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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: North Carolina: ESI (ESI Shoreline Types - Lines and Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40501.

Item Identification

Title: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: North Carolina: ESI (ESI Shoreline Types - Lines and Polygons)
Short Name: North_Carolina_esi
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2011-07
Abstract:

This data set contains vector lines and polygons representing the shoreline and coastal habitats of North Carolina classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for North Carolina. 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 WETLANDS data layer, part of the larger North Carolina ESI database, for additional ESI 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:

2001

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, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Shoreline types
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None North Carolina

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, the relational attribute or data table, SOURCES, is used to store the source data information in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layer containing resource information (in this case, ESI) is linked to the SOURCES table using the SOURCE_ID. See the Browse_Graphic section for a link to the entity-relationship diagram, which describes the relationships between attribute tables in the ESI data structure.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

A complete description of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for ESI atlases can be found in the NOAA ESI Guidelines (http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines).

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 (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4: Southeast, Atlanta, Georgia; and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Incident Management and Preparedness, Washington, D.C.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 513105
Date Effective From: 2011-07
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: 513107
Date Effective From: 2011-07
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: 513108
Date Effective From: 2011-07
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: 513106
Date Effective From: 2011-07
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 2010-2011. The currentness dates for the data range from 1901 to 2010 and are documented in the Lineage section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 513111
W° Bound: -78.625
E° Bound: -75.399
N° Bound: 36.625
S° Bound: 33.75

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 513110
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1901
End: 2010

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588996
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 3423
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 1054459
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 3424
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 21930

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 the widest community of GIS/mapping users. Distribution formats include Geodatabase; ARC export, MOSS, and Shape files; and MARPLOT map folders. An ArcMap .mxd file, an ArcView 3.x ESI project, and an ESI_Viewer product for use with the MARPLOT data are also included on the distribution CDs/DVDs 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: 513103
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 513125
Activity Date/Time: 2011-10-15
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 513124
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: 588994
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 604650
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719323
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 9.3) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2000). The hardware configuration is PC's with Windows Operating System (2000/XP/2003). The Spatial_Data_Organization Information section refers only to the source files in the ARC export format. The following files are included in the data set: birds.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, reptiles.e00, socecon.e00, t_mammal.e00, and wetlands.e00. Associated relational and desktop data tables provided in Arc export and text format are bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, seasonal.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, and status.e00.

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 spatial location of the ESI shoreline was developed from pre-existing digital sources 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. The minimum mapping unit (MMU) of the actual shoreline classification segments is estimated at 50 meters where 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. See also the WETLANDS data layer, part of the larger North Carolina ESI database, for additional ESI information.

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/DVD 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

2004 WET/DRY SHORELINE

CC ID: 604652
Contact Name: LIMBER, PATRICK (NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES, DIVISION OF COASTAL MANAGEMENT)
Publish Date: 2007-05-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004-08-26
Extent End Date/Time: 2004-09-23
Scale Denominator: 1500
Source Contribution:

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

COMPOSITE SHORELINE OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES DERIVED FROM NOAA-NOS COASTAL SURVEY MAPS DEVELOPED FROM 1901-1995 SOURCE DATA

CC ID: 604653
Contact Name: NOAA, COASTAL SERVICES CENTER
Publish Date: 2007-09-17
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1901
Extent End Date/Time: 1995
Source Contribution:

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

IMAGERY OF NORTH CAROLINA SHORELINE FOR ESI ANALYSIS

CC ID: 604651
Contact Name: GOOGLE EARTH PRO
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

ESI INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: online

OVERFLIGHT OBLIQUES

CC ID: 604655
Contact Name: RESEARCH PLANNING, INC.
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

ESI INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: PHOTOGRAPH | Type of Source Media: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH

SENSITIVITY OF COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS AND WILDLIFE TO SPILLED OIL: NORTH CAROLINA

CC ID: 604654
Contact Name: NOAA, NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE, OFFICE OF RESPONSE AND RESTORATION, EMERGENCY RESPONSE DIVISION
Publish Date: 1996-09-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1981-07
Extent End Date/Time: 1996-02
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Source Contribution:

ESI INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 604656
Description:

Original ESI maps, published in 1996, were re-examined and fully updated using the sources and methods described below. The intertidal shoreline habitats of North Carolina were mapped via interpretation of a continuous, overlapping set of georeferenced oblique aerial photographs. These photographs were acquired between July and October 2009 during overflights conducted at elevations of 400-600 feet and slow air speed. All flights were planned to maximize time on site during the 2.5 hours preceding and the 2.5 hours following peak low tide. Where appropriate, revisions to the existing shoreline were made and, where necessary, multiple habitats were described for each shoreline segment. During these flights a geomorphologist utilized a digital SLR camera to capture the images of the intertidal zone. Tidal flats were discerned from the georeferenced oblique aerial photographs. The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled to create the ESI data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 2) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy data sources; and 3) overflight changes are digitized from the scanned and registered hardcopy field maps or aerial photography. After the initial shoreline classification, these data are edgematched and checked for logical consistency errors. Review maps are plotted at 1:24,000 scale for verification of polygonal and linear attributes. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The compiled ESI, biology, and human-use data are plotted onto hardcopy draft maps. Following the delivery of draft maps to the participating resource experts, a second set of interviews are conducted to review the maps. If necessary, edits to the ESI data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2011-07-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

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

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40501
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40501
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 Next Review Date: 2019-02-09