NOS Hydrographic Surveys Collection

Metadata Updated: January 31, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has the statutory mandate to collect hydrographic data in support of nautical chart compilation for safe navigation and to provide background data for engineers, scientific, and other commercial and industrial activities. Hydrographic survey data primarily consist of water depths, but may also include features (e.g. rocks, wrecks), navigation aids, shoreline identification, and bottom type information. NOAA is responsible for archiving and distributing the source data as described in this metadata record. Survey types are B: Hydrographic EEZ Surveys; D: Discovery Surveys; H: Hydrographic Surveys; F: Field Edit Surveys; W: Non-NOS Hydrographic Surveys.

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Metadata Date September 30, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 31, 2017
Reference Date(s) March 2, 2012 (publication)
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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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1950s smooth sheet

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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date September 30, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 31, 2017
Reference Date(s) March 2, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None. Use Constraints: These data are NOT to be used for navigation. Distribution Liability: These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system. Only NOAA nautical charts are designed and approved for navigational use.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 90
Bbox South Lat -90
Bbox West Long -180
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Frequency Of Update
Graphic Preview Description 1950s smooth sheet
Graphic Preview File
Graphic Preview Type JPG
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc:NOS_Hydrographic_Survey_Collection
Harvest Object Id 7a3a379d-709d-4bb3-862b-f401b5e99118
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence These data not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For official navigation products, please refer to the U.S. nautical charts available from the NOAA Office of Coast Survey:, None, None
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type ArcGIS Image Service
Spatial Reference System Through the collection reference systems have vaired with time and location. Please see survey level metadata for detailed information.
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1837-05-23

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