2013 East Coast Vessel Tracklines

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are a navigation safety device that transmits and monitors the location and characteristics of many vessels in U.S. and international waters in real-time. In the U.S. the Coast Guard and industry collect AIS data, which can also be used for a variety of coastal planning purposes. NOAA and BOEM have worked jointly to re-task and make available some of the most important records from the U.S. Coast Guard's national network of AIS receivers. Information such as location, time, ship type, length, width, and draft have been extracted from the raw data and prepared as track lines for analyses in desktop GIS software.

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Last Updated June 19, 2017, 22:00
Created June 19, 2017, 22:00
access_constraints ["Use Constraints: These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.", "Access Constraints: None"]
bbox-east-long -72.008612
bbox-north-lat 48.642031
bbox-south-lat 38.182086
bbox-west-long -93.068705
contact-email coastal.info@noaa.gov
coupled-resource []
dataset-reference-date [{"type": "publication", "value": "2015-12-09"}]
frequency-of-update notPlanned
licence ["NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided \"as is\" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html"]
metadata-date 2016-05-23
progress completed
resource-type dataset
responsible-party [{"name": "NOAA Office for Coastal Management", "roles": ["pointOfContact"]}]
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-93.068705, 38.182086], [-72.008612, 38.182086], [-72.008612, 48.642031], [-93.068705, 48.642031], [-93.068705, 38.182086]]]}
spatial_harvester true
temporal-extent-begin 2013-01-01
temporal-extent-end 2013-12-31