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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Chesapeake Bay 2016 ESI POLITICAL-JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, Lines, Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54995.

Item Identification

Title: Chesapeake Bay 2016 ESI POLITICAL-JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, Lines, Points
Short Name: Chesapeake Bay 2016 ESI POLITICAL-JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, Lines, Points
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016-09
Abstract:

This data set contains vector polygons depicting locations of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) districts, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) districts, county boundaries, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jurisdictional region boundaries, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region boundaries, state waters, and tribal lands; vector lines showing state boundaries; and vector points showing locations of coast guard stations in Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia.

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 entirety of the ESI Human-Use data layers consists of: PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons, Points; NAVIGATION-MARINE Polygons, Points, Lines; POLITICAL-JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, Points, Lines; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Polygons, Points; SOCECON Polygons, Points, Lines; and NATURAL HAZARD Polygons.

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.

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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 > 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 > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIAL BEHAVIOR > RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES/AREAS
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Human use resources
None Management Areas
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 > MARYLAND
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
UNCONTROLLED
None Continent > North America > United States Of America > Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia

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 layer(s) containing socioeconomic data resource information (in this case, POLITICAL_POLYS, POLITICAL_LINES, and POLITICAL_POINTS) is linked to the Socioeconomic Resources table (SOC_DAT) using HUNUM. HUNUM is a unique reference number concatenated with the atlas number (for Chesapeake Bay, the number is 285). 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 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.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 803421
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 803423
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 803424
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 803422
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 803464
W° Bound: -77.5418
E° Bound: -74.7942
N° Bound: 39.7215
S° Bound: 36.5498
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Chesapeake Bay and Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 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: 803465
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: 803434
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 81
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 7
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 81

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: 803466
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2016-09 - Present)
File Name: ChesapeakeBay_2016_ESI_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2017-01-06 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 783 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 803425
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: 803467
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: 803468
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 all potential ESI data layers and tables.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 803427
Activity Date/Time: 2016-09
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 803426
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: 803428
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 803429
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 803430
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 expert knowledge and available hardcopy reports and digital data for human-use or management features. It contains vector polygons depicting locations of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) districts, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) districts, county boundaries, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jurisdictional region boundaries, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region boundaries, state waters, and tribal lands; vector lines showing state boundaries; and vector points showing locations of coast guard stations in Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia.

The entirety of the ESI Human-Use data layers consists of: PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons, Points; NAVIGATION-MARINE Polygons, Points, Lines; POLITICAL-JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, Points, Lines; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Polygons, Points; SOCECON Polygons, Points, Lines; and NATURAL 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

COAST GUARD SECTOR BOUNDARIES

CC ID: 803441
Contact Name: U.S. DISTRICTS OPERATIONS SYSTEMS CENTER
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/get/4f4e49b0e4b07f02db5c915e
Source Contribution:

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

COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT ACT BOUNDARY FOR THE UNITED STATES AND U.S. TERRITORIES

CC ID: 803435
Contact Name: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ASSOCIATION (NOAA), NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE (NOS), OFFICE FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT (OCM)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Scale Denominator: 80000
Citation URL: http://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Source Contribution:

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

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REGION BOUNDARIES, US, 2011, USEPA, SEGS

CC ID: 803443
Contact Name: U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: https://edg.epa.gov/data
Source Contribution:

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

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) REGIONS

CC ID: 803436
Contact Name: FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
Publish Date: 2008-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Citation URL: http://gis.fema.gov/DataFeeds.html
Source Contribution:

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

TIGER/LINE SHAPEFILE, 2013, NATION, U.S., CURRENT AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE/NATIVE HAWAIIAN AREAS NATIONAL (AIANNH)

CC ID: 803439
Contact Name: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, GEOGRAPHY DIVISION
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2013/AIANNH/tl_2013_us_aiannh.zip
Source Contribution:

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

TIGER/LINE SHAPEFILE, 2014, NATION, UNITED STATES, CURRENT COUNTY AND EQUIVALENT NATIONAL SHAPEFILE

CC ID: 803440
Contact Name: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, GEOGRAPHY DIVISION
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2014/COUNTY/
Source Contribution:

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

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE) DISTRICTS

CC ID: 803437
Contact Name: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE), ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (ERDC), COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LABORATORY (CRREL), REMOTE SENSING & GIS (RS&GIS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/4f4e4779e4b07f02db47f17f
Source Contribution:

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

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE) DIVISIONS

CC ID: 803438
Contact Name: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE), ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (ERDC), COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LABORATORY (CRREL), REMOTE SENSING & GIS (RS&GIS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/4f4e4779e4b07f02db47f46b
Source Contribution:

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

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD (USCG) DISTRICTS

CC ID: 803442
Contact Name: U.S. DISTRICTS OPERATIONS SYSTEMS CENTER
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/get/4f4e49b0e4b07f02db5c915e
Source Contribution:

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

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD (USCG) UNITS

CC ID: 803470
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. COAST GUARD (USCG) - LOGISTICS GEOSPATIAL INTEGRATION CENTER
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2007
Citation URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/4f4e4783e4b07f02db483873
Source Contribution:

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

VARIOUS SOCIOECONOMIC FEATURES WITHIN MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA

CC ID: 803469
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: RESEARCH PLANNING, INC. (RPI)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 803444
Description:

This atlas is the second edition of two separate first edition atlases, Virginia (2005, #25) and Maryland (2007, #47). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) districts and divisions data were provided from the geospatial platform maintained by USACE. U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) polygonal district boundaries were provided by the USCG. County boundaries were downloaded from the U.S. Census Bureau MAF/TIGER (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) geographic database. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jurisdictional region boundaries were provided by the EPA. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) jurisdictional region boundaries were provided by FEMA. State jurisdictional waters (low water mark extending 3 nm offshore) were derived from the Marine Cadastre, Coastal Zone Management Act offshore boundary. Tribal lands were downloaded from the U.S. Census Bureau\x92s Census MAF/TIGER database. The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the POLITICAL_POLY data layer.

Due to imagery inconsistencies and data precision the spatial accuracy of socioeconomic point data could appear skewed. U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) stations were provided by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). These data were compiled by the project biologist to create the POLITICAL_POINT data layer.

State Borders were compiled from a variety of sources and verified by Research Planning, Inc. to create the POLITICAL_LINE data layer.

Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized; 2) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 3) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy 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 POLITICAL_POLY data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 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 POINTS
Entity POLITICAL-JURISDICTIONAL POLYS
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54995
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54995
Metadata Record Created By: Jill Petersen
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-29 13:02+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 Review Frequency: 1 Year