Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2019: Historic Lighthouses of the US Coast, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/54384.

Item Identification

Title: Historic Lighthouses of the US Coast
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-12-12
Abstract:

This dataset includes lighthouses in coastal areas of the United States (including Puerto Rico) that may or may not be official or active aids for navigation. This dataset is a compilation of lighthouses identified from various official data sources: Aids to Navigation (ATON), National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Park Service (NPS), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Lighthouse focal plane height measurements are given in feet (FT). Only lighthouses extracted from the ATON database contain verified focal plane heights, whereas lighthouses from other official sources have unverified focal plane heights. Processing of lighthouse point data (in order of priority): ATON database (USCG)- eliminated all point records with 'Buoy' or 'buoy' in the Structure description and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizen; NGS database- eliminated all point records already identified in the ATON database, records not containing 'lighthouse' in the Name description or in the Marker description, records where the Last Condition field was specified as "Not Found," and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizen; NPS database- eliminated all point records already identified in either the ATON or NGS database and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizen NOAA; (Raster Nautical Charts)- Digitized points for lighthouses not already found in the ATON, NGS, NPS databases, or by a private citizen. Private Citizen- Lighthouse list (with Lat/Lon coordinates).

Purpose:

To provide locations and focal plane heights (when available) of lighthouses on or near the United States coastline.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Categories environment
ISO 19115 Topic Categories planningCadastre
ISO 19115 Topic Categories structure
ISO 19115 Topic Categories transportation
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category Infrastructure
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
ISO 19115 Topic Category structure
ISO 19115 Topic Category transportation
ISO 19115 Topic Category transportation
NGDA Portfolio Themes Transportation Theme
None aids to navigation
None environment
None lighthouse
None marine transportation
None navigation
None oceans
None transportation

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alabama
None Alaska
None California
None Connecticut
None Delaware
None Florida
None Georgia
None Hawaii
None Louisiana
None Maine
None Maryland
None Massachusetts
None New Hampshire
None New Jersey
None New York
None North Carolina
None Oregon
None Puerto Rico
None Rhode Island
None South Carolina
None Texas
None United States
None Virgin Islands
None Virginia
None Washington

Physical Location

City: Sterling
State/Province: VA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
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

Data Set Credit: CREDIT: USCG, NPS, NOAA, NGS, Charles Bash ORIGINATORS: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Geospatial Services Division;

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 791585
W° Bound: -164.927654
E° Bound: -64.619076
N° Bound: 60.537515
S° Bound: 17.755098

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 791584
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-07-17
Description:

Publication date

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 794486
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/HistoricLighthouses.zip
File Name: Historic Lighthouses

Distribution 2

CC ID: 794487
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/OceanReports/MapServer
File Name: ORT Map Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 791581
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/ort
Name: Ocean Reporting Tool
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.0.6491

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Features represented have not been tested for completeness

Conceptual Consistency:

Tests for integrity have not been performed.

Lineage

Sources

USCG Navigation Center Light List

CC ID: 791578
Contact Name: USCG
Citation URL: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListWeeklyUpdates
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 791579
Description:

Processing of lighthouse point data (in order of priority): ATON database (USCG)- eliminated all point records with 'Buoy' or 'buoy' in the Structure description and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizenNGS database- eliminated all point records already identified in the ATON database, records not containing 'lighthouse' in the Name description or in the Marker description, records where the Last Condition field was specified as "Not Found," and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizenNPS database- eliminated all point records already identified in either the ATON or NGS database and those without a match in the lighthouse database supplied by a private citizenNOAA (Raster Nautical Charts)- Digitized points for lighthouses not already found in the ATON, NGS, NPS databases, or by a private citizenPrivate Citizen- Lighthouse list (with Lat/Lon coordinates) provided by Charles Bash

Non-InPort Process Contact (Deprecated): Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Geospatial Services Division
Non-InPort Process Contact Phone (Deprecated): 703-787-1312
Non-InPort Process Contact Email (Deprecated): mappingboundarybranch@boem.gov

Child Items

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Type Title
Entity (ENT) Historic Lighthouses of the US Coast

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54384
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-08-12
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-08-12