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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VIMS Department/Program

Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)

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Data Access

Compressed zip file under the download tab.


The 2019 Inventory for King and Queen County was generated using on-screen, digitizing techniques in ArcGIS® -ArcMap v10.4.1 while viewing conditions observed in 2017 imagery from the Virginia Base Mapping Program (VBMP), Google Earth, and Bing high resolution oblique imagery. Five GIS shapefiles are developed. The first describes land use and bank conditions (kq_lubc_2019). The second portrays the presence of beaches (kq_beach_2019). The third reports shoreline structures that are described as arcs or lines (e.g. riprap) (kq_sstru_2019). The fourth shapefile includes all structures that are represented as points (e.g. piers) (kq_astru_2019). The Tidal Marsh Inventory is included as the fifth file (kq_tmi_2019). The tidal marsh boundaries have been readjusted to match the 2017 imagery. No field surveys were completed but the plant community information from the 2010 fieldwork was retained. Metadata files accompany the shapefiles and define attribute accuracy, data development, and any use restrictions that pertain to data.


File | Description

  • kq_astru_2019: GIS data – access structure points – shoreline inventory
  • kq_beach_2019: GIS data – beach location – shoreline inventory
  • kq_lubc_2019: GIS data – riparian land use and bank cover – shoreline inventory
  • kq_sstru_2019: GIS data – shoreline protection structures – shoreline inventory
  • kq_tmi_2019: GIS data – tidal marsh inventory
  • kq_astru_2019_metadata: metadata
  • kq_beach_2019_metadata: metadata
  • kq_lubc_2019_metadata: metadata
  • kq_sstru_2019_metadata: metadata
  • kq_tmi_2019_metadata: metadata



Shoreline Inventories, Virginia, GIS, Management, Data, Shoreline structures, Shoreline conditions, Tidal marsh, Riparian land use, King and Queen County, Mattaponi River

Associated Publications

King and Queen County Shoreline Situation Report:

GIS Data: King and Queen Shoreline Situation Report:

King and Queen County Map Inventory

Publication Statement

Disclaimer 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. Use of these data in publications or maps, either digital or hardcopy, requires proper citation and inclusion of the CCRM logo. Distribution of these data is not restricted. CCRM, however, is not responsible for misuse of these data and recommends metadata file(s) always remain with the GIS data. CCRM encourages noticeable errors be reported to the contact person identified in the metadata file.


The project was funded by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program.