Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard Version 3 (CMECS III) - Coastal Habitat Mapping
CMECS III – ShoreZone Comparison
This project evaluates the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard Version 3 (CMECS III) mapping system (FGDC 2010) for mapping coastal habitat in Southeast Alaska. A pilot mapping project was conducted on ~60 km of shoreline in Sitka Sound, Alaska, where previously collected, oblique aerial videography and photography was used to delineate CMECS III habitat features for the pilot. The CMECS III habitat features are represented as lines features, created by segmenting the digital high water line.