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Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Coastal Populated Places, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/66114.

Item Identification

Title: Coastal Populated Places
Status: Completed
Abstract:

These data show the local of well-known places along the coast of the United States and its territories.

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:

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

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 oceans
ISO 19115 planningCadastre
None coastal
None planning
None renewable energy

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNCONTROLLED
None Territorial Sea
None United States of America

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC
Country: USA
Location Description:

NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Charleston Office

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

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

Data Set Credit: U.S. Census Bureau, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1114808
Date Effective From: 2021
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/

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1114827
W° Bound: -176.6580556
E° Bound: 145.785477267
N° Bound: 71.2905556
S° Bound: -14.380990309

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 1114813
Topology Level: Geometry Only

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1114809
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/downloads/data/mc/CoastalPopulatedPlace.zip
Distributor:

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1121121
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports/
Distributor:
Description:

Ocean Reports

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Untested

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

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

Completeness Report:

Untested

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent

Lineage

Sources

2016 TIGER/Line® Shapefiles: Places

CC ID: 1114817
Contact Name: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Spatial Data Collection and Products Branch
Publish Date: 2017-01-01
Citation URL: https://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles/index.php?year=2016&layergroup=Places
Source Contribution:

2016 TIGER/Line® Shapefiles: Places

Populated Places

CC ID: 1114815
Contact Name: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)/Bureau of Transportation Statistics's (BTS's) National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD)
Publish Date: 2016-02-16
Citation URL: http://osav-usdot.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/1077228477c047e7b4cc2c05cc9695f1_0
Source Contribution:

Populated Places

TIGER/Line® December 2010 Island Areas

CC ID: 1114816
Contact Name: United States Census Bureau
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Citation URL: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2010DP1/DEC2010_IslandAreas.zip
Source Contribution:

TIGER2010DP1_DEC2010_IslandAreas.zip

TIGER/Line® with Selected Demographic and Economic Data

CC ID: 1114814
Contact Name: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Spatial Data Collection and Products Branch
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Citation URL: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-data.html
Source Contribution:

TIGER/Line® with Selected Demographic and Economic Data

USCB American FactFinder: TOTAL POPULATION

CC ID: 1114818
Contact Name: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Spatial Data Collection and Products Branch
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Citation URL: https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_13_3YR_B01003&prodType=table
Source Contribution:

Lookup table for total population, United States Census Bureau - American FactFinder

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1114819
Description:

Starting with US Census data - Place_2010Census_DP1 & DEC2010_IslandAreas.

Shapefiles were downloaded for the US & Territories (which were separate)

All feature classes were then Projected into World Mercator

Each feature from the downloaded geodatabase had to be run through Feature to Point Tool-to make a point file for the centroid of the area

Created: State_Name, State, Place_Name & Census2010 columns & populated them accordingly.

Merged the 4 territories into one Census2012Territory Points shapefile.

Fixed exotic place names that did not come into ArcGIS correctly because of unrecognized characters.

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-02 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1114821
Description:

Utilizing the Populated Places layer from - U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)/Bureau of Transportation Statistics's (BTS's) National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD). Feature class was Projected into World Mercator

Layer contained many points so to make it easier to work with any point that was farther than 50 miles from the SLA (Submerged Land Act, BOEM layer) was removed to make processing easier-resulting layer was called Populated_PlacesCoastalCities.

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-03 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Process Step 3

CC ID: 1114822
Description:

Created State_Name, State, Place_Name & Census2010 Columns & populated them accordingly.

Then Selected by Attribute cites based on population and export them into 4 independent point files with appropriate names - 4 levels of importance: Huge Cities >100K , Big Cities >10k but not including Huge , Medium Cities > 1k but not including Big & Huge, & Tiny Cities > 0 population but not including Medium, Big, & Huge. I called these layers, PP_CCHUGE, PP_CCBIG, PP_CCMED, & PP_CCTINY.

Allow the 4 new layers of cites to be added to your map.

Created a 5 mile buffer for the 3 largest layers.

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-03 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Process Step 4

CC ID: 1114823
Description:

Before Removing any cites from these 4 city layers, duplicate each one of them & name it with REMOVED at the end. Remove the original layers= PP_CCHUGE, PP_CCBIG, PP_CCMED, & PP_CCTINY from your map so that you do not remove cities from them as it will be easier later to add a city back in from one of these layers if needed.

Working with your PP_CCHUGE_REMOVED, PP_CCBIG_REMOVED, PP_CCMED_REMOVED, & PP_CCTINY_REMOVED - Utilized the Huge_5mileBuffer to remove any city from the Big, Med, or Tiny falling within the Huge buffer using the select by location tool.

Utilized the Big_5mileBuffer to remove any Med & Tiny city within the Big buffer using the select by location tool.

Utilized the Med_5mileBuffer to remove any Tiny city within the Med buffer using the select by location tool.

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-03 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Process Step 5

CC ID: 1114820
Description:

Merge Census2010TerritoryPoints & each of the 4 removed layers into one layer which I called PLACE.

If any areas appeared too sparse after this was completed I was able to return to the PP_CCHUGE, PP_CCBIG, PP_CCMED, & PP_CCTINY layers to see if there is a city to add, if no city existed look in the Place_2010 Census centroid point file.

Utilizing the Raster Navigational Charts from NOAA as a base map systematically start at Alaska & worked down around the coastline removing/deleting, using the editor tool, any extraneous cites from the center of land out to the coastline from smallest to largest, assuring that cites that existed on the RNC remained, or a city with the largest population near the coast & close to an RNC designated city remained.

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-04 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Process Step 6

CC ID: 1114824
Description:

You are left with cities of differing sizes guaranteed to be 5 miles apart, but bunching will still occur with cities within the same layer.

For all areas where the coastline had a dense population of larger cites to utilize I deleted smaller sized inland cities (as we originally had a 50 mile buffer inland & moving forward only want coastal cities)

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-04 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Process Step 7

CC ID: 1114825
Description:

Connected the ACS 2013 3YR total population estimates via the GEOID's provided & re-creating Place_Name within the ACS table. Copied population estimates to a created ACS_2013_3YR_Estimate attribute in Populated Places. Visually inspect information & fill in possible missing estimates using AmericanFact Finder for 2013 census data.

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-09 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Coastal Populated Places

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 66114
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66114
Metadata Record Created By: Brianna Key
Metadata Record Created: 2021-12-21 21:49+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-12-22
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-12-22
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-12-22