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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: New Hampshire: MGT (Management Area Polygons),

Item Identification

Title: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: New Hampshire: MGT (Management Area Polygons)
Short Name: New_Hampshire_mgt
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2004-03

This data set contains management area data for special management areas, nature preserves, state/regional parks, and wildlife refuges in New Hampshire. Vector polygons in this data set represent management boundaries. Location specific type and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set comprises a portion of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data 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. See also the SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines) data layer, part of the larger New Hampshire ESI database, for additional human-use information.


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.



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.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
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 Management
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
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
Entity Attribute Overview:

In addition to the geographic data layers, two relational attribute or data tables, SOC_DAT and SOURCES, are used to store the complex socioeconomic data in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layer containing socioeconomic resource information (in this case, SOCECON) is linked to the Socioeconomic Resources table (SOC_DAT) using the unique ID and the lookup table SOC_LUT, or it can be linked directly using HUNUM. HUNUM is a unique reference number concatenated with the atlas number (for the New Hampshire atlas, the number is 77). ID is a unique combination of the atlas number (73), an element specific number (MGT = 11) and a unique record number. SOC_DAT and the other relational data tables are described below in detail. See the Browse_Graphic section for a link to the entity-relationship diagram, which describes the way these tables relate to the geographic data layers and other attribute tables in the ESI data structure.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:


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: 512903
Date Effective From: 2004-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address:


CC ID: 512905
Date Effective From: 2004-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 512906
Date Effective From: 2004-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 512904
Date Effective From: 2004-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: The biological data were compiled during 2003. The currentness dates for these data ranges from 1953 to 2003 and is documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 512909
W° Bound: -71
E° Bound: -70.533
N° Bound: 43.25
S° Bound: 42.867

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 512908
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2003
End: 2004

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588978
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 39
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 3258
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 39
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 40

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:


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.



CC ID: 512901
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 512922
Activity Date/Time: 2004-03

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 512921
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05

Converted from Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using '' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 588976
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 604590
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719317
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment


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


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 MGT 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 a synthesis of digital management boundaries. Refer to the SOCECON data layer for additional human-use information. These data do not necessarily represent all management areas in 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.



Distribution and Abundance of Fish and Invertebrates in New Hampshire Estuaries

CC ID: 604591
Contact Name: Rich Langan, University of New Hampshire
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

Aquaculture location data | Source Geospatial Form: Expert Knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

National Register of Historical Places

CC ID: 604593
Contact Name: National Park Service
Publish Date: 1994-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1994
Source Contribution:

Management Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital Vector Data | Type of Source Media: online

New Hampshire Conservation/Public Lands at 1:24,000 Scale

CC ID: 604592
Contact Name: UNH, Complex Systems Research Center
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1953
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Management Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital Vector Data | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 604594

The main sources of data used to depict management areas for this data layer were digital coverages of management area boundaries provided by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the New Hampshire Geographically Referenced Analysis and Information Transfer System (NH GRANIT). The MGT data layer was incorporated into an ArcInfo system along with the SOCECON and BIO data layers, and hardcopy draft maps were created using U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles as base maps. Following the delivery of draft maps to the participating resource experts, a second set of interviews was conducted to review the maps. Participants who were unable to attend the meetings were sent a set of maps to review. Edits to the MGT data layer were made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps were created.

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

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity MGT.PAT
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOC_LUT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40495
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40495
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