Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2019: Principal Ports, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/56124.

Item Identification

Title: Principal Ports
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2019-05-16
Abstract:

Principal Ports are politically defined by port limits or US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects, exclude non-USACE projects not authorized for publication. The determination for the published Principal Ports is based upon the total tonnage for the port for the particular year; therefore the top 150 list can vary from year to year. The Principal Port layer contains USACE port codes, names, and commodity tonnage summaries (total tons, domestic, foreign, imports and exports).

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.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is NAD 1983 (ESPG: 4269). 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 Category oceans
None commodity
None domestic
None export
None foreign
None import
None ports
None tonnage

Spatial Keywords

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

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
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. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM); NOAA's Ocean Service, Office for Coastal Management (OCM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 836778
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 836780
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 836779
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 836783
W° Bound: -168.9382
E° Bound: -66.09989
N° Bound: 67.71918
S° Bound: 17.978613

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 836782
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2019-05-16
Description:

publication date

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 836787
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/PrincipalPorts.zip
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 836784
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/NavigationAndMarineTransportation/MapServer
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 3

CC ID: 836786
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 4

CC ID: 836785
Download URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 836775
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data
Name: MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

URL 2

CC ID: 836776
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/nationalviewer
Name: MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

URL 3

CC ID: 836777
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data
Name: Digital Coast Data section
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

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

Principal Ports of the United States

CC ID: 836772
Contact Name: US Army Corps of Engineers Navigation Data Center
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2019-02-01
Citation URL: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16021coll2/id/2093/rec/5
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

USACE Principal Ports spreadsheet was translated into spatial data by NOAA OCM.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 836773
Description:

• Go to https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16021coll2/id/2093/rec/5 and download "pport16.xlsx" • Add spreadsheet into ArcMap and display XY Table projected in NAD83 • Export into file geodatabase • Delete all superfluous fields • Check geometry and project data into WGS 1984 Auxiliary Sphere

Process Date/Time: 2019-02-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Type Title
Entity (ENT) Principal Ports

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 56124
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2019-04-25 11:47+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-04-25
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-04-25