Shoreline Evolution GIS Map


To turn layers on and off, click on the Layer List icon   at the top right of the viewer page and then click on ‘Shorelines_ShoreChange’ menu item.


If the data from the viewer will be used, please cite as: Hardaway, Jr, C.S., Milligan, D.A., & Wilcox, C.A. (2017). Shoreline Studies Program shoreline evolution database 1937-2009. Retrieved from


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Website Disclaimer

All mosaics have been inspected for completeness and image placement. Any gaps are due to missing archive photographs or due to areas that were deemed sensitive by the Department of Defense and therefore removed or marked out on the image. Any misalignment is due to lack of ground features, poor photo quality, lack of fiducial information, physical condition of each aerial photograph used, and the error in positional accuracy of the 1994 USGS mosaics used as reference images.

This data is for viewing, planning and management only. It is not intended for surveying purposes or to be use to settle legal matters.


The data portal development was funded by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through grant NA10NOS4190205 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, or any of its subagencies.


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