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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Historical Lighthouses, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54384.

Item Identification

Title: Historical Lighthouses
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-12-12
Abstract:

This dataset includes lighthouses in coastal areas of the United States (including Puerto Rico) that may or may not be official or active aids for navigation. This dataset is a compilation of lighthouses identified from various official data sources: Aids to Navigation (ATON), National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Park Service (NPS), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Lighthouse focal plane height measurements are given in feet (FT). Only lighthouses extracted from the ATON database contain verified focal plane heights, whereas lighthouses from other official sources have unverified focal plane heights.

Purpose:

To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Supplemental Information:

Processing of lighthouse point data (in order of priority): ATON database (USCG)- eliminated all point records with 'Buoy' or 'buoy' in the Structure description and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizen; NGS database- eliminated all point records already identified in the ATON database, records not containing 'lighthouse' in the Name description or in the Marker description, records where the Last Condition field was specified as "Not Found," and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizen; NPS database- eliminated all point records already identified in either the ATON or NGS database and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizen NOAA; (Raster Nautical Charts)- Digitized points for lighthouses not already found in the ATON, NGS, NPS databases, or by a private citizen. Private Citizen- Lighthouse list (with Lat/Lon coordinates).

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Categories planningCadastre
ISO 19115 Topic Categories structure
ISO 19115 Topic Categories transportation
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category Infrastructure
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None aids to navigation
None marine transportation
None navigation
None oceans

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNCONTROLLED
None Alabama
None Alaska
None California
None Connecticut
None Delaware
None Florida
None Georgia
None Hawaii
None Louisiana
None Maine
None Maryland
None Massachusetts
None New Hampshire
None New Jersey
None New York
None North Carolina
None Oregon
None Puerto Rico
None Rhode Island
None South Carolina
None Territorial Sea
None Texas
None United States of America
None Virgin Islands
None Virginia
None Washington

Physical Location

City: Sterling
State/Province: VA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

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

Data Set Credit: U.S. Coast Guard, National Park Service, NOAA National Geodetic Survey, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Charles Bash

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 791585
W° Bound: -164.927654
E° Bound: -64.619076
N° Bound: 60.537515
S° Bound: 17.755098

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 791584
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-07-17
Description:

Publication date

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1121212
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 794486
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/downloads/data/mc/HistoricalLighthouse.zip
Distributor:

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.0.6491

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Features represented have not been tested for completeness

Conceptual Consistency:

Tests for integrity have not been performed.

Lineage

Sources

USCG Navigation Center Light List

CC ID: 791578
Contact Name: USCG
Citation URL: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListWeeklyUpdates
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 791579
Description:

Processing of lighthouse point data (in order of priority): ATON database (USCG)- eliminated all point records with 'Buoy' or 'buoy' in the Structure description and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizenNGS database- eliminated all point records already identified in the ATON database, records not containing 'lighthouse' in the Name description or in the Marker description, records where the Last Condition field was specified as "Not Found," and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizenNPS database- eliminated all point records already identified in either the ATON or NGS database and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizenNOAA (Raster Nautical Charts)- Digitized points for lighthouses not already found in the ATON, NGS, NPS databases, or by a private citizenPrivate Citizen- Lighthouse list (with Lat/Lon coordinates) provided by Charles Bash

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Historic Lighthouses of the US Coast

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54384
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54384
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-08-12
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-08-12
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-08-12