Introducing the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal

Introducing the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal

On January 15, 2015, Posted by , In Online Viewers, By , With Comments Off on Introducing the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal

The new USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal is an interactive map viewer where users can view and download coastal change data for all coasts in the United States.

Data within the portal is organized into three categories: 1) Extreme Storms, 2) Shoreline Change, and 3) Sea-level Rise. These categories contain a multitude of data that can be dynamically viewed in the map viewer. This portal allows users to share their current view, including the data content that is currently displayed on the map, and also supports data download as ArcGIS shapefiles for later use.

The short video below is a tutorial provided by the USGS that will cover how to search for a location, view data, discover important information about the data and also how to share this data with colleagues.

Below, you will find a screen capture of the icons you will encounter on the Coastal Change Hazards portal, along with a description of what these icons do.

As explained in the video by USGS, coastal change is a constantly occurring phenomenon. This portal allows users access to historical and current coastal data, providing a view on how our coastal environment is constantly changing around us.


This blog posting was developed with the support of a competitive grant (cooperative agreement number P09AC00212; task agreement number P13AC00875) from the National Park Service in partnership with the North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit.

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