Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)
This geospatial dataset is the output generated by applying the Maryland Living Shoreline Suitability Model (LSSM), a modification of the Virginia Shoreline Management Model (SMM), developed by the Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM), Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), in the tidal shoreline of Dorchester County, MD. The application of the LSSM has the purpose to enhance and streamline regulatory decision making in Maryland by identifying shoreline best management practices for tidal shoreline erosion control. The LSSM compiles twelve attributes from various databases: land use, shoreline structures, bank height, tidal marshes, beaches, fetch, roads, permanent structures, bathymetry, submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), sensitive species, and federal navigation channels. They are all integrated through a series of model pre-steps, into one linear feature. The single file was then processed through a final model to produce 3 shoreline recommendations for tidal shoreline and adjacent upland banks (Living Shoreline, Structural Shoreline Stabilization Measure, and Undetermined). All processing steps occurred in ESRI’s ArcMap versions 10.6 and 10.8, and ArcGIS Pro using models created in ArcGIS ModelBuilder or Python.
Files | Description
- Dorchester_LSSM_FileGDB.gdb : This is a geospatial file (ESRI File Geodatabase) displaying best management practices for tidal shorelines in Dorchester County, Maryland. The file can be visualized in ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro. Metadata is embedded in the layer, and can be viewed via ArcCatalog.
- Dorchester_LSSM_Jan_22_2022_metadata: Metadata
Environment, elevation, planning Cadastre, geoscientific Information, biota, Maryland Living Shoreline Suitability Model, Preferred Shoreline Best Management Practices, Living Shorelines, Shoreline Conditions, Shoreline Structures, Riparian Land Use, Shoreline Inventory, Erosion Control, Shoreline Treatments, Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, Dorchester County
This product was developed by the Center for Coastal Resources Management, at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary, for the Maryland Department of the Environment, and has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement CD-963623-01-1 to the Maryland Department of the Environment. The contents of this dataset do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned in this dataset. The Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) provides these data with the understanding that they are 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. CCRM, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), and the Commonwealth of Virginia assume no liability for any damages caused by inaccuracies in the data or documentation; and 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.
This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency State Wetland Program Development Grant CD-963623-01-1 to the Maryland Department of the Environment.
Nunez, Karinna; Rudnicky, Tamia; Killeen, Sharon; Hendricks, Jessica; and Duning, Catherine R., "GIS Data: Dorchester County, Maryland – Living Shoreline Suitability Model Data 2022" (2022). Data. William & Mary.