Maritime Limits and Boundaries of United States of America

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Publication_Date:
20130913
Title:
Maritime Limits and Boundaries of United States of America
Edition:
4.1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Online_Linkage:
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/mbound.htm
Online_Linkage:
http://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/arcgis/services/MaritimeBoundaries/US_Maritime_Limits_Boundaries/MapServer/WMSServer?SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0&REQUEST=GetCapabilities
Description:
Abstract:
NOAA is responsible for depicting on its nautical charts the limits of the 12 nautical mile Territorial Sea, 24 nautical mile Contiguous Zone, and 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The outer limit of each of these zones is measured from the U.S. normal baseline, which coincides with the low water line depicted on NOAA charts and includes closing lines across the entrances of legal bays and rivers, consistent with international law. The U.S. baseline and associated maritime limits are reviewed and approved through the interagency U.S. Baseline Committee, which is chaired by the U.S. Department of State. The Committee serves the function of gaining interagency consensus on the proper location of the baseline using the provisions of the 1958 Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, to ensure that the seaward extent of U.S. maritime zones do not exceed the breadth that is permitted by international law. In 2002 and in response to mounting requests for digital maritime zones, NOAA launched a project to re-evaluate the U.S. baseline in partnership with other federal agencies via the U.S. Baseline Committee. The focus of the baseline evaluation was NOAA's largest scale, most recent edition nautical charts as well as supplemental source materials for verification of certain charted features. This dataset is a result of the 2002-present initiative and reflects a multi-year iterative project whereby the baseline and associated maritime limits were re-evaluated on a state or regional basis. In addition to the U.S. maritime limits, the U.S. maritime boundaries with opposite or adjacent countries as well as the US/Canada International Boundary (on land and through the Great Lakes) are also included in this dataset.
Purpose:
The primary purpose of this dataset is to update the official depiction of these maritime zones and maritime boundaries on NOAA's nautical charts. The limits of these zones are subject to modification, as represented on future charts. The limits shown on the most recent chart edition take precedence.
Supplemental_Information:
For more detailed information about specific regional limits and boundaries, refer to the supplemental information documents.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:
20130913
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:
Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:
Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:
140.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate:
-60.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate:
74.708840
South_Bounding_Coordinate:
-17.555000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
None
Theme_Keyword:
GIS
Theme_Keyword:
Polyline
Theme_Keyword:
Maritime
Theme_Keyword:
Boundary
Theme_Keyword:
Limit
Theme_Keyword:
Law of the Sea
Theme_Keyword:
Territorial Sea
Theme_Keyword:
Contiguous Zone
Theme_Keyword:
Exclusive Economic Zone
Theme_Keyword:
Presidential Proclamation No. 5928, December 1988
Theme_Keyword:
Presidential Proclamation No. 7219, August 1999
Theme_Keyword:
Presidential Proclamation No. 5030, March 1983
Theme_Keyword:
US/Russia Maritime Boundary Agreement, 1990
Theme_Keyword:
Federal Register, Vol 60, No. 163, August 23, 1995
Theme_Keyword:
ICJ Judgment, Gulf of Maine, 1984
Theme_Keyword:
International Boundary Commission
Theme_Keyword:
US/Cook Islands Maritime Boundary Treaty, 1980
Theme_Keyword:
US/Cuba Maritime Boundary Agreement, 1977
Theme_Keyword:
US/Japan Exchange of Notes, 1994
Theme_Keyword:
US/Mexico Maritime Boundary Treaty, 1970
Theme_Keyword:
US/Mexico Maritime Boundary Treaty, 1978
Theme_Keyword:
US/New Zealand (Tokelau) Maritime Boundary Treaty, 1980
Theme_Keyword:
US/Niue Maritime Boundary Treaty, 1997
Theme_Keyword:
US/UK (Anguilla) Maritime Boundary Treaty, 1993
Theme_Keyword:
US/UK (British Virgin Islands) Maritime Boundary Treaty, 1993
Theme_Keyword:
US/Venezuela Maritime Boundary Treaty, 1978
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword:
boundaries
Theme_Keyword:
planningCadastre
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
Theme_Keyword:
Marine Boundaries
Theme_Keyword:
Nautical Charting
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Geospatial Platform
Theme_Keyword:
OceanCommunity
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NGDA Portfolio Themes
Theme_Keyword:
National Geospatial Data Asset
Theme_Keyword:
NGDA
Theme_Keyword:
Water Oceans and Coasts Theme
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword:
Alaska
Place_Keyword:
Hawaii
Place_Keyword:
Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword:
U.S. Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword:
Maine
Place_Keyword:
New Hampshire
Place_Keyword:
Massachusetts
Place_Keyword:
Rhode Island
Place_Keyword:
New York
Place_Keyword:
New Jersey
Place_Keyword:
Delaware
Place_Keyword:
Maryland
Place_Keyword:
Virginia
Place_Keyword:
North Carolina
Place_Keyword:
South Carolina
Place_Keyword:
Georgia
Place_Keyword:
Florida
Place_Keyword:
Alabama
Place_Keyword:
Mississippi
Place_Keyword:
Louisiana
Place_Keyword:
Texas
Place_Keyword:
California
Place_Keyword:
Oregon
Place_Keyword:
Washington
Place_Keyword:
Johnston Atoll
Place_Keyword:
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Place_Keyword:
Guam
Place_Keyword:
Wake Island
Place_Keyword:
American Samoa
Place_Keyword:
Howland Island
Place_Keyword:
Baker Island
Place_Keyword:
Jarvis Island
Place_Keyword:
Kingman Reef
Place_Keyword:
Palmyra Atoll
Access_Constraints:
None
Use_Constraints:
NOT FOR LEGAL USE. These limits and boundaries were created for internal purposes only to update the charted maritime limits and maritime boundaries on NOAA charts. These limits and boundaries do not represent the official depiction. For official depiction, please see NOAA's paper or raster nautical charts.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Contact_Position:
Chief Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
mailing and physical address
Address:
Office of Coast Survey, 1315 East West Highway
City:
Silver Spring
State_or_Province:
MD
Postal_Code:
20910
Country:
USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
(301)713-2780 x 127
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
(301)713-4019
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
meredith.westington@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
Monday - Friday, 0900 EST - 1700 EST
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
CARIS' Law of the Sea: Limits and Boundaries v.4.0 Service Pack 6 and v. 4.1; ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 and 10; Microsoft Windows 7
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Due to software and process limitations, this dataset does not contain attributes that speak to the issue of accuracy. The accuracy of this dataset is dependent on the map resolution created in CARIS LOTS, the chart scale used to derive the baseline from which the maritime limits are measured, and coordinate precision of maritime boundary coordinates that are defined in treaties or in the 1995 Federal Register Notice.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The maritime limits reflect the baseline as depicted on relevant largest scale, most recent edition raster nautical charts of the area. They are believed to be logically consistent.
Completeness_Report:
This dataset is complete. Maritime limits are ambulatory; therefore, the limits may be updated at a later date if the charted depictions of the farthest seaward low-water mark changes. In addition, the maritime boundaries portion of this dataset may be updated if a new maritime boundary agreement is established or revised.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
No specific test was performed on the dataset. The maritime limits are a reflection of the largest scale raster nautical charts of the area. The number of decimal places used in the output format does not imply an accuracy level higher than the source chart documents.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The maritime limits are projected from salient points along a designated baseline, which is generally referred to as the farthest seaward low-water mark depicted on the largest scale, most recent edition raster nautical charts. When necessary, hydrographic surveys were referenced to ensure the depiction of certain rocks on NOAA's nautical charts dry at mean lower low water. Beyond utilizing the tidally-referenced shoreline depicted on NOAA's nautical charts, no specific test was used to determine the vertical accuracy of the points.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Publication_Date:
20110501
Title:
Regional Digital Maritime Limits and Maritime Boundaries
Edition:
Latest edition
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Type_of_Source_Media:
Vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:
2002
Ending_Date:
2010
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
REGION_LIMITS
Source_Contribution:
The limits of the 12 nautical mile Territorial Sea, 24 nautical mile Contiguous Zone, and 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone as well as the maritime boundaries were published in vector digital data format on a state or region basis between 2002 and 2010. These previously published regional data were used as source for this dataset. They were compiled together and further attributed.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
International Boundary Commission
Publication_Date:
Unknown
Title:
Geographical Positions along the International Boundary (NAD83)
Edition:
Latest edition
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Text
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Washington, D.C.
Publisher:
International Boundary Commission
Online_Linkage:
http://www.internationalboundarycommission.org/products.html
Type_of_Source_Media:
online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:
1915
Ending_Date:
1986
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
IBC
Source_Contribution:
US/Canada international boundary polyline was constructed using published coordinates from the US/Canada International Boundary Commission. The polyline was used as a source of this dataset. The boundary was merged with OCS' published maritime limits and maritime boundaries and further attributed
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Publication_Date:
Unpublished material
Title:
Merged Digital Maritime Limits and Maritime Boundaries
Edition:
1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
geodatabase feature class
Type_of_Source_Media:
online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:
2010
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
MERGED
Source_Contribution:
Single dataset in WGS84 of digital state/regional maritime limits, created by merging published ESRI Shapefiles from NOAA's Office of Coast Survey website. Dataset was merged with the US/Canada international boundary to create the approved US maritime limits and boundaries dataset.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Publication_Date:
Unpublished material
Title:
US/Canada international Boundary
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media:
online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:
2010
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
USCANADABOUND
Source_Contribution:
Polylines of the US/Canada international boundary contructed from coordinates obtained from the IBC. Polylines combined with maritime limits to created the approved US maritime limits and boundaries dataset.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Publication_Date:
20110501
Title:
US Baseline Committee Approved Maritime Limits and Boundaries
Edition:
latest edition
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Type_of_Source_Media:
vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:
2011
Ending_Date:
Present
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
APPRV_LIMITS
Source_Contribution:
Digital US maritime limits, maritime boundaries, and international boundaries were approved by the interagency US Baseline Committee. Dataset is continually revised based on changes to nautical charts or by special request.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Publication_Date:
Unknown
Title:
Nautical Charts
Edition:
latest edition
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Marine Chart Division (MCD)
Online_Linkage:
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/
Type_of_Source_Media:
chart
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:
2011
Ending_Date:
Present
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NCHART
Source_Contribution:
NOAA's Nautical charts are used to derive the US baseline, which incorporates the charted low-water line and closing lines across entrances to legal bays, rivers, and harbors. The most recent edition, largest scale nautical charts are used as a source of the baseline.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
From 2002 to 2010, the interagency U.S. Baseline Committee re-evaluated the U.S. baseline and associated maritime limits as depicted on NOAA charts on a state or regional basis. As a result of this multiple year, iterative project, digital state/regional maritime limits, including the 200nm EEZ, were produced and published in ESRI Shapefile format on NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey website. To create a seamless, continuous maritime limits dataset, OCS did the following: 1) transformed the state/regional digital limits, in SHP format, from NAD83 to WGS84; 2) merged the WGS84 SHP files into a single dataset using ESRI ArcGIS and imported into a file geodatabase; 3) segmented the merged limits according to chart symbology groupings as well as feature type (e.g. maritime boundary, maritime limit, or land boundary) to more closely match NOAA charts; and 4) re-attributed the dataset
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
REGION_LIMITS
Process_Date:
201103
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
MERGED
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The coordinates of US/Canada international boundary were obtained from International Boundary Commission in NAD83 and saved into a text file. A point shapefile was created based on the text file in NAD83 and then transformed to WGS84. Polylines were constructed using the point shapefile. All polylines were constructed as rhumb lines, except the following three portions: 1) line segment from 43.631127N, 76.796687W to 43.631127N, 78.690388W; 2) line segment from 41.676561N, 82.397473W to 41.676561N, 82.679716W; 3) line segment in Gulf of Maine ruled by ICJ. These three portions were constructed as geodesic lines. The polylines were segmented according to the grouping of published coordinates on IBC website. New attributes were created and the polyline was attributed.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
IBC
Process_Date:
201103
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
USCANADABOUND
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
US/Canada international boundaries generated in the second process step were imported into file geodatabase and merged with maritime limits generated in the first process step. Topology rules were established in the file geodatabase to detect overlapping, self-intersecting, and dangling polyline features. Any topological errors flagged by topology check were investigated and corrected when necessary. When a polyline feature spans across -/+180 longitude, ESRI clips the feature at the longitude, resulting in dangling polyline. Topology errors as a result of clipping at 180 longitude were marked as exception. Other topology errors were corrected. The dataset was exported as a shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
MERGED
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
USCANADABOUND
Process_Date:
2010
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
APPRV_LIMITS
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Maritime limits and boundaries are updated using the most recent edition, largest scale nautical charts. Updates are triggered by a new chart edition, or by a formal request to re-evaluate the baseline. Charts are used as a backdrop in the ESRI ArcMap environment to create vector shorelines and lines closing the entrances to legal bays, rivers, and harbors. These lines are imported to the Caris LOTS environment. The "Enevelope of Arcs from normal baselines" tool is applied to vector shorelines, and the "Envelope of Arcs from straight baselines" tool is applied to closing lines. As input to the tools, OCS selects the limit distance in nautical miles and designates minimum attributes for the baseline points. The tool generates the contributing baseline points and the boundary limit using a wagon-wheel filtering process of rolling a circle with a diameter specified by the limit distance and choosing the seaward-most points along the low water line. Previously approved limits are manually intersected and replaced with the revised limits to create seamless, revised limit lines. Caris generated EOA control lines, which display how baseline points contribute to particular arc segments of the limit line, are used to inform the manual intersect and replace function. The final dataset is exported from Caris to a shapefile in WGS84, and attributed in the ESRI ArcMap environment.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
APPRV_LIMITS
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NCHART
Process_Date:
2013
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:
Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:
String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:
367
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution:
0.000000001
Longitude_Resolution:
0.000000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units:
Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:
WGS84
Ellipsoid_Name:
WGS84
Semi-major_Axis:
6378137.000000000000000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:
298.257224
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:
Maritime Limits and Boundaries
Entity_Type_Definition:
Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
BOUND_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Boundary ID
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique ID of this feature
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
REGION
Attribute_Definition:
Identifier of the general area, state(s), or territory from which the limit is drawn
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Contains free text of the general area, state(s), or territory name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
FEAT_TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Type of Feature
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Maritime Limit
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Limit of the U.S. maritime zone
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Maritime Boundary
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
International maritime boundary between the U.S. and a neighboring country
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Land Boundary
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
International land boundary between the U.S. and a neighboring country
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
TS
Attribute_Definition:
Territorial Sea
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The feature is not the 12nm territorial sea limit or a segment of territorial sea from 0 to 12nm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The feature is the 12nm territorial sea limit or a segment of territorial sea from 0 to 12nm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
CZ
Attribute_Definition:
Contiguous Zone
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The feature is not the 24nm contiguous zone limit or a segment of contiguous zone from 12nm to 24nm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The feature is the 24nm contiguous zone limit or a segment of contiguous zone from 12nm to 24nm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
EEZ
Attribute_Definition:
Exclusive Economic Zone
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The feature is not the 200nm EEZ or a segment of the EEZ per customary international law from 12nm to 200nm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The feature is the 200nm EEZ or a segment of the EEZ per customary international law from 12nm to 200nm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
F_EEZ
Attribute_Definition:
U.S. Fishery EEZ
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The feature is not the 200nm EEZ or a segment of U.S. fishery EEZ from the limit of the states’ jurisdiction to 200nm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The feature is the 200nm EEZ or a segment of U.S. fishery EEZ from the limit of the states’ jurisdiction to 200nm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
PUB_DATE
Attribute_Definition:
Publication Date
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Publication date of the limit/boundary line in MM/DD/YYYY format
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
APPRV_DATE
Attribute_Definition:
Approval date of baseline points by the ad hoc Committee on the U.S. Baseline
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Date Field formatted as MM/DD/YYYY for the date on which the limits were approved by the U.S. Baseline Committee, chaired by the Department of State
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
LEGAL_AUTH
Attribute_Definition:
Legal Authority
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text referencing the legal source of the limit/boundary
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
AOR
Attribute_Definition:
Agency of Responsibility
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
The government agency that is responsible for publishing and managing the limit/boundary on NOAA charts
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
NOTE
Attribute_Definition:
Note
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text containing special notes about the limit/boundary
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
UNILATERAL
Attribute_Definition:
Unilateral
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The feature is not a segment of a U.S. unilateral maritime boundary claim
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The feature is a segment of a U.S. unilateral maritime boundary claim
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
SYMBOL
Attribute_Definition:
Symbology
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A black line of alternating crosses, generally conveying a land boundary per Chart No.1 symbol N40
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A solid grey line interspersed with fish symbols at regular intervals, generally conveying the U.S. Fishery EEZ limit, per a combination of Chart No.1 symbols N42 and N45
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A solid grey line, generally conveying U.S. maritime limits and U.S. unilateral maritime boundaries, per Chart No.1 symbol N42
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A magenta line of alternating crosses and dashes with interspersed fish symbols at regular intervals, generally conveying a maritime boundary alongside the U.S. Fishery EEZ, per a combination of Chart No.1 symbols N41 and N45
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A magenta line of alternating crosses and dashes, generally conveying a maritime boundary outside the U.S. Fishery EEZ, per Chart No.1 symbol N41
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
SUPP_INFO
Attribute_Definition:
Supplemental Information
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Office of Coast Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Link to supplemental information in text format about this feature
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Contact_Position:
Chief Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
mailing and physical address
Address:
Office of Coast Survey, 1315 East West Highway
City:
Silver Spring
State_or_Province:
Maryland
Postal_Code:
20910
Country:
USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
(301)713-2780 x 127
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
(301)713-4019
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
meredith.westington@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
Monday - Friday, 0900 EST - 1700 EST
Resource_Description:
Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of this data set. The digital maritime limits are not to be used for a legal definition. The legal definition still remains the depiction on NOAA's nautical charts.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:
ESRI ArcGIS Map Service, WMS, KML, SHP (ESRI Shapefile)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/mbound.htm
Network_Resource_Name:
http://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/arcgis/services/MaritimeBoundaries/US_Maritime_Limits_Boundaries/MapServer/WMSServer?SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0&REQUEST=GetCapabilities
Fees:
None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
20141204
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Contact_Position:
Chief Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
mailing and physical address
Address:
Office of Coast Survey, 1315 East West Highway
City:
Silver Spring
State_or_Province:
Maryland
Postal_Code:
20910
Country:
USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
(301)713-2780 x 127
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
(301)713-4019
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
meredith.westington@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
Monday - Friday, 0900 EST - 1700 EST
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:
FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:
local time
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