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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Delaware / New Jersey / Pennsylvania 2014 HYDRO Lines Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/53864.

Item Identification

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

This data set contains vector lines and polygons representing coastal hydrography used in the creation of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) for Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania. The HYDRO data layer contains all annotation used in producing the atlas. The annotation features are categorized into three subclasses in order to simplify the mapping and quality control procedures: GEOG for geographic features, SOC for socioeconomic features, and HYDRO for water features. 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 ESIP (ESI shoreline polygons) data layers, part of the larger Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania ESI database, for additional ESI 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:

1708

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 > 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, one 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 HYDRO data layer is linked to the data table, SOURCES, using the SOURCE_ID.

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 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: 780907
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: 780909
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: 780910
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: 780908
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: 780962
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: 780963
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: 780922
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 13156
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 17

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: 780964
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: 780911
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: 780912
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: 780913
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: 780915
Activity Date/Time: 2014-06-20
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 780914
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: 780916
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 780917
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 780918
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.

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, fishl.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:

The hydrography data set was developed from pre-existing digital data and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. The horizontal positional accuracy of the 1:45,000 USGS topographic quads should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:45,000. 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 linear and polygonal hydrography for Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania. See also the ESIL (ESI shoreline lines) and ESIP (ESI shoreline 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: 780925
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:

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

CONTINUALLY UPDATED SHORELINE PRODUCT. SHORELINE MAPPING PROGRAM.

CC ID: 780928
Contact Name: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA), NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE (NOS), NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY (NGS)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Citation URL: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/RSD/shoredata/NGS_Shoreline_Products.htm
Source Contribution:

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

ESI SHORELINE BOUNDARY AND PRINTING INDEX

CC ID: 780927
Contact Name: RESEARCH PLANNING, INC.
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Scale Denominator: 45000
Source Contribution:

HYDRO INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

GOOGLE EARTH IMAGERY

CC ID: 780923
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:

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

NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY (NWI) - WETLANDS

CC ID: 780929
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:

HYDRO 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: 780924
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:

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

OBLIQUE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

CC ID: 780926
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:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 780930
Description:

The shoreline was derived from the integration of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) 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 above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled to create the HYDRO data layer. Depending on the type of source data, four general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 2) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the other data sources; 3) overflight classifications are digitized from the scanned and registered hardcopy field maps; and/or 4) classifications are interpreted from oblique GPS referenced photography or video taken during the overflights. After the initial shoreline classification, these data are edgematched and checked for logical consistency errors. Review maps are plotted at 1:45,000 scale for verification of polygonal and linear attributes. 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 HYDRO 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 HYDROL
Entity HYDROP
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 53864
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:53864
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-09-20 14:44+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-14
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-02-15