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Preface

Passage of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 focused attention on the Nation's coastal land and water areas. As plans for more effective management of the coastal zone evolved, it soon became apparent that improved maps and charts of these areas were needed.

This handbook was prepared with the requirements of the entire coastal community in mind, giving greatest attention to the needs of coastal zone managers and planners at the State and local levels. Its principal objective is to provide general information and guidance; it is neither a textbook nor a technical manual, but rather a primer on coastal mapping.

This handbook should help planners and managers of coastal programs to determine their mapping requirements, select the best maps and charts for their particular needs, and to deal effectively with personnel who gather data and prepare maps. The sections on "Sources of Assistance and Advice" and "Product and Data Sources” should be especially useful to all involved in mapping the coastal zone. Brief summaries of the mapping efforts of several State coastal zone management programs are included.

"Future outlook" discusses anticipated progress and changes in mapping procedures and techniques. Illustrations are inserted, where appropriate, to illustrate the products and equipment discussed. Because of printing restrictions, the colors in map illustrations may vary from those in the original publication. The appendixes include substantial material which also should be of interest. In addition a glossary and an index are included to provide easy and quick access to the terms and concepts used in the text.

For those interested in more technical detail than is provided in this handbook, the "Selected references" will be useful. Also, the publications of the professional societies listed in appendix 4 will provide technical information in detail.

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ASCS

IHB
LC
MHW
MRC
MSS
NAD
NARS
NASA
NCIC
NGS
NGSIC

NGVD
NOAA

BC
BEG
BIA
BLM
BM
BOR
BPA
BR
COAP
CZMA
DMATC
DOS
DRBC
DWP
EDC
EDS
EPA
ERC
ERL
EROS
FCC
FHWA
FIA
FS
FWS
GPO
HUD
IBC
IBWC
IGLD

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation

Service Bureau of the Census Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology Bureau of Indian Affairs Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Mines Bureau of Outdoor Recreation Bonneville Power Administration Bureau of Reclamation California, Comprehensive Ocean Area Plan Coastal Zone Management Act Defense Mapping Agency Topographic Center Department of State Delaware River Basin Commission Deepwater ports USGS/EROS Data Center NOAA/Environmental Data Service Environmental Protection Agency Energy Regulatory Commission NOAA/Environmental Research Laboratories Earth Resources Observation Systems Federal Communications Commission Federal Highway Administration Federal Insurance Administration Forest Service Fish and Wildlife Service Government Printing Office Housing and Urban Development International Boundary Commission International Boundary and Water Commission International Great Lakes Datum

NOS
NPS
NWS
OMB
RBV
SCS
SGA
SMSA
TVA
USA
USAF
USCE
USCG
USDA
USFS
USGS
USMC
USN

International Hydrographic Bureau
Library of Congress
Mean high water
Mississippi River Commission
Multispectral Scanner
North American Datum
National Archives and Records Service
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
USGS/National Cartographic Information Center
NOAA/NOS/National Geodetic Survey
NOAA/NOS/National Geodetic Survey Informa-

tion Center
National Geodetic Vertical Datum
National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration
NOAA/National Ocean Survey
National Park Service
NOAA/National Weather Service
Office of Management and Budget
Return Beam Vidicon
Soil Conservation Service
State Geologic Agencies
Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Tennessee Valley Authority
U.S. Army
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Navy

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