|Polygon||The geometry field (shape) is automatically created and maintained by ArcGIS. It provides a definition of the feature type (point, line, polygon).|
|10||Time period of shoreline forecast, 10 years from DSAS run date.|
|2031||Year of forecast shoreline.|
|GA||The state this forecast/forecast uncertainty covers. GA - Georgia, FLec - Florida east coast, FLwc - Florida west coast, FLph - Florida pan handle|
|FLec||The state this forecast/forecast uncertainty covers. GA - Georgia, FLec - Florida east coast, FLwc - Florida west coast, FLph - Florida pan handle|
|FLwc||The state this forecast/forecast uncertainty covers. GA - Georgia, FLec - Florida east coast, FLwc - Florida west coast, FLph - Florida pan handle|
|FLph||The state this forecast/forecast uncertainty covers. GA - Georgia, FLec - Florida east coast, FLwc - Florida west coast, FLph - Florida pan handle|
Shoreline positions were collected prior to and following Hurricane Irma along the sandy shorelines of Florida and Georgia. Shoreline positions from the mid-1800s through 2018 were used to update the shoreline change rates for Florida and Georgia using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) software. The shoreline positions and updated shoreline change rates calculated by the USGS provide actionable information to homeowners, coastal communities, and managers of public and private properties. This information can be used to improve resilience to erosion hazards. This information can now also be used by DSAS to estimate the future shoreline position. The forecasted shoreline position for the year 2031, and its estimated uncertainty, are provided in this data release. This forecast should be treated with extreme caution. The method used by DSAS to produce it is still preliminary. Initial testing of the method has shown that forecasts can be highly inaccurate, especially in dynamic areas (for example, near inlets). The degree of error in the forecasted shoreline position may be larger than the estimated uncertainty.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Use_Constraints:These data were automatically generated using the DSAS version 5 software application and should only be used for purposes explicitly stated by the originating organization. The method used to calculate these forecasts is still being tested for accuracy. These forecasts should be handled with extreme caution and are likely inaccurate in many areas, especially near inlets. Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator of the dataset.
Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
|Data format:||Dataset contains the shapefile, browse graphic, and CSDGM metadata. in format Shapefile (version ArcGIS 10.6) Esri polyline shapefile Size: 0.64|
These data are available in a polyline shapefile format. The user must have software to read and process the data components of a shapefile.