US Historical LighthousesOffice for Coastal Management (OCM)
Data Set (DS) | ID: 54384 | Published / External
|Title:||US Historical Lighthouses|
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).
To provide locations and focal plane heights (when available) of lighthouses on or near the United States coastline.
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.
|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|
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords||Continent > North America > United States Of America|
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Maintenance Frequency:||None Planned|
|Data Presentation Form:||Map (digital)|
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|Data Set Credit:||CREDIT: USCG, NPS, NOAA, NGS, Charles Bash ORIGINATORS: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Geospatial Services Division;|
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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.
|File Name:||Historic Lighthouses|
|File Name:||ORT Map Service|
|Name:||Ocean Reporting Tool|
More information and online data visualization.
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.0.6491
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USCG Navigation Center Light List
|Citation URL Name:||Source Online Linkage|
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URL where the source data were originally accessed.
Process Step 1
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
Rubric scores updated every 15m
|Entity (ENT)||Historic Lighthouses of the US Coast|
|Catalog Item ID:||54384|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Anna Verrill|
|Metadata Record Created:||2018-10-25 12:07+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||Jesse Brass|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2020-01-23 17:50+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2019-08-12|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2020-08-12|