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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

GIS Compilation of Data Collected from the Pulley Ridge Deep Coral Reef Region OF 2005-1089

OF 2005-1089

Disc Contents


Surficial Geology


Data Catalog

References Cited



System Requirements:

WWW Browsers:
The data and information on this DVD-ROM are formatted for access and download by use of WWW information browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla). Hyperlink references in this report that point to additional internet-resident information will not function if your computer is not actively connected to the internet via ISP or online LAN. These Web links are functional at publication, but there can be no guarantee that they will not change or be discontinued. The disk has been tested on systems utilizing the following operating systems: Windows XP, Macintosh and UNIX (Linux).

Two Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcView 3.3 Geographic Information System (GIS) project files reside in the top-level directory of this DVD. All associated GIS files are contained within the data directory. The user must have a copy of ESRI ArcView 3.2 or 3.3 in order to view the project file. Visit the ESRI Web site ( for information concerning this and other software. For those users who do not have ArcView 3.2 or later, the individual GIS data files can still be viewed with a compatible GIS viewer, or a free GIS viewer (ArcExplorer). This ArcExplorer data viewer is available from ESRI ( Please note that the ArcExplorer software is limited to the Microsoft Windows operating systems and some UNIX operating systems. The GIS page describes more detailed requirement regarding the actual project files.

ZIP files:
This DVD contains several files compressed using the Windows program WINZIP v8.0. For those users who do not have software capable of uncompressing files of this format, software may be obtained from or

Image files:
Image files of the color shaded-relief and the sidescan-sonar mosaics are available as TIFF images which can be viewed with a variety of software programs, as well as being viewed within the GIS. SeaBOSS sea floor images and seismic-refleciton profiles are available in JPEG format. These images are viewable within the HTML pages, as hotlinks within the GIS, as well as a variety of software packages.

MPEG-1 animation files combining the bathymetry with the bottom photographs are available on this DVD. Several commercial and public-domain software players are available to play this type of file on most operating systems.

In addition to the MPEG animation files, Fledermaus format files are also available. These "scene" files can be viewed with Interactive Visualization Systems (IVS) Fledermaus software, or the free viewer iView3D available from the IVS Web site (

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