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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Special Report in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SRAMSOE) No. 459


The 2017 Inventory for Hanover County was generated using on-screen, digitizing techniques in ArcGIS® -ArcMap v10.4.1while viewing conditions observed in Bing high resolution oblique imagery, Google Earth, and 2013 imagery from the Virginia Base Mapping Program (VBMP).Four GIS shapefiles are developed.The first describes land use and bank conditions (Hanover _lubc_2017). The second portrays the presence of beaches (Hanover _beaches_2017). The third reports shoreline structures that are described as arcs or lines(e.g. riprap)(Hanover _sstru_2017). The final shapefile includes all structures that are represented as points(e.g. piers)(Hanover _astru_2017).The metadata file accompanies the shapefiles and defines attribute accuracy, data development, and any use restrictions that pertain to data.



Shoreline Inventories, Virginia, GIS, Management


This project was funded in part by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality through Grant # V720240of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administration, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.