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Shoreline of Mount Desert Island and Islands of Mount Desert Islands Municipal Towns
Entry ID: coa_shorelineMountDesert

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Summary
Abstract: Shoreline of Mount Desert Island and islands of MDI municipal
towns. Created from USGS 24k DLG data representing mean high water or
high tide. Polygon data has area attributes and line data has length
attributes.

Data set was created to define the shore of Mount Desert Island and to
serve as a digital "base map" layer. Some local tax maps show
shoreline data, but this seems to be the most widely accepted
representation of the shoreline of MDI. More detail is needed for site
specific studies however.

The original 24k USGS DLG files were obtained by the National Park
Service for Acadia National Park. DLG files were converted to
Arc/Info coveraged by the NPS and provided to College of the Atlantic
under cooperative agreement between NPS and COA. Original covers,
hydrology and transportation, provided by the park contained all
features in two layers. shoreline, and other features, were "separated
out" using the DLG coding. This coding had many minor coding errors
such that covers did not have proper connectivity, so coding was
corrected in PC Arc/Info and thus separate data layers were
created. Data layers were clipped to the extents of the Mount Desert
Island Municipal Town boundaries. Boundaries digitized from USGS 24k
Quads.

This information was obtained from Federal Geographic Committee
metadata produced by Gordon Longsworth of the College of the Atlantic
and put into Nasa Directory Interchange Format by Cheryl Solomon.

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Link: GET DATA
Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 42.5 S: 42.5  E: -67.5  W: -67.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: College of the Atlantic GIS Laboratory
Dataset Title: Shoreline of Mount Desert Island and Islands of Mount Desert Island Municipal Towns
Dataset Release Date: 1987
Dataset Release Place: Bar Harbor, Maine
Dataset Publisher: College of the Atlantic GIS Laboratory
Data Presentation Form: map
Other Citation Details: processed DLG data


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE


Science Keywords
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >TIDAL HEIGHT >HIGH    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Quality
Scaled proof plots were produced and checked for accuracy against USGS
24k paper quadrangles. Data was reviewed in ArcView prior to
documentation.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Some local tax maps show shoreline data in more detail, but this seems
to be the most widely accepted representation of the shoreline of
MDI. More detail is needed for site specific studies such as those
examining individual land parcels or for island research.


Keywords
shore
line
coast
high
water
tide
ocean
hydrology


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Geographic Information Systems Laboratory, College of the Atlantic    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.coa.edu/gis-lab.htm
Dataset ID: shore

Data Center Personnel
Name: GORDON LONGSWORTH
Phone: 207-288-2271
Fax: 207-288-4126
Email: gordonl at ecology.coa.edu
Contact Address:
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
City: Bar Harbor
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04609
Country: USA



Distribution
Fees: None


Personnel
GORDON LONGSWORTH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 207-288-2271
Fax: 207-288-4126
Email: gordonl at ecology.coa.edu
Contact Address:
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
City: Bar Harbor
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04609
Country: USA


GORDON LONGSWORTH
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 207-288-2271
Fax: 207-288-4126
Email: gordonl at ecology.coa.edu
Contact Address:
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
City: Bar Harbor
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04609
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27
Future DIF Review Date: 2003-08-28



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