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Short Citation:
Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: Upper Coast of Texas: INDEX (Index Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40838.

Item Identification

Title: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: Upper Coast of Texas: INDEX (Index Polygons)
Short Name: uptx_index
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2013-07
Abstract:

This data set contains vector polygons representing the boundaries of all hardcopy cartographic products produced as part of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) for the Upper Coast of Texas. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for the Upper Coast of Texas. 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.

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
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Upper Coast of Texas

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, relational attribute or data tables are used to store information in the ESI data structure.(See the Browse_Graphic section for links to entity relationships, which describe the relationships between the attribute tables in the ESI data structure.) This particular geographic data layer (INDEX) does not link to other ESI tables.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

A complete description of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for ESI atlases can be found in the NOAA ESI Guidelines (http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines).

Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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. If problems are encountered in downloading the ESI data or with file corruption, contact NOAA (see Distributor).

These data represent a snapshot in time and temporal changes may have occurred. The data are not intended to include all biological or human-use resources present in an area; they focus on species and resources particularly sensitive to oiling. In the event of a spill, they should be used for a first assessment only. The data providers are the experts with regard to individual resources. They should be contacted to confirm if more current data exist or if in-depth information is needed about a particular resource.

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; and Texas General Land Office (TGLO), Austin, Texas.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 525709
Date Effective From: 2013-07
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: 525711
Date Effective From: 2013-07
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: 525712
Date Effective From: 2013-07
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: 525710
Date Effective From: 2013-07
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 data were compiled during 2012-2013. The currentness dates for the data range from 1959 to 2012 and are documented in the Lineage section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 525715
W° Bound: -96.125
E° Bound: -93.625
N° Bound: 30.125
S° Bound: 28.5

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 525714
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1959
End: 2012

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589513
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 64
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 330
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 63
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 103

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA if you require the ESI data be provided to you on CD/DVD (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 files, Shapefiles, and a file Geodatabase (the recommended format). 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.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 525716
Download URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Multiple formats

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 525703
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 525704
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 525705
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 525706
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/esimaps/gisdata/TX_UpperCoast_2013_datafig.jpg
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Upper Coa...
File Resource Format: JPEG
Description:

Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Upper Coast of Texas ESI data.

URL 5

CC ID: 525707
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/esimaps/gisdata/TX_UpperCoast_2013_datafig2.jpg
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and desktop data tables for the Upper Coast...
File Resource Format: JPEG
Description:

Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and desktop data tables for the Upper Coast of Texas ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 525729
Activity Date/Time: 2015-05-01
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 525728
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: 589511
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 608290
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719651
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 10.0) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 7.

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: benthic.e00, birds.e00, esil.e00, esip.e00, fish.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, reptiles.e00, socecon.e00, and t_mammal.e00. Associated relational and desktop data tables provided in Arc export and text format are bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, seasonal.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, and status.e00.

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 index polygons in this data layer were generated in ArcInfo from the coordinates of the USGS 1:24,000 topographic map corners. Some small amount of positional error may be present along the arcs forming the boundaries of these polygons, particularly away from the polygon corners. Some boundaries were developed from pre-existing digital and hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. 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 the boundaries of all hardcopy cartographic products and digital data extents produced as part of the Upper Coast of Texas ESI atlas.

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. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to a number of quality and consistency checks.

Lineage

Sources

INDEX AND DIGITAL DATA EXTENT

CC ID: 608291
Contact Name: RESEARCH PLANNING, INC. (RPI)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

ALLIGATOR HOLE MARSH, TEX. (1979); ANAHUAC, TEX (1974); BACLIFF, TEX. (1993); BEAUMONT EAST, TEX. (1974); BIG HILL BAYOU, TEX. (1974); BROWN CEDAR CUT, TEX. (1973); CAPLEN, TEX. (1974); CEDAR LAKES EAST, TEX. (1974); CEDAR LAKES WEST, TEX. (1972); CHRISTMAS POINT OE S, TEX. (1977); CHRISTMAS POINT, TEX. (1974); CLAM LAKE, TEX. (1970); COVE, TEX. (1974); DRESSING POINT, TEX. (1973); FLAKE, TEX. (1974); FREEPORT, TEX. (1964); FROZEN POINT, TEX. (1974); GALVESTON OE S, TEX. (1977); GALVESTON, TEX. (1974); HIGH ISLAND, TEX. (1974); HIGHLANDS, TEX. (1982); HITCHCOCK, TEX. (1974); HOSKINS MOUND, TEX. (1974); JACINTO, TEX. (1982); JONES CREEK, TEX. (1963); LA PORTE, TEX. (1982); LAKE AUSTIN, TEX. (1977); LAKE COMO, TEX. (1974); LAKE STEPHENSON, TEX. (1974); LEAGUE CITY, TEX. (1982); MATAGODA SW, TEX. (1973); MATAGORDA, TEX. (1977); MORGANS POINT, TEX. (1982); MUD LAKE, TEX. (1974); OAK ISLAND, TEX. (1974); ORANGE, LA.-TEX. (1975); ORANGEFIELD, TEX.-LA. (1974); OYSTER CREEK, TEX. (1977); PALACIOS NE, TEX. (1978); PALACIOS SE, TEX. (1973); PARK PLACE, TEX. (1982); PASADENA, TEX. (1982); PORT ACRES, TEX. (1979); PORT ARTHUR NORTH, TEX. (1993); PORT ARTHUR SOUTH, TEX.-LA. (1993); PORT BOLIVAR, TEX. (1974); SABINE PASS, TEX.-LA. (1993); SARGENT, TEX. (1972); SEA ISLE, TEX. (1974); SEA ISLE, TEX. (1974); SETTEGAST, TEX. (1982); SMITH POINT, TEX. (1974); SOUTH OF STAR LAKE, TEX. (1974); STAR LAKE, TEX. (1974); TERRY, TEX. (1974); TEXAS CITY, TEX. (1974); TEXAS POINT, TEX.-LA. (1993); THE JETTIES, TEX. (1974); UMBRELLA POINT, TEX. (1974); VIRGINIA POINT, TEX. (1974); WEST OF GREENS BAYOU, TEX.-LA. (1993); WEST OF JOHNSONS BAYOU, LA.-TEX. (1959); WHITES RANCH, TEX. (1974). | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: DIGITAL

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 608292
Description:

Primarily, 1:24000 USGS topographic maps were used to provide boundaries for cartographic products. In some cases, the polygons represent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic maps that were re-tiled, moved, or extended to provide better cartographic coverage of the study area.

Process Date/Time: 2013-07-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity INDEX.PAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40838
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40838
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:54+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