Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) for Maine based on 2000 Census Block Groups, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48014.

Item Identification

Title: Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) for Maine based on 2000 Census Block Groups
Short Name: SOVI_BlkGrp_2000_ME_shp
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2011
Abstract:

This data depicts the social vulnerability of Maine census block groups to environmental hazards. Data were culled primarily from the 2000 Decennial Census.

Purpose:

The Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) measures the social vulnerability of U.S. counties to environmental hazards. The index is a comparative metric that facilitates the examination of the differences in social vulnerability among counties. SoVI is a valuable tool for policy makers and practitioners. It graphically illustrates the geographic variation in social vulnerability. It shows where there is uneven capacity for preparedness and response and where resources might be used most effectively to reduce the pre-existing vulnerability. SoVI also is useful as an indicator in determining the differential recovery from disasters.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Human Settlements > Coastal Areas
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Population > Population Estimates
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Social Behavior > Hazard Mitigation/Planning
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Social Behavior > Vulnerability Levels/Index
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Socioeconomics > Household Income
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Socioeconomics > Poverty Levels
ISO 19115 Topic Category economy
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category society
ISO 19115 Topic Category structure
ISO 19115 Topic Category transportation
None Comparative Index
None Demographics
None Environmental Hazards
None Indicators
None Resilience
None Social Vulnerability Index
None Socioeconomics
None Vulnerability

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine
None Census Block Groups
None Coastal States
None United States

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of the NOAA Office for Coastal Management or its partners.

Data Set Credit: Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI), University of South Carolina

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 616658
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 616660
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 616661
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 616659
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 616664
W° Bound: -178.217598
E° Bound: -66.969271
N° Bound: 71.406235
S° Bound: 18.921786

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 616663
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2000

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 616654
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 532

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

None

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 616656
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data/sovi.html
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 616690
Activity Date/Time: 2016-05-23
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 616689
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Data completeness reflects the contents of the 2000 Census Block Group.

Conceptual Consistency:

Standard data quality procedures were followed for compiling the data.

Lineage

Sources

The Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI)

CC ID: 616651
Contact Name: Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI), University of South Carolina
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Census block group level data on social vulnerability to environmental hazards | Type of Source Media: electronic mail system

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 616652
Description:

Created comparative index of social vulnerability to environmental hazards for census block groups based on socioeconomic and demographic data from the US Census Bureau.

Process Date/Time: 2000-01-01 00:00:00
Source: The Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI)

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) 2000 Census Block Groups

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48014
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 14:03+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-11-16
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-11-17