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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Louisiana ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Lines), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40352.

Item Identification

Title: Louisiana ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Lines)
Short Name: Louisiana_esi
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2004-10
Abstract:

This data set contains vector lines representing the shoreline and coastal habitats of Louisiana classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI for Louisiana. 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; Minerals Management Service (MMS), New Orleans, Louisiana; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Lafayette, Louisiana; The Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO), Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Louisiana

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 Shoreline Types
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Louisiana

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, in cooperation with Minerals Management Service (MMS), New Orleans, Louisiana; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Lafayette, Louisiana; The Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO), Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 508524
Date Effective From: 2004-10
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: 508526
Date Effective From: 2004-10
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: 508527
Date Effective From: 2004-10
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: 508525
Date Effective From: 2004-10
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 ESI shoreline data were compiled during 2002-2003. The currentness dates for these data range from 1988 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 508530
W° Bound: -94
E° Bound: -88.792
N° Bound: 30.625
S° Bound: 28.875

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 508529
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1988
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588799
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 796315
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 6515

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: 508522
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 508543
Activity Date/Time: 2004-10
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 508542
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: 588493
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 588798
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 603737
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 6

CC ID: 719175
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 that data set: birds.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, lg_index.e00, mgt.e00, parish.e00, nests.e00, reptiles.e00, roads.e00, sm_index.e00, socecon.e00, t_mammal.e00. Associated relational and desktop data tables provided in Arc export and text format are bio_lut, biores, biofile, 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 shoreline was digitized from the 1998 LOSCO/USGS Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quadrangles (DOQQ), which meet National Map Accuracy Standards at an approximate scale of 1:12,000. The horizontal positional accuracy for the majority of shoreline lines are likely to be similar to that of the DOQQs. A known problem existed with the registration of the DOQQs representing the northern portion of the Chandaleur Islands. This was fixed with a temporary re-registration to other digital data, but horizontal positional accuracy is likely to have suffered. In some cases, shoreline lines were digitized from field sketches and oblique aerial photography. The horizontal positional accuracy of these lines is difficult to quantify, but likely to be far worse than that of the shoreline digitized from DOQQs. The minimum mapping unit (MMU) of the actual shoreline classification segments is estimated at 50 feet. 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 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

Color Infrared Orthophotography of Louisiana

CC ID: 603738
Contact Name: Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO) & U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1998
Scale Denominator: 12000
Source Contribution:

Imagery of coastal Louisiana | Source Geospatial Form: Digital image | Type of Source Media: Disk

ESI Overflight

CC ID: 603741
Contact Name: Colin Plank
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Digital Shoreline | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geomorphological Ranking of the Outer Coast of Louisiana

CC ID: 603739
Contact Name: Ramsey, K. & S. Penland (Louisiana State University)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Shoreline classification for outer coast of Louisiana | Source Geospatial Form: Digital arcs | Type of Source Media: Disk

Gulf-Wide Information System, Louisiana: Outer Coastal Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Arcs

CC ID: 603743
Contact Name: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Louisiana State University (LSU), Center for Coastal, Energy and Environmental Resources (CCEER) and the Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), and Research Planning, Inc. (RPI)
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

Shoreline information | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Louisiana Coastal Marsh Vegetative Type Map

CC ID: 603740
Contact Name: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC)
Publish Date: 1997-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Source Contribution:

Coastal marsh type data | Source Geospatial Form: Digital polys | Type of Source Media: Disk

Louisiana ESI Atlas

CC ID: 603742
Contact Name: Research Planning, Inc.
Publish Date: 1988-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1983
Scale Denominator: 50000
Source Contribution:

Digital Shoreline | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 603744
Description:

The main source of data used to depict the sensitive shoreline for this data layer was the Minerals Management Service (MMS) Gulf-Wide Information System ESI layer for Louisiana. This layer was used with no modifications. The lineage information listed in the previous section refers to the source lineage of the ESI layer from the Gulf-Wide Information System. For further information regarding the process description of this layer, please refer to the metadata document entitled "Gulf-Wide Information System, Louisiana: Outer Coast Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Arcs". Metadata documents are available from the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO) at this address: David Gisclair, Technical Assistance Program Director, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, Office of the Governor, 150 Third Street, Suite 405, Baton Rouge, LA 70801. Other contact methods include: phone (225) 578-7817, fax (225) 578-6400, and email dgisclair@lsu.edu.

Process Date/Time: 2003-12-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity ESI.AAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40352
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40352
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