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Short Citation:
Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Virginia ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Lines and Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40594.

Item Identification

Title: Virginia ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Lines and Polygons)
Short Name: Virginia_esi
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2005-12
Abstract:

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

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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 and NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, Gloucester Point, Virginia.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Virginia

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 Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Shoreline habitats
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Virginia

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, one 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. The entity-relationship diagram describes the relationships between the 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 and NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, Gloucester Point, Virginia.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 516320
Date Effective From: 2005-12
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: 516322
Date Effective From: 2005-12
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: 516323
Date Effective From: 2005-12
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: 516321
Date Effective From: 2005-12
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 2004-2005. The currentness dates for the data range from 1988 to 2004 and are documented in the Lineage section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 516326
W° Bound: -77.5
E° Bound: -75.125
N° Bound: 38.875
S° Bound: 36.5

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 516325
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1988
End: 2004

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589275
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 2864
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 1825185
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 2864
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 18047

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: 516318
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 516339
Activity Date/Time: 2005-12
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 516338
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: 589273
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605521
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719415
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 8.3) and SQL SERVER(r) (version 7.0). The hardware configuration is 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 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, reptpt.e00, socecon.e00, t_mammal.e00, wetlands.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, 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 ESI data set 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 data source 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 (Wetland Polygons) data layer, part of the larger Virginia ESI database, for additional coastal habitat 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-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

1 METER HYDROGRAPHY EXTRACTED FROM DTMS

CC ID: 605527
Contact Name: VIRGINIA GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION NETWORK (VGIN)
Publish Date: 2002-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Source Contribution:

ESI INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL VECTOR DATA | Type of Source Media: FTP

DIGITAL ORTHOPHOTO QUADRANGLES (DOQQ'S) FOR VA, DOWNLOADED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (UVA) GEOSPATIAL AND STATISTICAL DATA CENTER

CC ID: 605525
Contact Name: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Publish Date: 1998-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1998
Source Contribution:

ESI INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL RASTER DATA | Type of Source Media: online

DIGITAL RASTER GRAPHICS FOR VA

CC ID: 605526
Contact Name: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

ESI INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL RASTER DATA | Type of Source Media: online

RECENT (1988-1995) MARYLAND SHORELINES WITH EROSION RATE ATTRIBUTES

CC ID: 605522
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (DNR)
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1988
Extent End Date/Time: 1995
Source Contribution:

ESI INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL VECTOR DATA | Type of Source Media: online

RPI LOW ALTITUDE OVERFLIGHTS

CC ID: 605523
Contact Name: RESEARCH PLANNING, INC.
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

ESI INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY MAP | Type of Source Media: paper

SCANNED TOPOGRAPHIC QUADRANGLES

CC ID: 605524
Contact Name: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

ESI INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY MAP | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605528
Description:

Overflights for Virginia occurred in January 2004. The overflights were conducted at altitudes of 400-600 feet and slow air speeds. All flights were planned to maximize time on site during the 2.5 hours preceding and the 2.5 hours following peak low tide. During this work the shoreline depicted on current 1:24,000-scale USGS topographic maps was annotated with the ESI ranking of observed intertidal shoreline habitats. Where appropriate, revisions to the existing shoreline were made and where necessary, multiple habitats were described for each shoreline segment.

Process Date/Time: 2005-05-01 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: 40594
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40594
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