NOAA Releases Estuarine Bathymetric Data for Google Earth

estuary bathymetry from NOAA in Google EarthI was contacted recently by NOAA regarding their release of bathymetry data for estuaries around the US. These colorful datasets “…are an interpolated data set representing the most up-to-date depth sounding information that was available at the time of publication (1998).Read more about the data. You can view the page providing access to the GE files here, where you select a region and then select which estuary you want to view. Then look for a link to “Google Earth Visualization files”. Here’s a sample of the Pamlico Sound in North Carolina. Thanks NOAA!
Related: new shaded relief map of the terrain of the US from NASA SRTM data.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



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