Application of old maps for studying long-term shoreline change

Hitoshi Tanaka, Genki Takahashi, Hideo Matsutomi, Norihiro Izumi

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Old maps, such as Inoh Maps and other historical ones, are prospective which might be used for determining the changes of coastal geographical features in the past. It is expected that long-term geographical changes can be known provided that the accuracy of an old map is satisfactorily high. In the present study, the changes of geographical features in the Nobiru Coast, Miyagi Prefecture and the Matsukawaura Lagoon, Fukushima Prefecture are examined by comparing historical and latest maps. Furthermore, long-term sediment deposition rate is analyzed for the Nobiru Coast using old maps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2006, ICCE 2006
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789812706362
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Event30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2006 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Sept 32006 Sept 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)0161-3782


Other30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography


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