Re: Coast length source
Thu, 14 November 2002 15:43
Good morning, Curtis:
I want to thank you again for your assistance in gathering the information regarding the length of Maine's Coastline.
After our last e-mail, I contacted the College of the Atlantic, to verify the information from the "GIS guy". The "GIS guy", first name is Gordon, is on leave for an undetermined length of time. Anyway, asked who would be taking his place and was told one of the lab techs would get back to me.
Yesterday, Tora Johnson called to inform me that the length of Maine's Coastline would very, depending on what measurement was used and that really there weren't any wrong answers. I asked her if there was some way to get a measurement that would support the approximately 5,500 miles that Dann has listed in all of the Maine Office of Tourism's publications, she said that I
should contact the Maine GIS Department.
I contacted David Kirouac at the Maine GIS Department, explained what I was looking for and why, David said he would get back to me this morning. I just received a phone call from him saying that the length of Maine's Coastline is 3,500 miles without the
islands and 5,500 with the islands included.
This will get Dann off the HOOK and you can feel comfortable with the information published in your book, A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast.
The web-site address for the Maine GIS is: http://www.apollo.ogis.state.me.us
Again, thank you and have a great day!