NOAA's Hydrographic Surveys and Reports

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has the statutory mandate to collect hydrographic data to support the compilation of nautical charts and for safe navigation and to provide basic data for engineering, scientific and other commercial and industrial activities. Hydrographic survey data consists primarily of water depths but also includes features (rocks, wrecks, etc.), navigational aids, shoreline and some bottom type information. Such data can also be used for storm surge modeling and fish habitat studies and support a variety of maritime functions such as port and harbor maintenance, coastal engineering, and coastal zone management.

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Metadata Date December 14, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 1834 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 14, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 1834 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: These data sets are not for navigational purposes. The data used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have no warranty expressed or implied as to the accuracy. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no liability or responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of this data, software, or related materials. | Distribution Liability: This data is not for navigational purposes. While every effort has been made to ensure that this data is accurate and reliable, NOAA assumes no liability for any damage caused by any errors or omissions in the data.
Bbox East Long -64
Bbox North Lat 71
Bbox South Lat 15
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39979
Harvest Object Id 5d4407e2-eecc-447c-8e6e-17d645993a77
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1834

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