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Short Citation:
Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: North Carolina 2016 ESI POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, Lines, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54590.

Item Identification

Title: North Carolina 2016 ESI POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, Lines
Short Name: North Carolina 2016 ESI POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, Lines
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016-11
Abstract:

This data set contains vector polygons depicting locations for counties, EPA regions, Army Corps of Engineers areas, and FEMA regions, and lines depicting state water boundaries in North Carolina. Location-specific type 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 North Carolina. 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.See also the PARKS/MANAGED AREAS (POINTS and POLYGONS), NAVIGATION/MARINE (POINTS and POLYGONS), POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL (LINES and POLYGONS), RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (POINTS and POLYGONS), and NAT_HAZARD (POLYGONS) data layers for additional human-use information.

Purpose:

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.

Notes:

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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

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > POLITICAL DIVISIONS > STATE BOUNDARIES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Human use resources
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Socioeconomic resources

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
UNCONTROLLED
None Albemarle Sound
None Pamlico Sound

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, two associated data tables, SOC_DAT and SOURCES, are used to store the complex socioeconomic data in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layers containing socioeconomic data resource information (in this case, POLITICAL_POLY and POLITICAL_LINE) are linked to the Socioeconomic Resources table (SOC_DAT) using HUNUM. HUNUM is a unique reference number concatenated with the atlas number (for North Carolina, the number is 335). SOC_DAT and the associated data tables are described in detail in this document. See the Browse_Graphic section for a link to the entity-relationship diagram, which describes the way these tables relate to the geographic data layers and other 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 (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: 795643
Date Effective From: 2016-11
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: 795645
Date Effective From: 2016-11
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: 795646
Date Effective From: 2016-11
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: 795644
Date Effective From: 2016-11
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: 795671
W° Bound: -78.6308
E° Bound: -75.2142
N° Bound: 36.5819
S° Bound: 33.6182
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall North Carolina 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: 795672
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016
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
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 795673
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 31
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 1

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. 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: 795647
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2016-11 - Present)
File Name: NCarolina_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2016-11-21 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 333 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 795648
URL: http://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: 795674
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: 795675
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 North Carolina ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 795650
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 795649
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: 795651
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 795652
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

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

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, 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 human-use data layers can come from expert interviews and digital sources. Most of the spatial components of the human-use data layers are developed from pre-existing digital sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Some of the spatial components of the human-use data layers are compiled on digital base maps with a scale of 1:24,000 or larger. 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 multiple sources of data (e.g. expert knowledge, digital data, hardcopy documents and maps) on socioeconomic resources. Polygon data should not be considered "legal boundaries" and they do not necessarily represent all managed areas in the North Carolina region.

For additional human-use information, see other feature class themes within the SOCECON Directory, including PARKS/MANAGED AREAS (POINTS and POLYGONS), NAVIGATION/MARINE (POINTS and POLYGONS), POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL (LINES and POLYGONS), RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (POINTS and POLYGONS), and NAT_HAZARD (POLYGONS).

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

ATLANTIC NAD83 SUBMERGED LANDS ACT BOUNDARY

CC ID: 795663
Contact Name: BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT, REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT, MAPPING AND BOUNDARY BRANCH
Publish Date: 2010-10-05
Citation URL: http://www.boemre.gov/offshore/mapping/Atlantic/GIS/ATL_SLA.zip
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

COAST GUARD SECTOR BOUNDARIES

CC ID: 795661
Contact Name: UNITED STATES COAST GUARD DISTRICTS OPERATIONS SYSTEMS CENTER
Publish Date: 2010-12-17
Citation URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/4f4e4767e4b07f02db47e0aa
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

EPA REGION BOUNDARIES EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE, US, 2012, US EPA, SEGS

CC ID: 795662
Contact Name: U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (USEPA)
Publish Date: 2013-05-02
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011-07
Citation URL: https://edg.epa.gov/data/public/OEI/EPA_Locations.zip
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

FEMA PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATIONS COUNTY FREQUENCY 1964 - 2011

CC ID: 795656
Contact Name: FEDERAL EMERGENCEY MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION (FEMA), MAPPING AND ANLYSIS CENTER (MAC)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Citation URL: http://gis.fema.net
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

NORTH CAROLINA STATE AND COUNTY BOUNDARY WITH SHORELINE, 2015 - NC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION / NC GEODETIC SURVEY

CC ID: 795657
Contact Name: NC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION / NC GEODETIC SURVEY
Publish Date: 2014-03-06
Citation URL: https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/gis/pages/gis-data-layers.aspx
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE) BOUNDARIES

CC ID: 795658
Contact Name: U.S. ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LABORATORY REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS CENTER
Publish Date: 2010-10-01
Citation URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/4f4e4767e4b07f02db47e0aa
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE) DISTRICTS

CC ID: 795659
Contact Name: U.S. ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LABORATORY REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS CENTER
Publish Date: 2010-10-01
Citation URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/4f4e4779e4b07f02db47f17f
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD (USCG) DISTRICTS

CC ID: 795660
Contact Name: UNITED STATES COAST GUARD DISTRICTS OPERATIONS SYSTEMS CENTER
Publish Date: 2010-12-17
Citation URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/4f4e4767e4b07f02db47e0aa
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 795664
Description:

The main sources of data used to depict human-use resources for this data layer were publicly-available digital data supplemented with expert knowledge. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) districts and divisions data were provided from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) stations were provided by the USCG and USACE. USCG district boundaries were provided by the USCG. Boundaries for counties were downloaded from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Jurisdictional region boundaries were provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Jurisdictional region boundaries were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mapping and Analysis Center. The N.C. state waters boundary was obtained from the Bureau of Ocean Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Mapping and Boundary Branch.

Process Date/Time: 2016-11-01 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 POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL LINES
Entity POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL POLYS
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54590
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54590
Metadata Record Created By: Jill Petersen
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-01 13:15+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-13
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-14