National Assessment of Shoreline Change: A GIS Compilation of Vector Shorelines and Associated Shoreline Change Data for the New England and Mid-Atlantic Coasts

United States Geological Survey (USGS), 2011

Himmelstoss, Emily A.; Kratzmann, Meredith; Hapke, Cheryl; Thieler, E. Robert; and List, Jeffrey

“This publication responds to the increased demand for accurate information regarding past and present shoreline changes, which results from development rise despite the fact that coastal infrastructure is subjected to flooding and erosion. It compiles a comprehensive database of digital vector shorelines and shoreline-change rates for the New England and Mid-Atlantic Coasts. It intends to develop a standardized method that is consistent from coast to coast for measuring changes in shoreline position. It aims to facilitate the process of periodically and systematically updating the results in an internally consistent manner.”