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Office of Response and Restoration, 2023: Northwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI T_MAMMAL Polygons,

Item Identification

Title: Northwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI T_MAMMAL Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for Florida black bear and federally and/or state endangered, threatened, or rare small mammals in Northwest Peninsular Florida. Vector polygons in this dataset represent vulnerable occurrences and general distribution. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in associated data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set is a portion of the ESI data for Northwest Peninsular Florida. As a whole, the ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil, and include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.


The ESI data are intended to provide baseline 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. The ESI data may be appropriate for many other coastal management efforts, though the original intent should be kept in mind.

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Quantum Spatial Inc., Corvallis, Oregon for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

Supplemental Information:

Converted from NWPENFL_BIO_T_MAMMAL_v2.xml, October 2018.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Terrestrial Mammal
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
None Northwest Peninsular Florida

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 and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The primary attribute tables associated with the ESI biology data are BIOFILE, SOURCES, and BREED_DT. The geographic data layer containing biological resource information (in this case, BIRDS) is linked to the BIOFILE using the RARNUM field. There is a many-to-many relationship from the data layer to the BIOFILE, as an RARNUM may be repeated in several geographic features. Likewise, in the BIOFILE, the same RARNUM may appear in multiple records, representing a unique combination of species found in that region. To be represented by the same RARNUM, these species groups must also share the same seasonality, concentration, mapping qualifier, and source information. The items in the BIOFILE are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, STATE, S_DATE, F_DATE, GRANK, GRANKDATE, MAPPING_QUALIFIER, CONC, JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC, BREED1, BREED2, BREED3, BREED4, BREED5, RARNUM, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and BREED. The G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE fields provide links to the SOURCES table, where object level source information is available. The BREED field is the link to the BREED_DT table, where searchable breed information is provided. The links to both of these tables are also many-to-many. During the collection of the ESI data, six relational data tables are used to store the attribute data. These are the BIORES, BREED, SEASONAL, SOURCES, SPECIES, and STATUS tables. When we create new ESI data, we populate these tables to maintain the integrity of the data collected. Once completed, all information populating these tables is collapsed into the BIOFILE to ease data queries and general usability of the final product.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

NOAA ESI Guidelines

Entity Attribute Detail URL:
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed and used successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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 in downloading the ESI data or with file corruption, contact NOAA (see Distributor). These data represent a snapshot in time and temporal changes may have occurred. The data are not intended to include all biological or human-use resources present in an area; they focus on species and resources particularly sensitive to oiling. In the event of a spill, they should be used for a first assessment only. The data providers are the experts with regard to individual resources. They should be contacted to confirm if more current data exist or if in-depth information is needed about a particular resource.

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.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 789274
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address:


CC ID: 789275
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 789276
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 789277
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 797607
W° Bound: -84.8957
E° Bound: -82.2746
N° Bound: 30.0422
S° Bound: 26.4897

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 797608
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2016
End: 2018

Extent Group 2

No extents defined for this group.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 789269
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1593

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:


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. 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. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 789281
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL:
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2018 - Present)
File Name:

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

File Date/Time: 2018-04-04 00:00:00
File Type (Deprecated): Arc Geodatabase
Distribution Format: ESRI File Geodatabase
File Size: 186 MB
Compression: Zip



CC ID: 789271
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML

Overview of ESI data content and uses.


CC ID: 789272
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: pdf

Depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the Northwest Peninsular Florida ESI data.


CC ID: 797609
Name: ESI Guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf

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: 789295
Activity Date/Time: 2018-10-19
Responsible Party: Tyler Christensen

Converted from Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) via XSLT.

Technical Environment


The software package used to develop the atlas is Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 7.

Data Quality


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, 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:

Spatial components for the biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Some of the spatial components of the biological data layers may have been developed using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they are compiled on digital base maps with a scale of 1:24,000 or larger. Some of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered "fuzzy", and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources. 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 a synthesis of digital data and expert knowledge on terrestrial mammal occurrences. These data do not necessarily represent all terrestrial mammal occurrences in Northwest Peninsular Florida. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name or "n/a" if not applicable): 103, Florida black bear, Ursus americanus floridanus; 104, Florida long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata peninsulae; 105, Round-tailed muskrat, Neofiber alleni; 204, Florida mouse, Podomys floridanus; 230, Sherman's fox squirrel, Sciurus niger shermani; 297, Gulf salt marsh mink, Neovison vison halilimnetes; 298, Southeastern long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata olivacea.

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.




CC ID: 789266
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL:
Source Contribution:



CC ID: 789265
Publish Date: 2016-04-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1894
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 789267

The terrestrial mammals depicted in this atlas are limited to rare coastal and special status species. These are: Florida black bear, Florida long-tailed weasel, Florida mouse (state species of special concern), Gulf salt marsh mink, Round-tailed muskrat, Sherman's fox squirrel (state species of special concern), and Southeastern long-tailed weasel. The Florida panther (federally endangered) was not included in this atlas based on expert opinion from the FWC. Much of the data included in the following paragraphs comes from the FWC and FNAI websites. The Florida black bear was removed from Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species List in 2012, and a Florida Black Bear Management Plan was put into place in this same year. The most recent home range polygonal data from the FWC was used to map this species (Florida Black Bear Range, 2016). The raw version of this vector digital data includes rare, occasional, common, and abundant ranges throughout the state. Only common and abundant ranges were mapped, although the reader should acknowledge that Florida black bear may occur anywhere within the region. Terrestrial mammal species included in this atlas were mapped using data from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory with the exception of Florida black bear. Polygons for terrestrial mammals from this source were clipped to land. The Florida mouse occurs in xeric upland communities and may either dig burrows or inhabit the burrows of oldfield mice or gopher tortoise. Gulf salt marsh mink may occur in salt marshes and freshwater swamps, while the Round-tailed muskrat can be found in shallow marshes and wet agricultural lands. Sherman's fox squirrel inhabit uplands in the region and depend on oak trees and longleaf pine cones for food and nest material. Bats were not mapped in this atlas, but several species occur within the region. These are: Big brown bat, Brazilian (Mexican) free-tailed bat, Eastern red bat, Evening bat, Hoary bat, Northern yellow bat, Rafinesque's big-eared bat, Seminole bat, Southeastern myotis, and Tricolored bat. While these species may not be directly impacted by an oil spill, human disturbance to roosts and hibernation areas is considered a secondary threat. The Big brown bat, Brazilian (Mexican) free-tailed bat, Evening bat, Rafinesque's Big-eared bat, Southeastern myotis, and Tricolored bat are known to use bat houses and/or human structures for roosting. Other roosting or hibernation areas for bats in this region include caves, tree foliage, tree cavities, or under loose tree bark. Terrestrial mammals that may be particularly vulnerable to oil spills in this region but were not mapped due to their ubiquitous distribution throughout the region include beaver, bobcat and raccoon. Beaver occur in the northern portion of this region in streams, rivers, or lakes with adjacent trees while bobcat are widely distributed in deep forest, swamps, and hammock land. Raccoon are common throughout the region and tend to stay near reliable water sources and are often considered nuisance species when populations explode within urban and suburban environments. The Homosassa shrew (state species of special concern) was not mapped due to the lack of reliable information describing their current distribution. According to the FWC, little information exists on the life history and distribution of the Homosassa shrew, although there have been reports of this species in hardwood swamp/mixed wetland forest, hydric and xeric hammocks, industrial/commercial pineland, mixed hardwood-pine forest, natural pineland, and disturbed/transitional habitat.

Process Date/Time: 2016-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address:

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54265
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54265
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-19 15:50+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-10-17 16:12+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-13
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-11-13
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-13