NOS Hydrographic Surveys Collection

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has the statutory mandate to collect hydrographic data in support of nautical chart compilation for safe navigation and to provide background data for engineers, scientific, and other commercial and industrial activities. Hydrographic survey data primarily consist of water depths, but may also include features (e.g. rocks, wrecks), navigation aids, shoreline identification, and bottom type information. NOAA is responsible for archiving and distributing the source data as described in this metadata record. Survey types are B: Hydrographic EEZ Surveys; D: Discovery Surveys; H: Hydrographic Surveys; F: Field Edit Surveys; W: Non-NOS Hydrographic Surveys.

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Last Updated June 10, 2017, 18:17
Created June 10, 2017, 18:17
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: None. Use Constraints: These data are NOT to be used for navigation. Distribution Liability: These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system. Only NOAA nautical charts are designed and approved for navigational use."]
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contact-email Hydro.Info@noaa.gov
coupled-resource []
dataset-reference-date [{"type": "publication", "value": "2012-03-02"}]
frequency-of-update
graphic-preview-description 1950s smooth sheet
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graphic-preview-type JPG
guid gov.noaa.ngdc:NOS_Hydrographic_Survey_Collection
licence ["These data not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For official navigation products, please refer to the U.S. nautical charts available from the NOAA Office of Coast Survey: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov.", "None", "None"]
metadata-date 2016-04-18
metadata-language
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resource-type series
responsible-party [{"name": "DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce", "roles": ["pointOfContact"]}]
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, -90.0], [180.0, -90.0], [180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, -90.0]]]}
spatial-data-service-type ArcGIS Image Service
spatial-reference-system Through the collection reference systems have vaired with time and location. Please see survey level metadata for detailed information.
spatial_harvester true
temporal-extent-begin 1837-05-23