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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Golfo de Fonseca ESI; Honduras and Nicaragua: SALTPOND, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40298.

Item Identification

Title: Golfo de Fonseca ESI; Honduras and Nicaragua: SALTPOND
Short Name: Fonseca_saltpond
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 data for saltpond features.

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:

1763

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 Oil spill planning
None Saltpond
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: 506597
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: 506599
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: 506600
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: 506598
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: 506603
W° Bound: -87.875
E° Bound: -87
N° Bound: 13.5
S° Bound: 12.75

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 506602
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000-01
End: 2001-02

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588333
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1141
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 14124
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 1141
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 2214

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: 506595
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 506620
Activity Date/Time: 2001-02
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 506619
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: 588331
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 603103
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719122
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 SALTPOND data use 1:50,000 topographic quadrangles as the basemap.

Completeness Report:

GT-Polygons of saltpond/shrimp farm features are digitized into the data layer SALTPOND.

Conceptual Consistency:

The human-use resources were obtained in either digital format or in hardcopy format on 1:50,000 scale maps. Under this project, new digital data sources were imported, projected, checked for quality control, and integrated into the spatial data structure (for selected resources). The data were checked using both digital and on-screen procedures. To finalize the data checking process, each data layer was checked using a standardized form by two GIS personnel (a technician and the GIS manager), and each attribute database was 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 was made by the GIS manager, where the data were written to tape and the metadata were 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

Expert knowledge of Shrimp Farm Information

CC ID: 603106
Contact Name: Perez Zelaya, D. O.(MARENA)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Management information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Expert knowledge of various resources in the Golfo de Fonseca

CC ID: 603104
Contact Name: Wainwright, F.
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Management information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Overflight ESI and Socioeconomic information

CC ID: 603105
Contact Name: Research Planning, Inc.
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 50000
Source Contribution:

Management information | Source Geospatial Form: Hard maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 603107
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

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity GT-Polygon

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40298
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40298
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 Review Frequency: 1 Year