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Shoreline Types

This link brings you to an ArcIMS (Internet Map Server) site of shoreline types for the Bolivar Peninsula and Jefferson County areas. It initially displays all shorelines in that area. A list of more specific shorelines are found on the right side of the screen. To activate these layers, click a check mark next to the desired shoreline and then scroll to the bottom of that frame and click "Refresh Map". The new layer(s) should then appear. It is also possible to turn off layers in the same fashion. You can also use some of the GIS features that are found in the tool bar on the left side of the screen. For a description of each tool leave your mouse cursor motionless over the button for a few seconds and its name should pop up. These tools give the user many options, including, ability to navigate about the map zooming in and out. It also has special tools for searching, comparing and finding spatial information about selected features. To use these tools it is necessary to make the layer you are interested in active. This option is also found on the right side of the screen, it appears as the radio button next to each layer. These codes are specific to particular shoreline types. Some of these codes are found in combination. Data used to construct the map is available for download here.

These codes are specific to particular shoreline types. Some of these codes are found in combination.

Data used to construct the map is available for download here.

1
Exposed walls and other structures made of concrete, wood, or metal
2A
Scarps and steep slopes in clay
2B
Wave-cut clay platform
3A
Fine-grained sand beaches
3B
Scarps and steep slopes in sand
4
Coarse-grained sand beaches
5
Mixed sand and gravel(shell) beaches
6A
Gravel (shell) beaches
6B
Exposed riprap structures
7
Exposed tidal flats
8A
Sheltered solid man-made structures, such as bulkheads and docks
8B
Sheltered riprap structures
8C
Sheltered scarps
9
Sheltered tidal flats
10A
Salt- and brackish-water marshes
10B
Freshwater marshes (herbaceous vegetation)
10C
Freshwater swamps (woody vegetation)
10D
Mangroves
 
 

 

Texas Shoreline Change Atlas
Reports & Posters
New Report: Texas Gulf Shoreline Change Rates through 2007 [PDF]
Coastal Mapping of West and East Bays in the Galveston Bay System Using Airborne Lidar [PDF]
Changes in Bay Shoreline Position, West Bay System, Texas [PDF]
Texas Shoreline Change Project: Gulf of Mexico Shoreline Change from the Brazos River to Pass Cavallo (html) (pdf)
Changes in Gulf Shoreline Position, Mustang, and North Padre Islands, Texas [PDF]
Threshold Conditions for Episodic Beach Erosion along the Southeast Texas Coast [PDF]
Poster: Mapping Shorelines Using Airborne Lidar (HTML Link)
Poster: Historical Shoreline Mapping Using Vertical Aerial Photographs (HTML Link)
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