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US Maritime Limits and Boundaries

Maritime Limits and boundaries are available as downloads from NOAA at this site: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/mbound.htm (look for the Static Data Downloads below the map).

Maritime limits and boundaries for the United States are measured from the official U.S. baseline, recognized as the low-water line along the coast as marked on […]

Coastal Oblique Imagery (February 2016)

NOAA has released a set of oblique imagery captured February 6-9, 2016. On the same site is baseline imagery under the 2015 tab of imagery collected in September 2015. NOAA is collecting this data in order to assess impacts to several NOS mission areas including navigation and coastal zone management as well […]

NOAA Data Portals

I was recently made aware of a couple of sites where NOAA makes data available.

West Coast Ocean Data Portal, which hosts data related to the oceans on the west coast:

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOAA Digital Coast Data Registry, which is a national site (but you […]

NOAA merged Bathymetry & Topography DEM

NOAA’s Bathymetry website (http://ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/bathymetry/relief.html) has an integrated DEM and Topgraphy dataset at 10 meter resolution for download.

The Santa Monica quad (found via the NGDC bathymetry website) covers all the waters of LA County and is available in two different vertical datums:

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/dem/squareCellGrid/download/663 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/dem/squareCellGrid/download/726 […]

Coastal LIDAR data from NOAA

The California Ocean Protection Council, in partnership with USGS and NOAA Coastal Services Center, funded a LiDAR data collection effort along the California coast and San Francisco Bay, between 2009-2011. The data were made available last year through the NOAA Coastal Service Center’s Digital Coast Data Access Viewer.

The entire LiDAR dataset is […]

Weather related GIS data

NOAA provides a wealth of GIS data, including updates of its weather predictions.

Here are some useful links:

The NWS GIS Data Portal, where you can download kml and shapefiles. From there, you can go to: The NWS Web Services Page, where you can get the connection information for live mapping […]

DMSP Live Satellite Imagery

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), low, earth-orbiting satellites have provided the military with important environmental information.

Some cool things you can find:

Nighttime lights of the world – – here’s a KMZ file I downloaded: DMSP_Nighttime_Lights.kmz Visible and Infrared imagery

Link to their sensors: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/dmsp/sensors.html

The DMSP satellites “see” such environmental […]