[Freegis-updates] Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Shoreline Database
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Updated or new entry on FreeGIS.org: Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Shoreline Database
Updated by: jan (2006-05-17 16:09:49)
Updates from 1.2 to 1.3.
GSHHS is a high-resolution shoreline data set amalgamated from two data
bases in the public domain. The data have undergone extensive processing
and are free of internal inconsistencies such as erratic points and
crossing segments. The shorelines are constructed entirely from
hierarchically arranged closed polygons. The data can be used to simplify
data searches and data selections, or to study the statistical
characteristics of shorelines and land-masses. It comes with access
software and routines to facilitate decimation based on a
standard line-reduction algorithm.
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