Short Citation:
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 2021: National Marine Sanctuary Digital Boundary Files, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40112.

Item Identification

Title: National Marine Sanctuary Digital Boundary Files
Short Name: sancboundary_parent
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2004
Abstract:

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries manages a system of sanctuaries and other managed areas around the country. The legal boundaries of these sanctuaries are defined within the Code of Federal Regulations, at 15 C.F.R. Part 922 and the subparts for each national marine sanctuary. The GIS compatible digital boundary files for each national marine sanctuary are representations of those legal boundaries are based on the best available data. These files are available for public use at locations defined in this metadata record.

Purpose:

These GIS compatible digital files are provided to promote an understanding of the boundaries of each national marine sanctuary. They are based on the legal definition of each sanctuary as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, at 15 C.F.R. Part 922 and the subparts for each national marine sanctuary. These digital files are not intended and should not be relied upon for use in navigations or legal purposes. For legal questions relating to the digital files, please contact the ONMS at the information provided in this metadata record.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Marine Boundaries
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Nautical Charting
None CFR
None Code of Federal Regulations
None marine protected area
None MPA
None National Marine Sanctuary
None NMS
None ONMS

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None American Samoa
None Atlantic Ocean
None California
None Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
None Corell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
None Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
None Florida
None Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
None Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
None Georgia
None Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
None Great Lakes
None Gulf of Mexico
None Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
None Hawaii
None Hawaiian Islands
None Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
None Louisiana
None Massachusetts
None Michigan
None Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
None Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
None New Hampshire
None North Carolina
None Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument
None Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
None Pacific Ocean
None Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
None Texas
None Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
None U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries
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 Note:

Continually on varying schedule

Entity Attribute Overview:

The sanctuary boundary table provides area calculations in acres, square miles, nautical miles and kilometers by sanctuary region.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Distribution Liability:

Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. These boundaries are not to be used as LEGAL definitions. The boundaries are created with the most recent and accurate boundary information available, but the edges and/or borders of the boundaries may change due to the natural land changes, site boundary modification or higher resolution maps. Therefore, the currency or accuracy of these boundaries cannot be guaranteed.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 500669
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): GIS Coordinator
Address: 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Phone: (301) 713-3125
Fax: (301) 713-0404

Distributor

CC ID: 500671
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): GIS Coordinator
Address: 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Phone: (301) 713-3125
Fax: (301) 713-0404

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 500672
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): GIS Coordinator
Address: 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Phone: (301) 713-3125
Fax: (301) 713-0404

Point of Contact

CC ID: 500670
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): GIS Coordinator
Address: 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Phone: (301) 713-3125
Fax: (301) 713-0404

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 500675
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: -70.035064
N° Bound: 48.50589
S° Bound: -14.373765

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 500674
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2004-12

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Digital boundary files are available for public consumption from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries in hard copy or digital formats. See Distributor Contact Information for contact details.;

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

NOT FOR LEGAL USE

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 500668
URL: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/library/imast_gis.html
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 500721
Activity Date/Time: 2015-08-24
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 500720
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

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

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 577379
Activity Date/Time: 2017-08-14
Description:

Partial upload of Maintenance Note field only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 587708
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 602042
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 6

CC ID: 718926
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Attributes were standardized by feature type (point, line, and polygon) across all sanctuary boundaries. The values recorded foe each attribute were quality assured and believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Positional accuracy will vary depending on source

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

Positional accuracy will vary

Completeness Report:

Where possible the entire boundary for the sanctuary is represented by this digital file.

Conceptual Consistency:

The data were topologically cleaned.

Lineage

Sources

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 15, Volume 3

CC ID: 602044
Contact Name: US Federal GovernmentUS Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Extent End Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

The depicted shoreline of the sanctuary boundary wasderived in part from information contained within the CFR. | Type of Source Media: Document

Raster Coastal Map Series Showing Hydrography and Topography Found on NOAA's Charted Nautical Charts for All Near-Shore Geographic Areas of the U.S.

CC ID: 602043
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Publish Date: 2001-01-10
Extent Type: Continuing
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995-01-01
Citation URL: http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/cm_vs.htm
Source Contribution:

All information in Coastal Maps is derived from the Source Nautical Chart. | Source Geospatial Form: raster digital data | Type of Source Media: Raster Images

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 602045
Description:

The geographic boundary coordinates listed within the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) were converted to decimal degrees and a text file was created. A point coverage was then generated using ArcInfo GIS. The coverage was projected into the Geographic Coordinate System and overlaid on large scale nautical charts and analyzed with additional data such as adjacent sanctuaries and shorelines. Specific attention was given to analysis of inconsistencies between textual descriptions and listed coordinates. The polyline files were created using a combination of the coordinate list from the CFR and applicable shoreline vector files. For point files, two methods were used. If the sanctuary had a shoreline component, a polyline to point script was used to create a point for each vertice, If a shoreline component was not present, then the original coordinates from the CFR were used to create a point shapefile. Polygon files were created by converting polylines to polygons. For more detailed process description, please use contact information below. Note: The horizontal datum varies between sanctuary locations. Please refer to the individual metadata records for more information.

Process Date/Time: 2004-01-01 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40112
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: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: ONMS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09