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Coast Survey Documents
Some of these publications are in a Portable Document Format (PDF). To read and print a PDF document, you must have the Adobe Reader software installed. A few of the documents are in Microsoft PowerPoint format and require that you have PowerPoint installed to view them.

The Coastline of the United States
This brochure, published in 1975, lists the lengths of general coastline and tidal shoreline.

Distances Between United States Ports
This publication contains distances from one U.S. port to another U.S. port and from Great Lakes ports to Canadian ports on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

Hydrographic Surveys Specifications and Deliverables
This document provides the required technical specifications for hydrographic surveys undertaken either by NOAA field units or by organizations under contract to the Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA.

Hydrographic Survey Priorities
NOAA Hydrographic Survey Priorities gives a snapshot of coastline areas in greatest need of modern surveying.

Shore and Sea Boundaries by Aaron L. Shalowitz (Vol. 1 and 2) and Michael W. Reed (Vol. 3)
This three-volume publication summarizes the technical and legal aspects of determining maritime boundaries in the U.S., particularly with respect to the use of data acquired by the Office of Coast Survey and its predecessors.
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