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The data below are available in .zip format for quicker, easier download. The zip files either contain files for a shapefile or an aerial photograph. The shapefile zip files contain the following files a .dbf, .met, .sbn, .sbx, .shp, .shx, .htm. The aerial photograph zip files contain the following files: .sid, .sdw. .met, and .htm. There is a readme file at the root of the data directory that explains the data structure.

Polygon Shapefiles
View FGDC Metadata or Description Spatial Data and Metadata
Puerto Rico
St. Thomas and St.
St Croix

Aerial Photo Mosaics
View FGDC Metadata Spatial Data and Metadata
St Croix (east)
St Croix (west)
St. John
St. Thomas
East Culebra, Puerto Rico (east)
Ceiba, Puerto Rico (east)
Candeler, Puerto Rico (east)
Maunabo, Puerto Rico (east)
Rincon, Puerto Rico (west)
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (west)
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (west)
Isabela, Puerto Rico (north)
Barcelon, Puerto Rico (north)
San Juan, Puerto Rico (north)
Luquillo, Puerto Rico (north)
La Pargue, Puerto Rico (south)
Guayanil, Puerto Rico (south)
Ponce, Puerto Rico (south)
Salinas, Puerto Rico (south)
Arroyo, Puerto Rico (south)
Isla de Culebra
Isla de Desecheo
Isla de Mona
Isla de Vieques

DISCLAIMER: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center produced this data CD-ROM using data originated by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). Neither the NOAA Coastal Services Center nor NCCOS Biogeography Program guarantees the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes. Please see the metadata records for each data set for complete information on the source, limitations, and proper use.

Note: The shapefiles contained on this CD-ROM (p_rico.shp, stc_fin.shp, and stsj_fin.shp) are not projected, that is, they are in the geographic coordinate system (decimal degrees, NAD83). The aerial photo mosaics are projected into the Universal Transverse Mercator System (UTM Zone 20 for the U.S. Virgin Islands and UTM Zone 19 for Puerto Rico, NAD83, meters). As a result, to overlay these files in ArcView®, the user needs to set the Projection parameters in the View Properties dialog box to 'UTM Zone N'. Alternatively, the user can project the geographic files to UTM.