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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VIMS Department/Program

Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)

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Shoreline Situation Reports (SSR) were first generated by VIMS in the 1970s to report the condition and status of the shore lands. The SSR series were published in hardcopy on a county by county basis for each of the Tidewater Virginia localities. The reports were intended to assist planners, managers, and regulators in decisions pertaining to management of coastal areas and natural resources therein. The techniques developed for Virginia's shoreline are used to create similar reports for the Maryland shoreline. Data collected describes conditions in the immediate riparian zone, the bank, and along the shore.

Data Files Description
File | Description

Worcester_lubc | GIS data -features related to land use in the riparian zone, and conditions at the bank

Worcester_sstru | GIS data -information pertaining to structures for shoreline defense

Worcester_astru | GIS data -structures that are typically built for access and recreational activities at the shore.

Worcester_astru_meta | Metadata for corresponding GIS data

Worcester_lubc_meta | Metadata for corresponding GIS data

Worcester_sstru_meta | Metadata for corresponding GIS data

Approx. size of datafiles: 7.18 MB



Shoreline Inventories, Maryland, GIS, Management, Data

Publication Statement

Disclaimer for Digital Shoreline Situation Report (SSR) Coverages

The Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) provides 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 CCRM, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), nor the disclosed funding agencies will 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. CCRM, VIMS, and disclosed collaborative agency 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.

Use of these data in map publications, either digital or hardcopy, requires proper citation.

  • CCRM is not responsible for misuse of these data.
  • CCRM does not oversee or assume responsibility for alterations to this product by users.
  • CCRM may not address specific questions from users who received the data through another party.
  • Distribution of these data is not restricted. CCRM, however, recommends metadata file(s) always remain with the data.
  • CCRM encourages noticeable errors be reported to CCRM contact person identified in the metadata file


EPA State Wetland Program Development Grant CD FAIN 963822-01-0.