in table form, and/or download data in tab-delimited or KML form.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/marine_geology/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/marine_geology/
                description:  ArcGIS interactive map interface to view data locations and values, with links to survey products and information.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
            extent:  #boundingExtent
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                dataset:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G10163
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription:
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The horizontal accuracy of newer data values is approximately .00001 degree of latitude/longitude.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_QuantitativeAttributeAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Reliability
            measureDescription:
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Quality control was performed by the originator. NGDC performed basic out-of-range location testing.
            result:
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Lineage varies by contributor, see supplemental information.
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  Original date data were placed online
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2005-09-30T00:00:00
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  USCGS, NOAA-National Ocean Service, NMNH Smithsonian Institution
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) continual
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2015-02-26
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2015-02-26
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Carla J. Moore
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  (303) 497-6339
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305-3328
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
            type:  instrument
            description:  Instrument Type: Sea floor and lakebed geologic sampling (coring, drilling, dredging, trawling, and/or grab sampling devices) and/or in situ measurements (cameras, visual observations, and/or recorders/loggers)
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                authority:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2008-02-05
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) User Support Office
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  NASA Global Change Master Directory, Goddard Space Flight Center
                                city:  Greenbelt
                                administrativeArea:  MD
                                postalCode:  20771
                                country:  USA
                                electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/index.html
                                protocol:  http
                                applicationProfile:  web browser
                                name:  NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)
                                description:  Home Page
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                            contactInstructions: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  NASA Global Change Master Directory, Goddard Space Flight Center
                                city:  Greenbelt
                                administrativeArea:  MD
                                postalCode:  20771
                                country:  USA
                                electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/Resources/valids/
                                protocol:  http
                                applicationProfile:  web browser
                                name:  NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keyword Page
                                description:  This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions.
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
                            contactInstructions: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
                code:  SHIPS > SHIPS
            description:  Various ships
            instrument: