Digital Shoreline Analysis System

U.S. Geological Survey


This software computes the rate of shoreline change using historical shoreline positions represented in a GIS. The software can also be used to compute rates of change for other boundary change issues that incorporate a clearly identified feature position at discrete times.

Requires ArcGIS Desktop 10.x and MATLAB component runtime library utility (free download)

Previous Versions: DSAS for ArcGIS 9.x


  • Analyze shoreline change using a GIS
  • Calculate rate-of-change statistics from multiple shoreline positions
  • Use with a variety of data sets that use polylines as representations of a feature’s position at a specific point in time
  • Produce metadata that comply with Federal Geographic Data Committee guidelines

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