Massachusetts Historic Shoreline Change
Entry ID: CZM_moris_shorelines_arc

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Summary
Abstract: These data show the relative positions of five historic shorelines between 1844 and 1994. Coastal shorelines change constantly in response to wind, waves, tides, sea level fluctuation, seasonal and climatic variation, human alteration, and other factors that influence the movement of sand and material within a shoreline system. The loss (erosion) and gain (accretion) of coastal land is a visible ... View entire text

Purpose: To help make informed and responsible decisions, coastal managers, shorefront landowners, and potential property buyers need information on both current and historical shoreline trends, including reliable measurements of erosion and accretion rates in non-stable areas. The goal of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Shoreline Change Project is to develop and distribute ... View entire text
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Description: View Original Metadata document from the CZM website.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.88   S: 41.24   E: -69.9   W: -71.12

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Dataset Title: Massachusetts Historic Shoreline Change
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://www.mass.gov/czm/hazards/shoreline_change/shorelinechangepro...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1844-01-01
Stop Date: 1994-12-31
Data Resolution
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Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Please see the Shoreline Change Project Technical Report (<http://www.mass.gov/czm/hazards/shoreline_change/shorelinechangepro...).

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Please see the Shoreline Change Project Technical Report (<http://www.mass.gov/czm/hazards/shoreline_change/shorelinechangepro...).

HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: The shoreline positions ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for ... View entire text
Use Constraints USE CONSTRAINTS: Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA), are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mass.gov/czm/
Dataset ID: Downloadable Data

Data Center Personnel
Name: CZM DATA MANAGER
Phone: 617-626-1200
Fax: 617-626-1240
Email: czm at state.ma.us
Contact Address:
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: 21.261
Fees: See Use Constraints.
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 617-626-1200
Fax: 617-626-1240
Email: czm at state.ma.us
Contact Address:
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-22
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