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Interactive map for the InterRidge Vents Database Version 2.1 available for download:

Interactive map (KML file) for download and display in Google Earth: vents_interridge_2011_all.kml
Click for KML file displayed in Google Maps

The KML file contains the same subset of information available in GeoMapApp > Datasets > Oceanic Hydrothermal Vents > Global Vent Distribution - InterRidge.
Note: as of 24 Jan. 2012, GeoMapApp is still displaying Version 2.0, but the new version should be available soon.

Additional maps for the InterRidge Vents Database Version 2.0 are available for download:

Static map, Robinson projection (low resolution displayed below):
Credits: S. Beaulieu, K. Joyce, and S.A. Soule (WHOI), 2010; funding from InterRidge and Morss Colloquium Program at WHOI.
Data sources: InterRidge Vents Database, Version 2.0, release date 5 Mar. 2010; University of Texas PLATES Project plate boundary shapefiles; World EEZ GIS shapefiles, Version 5.0, Oct. 2009, from the VLIZ Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase.
Static map download: JPG (1.9MB), PDF (2.6MB), EPS (8.5MB)


Additional interactive map of interest:

The ChEss project of the Census of Marine Life utilized the InterRidge Vents Database Version 2.0 and other data sources to produce a tour of Deep-Sea Chemosynthetic Discoveries (click to download KML file).

Image icon Ventmap_2009.jpg1.88 MB
PDF icon Ventmap_2009.pdf2.53 MB
File Ventmap_2009.eps8.31 MB