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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Golfo de Fonseca ESI; Honduras and Nicaragua: HYDRO (Hydrology), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40292.

Item Identification

Title: Golfo de Fonseca ESI; Honduras and Nicaragua: HYDRO (Hydrology)
Short Name: Fonseca_hydro
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2001-02
Abstract:

This data set comprises the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for Golfo de Fonseca. ESI data characterize estuarine environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. This data set contains hydrology data.

Purpose:

The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response and for coastal zone planning and management.

Notes:

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Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina for the United States Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division; USAID, The U.S. Agency for International Development; PROARCA/Costas, Programa Ambiental Regional para Centro America; SERNA, Secretaria Nacional de Recursos Naturales de Honduras; and MARENA, Ministerio del Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de Nicaragua.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Golfo de Fonseca, Honduras and Nicaragua

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None Coastal resources
None Coastal zone management
None ESI
None Hydrology
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Golfo de Fonseca
None Gulf of Fonseca
None Honduras
None Nicaragua
None Pacific coast of Honduras
None Pacific coast of Nicaragua

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: atlas
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer-input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the United States Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division; USAID, The U.S. Agency for International Development; PROARCA/Costas, Programa Ambiental Regional para Centro America; SERNA, Secretaria Nacional de Recursos Naturales de Honduras; and MARENA, Ministerio del Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de Nicaragua.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 506372
Date Effective From: 2001-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 506374
Date Effective From: 2001-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 506375
Date Effective From: 2001-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 506373
Date Effective From: 2001-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Project time span

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 506378
W° Bound: -87.875
E° Bound: -87
N° Bound: 13.5
S° Bound: 12.75

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 506377
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000-01
End: 2001-02

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588315
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 232
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 516119
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 232
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 1610

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distribution_Information).;

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the publishers and contributing sources listed in Data_Set_Credit (below) would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 506370
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 506395
Activity Date/Time: 2001-02
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 506394
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from Content Standards 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: 588313
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 603061
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719116
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ARC/INFO(r) (version 8.0.2) and ORACLE(r) RDBMS (version 8.0.5.0.0). The hardware configuration is Hewlett Packard workstations (models 715/50 and 712/80i with 4 X-terminals) with UNIX operating system (HP-UX Release A.10.20). The following files are included in the data set: bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, birds.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, mgt.e00, m_mammal.e00, reptiles.e00, saltpond.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, socecon.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, status.e00, t_mammal.e00.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attribute accuracy is estimated to be "good" given the years of ESI experience, the data-input methodology, the quality control review sessions, and the digital logical consistency checks.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The HYDRO data use 1:50,000 topographic quadrangles as the basemap. It is estimated that the ESI shoreline classification has a minimum mapping unit of 100 feet.

Completeness Report:

The intertidal coastal habitats of Golfo de Fonseca were mapped during overflights and ground surveys conducted 20-25 February, 2000. Overflights were conducted using fixed-wing Cessna 152 and 172s. Surveys of the entire study area were conducted at flying altitudes of 400-600 feet (120-185 meters) and at a slow air speed. During this work, an experienced coastal geologist delineated the intertidal shoreline habitats directly onto 1:50,000-scale topographic maps. Where appropriate, multiple habitats were described for each shoreline segment. Prior to the overflights, high resolution, black and white vertical aerial photographs (obtained in December, 1998 under the USGS Open Skies Program) were examined to produce an initial classification. The overflights and ground surveys were particularly important in updating the location and extent of recent aquaculture sites, as well as delineating changes resulting from Hurricane Mitch (October, 1998). Polygonal features such as mangroves and salt flats were initially mapped from the existing topographic maps, updated through the aerial photography, and finalized during the overflights.

Conceptual Consistency:

The digitization of shoreline types, biological resources, and human-use resources is a complex and highly quality-controlled process. Existing digital shoreline data are integrated into a study-wide basemap. In order to facilitate digitizing, the entire study area is split into individual quadrangles using the INDEX data layer. The first layer of information digitized is the ESI shoreline classification. The ESI habitat ranking is compiled onto 1:50,000 topographic quadrangles by a geomorphologist. The hardcopy maps are then digitized and checked using both on-screen and hardcopy reviews. The edited maps are updated, checked once again for completeness and topological and logical consistency. Any errors in the shoreline classification are updated prior to digitization of the biological and human-use layers. All layers use the shoreline as the geographic reference so that there are no slivers in the geographic coordinates. The hardcopy biological information is compiled onto 1:50,000 topographic quadrangles by a biological expert using data from regional specialists in the form of maps, tables, charts, written descriptions of wildlife distributions, and personal interviews. Concurrently, digital data sources are imported, projected, checked for quality control, and integrated into the data structure. The hardcopy data are digitized, checked using both digital and on-screen procedures, integrated with existing data, plotted, and sent out for review by the regional specialists. The edited maps are updated, checked once again, and the final product plotted (at approximately 1:50,000 scale). A team of specialists reviews the entire series of maps, checks all data, and makes final edits. The data are then merged to form the study-wide layers. The data merging includes a final quality control check where labels, chains, and polygons are checked for attribute accuracy. To finalize the data checking process, each data layer is checked using a standardized form by two GIS personnel (a technician and the GIS manager), and each attribute database is checked using several programs that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies (such as dangles, unnecessary nodes, etc.), and ORACLE(r) to ARC/INFO(r) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, where data are written to tape and metadata are written. ESI data are processed into multiple formats to make them useful to a wider community of GIS/mapping users. Distribution formats include ARC export, MOSS and Shape files, and MARPLOT map folders. An ArcView ESI project and ESI_Viewer product are also included on the CDs for ease of use of the ESI data. The database files are distributed both in the NOAA standard relational database format (see NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 115) and in a simplified desktop flat file format. This metadata document includes information on both of these database formats. The section Spatial_Data_Organization_Information refers to the source files in ARC export format only.

Lineage

Sources

Overflight ESI and Socioeconomic information

CC ID: 603062
Contact Name: Research Planning, Inc.
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 50000
Source Contribution:

Shorelines | Source Geospatial Form: Hard maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 603063
Description:

All the digital data were checked using both digital and on-screen procedures, plotted, checked by the biological expert, edited to remove any errors, and plotted for review by the regional specialists. The reviewed maps were updated on the computer, checked once again, and plotted at final map scale. A team of specialists reviewed the entire series of maps, checked all data, and made final edits. The data were merged to form the study-wide layers that are described in the document. The data merging included a final quality control check where topological consistency, rules for geography, and database to geography were checked and validated for all relationships.

Process Date/Time: 2001-02-01 00:00:00

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Complete chain
Entity GT-Polygons

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40292
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40292
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:50+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: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09