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Marine Cadastre Track Builder
Entry ID: NOAA_track-builder


Summary
Abstract: The Track Builder converts a collection of point features into a track line. See Figure 1. The input data must include date and time values for each point and an identifier to group points in a line. The start and
end of a line can be controlled with one of two parameters: either using a fixed time duration for all lines, or a threshold of maximum distance or time between a pair of points. For users of Automatic Identification System (AIS) data from MarineCadastre.gov, the Track Builder also offers a function to extract Vessel and Voyage attributes from related tables for each line. AIS track lines can be used to generate heat maps of vessel traffic for transportation analysis and coastal and ocean planning
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Description: Download the Marine Cadastre Track Builder.

Description: View the Marine Cadastre Track Builder tutorial.
Service Keywords
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS >DESKTOP GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Parameter Definition

Use Constraints - The Track Builder is an ArcGIS Toolbox ArcPy script designed for ArcGIS Desktop version 10.1.

- Intermediate GIS level of expertise is needed.

- Data must be in point format and include a date-time and unique identifier fields.

- While this tool can be used with any data set that fits the above requirement, it was developed to be used with the Automatic Identification System (AIS) file geodatabase form.
Service Provider
DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NOAA COASTAL SERVICES CENTER
Phone: 843-740-1200
Fax: 843-740-1224
Email: csc at csc.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA Coastal Services Center
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 843-740-1200
Fax: 843-740-1224
Email: csc at csc.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA Coastal Services Center
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2014-12-17
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-03-23


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