Georeferenced Scans of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) T-Sheets Collected Along the New Jersey Coastline from 1839-1875

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Description Historical shoreline surveys were conducted by the National Ocean Service (NOS), dating back to the early 1800s. The maps resulting from these surveys, often called t-sheets, provide a reference of historical shoreline position that can be compared to modern data to identify shoreline change. The t-sheets are stored at the National Archives and many have been scanned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and are available on the NOAA Shoreline Web site ( While some scanned t-sheets were georeferenced and digitized by NOAA, still others remain as non-georeferenced raster files ( features 8 georeferenced raster t-sheets for the New Jersey coastline from 1839 to 1875. The data were scanned by NOAA, but were not georeferenced. The t-sheets included in this data release are: T-121 (1839), T-119 Part 1 (1841), T-1084 (1868), T-1166 (1870), T-1333 (1871), T-1315a (1872), T-1371 (1874), T-1407 (1875). Digital files were georeferenced, corrected to a modern datum, and shorelines digitized to provide a vector polyline depicting the historical shoreline position using ArcGIS 10.3.1. GEoreferenced t-sheets were used to delineate and shorelines for use in long-term shoreline and wetland analyses for Hurricane Sandy wetland physical change assessment. [More]
Originators Terrano, Joseph F. and Smith, Kathryn E. L.

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