Virginia Wind Research Lease Areas




Virginia wind research lease areas extracted from Atlantic OCS aliquots (sub-blocks) for BOEM renewable energy leasing in the Atlantic.


Offshore wind has the potential to provide the largest, scalable renewable resource for Virginia if it can be achieved at reasonable cost to customers. To help determine how this can be accomplished, BOEM and Dominion are involved in the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP), a research and development project supporting offshore wind generation. These research lease areas show where this project is taking place.


Stephen Creed and Christine Taylor Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Use limitations

None - Public


West -75.498621   East -75.336387
North 36.995263   South 36.822107

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in) 1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out) 1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  oceans, planningCadastre

*Content type  Downloadable Data
Export to FGDC CSDGM XML format as Resource Description No


Title Virginia Wind Research Lease Areas
Creation date 2014-08-20 00:00:00

Presentation formats* digital map

Resource Details 

Dataset languages* English (UNITED STATES)

Spatial representation type* vector

*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS

Stephen Creed and Christine Taylor Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

ArcGIS item properties
*Name VA_wind_research_lease_areas
*Size 0.001
*Location file://\\VA202-CBRUCE\E$\K_mirror\proj14\MARCO\VA_wind_research_lease_areas.shp
*Access protocol Local Area Network


Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -75.498621
*East longitude -75.336387
*North latitude 36.995263
*South latitude 36.822107
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude -8404468.076499
*East longitude -8386408.248552
*South latitude 4414339.742268
*North latitude 4438446.539231
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Constraints 

Limitations of use

None - Public

Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Projected
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
*Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
*Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 148923141.92838538
Z origin -100000
Z scale 10000
M origin -100000
M scale 10000
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
Well-known text PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]

Reference system identifier
Dimension horizontal
*Value 3857
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 8.2.6

Spatial Data Properties 

*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only

Geometric objects
Feature class name VA_wind_research_lease_areas
*Object type  composite
*Object count 10

ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name VA_wind_research_lease_areas
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 10
*Spatial index FALSE
*Linear referencing FALSE


Distribution format
*Name Shapefile
Version 10.1

Transfer options
*Transfer size 0.001


Details for object VA_wind_research_lease_areas 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 10

Field FID
*Alias FID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source

*Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Field Shape
*Alias Shape
*Data type Geometry
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Feature geometry.

*Description source

*Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.

*Data type String
*Width 7
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

*Data type String
*Width 10
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

*Data type String
*Width 6
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

*Alias SUB_BLK
*Data type String
*Width 5
*Precision 0
*Scale 0

Field Res_Area
*Alias Res_Area
*Data type SmallInteger
*Width 4
*Precision 4
*Scale 0

Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format

Metadata identifier E84D9C2C-56D7-4FBF-9E4F-E17FA2511A13

Scope of the data described by the metadata* dataset
Scope name* dataset

*Last update 2014-11-07

ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata NAP
Metadata style North American Profile of ISO19115 2003

Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-08-20 10:54:23
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-11-07 13:35:30

Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-11-07 13:35:30

Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Stephen Creed
Organization's name BOEM
Contact's role  point of contact

Thumbnail and Enclosures 

Thumbnail type  JPG

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Entities and Attributes