NOAA Shoreline Data Explorer
Entry ID: NOAA_Shoreline_GIS
Abstract: The NOAA Shoreline Data Explorer provides high-resolution digital shoreline from multi-temporal surveys of our nation's coastline. It provides the following capabilities:
-View available shoreline project boundaries
-View vector shoreline data
-View and download FGDC compliant metadata
-Make printable maps
-Download vector shoreline shapefiles
You may locate shoreline project boundaries, ... outlined in red (post-1990) or purple (pre-1990), by zooming in (left button click) to States highlighted in yellow. Use the cursor tools to zoom in, zoom out, or pan until you have located the project your are interested in. Draw a box around the project(s) of interest using the "Select by Rectangle" tool. This will highlight the project outline in green and present you with options to view and download the vector shoreline data or the associated FGDC metadata. Other methods to locate vector shoreline data are outlined in the online tutorial.
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Quality Data represented on this site were converted from different time periods and
therefore various collection and analysis techniques were employed. Due to the
different data vintages, accuracies may vary. Both digital data and digitally
converted, analog data are represented. Care was taken during all conversion
processing. However, some ... inconsistencies or errors may exist. Also note that
any data that is not Mean High Water (MHW) or where MHW intersects man-made
shoreline is for advisory purposes only. The data are represented by the North
American Datum of 1983. (The North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) is "The
horizontal control datum for the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central
America, based on a geocentric origin and the Geodetic Reference System 1980.
For more complete information refer to:
http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/faq.shtml#WhatDatum. For uniformity and consistency,
all data presented at this site has been translated to the current attribution
scheme used by the National Geodetic Survey's (NGS) Coastal Cartographic
Object Attribute Source Table (C-COAST). For more complete information refer
to: C-COAST Definitions The shoreline data furnished on this site was acquired
primarily for application to the nautical charts produced by NOAA's Office of
Coast Survey. Other uses may be possible, but please take that into account
when using the data. Data may be added, updated, or superseded as necessary
without advanced notice.
Use Constraints The data contained on this site should NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.
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