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Short Citation:
Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: New Hampshire: HYDRO (Hydrography Lines and Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40491.

Item Identification

Title: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: New Hampshire: HYDRO (Hydrography Lines and Polygons)
Short Name: New_Hampshire_hydro
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2004-03
Abstract:

This data set contains vector lines and polygons representing coastal hydrography used in the creation of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) for New Hampshire. The Hydro data layer contains all annotation used in producing the atlas. The annotation features are categorized into three subclasses in order to simplify the mapping and quality control procedures: GEOG or geographic features, SOC or socioeconomic features, and HYDRO or water features. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI for New Hampshire. 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:

This data was collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the New Hampshire Estuaries Project response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.

Notes:

1991

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Concord, New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Formatted to national Environmental Sensitivity Index standards by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

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 Hydrography
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None New Hampshire

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: The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the New Hampshire Estuaries Project supported this project. Steve Croce with New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services served as contract manager for the project. Carroll Brown, Jr. and Lynn Woodard with New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services contributed significantly to the project, as did Phil Trowbridge with the New Hampshire Estuaries Project and individuals from several state and federal agencies and other organizations. At Research Planning, Inc. (RPI), Heidi Hinkeldey was the project manager. Lee Diveley performed the data processing under the supervision of Mark White, GIS Manager. Heidi Hinkeldey, Chris Locke, and Vermell Pyatt prepared the final metadata.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 512787
Date Effective From: 2004-03
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: 512789
Date Effective From: 2004-03
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: 512790
Date Effective From: 2004-03
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: 512788
Date Effective From: 2004-03
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 2003. The currentness dates for these data ranges from 1948 to 2003 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 512793
W° Bound: -71
E° Bound: -70.533
N° Bound: 43.25
S° Bound: 42.867

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 512792
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2003
End: 2004

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588966
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1261
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 76216
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 1352
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 5336

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: 512785
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 512806
Activity Date/Time: 2004-03
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 512805
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: 588964
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 604564
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719313
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: bio_lut.e00, birds.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, reptiles.e00, seasonal.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, socecon.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, status.e00, t_mammal.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 hydrography data set was developed from pre-existing digital data and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. The horizontal positional accuracy of the 1:24,000 USGS topographic quads should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:24,000. 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 linear and polygonal hydrography for New Hampshire.

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 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

Coast

CC ID: 604566
Contact Name: U.S. Geology Survey (USGS), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1948
Extent End Date/Time: 1990
Source Contribution:

Hydrology information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital Vector Data | Type of Source Media: online

ESI Overflight

CC ID: 604568
Contact Name: Colin Plank, Research Planning Inc.
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Hydrography information | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: paper

Hydrography

CC ID: 604565
Contact Name: Complex Systems research Center, University of New Hampshire (CSRC, UNH)
Publish Date: 1992-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1956
Extent End Date/Time: 1992
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Hydrology information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital Vector Data | Type of Source Media: online

Topographic Quadrangles

CC ID: 604567
Contact Name: US Geological Survey
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Hydrology information | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 604569
Description:

The shoreline was derived primarily from digital coastline data from the Complex Systems research Center, University of New Hampshire (CSRC, UNH). In some cases, minor shoreline changes or additional hydrography polygons were sketched during overflights conducted during October 2003. Overflight changes were digitized from the scanned and registered hardcopy field maps. After the initial shoreline classification, these data were edgematched and checked for logical consistency errors. Review maps were plotted at 1:24,000 scale for verification of polygonal and linear attributes.

Process Date/Time: 2004-03-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity ANNO.GEOG
Entity ANNO.HYDRO
Entity ANNO.SOC
Entity HYDRO.AAT
Entity HYDRO.PAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40491
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40491
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:52+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