Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Coastline

There are several data sources for coastline across the globe. The coastline data is useful to calculate the distance to the nearest coastline (with the Near tool in ArcGIS), which can be used as a control variable in a cross-sectional regression.

Natural Earth (the resolution: 1 to 10 meters)

GSHHG (Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Geography Database)

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