Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) High Resolution Land Cover and Change Data

Metadata Updated: November 17, 2018

The NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) produces national standardized high resolution land cover and change products for the coastal regions of the U.S. and its Territories. C-CAP products inventory coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands with the goal of monitoring changes in these habitats. The timeframe for this metadata is reported as 1945 - 2012. These maps are developed utilizing various sources of commercial satellite and aerial imagery of varying resolutions, and can be used to track changes in the landscape through time. This trend information gives important feedback to managers on the success or failure of management policies and programs and aid in developing a scientific understanding of the Earth system and its response to natural and human-induced changes. This understanding allows for the prediction of impacts due to these changes and the assessment of their cumulative effects, helping coastal resource managers make more informed regional decisions.

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Metadata Date November 16, 2017
Metadata Created Date November 17, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 17, 2018
Reference Date(s) December 12, 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 16, 2017
Metadata Created Date November 17, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 17, 2018
Reference Date(s) December 12, 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA, cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. | Distribution Liability: Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS.
Bbox East Long 148.44
Bbox North Lat 51.07
Bbox South Lat -19.56
Bbox West Long -177.07
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48232
Harvest Object Id ebf765a7-6fc7-45e3-9401-ebe836c7ddea
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1945
Temporal Extent End 2012

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