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Short Citation:
Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands ESI: MGT (Management Areas), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40587.

Item Identification

Title: U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands ESI: MGT (Management Areas)
Short Name: VirginIs_mgt
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2001-08
Abstract:

This data set comprises the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for the Virgin Islands. ESI data characterize estuarine 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. This data set contains polygonal data for 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; United States Environmental Protection Agency; United States Coast Guard; U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources; British Virgin Islands Conservation and Fisheries Department; and United States Department of the Interior.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Virgin Islands

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 Human Use
None Management
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None British Virgin Islands
None US Virgin Islands

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: atlas
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; United States Environmental Protection Agency; United States Coast Guard; U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources; British Virgin Islands Conservation and Fisheries Department; and United States Department of the Interior.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 516073
Date Effective From: 2001-08
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: 516075
Date Effective From: 2001-08
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: 516076
Date Effective From: 2001-08
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: 516074
Date Effective From: 2001-08
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: Project time span

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 516079
W° Bound: -65.167
E° Bound: -64.065
N° Bound: 18.943
S° Bound: 17.467

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 516078
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1998-07
End: 2001-07

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589254
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 85
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 36907
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 85
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 139

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distribution_Information).;

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. Acknowledgment of the publishers and contributing sources listed in Data_Set_Credit (below) would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 516071
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 516093
Activity Date/Time: 2001-08
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 516092
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: 589252
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605435
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719408
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). The following files are included in the data set: benthic.e00, birds.e00, bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, invertl.e00, mgt.e00, m_mammal.e00, reptiles.e00, seasonal.e00, shelfbnd.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, socecon.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, status.e00, t_mammal.e00, wetlands.e00.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attribute accuracy is estimated to be "good" given the years of ESI experience, the data input methodology, the quality control review sessions, and the digital logical consistency checks.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The majority of management area data came from existing digital sources. See the Lineage section (below) for specific information on each source. For the few management areas not covered by existing sources, hard copy boundary information was transferred to USGS 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized.

Completeness Report:

Human-Use Resources: Several human-use, or socioeconomic, features are included in ESI atlases. Entity points and complete chains (arcs) are digitized into the data layer SOCECON, and managed area polygonal data (GT-polygons) are stored in the MGT data layer. Both data sets are linked to the data table SOC_DAT using the SOC_LUT lookup table and the items HUNUM and ID. HUNUM is a unique reference number concatenated with the atlas number (for the Virgin Islands this is 67). ID is a unique combination of the atlas number, an element specific number (MGT = 11) and a unique record number. The table SOC_DAT contains the human-use number (HUNUM), feature type (TYPE), name of the facility (NAME), owner/manager or contact person (CONTACT), telephone number (PHONE), geographic source (G_SOURCE), and attribute source (A_SOURCE). Detailed contact information is only included for select management features, where available. Source information is included for all features.

Conceptual Consistency:

The human-use resources were obtained in either digital format or in hardcopy format on 1:24,000 scale maps. Under this project, new digital data sources are imported, projected, checked for quality control, and integrated into the spatial data structure (for selected resources). The data are checked using both digital and on-screen procedures. To finalize the data checking process, each data layer is checked using a standardized form by two GIS personnel (a technician and the GIS manager), and each attribute database is checked using several programs that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies (such as dangles, unnecessary nodes, 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. 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 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. The section Spatial_Data_Organization_Information refers to the source files in ARC export format only.

Lineage

Sources

A Parks and Protected Areas System Plan for the British Virgin Islands

CC ID: 605445
Contact Name: BVI National Parks Trust
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Wildlife refuge boundaries | Source Geospatial Form: Document and Maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Archaeological and Historic Sites for St. Croix

CC ID: 605443
Contact Name: Cissel, W., National Park Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

National park information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Coastal and Wetland Wildlife Resources for St. Croix

CC ID: 605437
Contact Name: Knowles, W., USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Wildlife refuge information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Critical Habitat Designations for Threatened and Endangered Fish and Wildlife

CC ID: 605447
Contact Name: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995
Extent End Date/Time: 1998
Source Contribution:

Critical habitat information | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: paper

Critical Habitat Designations for Threatened and Endangered Marine Species

CC ID: 605448
Contact Name: National Marine Fishery Service
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995
Extent End Date/Time: 1998
Source Contribution:

Critical habitat information | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: paper

Designation of Salt River Bay Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary

CC ID: 605444
Contact Name: USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Coastal Zone Management Program
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995
Source Contribution:

Wildlife refuge boundaries | Source Geospatial Form: Document and Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Management, control and use of Government-owned Offshore Islands and Cays

CC ID: 605441
Contact Name: Government of the USVI
Publish Date: 1973-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1973
Source Contribution:

Wildlife refuge data | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: paper

Maps of National Wildlife Refuge Boundaries

CC ID: 605446
Contact Name: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Real Estate Division
Source Contribution:

Wildlife refuge boundaries | Source Geospatial Form: Maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Marine Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries Brochure

CC ID: 605442
Contact Name: Division of Fish and Wildlife, USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Wildlife refuge information | Source Geospatial Form: Document and Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Natural and Human-use Resources of Sandy Point NWR and Other USVI Locations

CC ID: 605439
Contact Name: Evans, M., United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Wildlife refuge information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

USGS Topographic Quadrangles

CC ID: 605440
Contact Name: U.S. Geological Survey
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1959
Extent End Date/Time: 1984
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

National park data | Source Geospatial Form: Maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Various Natural and Human-use Resources of Buck Island Reef National Monument

CC ID: 605438
Contact Name: Hillis-Starr, Z., National Park Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

National park data | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Wildlife and Fisheries Resources for the British Virgin Islands

CC ID: 605436
Contact Name: BVI Conservation and Fisheries Department; Contact: B. Lettsome, Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer, BVI CFD
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Management area, and national park information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605449
Description:

All the digital data were checked using both digital and on-screen procedures, plotted, checked by the biological expert, edited to remove any errors, and plotted for review by the regional specialists. The reviewed maps were updated on the computer, checked once again, and plotted at final map scale. A team of specialists reviewed the entire series of maps, checked all data, and made final edits. The data were merged to form the study-wide layers that are described in the document. The data merging included a final quality control check where topological consistency, rules for geography, and database to geography were checked and validated for all relationships.

Process Date/Time: 2001-08-01 00:00:00

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
Entity GT-Polygon

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40587
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40587
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: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08