Feature Archive

Features: November 2009


National Spatial Reference System Primer

For 200 years, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey and its predecessor organizations have been using geodesy to map the U.S. shoreline, determine land boundaries, and improve transportation and navigation safety. Geodesy is the science of measuring and monitoring the size and shape of the Earth and the location of points on its surface.


crane grabbing marine debris

Removing Marine Debris for the 'Dogs that Run in the Rough Sea'

NOAA’s Marine Debris Program gathers, and recycles, tons of trash from Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.