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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands ESI: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Lines and Points), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40590.

Item Identification

Title: U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands ESI: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Lines and Points)
Short Name: VirginIs_socecon
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 point and line 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 Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Socioeconomic

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: 516182
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: 516184
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: 516185
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: 516183
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: 516188
W° Bound: -65.167
E° Bound: -64.065
N° Bound: 18.943
S° Bound: 17.467

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 516187
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1998-07
End: 2001-07

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589263
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 55
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 560
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 342

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: 516180
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 516202
Activity Date/Time: 2001-08
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 516201
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: 589261
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605462
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719411
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 ESI data use USGS 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles as the basemap. It is estimated that the ESI shoreline classification has a minimum mapping unit of 50 feet.

Completeness Report:

Human-Use Resources: Several human-use, or socioeconomic, features are included in ESI/RSI 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). The ID is a unique combination of the atlas number, an element specific number (SOCECON = 10) 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 Natural History Atlas to the Cays of the U.S. Virgin Islands

CC ID: 605465
Contact Name: Dammann, A.E. and D.W. Nellis
Publish Date: 1992-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1992
Source Contribution:

Diving information | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: paper

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

CC ID: 605480
Contact Name: BVI National Parks Trust
Source Contribution:

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

Archaeological and Historic Sites for St. Croix

CC ID: 605477
Contact Name: Cissel, W., National Park Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Historical site information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Boat Ramps, Marinas, and other Features from Overflights and Air Photos

CC ID: 605470
Contact Name: Research Planning, Inc.
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1998
Source Contribution:

Boat ramp, and marina information | Source Geospatial Form: Maps | Type of Source Media: paper

British Virgin Islands Topographic Maps

CC ID: 605482
Contact Name: UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 25000
Source Contribution:

Airport data | Source Geospatial Form: Maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Designation of Salt River Bay Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary

CC ID: 605479
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:

National park data | Source Geospatial Form: Document and Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Diving and Snorkeling Guide to the U.S. Virgin Islands

CC ID: 605474
Contact Name: Cummings, S. and S. Cummings
Publish Date: 1992-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1992
Source Contribution:

Diving information | Source Geospatial Form: Document and Maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Edits and Additions to Natural Resource Locations for St. Croix

CC ID: 605466
Contact Name: Davis, C., University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Beach and subsistance data | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Fisheries and Human-use Resources for St. Croix

CC ID: 605468
Contact Name: Tobias, W., USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Commercial fishing, diving, lock and dam, recreational fishing, and water intake information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Fisheries Resources for St. Thomas and St. John

CC ID: 605469
Contact Name: Gomez, R., USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Commercial fishing, recrational fishing, and water intake data | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Natural Resource Information for USVI, Particularly St. Thomas and St. John

CC ID: 605467
Contact Name: Boulon, R., USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Beach, boat ramp, diving, marina, and water intake data | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Prehistoric and Historic Sites for St. Thomas and St. John

CC ID: 605473
Contact Name: Lazelle, J.
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Historical site data | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: paper

Sensitive Areas and Protection Strategies for the U.S. Caribbean

CC ID: 605476
Contact Name: U.S. Coast Guard, MSO San Juan
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1993
Extent End Date/Time: 1994
Source Contribution:

Boat ramp, marina, and water intake data | Source Geospatial Form: Maps and Tables | Type of Source Media: paper

The Welcome Tourist Guide, British Virgin Islands, VOLUME 28, NO. 2

CC ID: 605481
Contact Name: Island Publishing Services LTD.
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

airport, beach | Source Geospatial Form: Document and Maps | Type of Source Media: paper

USGS Topographic Quadrangles

CC ID: 605471
Contact Name: U.S. Geological Survey
Publish Date: 1984-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1959
Extent End Date/Time: 1984
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Airport data | Source Geospatial Form: Maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Various Human-use Features for St. Croix

CC ID: 605478
Contact Name: USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Department St. Croix. Contact: A.L. Moorhead, DEP Director; A. Hutchins, Coordinator, Christiansted, St. Croix
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Beach, boat ramp, commercial fishing, marina, and water intake data | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

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

CC ID: 605464
Contact Name: Hillis-Starr, Z., National Park Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Commercial fishing, diving, and recreational fishing data | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Various Natural Resource and Human-use Features for USVI

CC ID: 605472
Contact Name: Lopez, F., United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Airport, aquaculture, beach, boat ramp, coast guard, diving, ferry, marina, and water intake information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, USVI

CC ID: 605475
Contact Name: Trails Illustrated
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1994
Extent End Date/Time: 1995
Scale Denominator: 22000
Source Contribution:

Diving information | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: paper

Water Intakes for St. Croix Alumina Plant

CC ID: 605483
Contact Name: Black, E., St. Croix Alumina, LLC
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Diving and water intake information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Wildlife and Fisheries Resources for the British Virgin Islands

CC ID: 605463
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:

Beach, boat ramp, commercial fishing, ferry, marina, and water intake information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605484
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

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Complete Chain
Entity Entity point

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40590
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40590
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