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Data Registry Help

NOAA’s Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) Data Registry is a collection of Web-accessible NOAA geospatial data deemed essential for local, regional, or national-level CMSP processes. Registry data sets are provided in a variety of formats accessible for download, and many can be easily previewed using ESRI’s new ArcGIS.com map viewer.

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Elevation, Bathymetry, and Shoreline

Jurisdictional Boundaries and Limits

Marine Transportation, Infrastructure, and Obstructions

Living Marine Resources

Human Uses (Commercial, Recreational, and Industrial)

Coastal Population and Socioeconomic Data

Ocean Observations Data



Data Registry Help

What does Mashup mean?

This button allows the user to view multiple registry datasets simultaneously in the ArcGIS.com viewer. Simply, check the checkboxes for the desired datasets, and click the "Mashup" button.

What does View Mapping Application mean?

This button takes the user to the Web mapping application for the dataset, if such an application exists.

What does View in ArcGIS.com mean?

This button allows the user to view the dataset in the ArcGIS.com viewer.  The ArcGIS.com Web site provides a gateway to your online GIS experience, and is intended be a useful destination for anyone - GIS professionals, Web developers, and those that want to view maps, or create their own maps, simply and quickly.

What does View ESRI REST Service mean?

Representational State Transfer (REST) is a style of software architecture for distributed hypermedia. REST information is used primarily by GIS developers.

What does View WMS mean?

The Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS) protocol defines a simple interface for Web-based mapping applications. The WMS protocol is based on simple query syntax for posting a request for the desired layers and region to the server, which returns a map as a standard image (GIF, PNG or other format). The capabilities of  the WMS are described in an XML (Extensible Markup Language) document.

What does Get KML mean?

KML (Keyhole Markup Language) is an XML-based language for managing the display of three-dimensional geospatial data in Google Earth, Google Maps,Google Mobile, ArcGIS Explorer, and WorldWind. (The word Keyhole is an earlier name for the software that became Google Earth; the software was produced by Keyhole, Inc, which was acquired by Google in 2004. The term "Keyhole" actually honors the KH reconnaissance satellites, the original eye-in-the-sky military reconnaissance system now some 30 years old.) KML files are often distributed as KMZ files, which are zipped KML files with a .kmz extension. The files available have been tested in Google Earth version 4 and may not work in previous versions.

What does Get Data mean?

This button allows the user to download data. The format of the data varies.

What does View Metadata mean?

Metadata is simply data about data.  A metadata record usually contains a number of elements that describe aspects of a resource. This button provides access to the dataset's FGDC or ISO standard metadata.

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