Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Pilot Boarding Areas, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/52789.

Item Identification

Title: Pilot Boarding Areas
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2014-12
Abstract:

Pilot boarding areas are locations at sea where pilots familiar with local waters board incoming vessels to navigate their passage to a destination port. Pilotage is compulsory for foreign vessels and U.S. vessels under register in foreign trade with specific draft characteristics. Pilot boarding areas are represented by a 0.5 nautical mile radius around a coordinate point unless the Coast Pilot specifically designates a different radius or boarding area boundary. This dataset does not contain information regarding the hazards and considerations necessary to approach each port.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Notes:

11067

Supplemental Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983

Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category transportation
None marine cadastre
None marine spatial planning
None pilot boarding
None pilotage
None ports

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None National
None United States

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the MarineCadastre.gov web site are provided 'as is' without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 755612
Date Effective From: 2014-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 755614
Date Effective From: 2014-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 755615
Date Effective From: 2014-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 755613
Date Effective From: 2014-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 755610
W° Bound: -178.066667
E° Bound: 173.183333
N° Bound: 67.45
S° Bound: 13.447824

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 755609
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2014-12

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 755616
URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/PilotBoarding.zip
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 755618
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 755619
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 755621
Activity Date/Time: 2015-12-18
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 755620
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 755622
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Pilot Boarding Areas

CC ID: 755625
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Publish Date: 2014-10-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014-10
Citation URL: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/encdirect_textual_extraction.html
Source Contribution:

Data from ENC, RNC, and Coast Pilot were used to compile this dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 755626
Description:

Go to http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/encdirect_textual_extraction.html and download the following at full extent:

Approach_Pilot_Boarding_Place_area,

Approach_Pilot_Boarding_Place_point,

Coastal_Pilot_Boarding_Place_area,

Coastal_Pilot_Boarding_Place_point,

General_Pilot_Boarding_Place_area,

General_Pilot_Boarding_Place_point,

Harbour_Pilot_Boarding_Place_area,

Harbour_Pilot_Boarding_Place_point,

Overview_Pilot_Boarding_Place_point.

Import all of these layers into a single geodatabase.

Compare between the layers, removing duplicates, and converting polygons to points using the NOAA_RNC continuous raster at ArcGIS on egisws02.nos.noaa.gov/RNC as a guide.

Go to http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/cpdownload.htm and download the 9 volumes of the Coast Pilot.

Examine all 9 Coast Pilots and extact out relavant information for pilot boarding areas.

Remove duplicates, and again use the RNC as a guide.

Use a 0.5 mile radius on all polygons, unless otherwise instructed by Coast Pilot or RNC.

Delete all superfluous fields.

Check geometry and project data into WGS 1984 Auxiliary Sphere.

Process Date/Time: 2014-11-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Pilot Boarding Areas

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 52789
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-05-31 12:45+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-12-10 20:36+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27