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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Golfo de Fonseca ESI; Honduras and Nicaragua: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Lines and Points), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40299.

Item Identification

Title: Golfo de Fonseca ESI; Honduras and Nicaragua: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Lines and Points)
Short Name: Fonseca_socecon
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 line and point data for human-use resources.

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:

1764

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 Archaeological site
None Artisanal fishing
None Boat ramp
None Coast Guard
None Coastal resources
None Coastal zone management
None Commercial fishing
None ESI
None Fishing association
None Fishing cooperative
None Harbor
None Historic site
None Human uses
None Marina
None Oil spill planning
None Recreational beach
None Road
None Sensitivity maps
None Socioeconomic uses
None Subsistence fishing

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: 506630
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: 506632
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: 506633
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: 506631
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: 506636
W° Bound: -87.875
E° Bound: -87
N° Bound: 13.5
S° Bound: 12.75

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 506635
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000-01
End: 2001-02

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588336
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 14
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 59
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 3

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: 506628
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 506667
Activity Date/Time: 2001-02
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 506666
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: 588334
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 603108
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719123
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 SOCECON data use 1:50,000 topographic quadrangles as the basemap.

Completeness Report:

Several human-use, or socioeconomic, features are included in ESI atlases. Entity points and complete chains (arcs) are digitized into the data layer SOCECON, and managed area polygonal data are stored in the data layer MGT . The SOCECON data set is linked to the data table SOC_DAT using the SOC_LUT lookup table and the items HUNUM and ID. HUNUM is a unique reference number and ID is a unique combination of the atlas number (for Golfo de Fonseca this is 104), an element specific number (SOCECON = 10) and a unique record number. The table SOC_DAT contains the human-use number (HUNUM), feature type (TYPE), name of the facility (NAME), owner/manager or contact person (CONTACT), telephone number (PHONE) [Note: Some phone numbers for Honduras and Nicaragua contain only nine digits, xxx/xxx-xxx], geographic source (G_SOURCE), and attribute source (A_SOURCE). Detailed contact information is included for select management features, where available. Source information is included for all features.

Conceptual Consistency:

The human-use resources were obtained in either digital format or in hardcopy format on 1:50,000 scale maps or from expert knowledge. 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 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 Turtle Nesting Sites and Artesanal Fishing and Invertebrates

CC ID: 603110
Contact Name: Espinoza, J. and X. Rodriguez
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

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

Expert knowledge of various resources in the Golfo de Fonseca

CC ID: 603109
Contact Name: Wainwright, F.
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

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

Informe de Registro de las Embarcaciones Artesanales en el Pacifico Nicaraguense

CC ID: 603112
Contact Name: Palacios, N. and B. Brenes
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic information | Source Geospatial Form: Hard table | Type of Source Media: paper

Overflight ESI and Socioeconomic information

CC ID: 603111
Contact Name: Research Planning, Inc.
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 50000
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 603113
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 Complete Chain
Entity Entity point

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40299
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40299
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