Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2019: Anchorage Areas, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/48849.

Item Identification

Title: Anchorage Areas
Short Name: AnchorageAreas
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-09-20
Abstract:

An anchorage area is a place where boats and ships can safely drop anchor. These areas are created in navigable waterways when ships and vessels require them for safe and responsible navigation. A variety of designations refer to types of anchorage areas or restrictions, or even to alerts of potential dangers within an area. Every boater and captain should be aware of the various types of areas. These data are intended for coastal and ocean planning. Not for navigation.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Notes:

11023

Supplemental Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None anchorage
None barge
None berthing
None mooring
None small craft
None vessel

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None United States

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

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. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 651174
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 651176
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 651177
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 651175
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 651180
W° Bound: -178.306021
E° Bound: 179.370056
N° Bound: 71.232966
S° Bound: 5.876955

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 651179
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2017-07

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

zip download and REST map service

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 706199
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/AnchorageAreas.zip
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2017-09-20 - Present)
File Name: Anchorage Areas
Description:

zip download

File Type: Arc Geodatabase

Distribution 2

CC ID: 706200
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/NavigationAndMarineTransportation/MapServer
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2017-09-20 - Present)
File Name: Anchorage Areas
Description:

Esri REST map service

File Type: REST Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 651168
URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/AnchorageAreas.zip
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 651170
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 651171
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 5

CC ID: 651172
URL: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 6

CC ID: 651173
URL: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/Raster/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 651192
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-20
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 651191
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 717238
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Anchorage Areas

CC ID: 651164
Contact Name: US Government Publishing OfficeNOAA Office of Coast Survey
Publish Date: 2017-05-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-05
Citation URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2016-title33-vol1/pdf/CFR-2016-title33-vol1-chapI.pdf
Source Contribution:

Data from CFR, ENC and RNC were used to compile this dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 651165
Description:

1. Go to http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2016-title33-vol1/pdf/CFR-2016-title33-vol1-chapI.pdf, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2016-title33-vol2/pdf/CFR-2016-title33-vol2-chapI.pdf & http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2016-title33-vol3/pdf/CFR-2016-title33-vol3-chapIV.pdf and record all anchorage area info into a spreadsheet including lat/long data

2. Import sheet into ArcGIS, convert to xy coordinates, and export as a point feature class

3. Convert point feature class to polygon by connecting corner coordinates and joining attribute info

NOTE: Areas from the following locations were not included, as they are all inland locations:

Section 110.127 Lake Mohave and Lake Mead, NV and AZ

Section 110.127a Lake Powell, UT-AZ

Section 110.127b Flaming Gorge Lake, WY-UT

Section 110.72c Lake Murray, SC

4. Go to https://encdirect.noaa.gov/ and download the following at full extent:

Approach_Anchor_Berth_area, Approach_Anchor_Berth_point

Approach_Anchorage_Area, Approach_Anchorage_Area_point

Coastal_Anchorage_Area, Coastal_Anchorage_Area_point

General_Anchorage_Area, General_Anchorage_Area_point

Harbour_Anchor_Berth_area, Harbour_Anchor_Berth_point

Harbour_Anchorage_Area, Harbour_Anchorage_Area_point

Berthing_Anchorage_Area

Overview_Anchorage_Area_point

5. Import all of the polygon layers into a single feature class and the point layers into a separate feature class

6. Buffer the point features to 500 feet

7. Compare between the layers, removing duplicates, and compare to NOAA_RNC continuous raster at ArcGIS on seamlessrnc.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov as a guide

8. Union the polygon and point feature classes with the CFR feature class and merge and combine features where overlap occurs, again giving the CFR features the most importance

9. Fill in any missing attributes using RNC info

10. Delete all superfluous fields

11. Check geometry and project data into WGS 1984 Auxiliary Sphere

Process Date/Time: 2017-06-01 00:00:00
Non-InPort Process Contact (Deprecated): MarineCadastre.gov Data Steward: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Non-InPort Process Contact Email (Deprecated): coastal.info@noaa.gov

Child Items

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Entity (ENT) AnchorageAreas

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48849
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:55+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09