Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Coastal Counties, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54371.

Item Identification

Title: Coastal Counties
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-12-12
Abstract:

This dataset represents US counties and independent cities which have at least one coastal border and select non-coastal counties and independent cities based on proximity to estuaries and other coastal counties.

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.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Categories boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category society
None counties
None demographic
None economic
None oceans
None society

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America

Physical Location

City: North Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
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 Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: CREDIT: NOAA ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 791061
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 791062
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 791064
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 791063
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 791066
W° Bound: -179.148909
E° Bound: 179.77847
N° Bound: 71.365162
S° Bound: -14.374207

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

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 Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 794466
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/CoastalCounties.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Coastal Counties

Distribution 2

CC ID: 794468
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/OceanReports/MapServer
Distributor:
File Name: Map Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 791059
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports/
Name: Ocean Reporting Tool
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.1.5713

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

Coastal Counties

CC ID: 791051
Contact Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Office for Coastal Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-12-31
Citation URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Source for coastal counties in the 50 states

DEC2010_IslandAreas

CC ID: 791050
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Spatial Data Collection and Products Branch
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-12-01
Citation URL: https://www.census.gov/geographies/mapping-files/time-series/geo/tiger-line-file.html
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Source for U.S. Territories

TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2017, nation, U.S., Current County and Equivalent National Shapefile

CC ID: 791049
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. Census Bureau
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-01-01
Citation URL: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2017/COUNTY/tl_2017_us_county.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Source for independent cities omitted from Coastal Counties

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 791052
Description:

Clipped the coastal counties and territories to the coastline.

Process Date/Time: 2018-05-10 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 791053
Description:

Merged select omitted independent cities from TIGER/Line Shape with Coastal Counties (Washington DC, Fairfax city, Falls Church city, Fredericksburg city, Manassas city, Manassas Park city, Richmond city, and Colonial Heights city). Utilized topology to align polygon edges.

Process Date/Time: 2018-05-10 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 791054
Description:

Downloaded data from NOAA

Process Date/Time: 2018-05-08 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 791055
Description:

Downloaded data Island Territories from the US Census Bureau, clipped the American Samoa counties to the coastline, loaded them into the Coastal Counties Feature Class.

Process Date/Time: 2018-05-14 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 791056
Description:

Removed all counties surrounding the great lakes. Removed the attributes "landarea" and "landwatr'.

Process Date/Time: 2018-05-10 00:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 791057
Description:

Projected feature class into WGS_1984_World_Mercator

Process Date/Time: 2018-05-10 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Coastal Counties

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54371
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-12-10 20:40+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2020-01-15
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2021-01-15