Topographic maps of the sea floor. Detailed depth contours provide the size, shape and distribution of underwater features. The map
serves as a tool for performing scientific, engineering, marine geophysical and environmental
studies, that are required in the development of energy and marine resources.
Detailed multipurpose maps of NOS bathymetry and US
Geological Survey (USGS) land topography. Maps support the Coastal Zone Management and Energy Impact Programs and the offshore oil and gas
program. They may also be used by land-use planners, conservationists, oceanographers, marine
geologists, and those interested in the coastal zone and the Outer Continental Shelf's (OCS)
physical environment. All 1:250,000 and 1:1000,000 maps are overprinted with the Minerals
Management Service's OCS Protraction Diagram data.
Bathy Fishing Maps
Topographic maps of the sea floor, produced at a 1:100,000 scale that contain Loran-C rates, bottom sediment types and known bottom obstructions. This product is intended to aid fishermen and
seafloor features and potential fishing grounds.
Each consist of three sheets (a base bathymetric map, a magnetic map, and a gravity map), and where
practicable a sediment overprint (NOS 1308N-17S). The bathymetric map, when combined with the other
maps, serves as a base for making geological-geophysical studies of the oceans bottom's crustal
geophysical data for the Continental Shelf and slope. The SEAMAP SERIES at a scale of 1:1,000,000,
covers geophysical data gathered in the deep-sea area, sometimes including the adjacent Continental
Shelf and Slope.
Bathymetric maps that have been compiled, but are not
published. NOAA provides blackline copies of compilation manuscripts for bathymetric maps that were
left in the production process but are sufficiently developed to include accurate bathymetric data.
There are no plans to have these maps published.
1:1,000,000 scale maps compiled from 1:250,000 scale bathymetric maps.