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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River 2014 ESIP (Environmental Sensitivity Index - Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/53941.

Item Identification

Title: Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River 2014 ESIP (Environmental Sensitivity Index - Polygons)
Short Name: Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River 2014 ESIP (ESI Polygons)
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2014
Abstract:

This data set contains vector polygons representing the shoreline and coastal habitats of Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi River classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Louisiana. 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 data layer, part of the larger Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi River 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:

1849

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
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Wetlands
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 > LOUISIANA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
None Lower Mississippi 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 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, ESIP) 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, 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, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.

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, D.C.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 783355
Date Effective From: 2014-05
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: 783356
Date Effective From: 2014-05
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: 783357
Date Effective From: 2014-05
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: 783358
Date Effective From: 2014-05
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: 783360
W° Bound: -94
E° Bound: -88.0002
N° Bound: 31.1273
S° Bound: 25.6169
Description

This geographic extent includes the entire coastal Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River ESI study area. The spatial extent of individual layers or feature classes may vary.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 783361
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2012
End: 2014
Description:

The coastal Louisiana data were compiled 2012-2013. The Lower Mississippi River data were compiled in 2014. The atlas was published in 2014.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 783331
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 271710

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: 783367
Start Date: 2014
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2014-05 - Present)
File Name: Louisiana_2014_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2016-04-29 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 354 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 783322
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and uses.

URL 2

CC ID: 783365
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 Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 783366
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/resources/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.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 783324
Activity Date/Time: 2013-12
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 783323
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: 783325
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 783326
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 783327
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 PC's 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 data layer, part of the larger Louisiana ESI database, for additional ESI 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 a several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Sources

AERIAL OVERFLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

CC ID: 783336
Contact Name: RESEARCH PLANNING, INC
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

BING AERIAL IMAGERY AND BIRDS EYE VIEW

CC ID: 783369
Contact Name: MICROSOFT BING MAPS
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: http://www.bing.com/maps/
Source Contribution:

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

C-CAP ZONE 37/46 AREA POST-KATRINA LAND COVER

CC ID: 783370
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Office for Coastal Management, OCM
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2006
Source Contribution:

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

GOOGLE EARTH IMAGERY

CC ID: 783332
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

HYDROGRAPHY. NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY DATASET(NHD)

CC ID: 783371
Contact Name: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS) IN COOPERATION WITH U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (USEPA) USDA FOREST SERVICE. AND OTHER FEDERAL. STATE AND LOCAL partners
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://nhd.usgs.gov/
Source Contribution:

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

MC 252 SHORELINE CLEANUP ASSESSMENT TEAMS (SCAT) SURVEY PHOTOS

CC ID: 783333
Contact Name: MC 252 SHORELINE CLEANUP ASSESSMENT TEAMS (SCAT)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: PHOTOGRAPH | Type of Source Media: DIGITAL

MC252 DEEPWATER HORIZON SHORELINE CLEANUP ASSESSEMENT TECHNIQUES ( SCAT ) VIDEO SURVEY

CC ID: 783335
Contact Name: POLARIS APPLIED SCIENCES
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010-11-05
Extent End Date/Time: 2010-11-08
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: video | Type of Source Media: HARD DRIVE

NATIONAL SHORELINE. SHORELINE MAPPING PROGRAM.

CC ID: 783337
Contact Name: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA), NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE (NOS), NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY (NGS)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Citation URL: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/RSD/shoredata/NGS_Shoreline_Products.htm
Source Contribution:

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

NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY (NWI) - WETLANDS

CC ID: 783338
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1973
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/
Source Contribution:

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

NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY (NWI) - WETLANDS

CC ID: 783339
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

ESIP INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

OBLIQUE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

CC ID: 783334
Contact Name: PICTOMETRY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://www.bing.com/maps/
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 783340
Description:

The coastal Louisiana shoreline was derived from the integration of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) shoreline (2010); the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) dataset (1973-2010); the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) national shoreline (2008); the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Continually Updated Shoreline Product (CUSP) (1963-2010); and manual digitization at 1:4,000 from 2010-2011 BING aerial and 2011-2013 Google Earth aerial imagery. The most recent shoreline was utilized where available. The intertidal shoreline habitats were classified based on the 2010 MC252 SCAT Video Survey of Louisiana; 2013 low-altitude oblique aerial photography from Research Planning, Inc. (RPI); 2008-2011 low-altitude oblique aerial photography from BING Pictometry; 2010-2011 BING aerial imagery; and 2011-2013 Google Earth aerial imagery. In addition, MC252 SCAT shoreline survey geo-referenced ground photos were used to verify shoreline habitats where available. Oblique aerial photography by RPI was conducted during low tide at elevations of 800-1,200 feet and slow air speed. A continuous, overlapping set of geo-referenced oblique aerial photographs were acquired for the Louisiana shoreline from Sabine Lake to Atchafalaya Bay, and along the lower Mississippi River from Port Sulphur to the Gulf of Mexico, including SouthWest Pass, South Pass, and Pass a Loutre. Shoreline features of 10 meters or greater in length were classified. In addition, wetland polygon datasets originally created by the USFWS National Wetlands Inventory 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: 2013-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 783368
Description:

The Lower Mississippi River shoreline was derived from the integration of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Continually Updated Shoreline Product (CUSP) (2000-2013); the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) dataset (1973-2010); the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), the NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) regional land cover dataset, and manual digitization at 1:4,000 from 2010-2011 Bing aerial and 2011-2013 Google Earth aerial imagery. The most recent shoreline was utilized from these data sources. 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: 2014-05-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Child Items

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Entity ESIP
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 53941
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:53941
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-09-27 18:14+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-01
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-02