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Layer: Caribbean Islands (ID: 6)

Name: Caribbean Islands

Display Field: Port_Group

Type: Feature Layer

Geometry Type: esriGeometryPolygon

Description: Input data is from the following sixsources: 1. Polygon data created with data from ENC DIRECT TO GIS ( Scale (Band 4/5) ENC boundaries - includes all area in M_COVR except the LNDARE coverage(NaturalFeaturesA/Land_Area) was erased from coverage area (MetadataA/Coverage_Area) at both the “Approach” and “Harbor”scales then joining both resultant polygons. The scale of the compilation ranged from 1:150000 (smallest scale of Band 4 ENC used) to 1:5000 (largest scale of Band 5 ENC used)2. Location of navigation channels, port infrastructure, precautionary, pilot, and depth areas and contour lines are from large scale RNC.kap files, NOAA_RNC MapService, and ENC Direct to GIS.Delineation boundaries include port infrastructure with an inland buffer of 500 meters for ports that have less than 10,000,000 tons of total mass cargo transported through the port per year and an inland buffer of 1000 meters for ports with greater than 10,000,000 tons of total mass cargo transported through the port per year.Islands greater than 10 square miles remain as polygon parts within the port polygon 3. AIS data points found in (which passage has the highest traffic for the most vessels) from May 2010 in UTM zone 19. AIS Data for Zone 20 was not available at the time of this compilation. A free online Web site named ( shows ship traffic worldwide from 2013. The scale on is a limited and unknown.4. Coast Pilot (Textual description of each port and its features)5. Regional Navigation Manager:-Michael Henderson, NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey6. Survey and Legal LimitsNOAA Hydrographic Survey Priorities 2012 edition offshore depth limits for "navigationally significant" waters for the Caribbean Sea around Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands of 20 fathoms (120 feet). ( territorial waters of 3 NM or 12 NM where appropriateSoftware:ArcGIS 10.2 was used to process this dataDates:Date of compilation: June 3rd 2014 - August 31nd2014

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Copyright Text: Christina Belton (NOAA) ( – Primary Author Kathleen Jamison (NOAA) ( – Project Manager

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