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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Louisiana ESI: INDEX (Index Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40356.

Item Identification

Title: Louisiana ESI: INDEX (Index Polygons)
Short Name: Louisiana_index
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2004-10
Abstract:

This data set contains vector polygons representing the boundaries of all the hardcopy cartographic products produced as part of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) for Louisiana, as well as digital data extents. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data 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. See also the data layers, LG_INDEX (Large Index Polygons) and SM_INDEX (Small Index Polygons), part of the larger Louisiana ESI database, for additional boundary information.

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 Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Index
None Lg_Index
None Louisiana
None Sm_Index

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: 508640
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: 508642
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: 508643
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: 508641
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 INDEX data were compiled during 2002-2003. The currentness dates for the data range from 1999 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 508646
W° Bound: -94
E° Bound: -88.792
N° Bound: 30.625
S° Bound: 28.875

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 508645
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1999
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588807
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 146
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 830
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 146
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 252

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: 508638
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 508661
Activity Date/Time: 2004-10
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 508660
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: 588505
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 588806
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 603765
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 6

CC ID: 719179
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 index polygons in this data layer were generated in ArcInfo from the coordinates of the USGS 1:24,000 and 1:250,000 topographic map corners. The arcs were densified to enable correct reprojection. Some small amount of positional error may be present along the arcs forming the boundaries of these polygons, particularly away from the polygon corners. Some boundaries were developed from pre-existing digital and hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. 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 the boundaries of all the hardcopy cartographic products produced as part of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) for Louisiana, as well as digital data extents. Primarily, 1:24,000 and 1:250,000 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic maps were used to provide boundaries for cartographic products. In most cases, the polygons represent USGS topographic maps that were re-tiled, moved, or extended to provide better cartographic coverage of the study area. For additional boundary information, refer to the LG_INDEX (Large Index Polygons) data layer, which contains 1:100,000 scale indices, and the SM_INDEX (Small Index Polygons) data layer, which contains 1:50,000 scale indices.

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

1:24,000 and 1:250,000 Topographic Maps

CC ID: 603766
Contact Name: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Source Contribution:

USGS topographic map boundaries | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 603767
Description:

The index polygons in this data layer were generated in Arc/INFO by merging the index polygons from the SM_INDEX (Small Index Polygons) and LG_INDEX (Large Index Polygons) data layers.

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

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity INDEX.PAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40356
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40356
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