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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands ESI: WETLANDS (Wetland Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40314.

Item Identification

Title: Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands ESI: WETLANDS (Wetland Polygons)
Short Name: Guam_CNMI_wetlands
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2006-03
Abstract:

This data set contains vector polygons representing the coastal wetland habitats for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal 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. See also the ESI (ESI Shoreline Types \x96 Lines) data layer, part of the larger Guam and Northern Mariana Islands ESI database, for additional coastal habitatinformation.

Purpose:

The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.

Notes:

1796

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington; Coral Reef Conservation Program, Silver Spring, Maryland; and Pacific Services Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands

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 wetlands
None Coastal Zone Management
None ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands

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: vector digital data
Entity Attribute Overview:

In addition to the geographic data layers, one relational attribute or data table, SOURCES, is used to store the source data information in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layer containing resource information (in this case, WETLANDS) is linked to the SOURCES table using the SOURCE_ID. The entity-relationship diagram describes the relationships between the attribute tables in the ESI data structure.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Unknown

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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington; Coral Reef Conservation Program, Silver Spring, Maryland; and Pacific Services Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 507175
Date Effective From: 2006-03
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: 507177
Date Effective From: 2006-03
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: 507178
Date Effective From: 2006-03
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: 507176
Date Effective From: 2006-03
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: The data were compiled during 2004-2005. The currentness dates for the data range from 2004 to 2005 and are documented in the Lineage section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 507181
W° Bound: 144.567
E° Bound: 145.882
N° Bound: 15.344
S° Bound: 13.184

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 507180
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004
End: 2005

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588381
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 620
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 36232
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 620
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 957

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor). ESI data are processed into multiple formats to make them useful to a wider community of GIS/mapping users. Distribution formats include a Geodatabase; ARC export, MOSS, and Shape files; and MARPLOT map folders. An ArcMap .mxd file, an ArcView 3.x ESI project, and an ESI_Viewer product are also included on the distribution 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.;

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. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 507173
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 507194
Activity Date/Time: 2006-03
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 507193
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: 588379
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 603281
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719137
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 8.3) and SQL SERVER(r) (version 7.0). The hardware configuration is PC's with Windows Operating System (NT4.0/2000).The Spatial_Data_Organization Information section refers only to the source files in the ARC export format. The following files are included in the data set: bentpt.e00, birds.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, reptiles.e00, socecon.e00, vessels.e00, wetlands.e00. Associated relational and desktop data tables provided in Arc export and text format are bio_lut, biofile, biores, breed, breed_dt, seasonal, soc_dat, soc_lut, sources, species, and status.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, hardcopy data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The WETLANDS data set was developed from pre-existing digital sources and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original data source and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent coastal wetland habitats classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. See also the ESI (ESI Shoreline Types \x96 Lines) data layer, part of the larger Guam and Northern Mariana Islands ESI database, for additional coastal habitat information.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above Attribute_Accuracy_Report, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies (such as dangles, unnecessary nodes, etc.), and SQL SERVER(r) to ARC/INFO(r) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, where the data are written to CD-ROM and the metadata are written. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to a number of quality and consistency checks.

Lineage

Sources

DIGITIZED 2004 SAIPAN CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS INVENTORY

CC ID: 603282
Contact Name: CNMI CRMO PLANNING DIVISION
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

WETLANDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL VECTOR DATA | Type of Source Media: online

DIGITIZED 2004 UPDATED SAIPAN WETLAND INVENTORY

CC ID: 603284
Contact Name: CNMI CRMO PLANNING DIVISION
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Scale Denominator: 25000
Source Contribution:

WETLANDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL VECTOR DATA | Type of Source Media: online

DIGITIZED 2004 UPDATED TINIAN WETLAND INVENTORY

CC ID: 603283
Contact Name: CNMI CRMO PLANNING DIVISION
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Scale Denominator: 25000
Source Contribution:

WETLANDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL VECTOR DATA | Type of Source Media: online

DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES ON NATIONAL PARK LANDS

CC ID: 603285
Contact Name: MINTON, DWAYNE (NATIONAL PARK SERVICE [NPS], GUAM)
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Source Contribution:

WETLANDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

WETLANDS DIGITAL DATA

CC ID: 603286
Contact Name: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Scale Denominator: 100000
Source Contribution:

WETLANDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 603287
Description:

The WETLANDS data layer was compiled from pre-existing digital wetlands inventory data sets and expert review. These polygonal wetland types were not validated as part of the ESI shoreline classification. The wetlands classification schemes were converted to the ESI scale following NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OR&R 11: Environmental Sensitivity Index Guidelines: Version 3.0: March 2002. In some cases, the digital wetlands polygons were clipped with the atlas shoreline.To create the WETLANDS data layer, review maps were plotted at 1:24,000 scale for verification of polygonal attributes. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The compiled ESI, biology, and human-use data were plotted onto hardcopy draft maps. Following the delivery of draft maps to the participating resource experts, a second set of interviews was conducted to review the maps. If necessary, edits to the WETLANDS data layer were made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data were created.

Process Date/Time: 2005-08-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity SOURCES
Entity WETLANDS.PAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40314
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40314
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:51+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