CoML Daily vessel locations
This table from logbook entries includes information from logbooks from American offshore whaling voyages. These data were extracted from the original whaling logbooks during a scientific research project conducted by a team from the Census of Marine Life project (CoML, www.coml.org) led by Tim Denis Smith between 2000 and 2010.
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Daily vessel locations—Column definitions
|VoyageID||Voyage Identification Number|
|PosType||Source of Lat and Lon: L=Logbook; I = Interpolated; G= Gazetteer|
|Day||Day of Year|
|Month||Month of Year|
|Jul||Number of days since 1 Jan 1600|
|Step||Number of days since previous entry|
|PlaceType||Categories of geography of location|
|PlaceName||Name of geographical location|
|PlaceOStop||Name of place where stopped|
|Landmark||Name of landmark assigning position|
|Location||Moving or not moving; at sea or at a place|
|Activity||In ice; not whaling, oil handling, unspecified|
|Comment.DT||Comment text by transcriber|
|SSInterest||Something of social science interest in log|
|NSInterest||Something of natural science interest in log|