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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey ESI: MGT (Management Area Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40554.

Item Identification

Title: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey ESI: MGT (Management Area Polygons)
Short Name: RICTNYNJ_MGT
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2002-03
Abstract:

This data set contains management area data for National Estuarine Research Reserves, wildlife refuges, wildlife management areas, state/regional parks, state forests, national monuments, and national recreation areas in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Vector polygons in this data set represent management areas. 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 Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. 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 Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey ESI database, for additional human-use 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:

2090

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; State of Rhode Island, Department of Environmental Management, Providence, Rhode Island; and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey

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 Management
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Connecticut
None New Jersey
None New York
None Rhode Island

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, MGT) 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 Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey atlas, the number is 71). ID is a unique combination of the atlas number (71), 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:

Unknown

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; State of Rhode Island, Department of Environmental Management, Providence, Rhode Island; and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 514992
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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: 514994
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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: 514995
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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: 514993
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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: These data were compiled during 1999-2001. The currentness dates for these data range from 1976 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 514998
W° Bound: -74.538987
E° Bound: -71.090936
N° Bound: 41.8846228
S° Bound: 39.993476

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 514997
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1999
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589155
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 461
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 39157
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 461
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 530

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: 514990
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 515014
Activity Date/Time: 2002-03
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 515013
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: 589153
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605174
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719375
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 8.0.2) and ORACLE(r) RDBMS (version 8.0.5.0.0). The hardware configuration is Hewlett Packard workstations (models 715/50 and 712/80i with 4 X-terminals) with UNIX operating system (HP-UX Release A.10.20), and 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, bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, habitats.e00, habpt.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, invertpt.e00, m_mammal.e00, m_mampt.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 MGT data set was developed from pre-existing digital and hardcopy sources and largely reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that hardcopy data are compiled on basemaps with a scale 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 a synthesis of hardcopy and digital boundaries for management areas. Refer to the SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines) data layer for additional human-use information. These data do not represent all management areas in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

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 ORACLE(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

CT Federal and State Properties

CC ID: 605180
Contact Name: CTDEP
Publish Date: 1997-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1990
Extent End Date/Time: 1997
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Management Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital arcs | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Narragansett Bay NERR boundaries

CC ID: 605175
Contact Name: RIGIS
Publish Date: 1988-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1988
Source Contribution:

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

National Wildlife Refuge boundaries for RI

CC ID: 605176
Contact Name: USFWS
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Extent End Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

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

New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer

CC ID: 605181
Contact Name: DeLorme
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Scale Denominator: 77000
Source Contribution:

Management Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: paper

New Jersey's Wild Places and Open Spaces

CC ID: 605182
Contact Name: NJ DEP Fish, Game & Wildlife
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Management Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy map | Type of Source Media: paper

New York State Atlas & Gazetteer

CC ID: 605183
Contact Name: DeLorme
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1998
Scale Denominator: 150000
Source Contribution:

Management Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Protected Open Space in RI

CC ID: 605177
Contact Name: RIGIS
Publish Date: 1989-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1979
Extent End Date/Time: 1988
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

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

State and Federally Owned, Protected Open Space and Recreation Areas in NJ

CC ID: 605184
Contact Name: NJDEP
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Scale Denominator: 12000
Source Contribution:

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

State lands in NY

CC ID: 605179
Contact Name: NYS DEC
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Management Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital arcs | Type of Source Media: Email

Wildlife Management Areas in RI

CC ID: 605178
Contact Name: RIGIS
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1976
Extent End Date/Time: 1993
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605185
Description:

Two main sources of data were used to depict management areas for this data layer: 1) various hardcopy maps, including: DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteers for Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey; a 1999 New Jersey\x92s Wild Places and Open Spaces map; and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic quadrangles; and 2) digital data, including: a 1988 Rhode Island GIS (RIGIS) digital boundary for the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR); 2000 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) digital boundaries for National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in Rhode Island; a 1989 RIGIS digital coverage of Protected Open Space in Rhode Island; a 1995 RIGIS digital coverage of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in Rhode Island; a 2000 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) digital coverage of State Lands in New York; a 1997 Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP) digital coverage of CT Federal and State Properties; and a 1999 New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) digital coverage of State and Federally Owned, Protected Open Space and Recreation Areas in NJ. Management areas were digitized directly off of USGS topographic quadrangles, or boundaries were approximated from hardcopy maps when digital boundaries were not available in the various state GIS management coverages that were used. Resource experts confirmed the accuracy of the boundaries during review sessions. Geographic boundaries for most management areas were provided by the various digital coverages described above.

Process Date/Time: 2001-09-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

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

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40554
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40554
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