Military Operating Area Boundaries

An Operating Area (OPAREA) Complex boundary is the bounded area in which national defense training exercises and system qualification tests are routinely conducted. OPAREA boundaries are formally established by national designation and by international treaty for national defense training purposes, and allow for specific exercises and training events to be coordinated with other federal, state, and local agencies, and also the general public, as in Notices to Mariners (NOTMARS). Includes the OPAREA, range complex boundaries and study areas.

The team worked with the Navy to provide this data, which is a subset of the Navy's Common Operating Picture, for ocean planning purposes. This data was derived from the Navy Common Operating Picture data which was received via email on December 6, 2018. Any questions about access to or the content of the data should be directed to the Navy at

This data is compliant with Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE) Version 2.6.

Data and Resources

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Last Updated July 23, 2019, 20:35
Created January 31, 2019, 02:24
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