About MyCoast

MyCoast is a tool to document coastlines.

MyCoast works with partners to build the tools they need to collect data and engage with their citizens (usually these partners are state agencies, but we’ve also worked with cities, counties, and non-profits). Over the past decade, MyCoast has been covered in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and many other places

States use MyCoast to capture storm damage

You take the photo.
We add the context.

After you upload your photo through our app or website, we automagically: 

  1. Grab and geocode your location from the image. This way you don’t need to type in the name or even click on a map (though you can manually set the location if it shows up wrong).
  2. Use your location in space and time to figure out what the tides were doing, and show a graph of where the photo time was relative to high and low tides (thank you NOAA Tides and Currents!).
  3. Grab the weather at that time/place in case that’s impacting what you’re seeing in the photo.
  4. Show everything on a map including any nearby riverine and or tide gauges.

In addition to a photo, some report types allow users to add additional data like types of storm damage and current conditions of restoration projects. 


32,848 Reports & Counting

Some of the Many MyCoast Partners

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Developed with love

Chris Rae and Wes Shaw have been working on MyCoast for over a decade. We still, improbably, enjoy it. 

Have a question/comment/idea? Interested in partnering with us? Fill out the form to the right!

Thanks. 

-Chris and Wes

Chris Rae and Wes Shaw have been working on MyCoast for over a decade. We still, improbably, enjoy it. 

Have a question/comment/idea? Interested in partnering with us? Fill out the form below!

Thanks. 

-Chris and Wes

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