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Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 2024: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary - hab110_0204a - Habitat polygons for area 110_0204a,

Item Identification

Title: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary - hab110_0204a - Habitat polygons for area 110_0204a
Short Name: hab110_0204a
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2007-12-31

Benthic habitat polygon coverages are being created for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS). OCNMS has collected multibeam backscatter, multibeam bathymetry, bottom grab and video data to produce polygon coverages describing seafloor substrate for various areas within the sanctuary. A maximum likelihood classification rule was used to segment the acoustic imagery using local fourier histogram texture features calculated from multibeam xyz data along with multibeam backscatter intensity values. Video and sediment grab information was used to validate the classification. The habitat polygons have attributes for megahabitat, bottom induration, mesohabitat, macrohabitat, slope, complexity, and biology (where direct observations were available), polygon area and perimeter.


These data are intended for science researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public. The data can be used with geographic information systems (GIS) software to display seafloor characteristics within the survey area 110_0204a.



Supplemental Information:

Additional information about the field activities from which this data set was derived are available online at:


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None fisheries
None geology
None habitat
None lithology
None seafloor

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Cake Rock
None Carroll Island
None Lapush
None Olympic Coast
None Ozette Lake
None Washington

Physical Location

Organization: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Distribution Liability:

Please recognize the Olympic Coast national marine sanctuary (OCNMS) as the source of these data. The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary nor any of their employees, make any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Original data elements may have been compiled from various sources. Spatial information may not meet National Mapping Accuracy Standards. This information may be updated, corrected, or otherwise modified without notification. For additional information about this data contact the Olympic Coast national marine sanctuary.

Data Set Credit: Steven S. Intelmann George R. Cutter Jonathan Beaudoin

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 498691
Date Effective From: 2007-12-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): OCNMS GIS Coordinator
Address: 115 East Railroad Ave Suite 301
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email Address:


CC ID: 498693
Date Effective From: 2007-12-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): OCNMS GIS Coordinator
Address: 115 East Railroad Ave Suite 301
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 498694
Date Effective From: 2007-12-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): OCNMS GIS Coordinator
Address: 115 East Railroad Ave Suite 301
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 498692
Date Effective From: 2007-12-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): OCNMS GIS Coordinator
Address: 115 East Railroad Ave Suite 301
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 498697
W° Bound: -124.764494
E° Bound: -124.674658
N° Bound: 48.021994
S° Bound: 47.906132

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 498696
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2007-12-31

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 587444
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 474829
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 1111794

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

Not suitable for navigation.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 498698
Download URL:

Downloadable Data

File Type (Deprecated): e00
Distribution Format: E00 - ESRI ArcInfo Interchange
File Size: 206.992



CC ID: 498689
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 498716
Activity Date/Time: 2007-10-11

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 498715
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using '' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 587442
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 718866
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment


Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:


Completeness Report:

Mesohabitat and macrohabitat observations are available only in areas where video data was acquired

Conceptual Consistency:

Polygon topology present. Each polygon has a label and all polygons are closed.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 498676

Local fourier histogram (LFH) texture features were calculated from multibeam xyz data using a 10x10 block size (Cutter et al.2003).Cutter, G.R. Jr., Y. Rzhanov, L.A. Mayer. 2003. Automated segmentation of seafloor bathymetry from multibeam echosounder data using local Fourier histogram texture features. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 285-286: 355-370.

Process Step 2

CC ID: 498677

A mean and standard deviation was calculated for each data point produced from the 0-7 feature vectors of

Process Step 3

CC ID: 498678

A standard deviation surface was calculated from a 1m multibeam dtm using a 3x3 neighborhood analysis window.

Process Step 4

CC ID: 498679

A multibeam backscatter intensity image was converted to arc ascii grid format.

Process Step 5

CC ID: 498680

Using ArcGis Spatial Analyst, multivariate signatures were collected from 8 separate grids to segment the

Process Step 6

CC ID: 498681

Using ArcGis Spatial Analyst, a maximum likelihood (ML) classification was performed on the 8 previously

Process Step 7

CC ID: 498682

Seafloor slope was calculated from multibeam xyz data and reclassed into four groups (0-5%, 5-15%,

Process Step 8

CC ID: 498683

Standard deviation surface was relcassed into 3 groups (0-0.2, 0.2-0.5, and > 0.5)

Process Step 9

CC ID: 498684

Results of the MLClassify procedure, slope reclass and st_dev reclass were all converted to feature polygons.

Process Step 10

CC ID: 498685

MLClass feature, slope feature and st_dev features were combined using UNION.

Process Step 11

CC ID: 498686

Attributes were added according to Greene et al (1999).Greene, H.G., M.M. Yoklavich, R.M. Starr, V.M. O'Connell, W.W. Wakefield, D.E. Sullivan, J.E. McRea, Jr., G.M. Cailliet. 1999.A classification scheme for deep seafloor habitats. Oceanologica Acta. 22(6):663

Process Step 12

CC ID: 498687

Using groundtruthing information obtained from separate point coverages, polygons were further split or added to provide additional microhabitat or biological information where available.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity hab110_0204a.pat

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40050
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40050
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:27+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-10-17 16:12+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: ONMS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08