World Vector Shoreline (1:250,000) Data

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Abstract: [Source: NOAA Shoreline Website, ]

The original World Vector Shoreline (WVS) was a digital data file containing the shorelines, international boundaries, and country names of the world. WVS data were processed into NGA???s Vector Product Format in 1995, resulting in the highest resolution demarcation of coastline globally available, the World ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Dataset Title: World Vector Shoreline (1:250,000) Data
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ISO Topic Category
Quality This data is suitable for map scales of 1:250,000 or smaller.

Accuracy; requirement for this data is that 90% of all identifiable shoreline
features be located within 500 meters (2.0mm at 1:250,000) circular error of
their true geographic positions with respect to the preferred datum (WGS 84).
Data Center
Shoreline Data and Terms, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 843-740-1200
Fax: 843-740-1224
Email: csc at
Contact Address:
NOAA Coastal Services Center
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP, CD-ROOM
Distribution Format: ASCII
E.A. Soluri and V.A. Woodson 1990 World Vector Shoreline. International
Hydrographic Review, LXVII(1)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-28
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