Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Ocean Uses: Hawaii and West Maui,

Item Identification

Title: Ocean Uses: Hawaii and West Maui
Short Name: OceanUsesHawaiiWestMaui
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015-10

The Hawaii Coastal Use Mapping Project is an innovative partnership between NOAA's National Marine Protected Areas Center, NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA's Pacific Islands Regional Office, and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources. The West Maui Coastal use Participatory Mapping Project was developed through a partnership between the Hawaii State Division of Aquatic Resources (HDAR), NOAA's Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and NOAA's Ocean Service, Office for Coastal Management - Pacific Islands (OCM). These projects were designed to enhance ocean management by gathering geospatial data on human uses of the nearshore ocean environments of the Kawaihae-Keahole and Honolua-Wahikuli regions of Hawaii. The data were gathered from regional ocean experts and users through participatory GIS methods. For more information on the project scope, background and related data products, please visit,, or


To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.



Supplemental Information:




Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees


Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category society
None aquarium collecting
None bait netting
None boat fishing
None camping
None canoeing
None dive fishing
None fishing
None fishing from shore
None gathering from shore
None gill nets
None hand-line fishing
None kayaking
None motorized boating
None net fishing
None paddling
None pole fishing
None scuba
None snorkeling
None socioeconomics
None spearfishing
None surface board sports
None surfing
None swimming
None throw nets
None wildlife viewing at sea

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Hawaii
None Maui
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
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the web site are provided 'as is' without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 653502
Date Effective From: 2015-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


CC ID: 653504
Date Effective From: 2015-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 653505
Date Effective From: 2015-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202

Point of Contact

CC ID: 653503
Date Effective From: 2015-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 653508
W° Bound: -156.750736
E° Bound: -155.821544
N° Bound: 21.058597
S° Bound: 19.77084

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 653507
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2015-10

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.



CC ID: 653498
URL Type:
Online Resource


CC ID: 653500
URL Type:
Online Resource


CC ID: 653501
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 653544
Activity Date/Time: 2015-12-18

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 653543
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14

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

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 717471
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality


The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.




CC ID: 653494
Contact Name: NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office, Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL:
Source Contribution:

Results from PGIS workshops. | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 653495

+ Data were digitized by workshop participant groups in Kaupulehu, Hawaii and Lahaina, Maui.

+ Data from each group were reviewed following the workshop to:

+ Detail any instructions from participants to add/remove areas in post-processing

+ Review GIS technician and facilitator workshop notes for any relevant data-editing comments

+ Discuss any areas that might require special attention or follow up

+ All polygons were clipped to the project boundary to remove land and any marine areas outside the scope of the workshop.

+ Use-specific procedures were performed based on participant input.

+ This involved adding or removing areas as instructed by workshop participants based on certain depths or distances from shore.

+ A spatial join analysis was run for each use using 400 meter squared micro blocks in Hawaii and 100 meter hexagons in Maui as the zonal layer to determine the number of groups that identified a use in each grid cell.

+ Data normalized for each use.

+ For the footprint and future use aspects, an analysis cell with any number greater than 0 became a 1.

+ For dominant, if the number of workshop groups who mapped a cell as dominant was at or greater than 50% of the groups who mapped that use, the value became a 1.

+ All other cells became a 0, so that the final field values are binary (1= Yes, 0 = No)

+ Processed data was analyzed for completeness and consistency.

+ Areas where particular fishing uses were mapped but are prohibited were erased from the dataset.

+ The fishing closure areas were determined by a combination of workshop input, published regulations, the MPA Center Inventory and existing marine managed areas (MMAs) layers.

+ If only 2 or fewer groups had knowledge of dominant use for the entire area, all dominant areas were retained.

+ For areas where patterns did not agree, contextual edits were made based on reviewing workshop notes or existing sources and making logical edits where appropriate.

+ Final edits made to dataset based on participant response.

+ A Dissolve was then performed on the data including all attributes in order to improve draw time and response.

Process Date/Time: 2011-01-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) OceanUsesHawaiiWestMaui

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48909
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09