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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: Upper Coast of Texas: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40844.

Item Identification

Title: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: Upper Coast of Texas: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines)
Short Name: uptx_socecon
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2013-07
Abstract:

This data set contains human-use resource data for access points, aquaculture sites, airports, artificial reefs, boat ramps, coast guard stations, heliports, historical sites, lock and dam sites, marinas, and water intakes for the Upper Coast of Texas. Vector points and lines in this data set represent human-use site locations. Location-specific type and source information are 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 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. See also the MGT (Management Area Polygons) data layer, part of the larger Upper Coast of Texas 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, 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 Socioeconomic resources
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:

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, SOCECON) 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 (213 for the Upper Coast of Texas). ID is a unique combination of the atlas number (213), an element-specific number (SOCECON = 10), and a unique record number. SOC_DAT and the other relational data tables are described in the Detailed_Description sections. 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:

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, 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 either in downloading the ESI data or if any file appears corrupted, please contact the ESI manager.

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: 525967
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: 525969
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: 525970
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: 525968
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 1993 to 2013 and are documented in the Lineage section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 525973
W° Bound: -96.125
E° Bound: -93.625
N° Bound: 30.125
S° Bound: 28.5

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 525972
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1993
End: 2013

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589531
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 281
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 447
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 14

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA for additional 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 File Geodatabase, ARC export, MOSS and Shape files, and MARPLOT map folders. An ESI_Viewer product is also available for most areas. The database files are distributed both in theNOAA standard relational database format (see NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 115) and in a simplified desktop flat file format.;

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: 525974
Download URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Multiple formats

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 525961
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 525962
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 525963
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 525964
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: 525965
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: 525988
Activity Date/Time: 2015-05-01
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 525987
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: 589529
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 608360
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719657
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:

Spatial components for the human-use data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Most of the spatial components of the human-use data layers are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Some of the spatial components of the human-use data layers are compiled on hardcopy base maps with a scale 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 a synthesis of expert knowledge and available hardcopy reports and digital data on socioeconomic resources. See also the MGT (Management Area Polygons) data layer, part of the larger Upper Coast of Texas ESI database, for additional human-use information. These data do not necessarily represent all human-use sites in the Upper Coast of Texas.

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. In the process of checking for topological and database consistencies, new IDs and RARNUMs or HUNUMs are also generated. The new IDs are a combination of atlas number, element number, and record number. In addition, the value used to represent the element is modified to reflect the type of feature being mapped. In the case of an element that is normally represented by a point or polygon, a value of 20 is added to the standard element value for mapping of linear features. In the case where an element usually mapped as a polygon is represented by a point, a value of 30 is added to the regular element value. The RARNUMs are also modified to include the atlas number, so multiple atlases can be combined and RARNUMs remain unique. RARNUMs are redefined on an element basis, so "resource at risk" groupings will contain only a single element. HUNUMs are also modified to include the atlas number.

Lineage

Sources

AQUACULTURE SITES

CC ID: 608370
Contact Name: TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE/TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (TGLO)/(TDA)
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: disc

ARTIFICIAL REEFS

CC ID: 608365
Contact Name: TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE (TGLO)
Publish Date: 1993-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1993
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: disc

BEACH ACCESS POINTS

CC ID: 608367
Contact Name: TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE (TGLO)
Publish Date: 2008-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: disc

BOAT RAMPS

CC ID: 608369
Contact Name: TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE (TGLO)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: disc

BOAT-ACCESS SITE LIST FOR HIGH-USE AREA 2013 - GALVESTON BAY

CC ID: 608373
Contact Name: TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT (TPWD)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

BOAT-ACCESS SITE LIST FOR HIGH-USE AREA 2013 - MATAGORDA BAY

CC ID: 608374
Contact Name: TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT (TPWD)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

F102 Boat Fishing Electronic GPS SD Card for the Galveston Bay Area

CC ID: 608363
Contact Name: HOOK-N-LINE, INC.
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Citation URL: http://www.hooknline.com/
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: disc

GOOGLE MAPS

CC ID: 608362
Contact Name: GOOGLE, INC.
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://maps.google.com
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: online

MARINAS

CC ID: 608368
Contact Name: TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE (TGLO)
Publish Date: 2008-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Extent End Date/Time: 2008
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: disc

NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY DATASET

CC ID: 608376
Contact Name: UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Citation URL: http://nhd.usgs.gov/data.html
Source Contribution:

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

NATIONAL REGISTER PROPERTIES

CC ID: 608372
Contact Name: TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION (THC)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.thc.state.tx.us/GIS/National_Register/Properties/
Source Contribution:

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

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ATLAS DATABASES - AIRPORTS

CC ID: 608361
Contact Name: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES, ATA-100)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL: http://www.bts.gov/programs/geographic_information_services/
Source Contribution:

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

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SURFACE INTAKES

CC ID: 608364
Contact Name: TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (TCEQ)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

STATE HISTORIC SITES

CC ID: 608371
Contact Name: TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION (THC)
Publish Date: 2008-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Source Contribution:

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

TEXAS LOCKS AND DAMS

CC ID: 608375
Contact Name: UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

U.S. COAST GUARD (USCG) STATIONS IN TEXAS COASTAL COUNTIES

CC ID: 608366
Contact Name: TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE (TGLO)
Publish Date: 1994-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1994
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: disc

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 608377
Description:

Three main sources of data were used to depict human-use resources for this data layer: 1) personal interviews with resource experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD); 2) numerous published and unpublished reports from TPWD; and 3) digital data sets provided by Texas General Land Office (TGLO), Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), TPWD, United States Geological Survey (USGS), Texas Historical Commission (THC), Hook-N-Line, Inc., Google, Inc., and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the SOCECON data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized; 2) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 3) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy data sources. 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 SOCECON data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

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

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity SOCECON.AAT
Entity SOCECON.PAT
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOC_LUT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40844
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40844
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