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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What does this map show?

A: This map is a GIS which shows the locations of different types of data collected by C-SCAMP as well as other relevant datasets used by C-SCAMP. The data include mutlibeam bathymetry and backscatter, seafloor sediment grab samples, and sea turtle sightings via an underwater camera.


Q: What is a GIS?

A: The acronym GIS stands for ‘Geographic Information System’ and in this case it takes the form of an interactive, web-based map where layers can be turned on and off as well as clicked on to show more information (also called metadata).


Q: How do I use this map?

A: For a quickstart guide on how to use this map, click HERE.


Q: What is the West Florida Shelf (WFS)?

A: The WFS is shown on the map as the large, beige polygon and we refer to it as the area off the west coast of Florida between 20 meters and 200 meters of depth.


Q: How can I request the raw data indicated on the map?

A: Contact us with your request