[Talk-us] Proposed import: GeoBase Coastlines into Northwest, Washington state

David Fawcett david.fawcett at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 13:50:15 BST 2012

I would hope that this is the same for the Great Lakes as well.


On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 1:27 AM, Wim Lewis <wiml at hhhh.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:50:13 -0700, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
>> I propose replacing the PGS coastlines (largely imported by blars) in
>> Northwest Washington state with GeoBase coastlines. GeoBase data covers part
>> of NW Washington state (e.g. Canadian NHD area 08HAD00 covers the Washington
>> coastline from Port Angeles to Port Townsend). Most of the existing PGS
>> coastlines are scheduled for removal and this is a higher accuracy data
>> source.
> I've retraced significant chunks of the coastline around Hood's Canal
> and the Olympic Peninsula from higher-resolution imagery and occasional
> local knowledge (inlets, flats, rocks, spits). I'm all in favor of
> importing higher quality coastline, since PGS is fairly coarse, but I
> hope that it is done in a way that doesn't destroy other work that's
> been done.
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