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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: North Carolina 2016 ESI Lines, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/47521.

Item Identification

Title: North Carolina 2016 ESI Lines
Short Name: North Carolina 2016 ESI Lines
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract:

This data set contains vector lines representing coastal habitats of North Carolina, classified by their susceptibility to oiling. The Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system, developed by NOAA, considers several natural and biological factors when ranking an intertidal range's sensitivity and persistence of oil impacts. As a whole, the ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil, and include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. See also the ESIP (ESI Shoreline Polygons) data layer for additional information about shorelines and intertidal habitats.

Purpose:

The ESI data are intended to provide baseline 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. The ESI data may be appropriate for many other coastal management efforts, though the original intent should be kept in mind.

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 10055, 09-26-2017 17:44

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Spatial Reference Information (FGDC:spref),

- Spatial Data Organization Information (FGDC:spdoinfo)

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
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 > NORTH CAROLINA
UNCONTROLLED
None Albemarle Sound
None Pamlico Sound

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, an associated 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, ESIL) 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 (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.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 779560
Date Effective From: 2016-11
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: 779561
Date Effective From: 2016-11
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: 779562
Date Effective From: 2016-11
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: 779563
Date Effective From: 2016-11
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: 779566
W° Bound: -78.6308
E° Bound: -75.2142
N° Bound: 36.5819
S° Bound: 33.6182
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall North Carolina 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: 779567
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: 779569
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 84110

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. Acknowledgement of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 591451
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2016-11 - Present)
File Name: NorthCarolina_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2017-05-06 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 333 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 591453
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 uses.

URL 2

CC ID: 591455
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:

Depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the North Carolina ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 779570
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.

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 PCs 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.

Completeness Report:

These data represent coastal habitat lines in North Carolina classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. See also the ESIP (ESI Shoreline Polygons) data layer for additional information about shorelines and intertidal habitats.

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

2014 NOAA Ortho-rectified Mosaic of Eastern Coastline: Hurricane Sandy Impact Area (0.35-m resolution)

CC ID: 591472
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: National Geodetic Survey, NGS
Publish Date: 2014-10-23
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014-01-17
Extent End Date/Time: 2014-02-24
Citation URL: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/dataviewer

Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (1:24,000)

CC ID: 591467
Contact Name: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Wetlands Inventory (NWI)
Publish Date: 2010-10-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1977-01-01
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/State-Downloads.html

Continually Updated Shoreline Product (CUSP) (1:24,000)

CC ID: 591458
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: National Geodetic Survey, NGS
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1937-03-23
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/RSD/shoredata/NGS_Shoreline_Products.htm

Estuarine Shoreline (1:300/1:500)

CC ID: 591465
Contact Name: North Carolina Division of Coastal Management (DCM)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: http://dcm2.enr.state.nc.us/Maps/chdownload.htm

National Hydrogaphy Dataset (NHD) (1:12,000/1:24,000)

CC ID: 591466
Contact Name: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USDAFS)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: ftp://nhdftp.usgs.gov/DataSets/Staged/States/FileGDB/HighResolution/

New Shoreline Mapping (1:24,000)

CC ID: 591471
Contact Name: Photo Science, A Quantum Spatial Company
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014-07
Extent End Date/Time: 2016-01

North Carolina Digital Orthoimagery (6-inch resolution)

CC ID: 591469
Contact Name: North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010-03-19
Extent End Date/Time: 2012-03-27
Citation URL: http://services.nconemap.com/arcgis/rest/services/Imagery/Orthoimagery_Latest/ImageServer

Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: North Carolina (1:24,000)

CC ID: 591468
Contact Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division(ERD), U.S. EPA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Publish Date: 2011-07-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1901
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi

Shoreline Mapping Program NC0501 (1:20,000)

CC ID: 591464
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: National Geodetic Survey, NGS
Publish Date: 2014-06-04
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005-10-31
Citation URL: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/RSD/shoredata/NGS_Shoreline_Products.htm

Shoreline Mapping Program NC0503 (1:20,000)

CC ID: 591463
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: National Geodetic Survey, NGS
Publish Date: 2014-06-04
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005-02-23
Extent End Date/Time: 2005-02-26
Citation URL: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/RSD/shoredata/NGS_Shoreline_Products.htm

Shoreline Mapping Program NC0801A (1:20,000)

CC ID: 591460
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: National Geodetic Survey, NGS
Publish Date: 2014-06-04
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008-03-17
Extent End Date/Time: 2008-03-26
Citation URL: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/RSD/shoredata/NGS_Shoreline_Products.htm

Shoreline Mapping Program NC0801D (1:20,000)

CC ID: 591461
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: National Geodetic Survey, NGS
Publish Date: 2014-06-04
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008-03-17
Citation URL: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/RSD/shoredata/NGS_Shoreline_Products.htm

Shoreline Mapping Program NC0902 (1:20,000)

CC ID: 591462
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: National Geodetic Survey, NGS
Publish Date: 2014-06-04
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008-04-26
Extent End Date/Time: 2009-03-08
Citation URL: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/RSD/shoredata/NGS_Shoreline_Products.htm

Shoreline Mapping Program NC1401A (1:20,000)

CC ID: 591459
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: National Geodetic Survey, NGS
Publish Date: 2014-06-04
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012-02-28
Extent End Date/Time: 2012-03-06
Citation URL: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/RSD/shoredata/NGS_Shoreline_Products.htm

World Imagery Map (1-meter resolution)

CC ID: 591470
Contact Name: Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Extent End Date/Time: 2014

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 591473
Description:

The shoreline locations and features were derived from the integration of the following digital data: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Continually Updated Shoreline Product (CUSP) (2014); NOAA Shoreline Mapping Program NC1401A / NC0801A / NC0801D / NC0902 / NC0503 / NC0501 (20140604) datasets; the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management (DCM) Estuarine Shoreline (1:300/1:500) (2012) dataset; the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) (2014); the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) dataset (2010); the NOAA, National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division(ERD) and U.S. EPA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil - North Carolina (201107) dataset; and manual digitization at approximately 1:1,000 scale using ortho-rectified aerial imagery resources from the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (2012), Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI) World Imagery (2014), and the NOAA Ortho-rectified Mosaic of Eastern Coastline - Hurricane Sandy Impact Area (20141023). See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer.

To create the base ESIL data layer, the vector datasets were compiled together in a file geodatabase feature class with the input data prioritized by currency and scale. The vector source data for each ESIL feature were recorded in the [SOURCE_ID] field in the attribute table. The physiographic environment recorded in the [ENVIR] field was determined using the NWI dataset. The feature topology was checked for dangles and overlap before manual clean-up, segmentation, and classification of the shoreline began. Manual digitization efforts consisted of heads-up digitization at approximately 1:1,000 scale using the ortho-rectified aerial imagery (prioritized by currency, spectral resolution, and tidal coordination where available) which were recorded in the [ESI_SOURCE] field of the ESIL layer. Specific tasks included editing the ESIL shoreline to be coincident with that in the imagery and digitizing missed or incomplete shoreline features, including islands, piers, groins, breakwaters, etc. Shoreline features of 10 meters (m) or greater in length were then segmented and classified. Where necessary, multiple ESI types were described for each shoreline segment. A field survey was conducted to ground-truth select photo-interpreted features and to capture photographs of particular ESI shoreline types. After the initial shoreline classification, the data were checked for logical consistency errors and re-checked for topology errors. The ESI, biology, and human-use data were compiled into the standard ESI digital data format. A QA/QC period for NOAA and participating resource experts was conducted and, as needed, edits to the ESIL data layer were made based on the recommendations of the experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data were created.

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

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

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Entity ESIL
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47521
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:47521
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2017-09-26 17:44+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-09-28
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-09-29