Maritime Limits and Boundaries of United States of America


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File Identifier: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39963
Metadata Language: English
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Resource Type: Dataset
Responsible Party:
Organisation Name: Office of Coast Survey
Role: Resource Provider
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Delivery Point: 1315 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Online Resource: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/
Responsible Party:
Individual Name: Nelson, Kurt
Role: Point Of Contact
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Voice: 301-713-2645 x142
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E-Mail Address: kurt.a.nelson@noaa.gov
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Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata Part 2 Extensions for imagery and gridded data
Metadata Standard Version: ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
Data Identification
Abstract: NOAA is responsible for depicting on its nautical charts the limits of the 12 nautical mile Territorial Sea, 24 nautical mile Contiguous Zone, and 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The outer limit of each of these zones is measured from the U.S. normal baseline, which coincides with the low water line depicted on NOAA charts and includes closing lines across the entrances of legal bays and rivers, consistent with international law. The U.S. baseline and associated maritime limits are reviewed and approved through the interagency U.S. Baseline Committee, which is chaired by the U.S. Department of State. The Committee serves the function of gaining interagency consensus on the proper location of the baseline using the provisions of the 1958 Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, to ensure that the seaward extent of U.S. maritime zones do not exceed the breadth that is permitted by international law. In 2002 and in response to mounting requests for digital maritime zones, NOAA launched a project to re-evaluate the U.S. baseline in partnership with other federal agencies via the U.S. Baseline Committee. The focus of the baseline evaluation was NOAA's largest scale, most recent edition nautical charts as well as supplemental source materials for verification of certain charted features. This dataset is a result of the 2002-present initiative and reflects a multi-year iterative project whereby the baseline and associated maritime limits were re-evaluated on a state or regional basis. In addition to the U.S. maritime limits, the U.S. maritime boundaries with opposite or adjacent countries as well as the US/Canada International Boundary (on land and through the Great Lakes) are also included in this dataset.
Purpose: The primary purpose of this dataset is to update the official depiction of these maritime zones and maritime boundaries on NOAA's nautical charts. The limits of these zones are subject to modification, as represented on future charts. The limits shown on the most recent chart edition take precedence.
Language: eng; US
Citation:
Title: Maritime Limits and Boundaries of United States of America
Alternate Title: MB_ParentDataset
Date:
Date: 2013-09-13
Date Type: Publication Date
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Online Resource: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/data/us-maritime-limits-and-boundaries.html
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Individual Name: Wallace, Tara
Role: Point Of Contact
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E-Mail Address: tara.wallace@noaa.gov
Individual Name: Wallace, Tara
Role: Custodian
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E-Mail Address: tara.wallace@noaa.gov
Representation Type: Vector
Topic Category: Administrative and Political Boundaries
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Boundary
Keyword: Contiguous Zone
Keyword: Exclusive Economic Zone
Keyword: Federal Register
Keyword: Vol 60
Keyword: No. 163
Keyword: August 23
Keyword: 1995
Keyword: GIS
Keyword: ICJ Judgment
Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Keyword: 1984
Keyword: International Boundary Commission
Keyword: Law of the Sea
Keyword: Limit
Keyword: Maritime
Keyword: Polyline
Keyword: Presidential Proclamation No. 5030
Keyword: March 1983
Keyword: Presidential Proclamation No. 5928
Keyword: December 1988
Keyword: Presidential Proclamation No. 7219
Keyword: August 1999
Keyword: Territorial Sea
Keyword: US/Cook Islands Maritime Boundary Treaty
Keyword: 1980
Keyword: US/Cuba Maritime Boundary Agreement
Keyword: 1977
Keyword: US/Japan Exchange of Notes
Keyword: 1994
Keyword: US/Mexico Maritime Boundary Treaty
Keyword: 1970
Keyword: US/Mexico Maritime Boundary Treaty
Keyword: 1978
Keyword: US/New Zealand (Tokelau) Maritime Boundary Treaty
Keyword: 1980
Keyword: US/Niue Maritime Boundary Treaty
Keyword: 1997
Keyword: US/Russia Maritime Boundary Agreement
Keyword: 1990
Keyword: US/UK (Anguilla) Maritime Boundary Treaty
Keyword: 1993
Keyword: US/UK (British Virgin Islands) Maritime Boundary Treaty
Keyword: 1993
Keyword: US/Venezuela Maritime Boundary Treaty
Keyword: 1978
Keyword: Marine Boundaries
Keyword: Nautical Charting
Associated Thesaurus: NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
Keyword: OceanCommunity
Associated Thesaurus: Geospatial Platform
Keyword: National Geospatial Data Asset
Keyword: NGDA
Keyword: Water Oceans and Coasts Theme
Associated Thesaurus: NGDA Portfolio Themes
Keyword: Alabama
Keyword: Alaska
Keyword: American Samoa
Keyword: Baker Island
Keyword: California
Keyword: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Keyword: Delaware
Keyword: Florida
Keyword: Georgia
Keyword: Guam
Keyword: Hawaii
Keyword: Howland Island
Keyword: Jarvis Island
Keyword: Johnston Atoll
Keyword: Kingman Reef
Keyword: Louisiana
Keyword: Maine
Keyword: Maryland
Keyword: Massachusetts
Keyword: Mississippi
Keyword: New Hampshire
Keyword: New Jersey
Keyword: New York
Keyword: North Carolina
Keyword: Oregon
Keyword: Palmyra Atoll
Keyword: Puerto Rico
Keyword: Rhode Island
Keyword: South Carolina
Keyword: Texas
Keyword: U.S. Virgin Islands
Keyword: Virginia
Keyword: Wake Island
Keyword: Washington
Associated Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System
Keyword: DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCS > Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Associated Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Keyword: ocs
Associated Thesaurus: InPort
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: 140
East Bounding Longitude: -60
North Bounding Latitude: 74.70884
South Bounding Latitude: -17.555
Constraints: NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
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Access Constraints: Other Restrictions
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Other Constraints: Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: NOT FOR LEGAL USE. These limits and boundaries were created for internal purposes only to update the charted maritime limits and maritime boundaries on NOAA charts. These limits and boundaries do not represent the official depiction. For official depiction, please see NOAA's paper or raster nautical charts. | Distribution Liability: Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of this data set. The digital maritime limits are not to be used for a legal definition. The legal definition still remains the depiction on NOAA's nautical charts.
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Classification: unclassified
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Format Name: Web Mapping Service
Format Version: 1.3.0
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Format Name: ESRI REST service
Format Version: 10.1
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URL: http://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/downloads/USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesKML.kmz
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Organisation Name: Office of Coast Survey
Role: Distributor
Contact Info:
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Delivery Point: 1315 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20910
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Online Resource: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/
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