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MauiK_shorelines - Shorelines of the Kihei coastal region of Maui, Hawaii, from Maalaea to Makena, used in shoreline change analysis.

Metadata Updated: February 3, 2024

Sandy ocean beaches are a popular recreational destination, often surrounded by communities containing valuable real estate. Development is on the rise despite the fact that coastal infrastructure is subjected to flooding and erosion. As a result, there is an increased demand for accurate information regarding past and present shoreline changes. To meet these national needs, the Coastal and Marine Geology Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is compiling existing reliable historical shoreline data along open-ocean sandy shores of the conterminous United States and parts of Alaska and Hawaii under the National Assessment of Shoreline Change project. Shoreline vectors derived from historic and modern sources represent the low water mark (beach toe). There is no widely accepted standard for analyzing shoreline change. Existing shoreline data measurements and rate calculation methods vary from study to study and prevent combining results into state-wide or regional assessments. The impetus behind the National Assessment project was to develop a standardized method of measuring changes in shoreline position that is consistent from coast to coast. The goal was to facilitate the process of periodically and systematically updating the results in an internally consistent manner.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date February 3, 2024

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date February 3, 2024
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Identifier USGS:f9f26844-9f08-40a1-b6d8-bcb8f75f6c74
Data Last Modified 20200908
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
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Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > U.S. Geological Survey
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