Office of Coast Survey's Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information System

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information System (AWOIS) is an automated file that contains information on wrecks and obstructions, and other significant charted features in coastal waters of the United States subject to NOS Hydrographic Surveys. Items in this file are individually catalogued and are accompanied by historic and descriptive information gathered from field observations and Government and private publications. Approximately 96% of the items have a position in latitude and longitude (NAD83), original datum information, a position accuracy code, a source quality code, a charted symbol code, a chart number, and project information. Each item has also been evaluated for the adequacy of the available information as it relates to future surveys and nautical charting activities and may carry a specific recommendation for the type of survey investigation required to improve the quality of known information.

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Dates

Metadata Date December 14, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) September 3, 2009 (publication)
Frequency Of Update

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) September 3, 2009 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: AWOIS is not a comprehensive record of wrecks and obstructions in any particular area. Historical research is constantly being conducted to improve the quality of the file, but it will never completely address every known or reported wreck and obstruction. The emphasis is constantly placed on wrecks and obstruction which may be a hazard to navigation. NOAA assumes no liability for use of this data. | Distribution Liability: AWOIS is not a comprehensive record of wrecks or obstructions in any particular area. Historical research is constantly being conducted to improve the quality of the file, but it will never completely address every known or reported wreck or obstruction. The emphasis is constantly placed on wrecks and obstructions which may be a hazard to navigation. NOAA assumes no liability for use of this data.
Bbox East Long 166
Bbox North Lat 64.5
Bbox South Lat 17
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39961
Harvest Object Id 8ae2790b-aa26-4151-8ea2-0ee184838268
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 1500

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