Digital Coast and The National Map: A Seamless Cooperative

This article describes The Digital Coast, a spatial information infrastructure of the coastal resource management community. The Digital Coast is being created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), somewhat in tandem with The National Map. The Digital Coast information framework includes a seamless transition between land and sea with regard to elevation and bathymetry. The authors describe how this information must be built to national standards to be of greatest utility to the user and to avoid needless duplication of effort. Additionally, the data must be well documented and readily available to professional coastal resource managers and average citizens alike. The authors also discuss the interagency partnerships that are creating The Digital Coast, including the Department of Commerce's (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and other Federal agencies who work with the states, the private sector, and academia. Digital Coast is the coastal and ocean component of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and, as such, will directly contribute to the development of The National Map.

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  • Authors:
    • Davidson, Margaret A
    • Miglarese, Anne Hale
  • Publication Date: 2003-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1127-1131
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  • Accession Number: 01001858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2005 10:08AM