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City of Chesapeake, Virginia

Digital Shoreline Inventory Report - Description and Disclaimer

The 2016 Inventory for City of Chesapeake was generated using on-screen, digitizing techniques in ArcGIS® - ArcMap v10.2.2 while viewing conditions observed in Bing high resolution oblique imagery, Google Earth, and 2013 imagery from the Virginia Base Mapping Program (VBMP). Four GIS shapefiles are developed. The first describes land use and bank conditions (Chesapeake_lubc_2016). The second portrays the presence of beaches (Chesapeake_beaches_2016). The third reports shoreline structures that are described as arcs or lines (e.g. riprap) (Chesapeake_sstru_2016). The final shapefile includes all structures that are represented as points (e.g. piers) (Chesapeake_astru_2016). The metadata file accompanies the shapefiles and defines attribute accuracy, data development, and any use restrictions that pertain to data.

Disclaimer for Digital Shoreline Inventory Reports

The Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program (CCI) and the Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) provide these data with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete, and conclusions drawn from the data set are the sole responsibility of the user. Every attempt has been made to ensure that these data and the documentation are reliable and accurate. Neither CCI, CCRM, nor the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) assume liability for any damages caused by inaccuracies in the data or documentation, or as a result of failure of the data to perform in a particular manner. CCI, CCRM, VIMS and the Commonwealth make no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or utility of this information, nor does the fact of distribution constitute a warranty.

Individuals who download these data agree to the following, and understand the limitations defined. Integration of these data into other products requires proper citation. Proper citation for this dataset is: "Berman, M.R., Nunez, K., Killeen, S., Rudnicky, T., Bradshaw, J., Stanhope, D., Duhring, K., Brown, K.F., Hendricks, J., Weiss, D. and Hershner, C.H. 2016. City of Chesapeake, Virginia - Shoreline Inventory Report: Methods and Guidelines, SRAMSOE no.451. Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia, 23062."

Use of these data in map publications, either digital or hardcopy, requires proper citation, and inclusion of the CCI logo (see CCI logo).

- CCI/CCRM is not responsible for misuse of these data.

- CCI does not oversee or assume responsibility for alterations to this product by users.

- CCI may not address specific questions from users who received the data through another party.

- Distribution of these data is not restricted. CCI, however, recommends metadata file(s) always remain with the data.

- CCI encourages noticeable errors be reported to CCI contact person identified in the metadata file.

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