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United States Medium Resolution Digital Vector Shoreline
Entry ID: ORCA_digital_shore

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Abstract: NOAA's Medium Resolution Digital Vector Shoreline is a high-quality, Geographic
Information System-ready, general-use digital vector data set originally
created by the Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) Division of NOAA's
Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment (now part of NOAA's
Special Projects). Compiled from hundreds of NOAA coast charts, this ... View entire text
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Description: Access to the medium resolution vector shoreline
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Caption:  Digital Vector Shoreline
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 18.7   E: -66.5   W: -168.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NOS/MBO/Special Projects
Dataset Title: Medium Resolution Digital Vector U.S. Shoreline
Dataset Release Date: 1994-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Silver Spring, MD
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NOS/MBO/SP and NOAA/NGDC/MGG
Data Presentation Form: digital map
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 1992-12-31
MAPS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Not for Navigational Purposes
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Special Projects, Management and Budget Office, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-713-3000 x137
Fax: 301-713-4384
Email: srohmann at
Contact Address:
Coastal Monitoring and Bioeffects Assessments Division
Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment
NOAA/National Ocean Survey
1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910-3281
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online FTP
Distribution Format: Arc Info
Fees: No fees
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-12-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24