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Short Citation:
Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Hawaii ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Polygons and Lines), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40318.

Item Identification

Title: Hawaii ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Polygons and Lines)
Short Name: Hawaii_esi
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2001-11
Abstract:

This data set contains vector arcs and polygons representing the shoreline and coastal habitats of Hawaii classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI for Hawaii. 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.

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:

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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

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Hawaii

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 Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Hawaii

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
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

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 507304
Date Effective From: 2001-11
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: 507306
Date Effective From: 2001-11
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: 507307
Date Effective From: 2001-11
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: 507305
Date Effective From: 2001-11
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: These data were complied during 2000-2001. The currentness dates for these data range from 1978 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 507310
W° Bound: -179.278
E° Bound: -154.598
N° Bound: 29.252
S° Bound: 18.713

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 507309
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588393
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 2070
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 284010
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 2070
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 10187

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 ARC export, MOSS and Shape files, and MARPLOT map folders. An ArcView ESI project and 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: 507302
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 507322
Activity Date/Time: 2001-11
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 507321
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: 588391
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 603320
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719141
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), and 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 that data set: bathy.e00, birds.e00, bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, cass_pt.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishpt.e00, habitats.e00, habpt.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, invertpt.e00, m_mammals.e00, m_mampt.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, pools.e00, reptiles.e00, reptpt.e00, seasonal.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, socecon.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, status.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, socecon, 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 ESI data set was developed from pre-existing digital sources and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. The horizontal positional accuracy of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Digital Line Graph (DLG) and National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) source data, as well as the hardcopy 1:24,000 USGS topographic quads, should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:24,000. The minimum mapping unit (MMU) of the actual shoreline classification segments is estimated at 50 meters when mapping is conducted using 1:24,000 hardcopy fieldmaps. Field verification has shown that the absolute positional accuracy of breaks between shoreline ESI types with a 95-percent error bound is approximately 58 meters. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent coastal shorelines and habitats classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system.

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 node, etc.), and ORACLE(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

Digital Shoreline

CC ID: 603321
Contact Name: Hawaii Statewide GIS Program
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1983
Source Contribution:

ESI Shoreline | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

ESI Overflight

CC ID: 603322
Contact Name: Colin Plank
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Digital Shoreline | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: paper

Modified National Wetlands Inventory Digital Data

CC ID: 603323
Contact Name: Hawaii Statewide GIS Program
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1978
Source Contribution:

Digital Shoreline | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 603324
Description:

The shoreline was initially classified using a standardized classification scheme based on Environmental Sensitivity Index Guidelines, Version 2.0 (Halls, J., J. Michel, S. Zengel, J. Dahlin, and J. Petersen, 1997, Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division, NOAA) by a geomorphologist during overflights conducted in August of 2000. The overflights were conducted using small fixed-wing aircraft (Cessna 152 and 172) at elevations of 100-500 feet and slow air speed. Shoreline attributes were recorded on hardcopy 1:24,000 USGS topographic maps. Where appropriate, multiple habitat types were assigned for each shoreline segment. These maps were then scanned, registered, and the ESI classification was transferred to the 1997 Hawaii Statewide GIS digital coastline. In some cases, gross shoreline changes were digitized from unrectified aerial overhead or oblique photography. Aerial photography was also used to classify small portions of the shoreline that were inaccessible via overflight. The 1978 1:24,000 Hawaii Statewide GIS digital National Wetlands Inventory maps were used to derive ESI polygons. In some cases, additional ESI polygons, primarily mangroves, were sketched during overflights. These polygons were then digitized from the scanned and registered hardcopy maps. Also, additional hydrographic features or habitat polygons were digitized directly from scanned USGS topographic maps. Hardcopy maps of this attributed shoreline and habitat polygons were plotted at 1:24,000 scale for verification of the ESI attributes.

Process Date/Time: 2001-11-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity ESI.AAT
Entity ESI.PAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40318
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40318
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