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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Western Alaska ESI: MGT (Management Area Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40632.

Item Identification

Title: Western Alaska ESI: MGT (Management Area Polygons)
Short Name: W_Alaska_mgt
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2003-07
Abstract:

This data set contains management area data for Designated Critical Habitats, Wildlife Refuges, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and State Parks. Vector polygons in this data set represent the management areas. Location-specific type and source information is 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 Western 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. See also the SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines) data layer, part of the larger Western Alaska 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:

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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 Anchorage, Alaska; Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; National Marine Fisheries Service, Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska; and State of Alaska - Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), Juneau, Alaska.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Western 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 Human-use resources
None Management areas
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Alaska
None Western 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: 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 Western Alaska atlas, the number is 74). ID is a unique combination of the atlas number (74), 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 and Anchorage, Alaska; Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; National Marine Fisheries Service, Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska; and State of Alaska - Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), Juneau, Alaska.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 517543
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: 517545
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: 517546
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: 517544
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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 biological data were compiled during 2002-2003. The currentness dates for these data range from 1993 to 2000 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 517549
W° Bound: -174
E° Bound: -159
N° Bound: 64
S° Bound: 59

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 517548
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002
End: 2003

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589389
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 159
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 87961
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 159
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 370

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: 517541
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 517564
Activity Date/Time: 2003-07
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 517563
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: 589387
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605857
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719453
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 that data set: bioindex.e00, birds.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, lakes.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, socecon.e00, streams.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, 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 sources and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. 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 a synthesis of 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 necessarily represent all management areas in Western 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 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

Administrative large parcel boundaries

CC ID: 605860
Contact Name: Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

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

Alaska Maritime NWR boundary

CC ID: 605862
Contact Name: Alaska Maritime NWR boundary
Publish Date: 2002-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Source Contribution:

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

Spectacled eider critical habitat, wintering, and molting concentrations

CC ID: 605859
Contact Name: USFWS, Endangered Species Program
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1993
Extent End Date/Time: 1997
Source Contribution:

Management information | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: Email

Spectacled/Steller's eider critical habitat boundaries

CC ID: 605858
Contact Name: USFWS, Ecological Services
Publish Date: 2002-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Source Contribution:

Management information | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: Email

Steller sea lion Designated Critical Habitat

CC ID: 605863
Contact Name: NMFS (Juneau)
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

Management information | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: Email

Wild and Scenic River boundaries

CC ID: 605864
Contact Name: USGS
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

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

Wilderness Area boundaries

CC ID: 605861
Contact Name: NWR Wilderness boundaries
Publish Date: 2002-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Source Contribution:

Management information | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: Email

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605865
Description:

Six major digital coverages were used to depict management areas for this data layer: (1) a 2000 Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR) "Administrative Large Parcel Boundaries" vector polygon coverage; (2) 2002 US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Spectacled and Steller's Eider Designated Critical Habitat vector polygon coverages; (3) a 2002 US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Realty Division National Wildlife Area Wilderness Areas vector polygon coverage, (4) a 2002 USFWS Realty Division Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge vector polygon coverage; (5) a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Steller sea lion Designated Critical Habitat vector polygon coverage; and (6) a 2001 US Geological Survey (USGS) Wild and Scenic Rivers vector polygon coverage. During personal interviews, resource experts provided all coverages, excluding the 2000 ADNR coverage that was downloaded from the Alaska State Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (ASGDC) website. The MGT data layer was incorporated into an ArcInfo system along with the SOCECON and biology data layers, and hardcopy draft maps were created using USGS 1:250,000 topographic quadrangles as base maps. Following the creation of draft maps, a second set of interviews was conducted with the resource experts. Participants who were unable to attend the meetings were sent a set of maps to review. Edits to the MGT data layer were made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps were created.

Process Date/Time: 2003-05-01 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: 40632
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40632
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