To be successful, state and local officials need more than just data. Coastal organizations need the tools, information, and training used to turns these data into useful information. NOAA’s Digital Coast is this resource. The data selection is diverse (e.g., elevation, land cover, shoreline, benthic, orthoimagery, socioeconomics, etc.), as are the companion resources. The Coastal Inundation Toolkit is particularly helpful at showing users how spatial information can be used to help address their inundation issues. This extensive resource includes basic information about inundation, simple visualization tools, easy access to county-level data, and a guidebook and training opportunity that features a four step process for creating local inundation maps. Website content continues to grow with contributions and guidance from Digital Coast partners and users.
Here’s the link: www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/