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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: North Carolina 2016 ESI SOCECON Polygons, Lines, Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54596.

Item Identification

Title: North Carolina 2016 ESI SOCECON Polygons, Lines, Points
Short Name: North Carolina 2016 ESI SOCECON Polygons, Lines, Points
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016-11
Abstract:

This data set contains vector polygons depicting locations for historical sites and archaeological sites, vector lines depicting locations for rail routes, and vector points depicting locations for abandoned vessels, beaches, campgrounds, EPA Facilities (RMP- Risk Management Plan), heliports, historical sites, landfills, oil facilities, renewable energy (solar, tidal, wind, etc.), staging areas, and waste disposal areas 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:

1981

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 > ECONOMIC RESOURCES > ENERGY PRODUCTION/USE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > CULTURAL FEATURES
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, SOCECON_POLYS, SOCECON_LINES, and SOCECON_POINTS) 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: 795731
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: 795733
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: 795734
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: 795732
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: 795804
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: 795805
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: 795815
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 418
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 1668
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 874

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: 795735
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://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: 795736
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: 795816
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: 795817
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/ESI-Browse-Graphic.pdf
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Online Resource
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: 795738
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 795737
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: 795739
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 795740
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

20,925 NORTH AMERICA CAMPGROUNDS (BY RIVOPOM)

CC ID: 795750
Contact Name: RIVOPOM, POI FACTORY USER
Publish Date: 2015-12-10
Citation URL: http://www.poi-factory.com/
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

SPREADSHEET

ACTIVE PERMITTED LANDFILLS

CC ID: 795758
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (NCDENR), DIVISION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT, SOLID WASTE SECTION
Publish Date: 2014-03-25
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014-03-25
Citation URL: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm/gis/data
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

AIRPORT INFORMATION

CC ID: 795747
Contact Name: AIRNAV, LLC
Publish Date: 2015-12-01
Citation URL: http://www.airnav.com/airports/
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

WEBSITE

EPA RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN FACILITIES

CC ID: 795756
Contact Name: UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (USEPA)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: https://cdx.epa.gov/
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

FEDERAL LANDS IN NORTH CAROLINA (OCTOBER 2015)

CC ID: 795744
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Publish Date: 2015-10-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-10
Citation URL: http://data.nconemap.com
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

MANAGED AREAS IN NORTH CAROLINA (OCTOBER 2015)

CC ID: 795745
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Publish Date: 2015-10-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-10
Citation URL: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/nhp/home
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

MICROSOFT EXCEL FILE DOWNLOAD FOR ENC WRECKS FEATURES

CC ID: 795752
Contact Name: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA), NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE (NOS), OFFICE OF COAST SURVEY (OCS)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://wrecks.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/downloads/ENC_Wrecks.xls
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

SPREADSHEET

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES GEODATABASE

CC ID: 795755
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)
Publish Date: 2014-05-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1966
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2210280/
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ATLAS DATABASE (NTAD) 2012

CC ID: 795746
Contact Name: OFFICE OF GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Citation URL: http://www.bts.gov/programs/geographic_information_services/
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

NC_RAIL_TRACK_20151013

CC ID: 795751
Contact Name: NORTH CARLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RAIL DIVISION, TAVLA SOLUTIONS, SUBSIDIARY OF MOFFATT AND NICHOL, DWIGHT OTWELL, AMY MINDICK-WALLING, JASON WEIGER
Publish Date: 2015-11-09
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
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

NORTH CAROLINA GEOGRAPHIC RESPONSE PLAN (GRP), VERSION 1, JUNE 2014

CC ID: 795757
Contact Name: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

DOCUMENT

NORTH CAROLINA OFFICE OF STATE ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGY INCIDENCE

CC ID: 795760
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA OFFICE OF STATE ARCHAEOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-03
Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

OCEANFRONT BEACH AND COASTAL WATERFRONT ACCESS

CC ID: 795748
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF COASTAL MANAGEMENT
Publish Date: 2013-02-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1994
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/cm/
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

PETROLEUM PRODUCT TERMINALS US, 2015

CC ID: 795754
Contact Name: U.S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION
Publish Date: 2015-08-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-05
Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

PUBLIC CAMPROUNDS

CC ID: 795749
Contact Name: USCAMPGROUNDS.INFO
Publish Date: 2015-12-01
Citation URL: http://www.uscampgrounds.info/
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

SPREADSHEET

SOLID WASTE PERMITTED FACILITY LIST

CC ID: 795759
Contact Name: N.C. DIVISION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm/sw/facilitylist
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

SPREADSHEET

THE EMISSIONS AND GENERATION RESOURCE INTEGRATED DATABASE (EGRID) - 2012

CC ID: 795753
Contact Name: U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (USEPA), OFFICE OF ATMOSPHERIC PROGRAMS, CLEAN AIR MARKETS DIVISION
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Citation URL: http://www.epa.gov/energy/egrid
Citation URL Name: Citation URL
Citation URL Description:

This is the location where this source was originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

SPREADSHEET

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 795761
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.

SOCECON_POLYS: Historical sites were provided by the National Park Service\x92s (NPS) National Register of Historic Places (2014). Additional sites were provided by the N.C. Natural Heritage Program (NCNHP) as part of their Managed Areas Database. Grids were provided by the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology. The grids are attributed to show relative abundance of archaeological sites within. Low incidence grids contain less than 5 sites. Moderate incidence grids contain 6-20 sites. High incidence grids contain more than 20 sites. In the event of an oil spill or clean up activity please contact the State Archaeologist who can provide precise locational information of all sites. (Steve Claggett, State Archaeologist. North Carolina Office of State Archaeology, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Mailing Address: 4601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4619 Phone: 919-807-6551)

SOCECON LINES: Locations of railways were obtained from the NCDOT Rail Division.

SOCECON POINTS: Data on locations of abandoned and derelict vessels comes from NOAA\x92s Office of Coast Survey spreadsheet of ENC wreck features. Locations of airports, airfields, landing strips, heliports, etc. were downloaded from the National Transportation Atlas Databases maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration. A fed additional heliport locations were added based on inclusion in the N.C. Geographic Response Plan. Locations of recreational beaches used for activities such as swimming, sun-bathing, fishing, etc. were provided by NCDCM. Locations of campgrounds were obtained from UScampgrounds.info, poi-factory.com and the N.C. Geographic Response Plan. Represents facilities required to file a Risk Management Plan (RMP) die to the presence of extremely hazardous substances that may result in a chemical accident. This data comes from the USEPA. Historical sites were provided by the National Park Service\x92s (NPS) National Register of Historic Places (2014). Additional sites were provided by the N.C. Natural Heritage Program (NCNHP) as part of their Managed Areas Database. Permanent waste and debris disposal locations were mapped with data obtained from NCDENRs Division of Waste management. Petroleum product terminal locations were obtained from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Renewable energy locations were obtained from the EPA\x92s Office of Atmospheric Programs, Clean Air Markets Division and include solar and nuclear facilities. Oil spill response staging areas were obtained from the N.C. Geographic Response Plan. Locations represent transfer stations and were obtained from the N.C. Division of Waste Management.

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 SOCECON LINES
Entity SOCECON POINTS
Entity SOCECON POLYS
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54596
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54596
Metadata Record Created By: Jill Petersen
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-01 14:56+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 Review Frequency: 1 Year