World Data Service for Geophysics
NCEI provides access to a variety of shoreline/coastline data sets. NCEI is a mirror site for the GSHHG database and also provide links to a variety of coastline resources (both NOAA and non-NOAA sources). All datasets are in WGS84 geographic (simple latitudes and longitudes; decimal degrees) horizontal datum.
Coastline products distributed by NCEI are in the public domain and are not subject to copyright protection within the United States, except for the GSHHG Database, which is released under the GNU Lesser General Public license.
The online Coastline Extractor is no longer available. We recommend using the GSHHG coastline database which is maintained, updated, and extractable using the Desktop Tool (above).
Related Data at NCEI:
Related NOAA Links:
Related non-NOAA Links