GIS Lookup: Detailed Data Layer Listing

Title: "NTAD: US Army Corps of Engineers Ports" (2004)
 
Description: Contains physical information on commercial facilities at the principal U.S. Coastal, Great Lakes and Inland Ports. The data consists of listings of port area's waterfront facilities, including information on berthing, cranes, transit sheds, grain elevators, marine repair plants, fleeting areas, and docking and storage facilities. Collection of data is performed on a rotational basis to ensure on-site accuracy at each facility. The Navigation Data Center had several objectives in developing the U.S. Waterway Data. These objectives support the concept of a National Spatial Data Provide public access to national waterway data. Foster interagency and intra-agency cooperation through data sharing. Provide a mechanism to integrate waterway data (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Port/Facility and U.S. Coast Guard Accident Data, for example) Provide a basis for intermodal analysis. Assist standardization of waterway entity definitions (Ports/Facilities, Locks, etc.). Provide public access to the National Waterway Network, which can be used as a basemap to support graphical overlays and analysis with other spatial data (waterway and modal network/facility databases, for example). Provide reliable data to support future waterway and intermodal applications.
 
Keywords and Themes: Ports, Transportation
 
Filename Prefix: port
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Mapped Drive Folder: /fedgov/bts/ntad04/point/port/
Total size of data files: 21 MB
 
Data Type: ESRI Shapefile
Feature Type: Point
Coordinate System: GCS_WGS_1984
Datum: D_WGS_1984Map Units: Decimal degrees

Spatial Extent: United States and Territories
Source Scale: The accuracy of each point element is correlated to the data source used to derive that element. For example, links and nodes derived from 1:100,000 scale Digital Line Graphs are more accurate than links and nodes derived from 1:500,000 scale NOAA Navigational Charts. Elements with an "M" in the source field (indicating an unknown or missing source) are the least accurate.

Created by: US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Released by: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Content Date: 2004
Published Date: 20040520

Collection Name: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2004
Physical Location: Reference Gov. Docs. CD Cabinet
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Acquired Date: 20040901
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

Note: Acknowledgment of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics National Transportation Atlas Database would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

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Record ID: 2488_ntad04