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NOAA Coastal Mapping Remote Sensing Data

Metadata Updated: March 15, 2024

The Remote Sensing Division is responsible for providing data to support the Coastal Mapping Program, Emergency Response efforts, and the Aeronautical Survey Program through the use of remotely sensed data. NOAA Coastal Mapping Remote Sensing Data includes metric-quality aerial photographs from film and digital cameras, orthomosaics, and Light Detection and Ranging (lidar). The predecessors to the Remote Sensing Division began using single-lens aerial photography in 1943. The single-lens and digital aerial photographs are maintained by the National Geodetic Survey. The applications include shoreline delineation, mapping water depths, topographic mapping, mapping seabed characteristics, locating features or obstructions to ensure the safety of marine and air navigation, and to support NOAA's homeland security and emergency response requirements. Orthomosaics and lidar data sets are available from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management's DigitalCoast. The National Geodetic Survey acquires remotely sensed data in the coastal realm including the Great Lakes and their connecting navigable waterways and select areas to support homeland security and emergency response.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date May 5, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) November 26, 1943 (creation), 2023 (revision), 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS NGS

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date May 5, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) November 26, 1943 (creation), 2023 (revision), 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party NGS Communications and Outreach Branch (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39807
Access Constraints Cite As: National Geodetic Survey, [Date of Access]: NOAA Coastal Mapping Remote Sensing Data [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: These remotely sensed data sets were obtained for use by NGS during the course of its development of potential final products to fulfill its statutory mission. Although NGS is making these remotely sensed data sets available to others who may find the data of value, NGS does not warrant, endorse, or recommend the use of these remotely sensed data sets for any given purpose. NGS is providing these data sets "as is," and NGS disclaims any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NGS be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages or lost profits resulting from any use or misuse of these remotely sensed data sets., Distribution Liability: Data is provided "as is," without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
Bbox East Long 179.61
Bbox North Lat 71.49
Bbox South Lat -14.56
Bbox West Long -179.15
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Harvest Object Id d4283d96-26d0-4bd3-ab3d-65c864f0140c
Harvest Source Id ea6e63e6-96bb-4fb1-a72f-b7af08062c83
Harvest Source Title NOS NGS
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-179.15, -14.56], [179.61, -14.56], [179.61, 71.49], [-179.15, 71.49], [-179.15, -14.56]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System EPSG::6318
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1943

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