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Office for Coastal Management, 2023: Military Operating Area Boundaries,

Item Identification

Title: Military Operating Area Boundaries
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2022-07-06

An Operating Area (OPAREA) in where national defense training exercises and system qualification tests are routinely conducted. OPAREA boundaries are formally established by national designation and by international treaty for national defense training purposes. OPAREAs allow for specific exercises and training events to be coordinated with other federal, state, and local agencies, and also the general public using the Local Notice to Mariners.

The team worked with the Navy to provide this data, which is a subset of the Navy's Common Operating Picture, for ocean planning purposes. This data was received via email on January 12, 2022. Any questions about access to or the content of the data should be directed to the Navy at


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.


The data source field contains the name of the data source used in creating the feature class.

Original contact information:

Contact Name: EIMS Data WIPT Team

Contact Org: U.S. Fleet Forces


Supplemental Information:

Bureau Code: 006:48, Program Code: 006:055


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None coastal
None Common Operating Picture (COP) Atlantic Gomex
None Military Operations
None planning
None Training
None U.S. Fleet Forces - U.S. Navy

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Outer Continental Shelf
None Territorial Sea

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Entity Attribute Overview:

areaSize, areaUnitDomain, featureDescription, installationIdentifier, typeDomain, featureName, dataSource

Distribution Liability:

Data Set Credit: Department of Defense, NGA, NUWC

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 815536
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 815533
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 149.25
N° Bound: 55.75
S° Bound: 6.75

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 815532
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2022

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 815549
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 69

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1177287

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1121225
Download URL:
Description: Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1177291
Download URL:

Technical Environment


Microsoft Windows, ArcGIS Pro, Azure SQL

Data Quality



Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:


Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent




CC ID: 1177288
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. Navy Fleet Forces
Publish Date: 2022-01-12
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2022-01-12
Source Contribution:

Operating Area boundary geographic information in SDSFIE format

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 815551

1) Acquired source data by email

2) IMPORTED feature class and removed unnecessary fields

3) Adjusted field names, field types, and field sizes

4) Set the CRS to NAD83 GRS 80

5) REPAIRED and validated geometry

Process Date/Time: 2022-07-05 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Military Operating Area Boundaries

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 55364
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55364
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2019-01-22 17:33+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:09+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-01-22
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-01-22
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-01-22