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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 ESI Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40644.

Item Identification

Title: Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 ESI Polygons
Short Name: Chesapeake Bay 2016 ESI Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016-09
Abstract:

This data set contains vector polygons representing the coastal habitats of Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and 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 ESIL data layer, part of the larger Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia ESI database, for additional ESI 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, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
UNCONTROLLED
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Wetlands
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Intertidal habitats
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MARYLAND
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
UNCONTROLLED
None Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Maintenance Note:

Data content is considered static once published. However, if issues with the Geodatabase linkages or table contents are identified, the Geodatabase and/or the associated Map Document may be updated. Assure most current data is being used by downloading from https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
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, ESIP) is linked to the SOURCES table using the SOURCE_ID. The entity-relationship diagram describes relationships between attribute tables in the ESI data structure.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

NOAA ESI Guidelines

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed and used 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 (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 517958
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 517960
Date Effective From: 2016-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 517961
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 517959
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 780232
W° Bound: -77.5418
E° Bound: -74.7942
N° Bound: 39.7215
S° Bound: 36.5498
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Chesapeake Bay and Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 ESI study region. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 780233
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Description:

Time Frame Range starts with ESI Project Start Year, and ends with ESI Atlas Publication Year.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589760
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 91661

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed by downloading the zipped ArcGIS geodatabase from the Download URL (see Distribution Information). Questions can be directed to the ESI Program Manager (Point Of Contact).

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. Edges may have been altered for cartographic processes. 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. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 780291
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2016-09 - Present)
File Name: ChesapeakeBay_2016_ESI_GDB.zip
Description:

This feature class is part of the downloadable Esri Arc Geodatabase.

File Date/Time: 2017-01-12 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 783 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 517956
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and use

URL 2

CC ID: 780234
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Name: ESI Guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Guidelines for developing ESI data content and overview of ESI data structure. Useful for data collectors and users requiring more in depth information on the ESI process.

URL 3

CC ID: 780235
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/ESI-Browse-Graphic.pdf
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

ESI Browse Graphic depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the Chesapeake Bay and Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 517976
Activity Date/Time: 2016-09
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 517975
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: 589758
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605981
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719465
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 ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PC's with Windows Operating System 7.

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, 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 spatial location of the ESI shoreline 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.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 coastal habitats classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. See also the ESIL data layer, part of the larger Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia ESI database, for additional ESI 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, and SQL SERVER(R) to ArcGIS(R) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, before the final Geodatabase and metadata are created. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Sources

ARCGIS BASEMAP WORLD IMAGERY

CC ID: 605982
Contact Name: ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ESRI), DIGITALGLOBE, GEOEYE, I-CUBED, USDA FSA, USGS, AEX, GETMAPPING, AEROGRID, IGN, IGP, SWISSTOPO, AND THE GIS USER COMMUNITY
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: online

BING AERIAL IMAGERY

CC ID: 605984
Contact Name: MICROSOFT BING
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: http://www.bing.com/maps/
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: online

BING BIRDSEYE

CC ID: 605985
Contact Name: MICROSOFT BING
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: http://www.bing.com/maps/
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: OBLIQUE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY | Type of Source Media: online

CONTINUALLY UPDATED SHORELINE PRODUCT (CUSP) SHORELINE MAPPING PROGRAM

CC ID: 605986
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA), U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE (NOS), NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY (NGS)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

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

ESI SHORELINE BOUNDARY

CC ID: 605987
Contact Name: RESEARCH PLANNING, INC. (RPI)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Scale Denominator: 45000
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

GOOGLE EARTH IMAGERY

CC ID: 605983
Contact Name: GOOGLE EARTH
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.google.com/earth/
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: online

NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY DATASET (NHD)

CC ID: 605989
Contact Name: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: http://nhd.usgs.gov/data.html
Source Contribution:

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

NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY (NWI)

CC ID: 605988
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1974
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/
Source Contribution:

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

VIMS CCRM TIDAL MARSH INVENTORY (TMI) SHORELINE INVENTORY

CC ID: 605990
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS) CENTER FOR COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (CCRM)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: http://ccrm.vims.edu/gis_data_maps/data/index.html
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605991
Description:

This atlas is the second edition of two separate first edition atlases, Virginia (2005, #25) and Maryland (2007, #47). The intertidal shoreline habitats were derived and classified based on the integration of the following sources: Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) Tidal Marsh Inventory (TMI, 2010-2013); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) polygonal dataset (1974-2010); and manual digitization at 1:4,000 from BING Bird\x92s Eye and Aerial imagery (2003-2014), ESRI Basemap World Imagery (2011-2015), and Google Earth aerial imagery (2013-2015). The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled to create the ESIP data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 2) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy data sources; and 3) overflight changes are digitized from the scanned and registered hardcopy field maps or aerial photography. After the initial shoreline classification, these data are edgematched and checked for logical consistency errors. Review maps are plotted at 1:24,000 scale for verification of polygonal and linear attributes. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The ESI, biology, and human-use data are compiled into the standard ESI digital data format. A second set of interviews with participating resource experts are conducted to review the compiled data. If necessary, edits to the ESIP data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity ESIP
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40644
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40644
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:53+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-14
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-02-15