World Data Service for Geophysics
The National Geophysical Data Center provides access to a variety of shoreline/coastline data sets. NGDC is a mirror site for the GSHHG database and also provide links to a variety of coastline resources (both NOAA and non-NOAA sources). All datasets are in WGS84 geographic (simple latitudes and longitudes; decimal degrees) horizontal datum.
How to Cite
NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Coastline extracted (eg: WVS, GSHHG), Date Retrieved, http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/shorelines/shorelines.html.
Coastline products distributed by NGDC are in the public domain and are not subject to copyright protection within the United States, except for the GSHHG Database, which is released under the GNU Lesser General Public license.
The online Coastline Extractor is no longer available. We recommend using the GSHHG coastline database which is maintained, updated, and extractable using the NGDC Desktop Tool (above).
Related Data at NGDC
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Related non-NOAA Links