The screen image shows part of a typical coastline data file. They are lists of longitude/latitude coordinates forming coastline segments, with different segments separated by a "nan nan" line.
Coastline Data files can be obtained free for any part of the world from USGS Coastline Extractor. Use the "Matlab" format for the files.
|Track File| |Waypoint File| |Coastline Data|
|DXF File| |ASR File| |Speed Data|
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