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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Southeast Alaska ESI: HYDRO (Hydrography Lines and Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40568.

Item Identification

Title: Southeast Alaska ESI: HYDRO (Hydrography Lines and Polygons)
Short Name: SE_AK_HYDRO
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2002-06
Abstract:

This data set contains vector lines and polygons representing coastal hydrography used in the creation of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) for Southeast Alaska. The data set comprises a portion of the ESI for Southeast Alaska. 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:

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; National Park Service, Gustavus, Alaska; U.S. Coast Guard, Juneau, Alaska; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Juneau, Alaska; U.S. Forest Service, Juneau, Alaska; Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, Alaska; Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Juneau, Alaska; Southeast Alaska Petroleum Resource Organization, Ketchikan, Alaska.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Southeast Alaska

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 Southeast Alaska

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: Digital vector 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; National Park Service, Gustavus, Alaska; U.S. Coast Guard, Juneau, Alaska; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Juneau, Alaska; U.S. Forest Service, Juneau, Alaska; Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, Alaska; Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Juneau, Alaska; Southeast Alaska Petroleum Resource Organization, Ketchikan, Alaska.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 515448
Date Effective From: 2002-06
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: 515450
Date Effective From: 2002-06
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: 515451
Date Effective From: 2002-06
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: 515449
Date Effective From: 2002-06
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 completeness dates for these data range from 1989 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 515454
W° Bound: -144
E° Bound: -130.6
N° Bound: 60.25
S° Bound: 54.5

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 515453
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1999
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589197
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 28047
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 1576053
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 28855
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 31031

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: 515446
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 515467
Activity Date/Time: 2002-06
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 515466
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: 589195
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605292
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719389
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: bioindex.e00, birds.e00, bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, fishpt.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, m_mammal.e00, m_mampt.e00, mgt.e00, nests.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 and hardcopy sources and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. The horizontal positional accuracy of the 1:63,360 USGS topographic quads should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:63,360. 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 coastal Southeast Alaska.

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

Alaska Coastline 1 to 63,360

CC ID: 605295
Contact Name: Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Publish Date: 1998-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

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

Digital Shoreline

CC ID: 605294
Contact Name: Tongass National Forest
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

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

DLG Hydrography

CC ID: 605293
Contact Name: U. S. Geological Survey
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1950
Extent End Date/Time: 1997
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

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

ESI Overflight

CC ID: 605296
Contact Name: Colin Plank
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

Shorelines | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605297
Description:

The shoreline was derived primarily from digital coastline data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) digital line graph (DLG) dataset, Tongass National Forest, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Research Planning, Inc. (RPI), and the 1989 Southeast Alaska ESI Atlas. The 1989 Southeast Alaska ESI data originated from Tongass National Forest data that were edgematched and generalized to eliminate many of the small islands. Within the boundaries of Glacier Bay National Park, the digital coastline data were obtained from the National Park Service (NPS). NPS data were based on NOAA nautical charts digitized at 1:80,000 scale. In some cases, additional hydrography polygons were sketched during overflights conducted during the summer months of 1999 to 2001. 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 1:63,360 scale for verification of polygonal and linear attributes.

Process Date/Time: 2001-10-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity HYDRO.AAT
Entity HYDRO.PAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40568
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40568
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