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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Delaware / New Jersey / Pennsylvania 2014 ESI Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/53861.

Item Identification

Title: Delaware / New Jersey / Pennsylvania 2014 ESI Polygons
Short Name: Delaware Bay 2014 ESI Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2014
Abstract:

The ESIP data set contains vector polygons representing the shoreline and coastal habitats of Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania. 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 ESIL (ESI shoreline lines) and HYDRO (Hydrography lines and polygons) data layers, part of the larger Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania ESI database, for additional shoreline 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
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
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 > DELAWARE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > PENNSYLVANIA
UNCONTROLLED
None Delaware Bay
None Delaware River

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, relational attribute or data tables are used to store information in the ESI data structure. (See the Browse_Graphic section for links to entity-relationship diagrams, which describe the relationships between the attribute tables in the ESI data structure.) The ESIP data layer is linked to the data table, SOURCES, using SOURCE_ID and ESI_SOURCE.

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, 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 The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard Office of Incident Management and Preparedness, Washington, DC.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 780851
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 780853
Date Effective From: 2014-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 780854
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 780852
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 780849
W° Bound: -75.75
E° Bound: -74.0377
N° Bound: 40.2501
S° Bound: 38.375
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Delaware Bay (Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) 2014 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: 780848
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2013
End: 2014
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

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 780866
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 25355

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. Besides the above warnings, 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: 780890
Start Date: 2014
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2014-03 - Present)
File Name: DE_NJ_PA_2014_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2014-07-17 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 103 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 780855
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: 780856
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.

URL 3

CC ID: 780857
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:

ESI Browse Graphic depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the Delaware Bay ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 780859
Activity Date/Time: 2014-06-20
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 780858
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: 780860
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 780861
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 780862
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 10.2) 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, 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:

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 coastal shorelines and habitats classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. See also the ESIL (ESI shoreline lines) and HYDRO (Hydrography lines and polygons) data layers, part of the larger Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania ESI database, for additional shoreline information.

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

BING AERIAL IMAGERY

CC ID: 780869
Contact Name: MICROSOFT BING
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL: http://www.bing.com/maps/
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: online

GOOGLE EARTH IMAGERY

CC ID: 780867
Contact Name: GOOGLE EARTH
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://www.google.com/earth/
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: online

NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY (NWI) - WETLANDS

CC ID: 780871
Contact Name: UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1972
Extent End Date/Time: 2009
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands
Source Contribution:

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

NJDEP SPECIES BASED HABITAT, DELAWARE BAY REGION (VERSION 3.1, 20120221)

CC ID: 780868
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) ENDANGERED NONGAME SPECIES PROGRAM (ENSP)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

OBLIQUE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

CC ID: 780870
Contact Name: PICTOMETRY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL: http://www.bing.comp/maps/
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 780872
Description:

The shoreline was derived from the integration of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) dataset (1972-2009); New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) species based habitat dataset (2012); the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Continually Updated Shoreline Product (CUSP) (1997-2012); and manual digitization at 1:4,000 from 2010-2011 BING aerial and 2010-2013 GOOGLE EARTH aerial imagery. The most recent shoreline was utilized where available. The intertidal shoreline habitats were classified based on 2010-2011 low-altitude oblique aerial photography from: BING Pictometry; 2010-2011 BING aerial imagery; and 2010-2013 GOOGLE EARTH aerial imagery. Shoreline features of 10 meters or greater in length were classified. In addition, wetland polygon datasets originally created by the FWS National Wetlands Inventory and the NJDEP were modified and updated to be used in conjunction with the ESI shoreline. Where necessary, multiple types were described for each shoreline segment. 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 ESIP data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2014-03-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity ESIP
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 53861
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:53861
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-09-20 14:24+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-03-29 17:48+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-14
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year