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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Georgia 2015 ESI PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons, Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55131.

Item Identification

Title: Georgia 2015 ESI PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons, Points
Short Name: Georgia 2015 ESI PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons, Points
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015-06
Abstract:

This data set contains vector polygons depicting boundaries for management areas, marine sanctuaries, military areas, National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs), national parks, nature conservancies, state/regional parks, and wildlife refuges; and vector points depicting locations of army national guard stations, in Georgia.

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; 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.

Notes:

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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 > 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 Resource Management
None Sensitivity maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

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, RESOURCE_POLYS, and RESOURCE_POINTS) is linked to the Socioeconomic Resources table (SOC_DAT) using HUNUM. HUNUM is a unique reference number concatenated with the atlas number (for Georgia, the number is 236). 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, 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: 806130
Date Effective From: 2015-06
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: 806132
Date Effective From: 2015-06
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: 806133
Date Effective From: 2015-06
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: 806131
Date Effective From: 2015-06
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: 806128
W° Bound: -81.8341
E° Bound: -80.62
N° Bound: 32.3516
S° Bound: 30.66
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Georgia 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: 806127
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2015
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: 806146
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 44
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 3

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: 806134
Start Date: 2015
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2015-06 - Present)
File Name: Georgia_2015_ESI_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2016-09-12 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 129 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 806135
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 2

CC ID: 806136
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.

URL 3

CC ID: 806137
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: hml
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and uses.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 806139
Activity Date/Time: 2015-06
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 806138
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: 806140
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 806141
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 806142
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 boundaries for management areas, marine sanctuaries, military areas, National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs), national parks, nature conservancies, state/regional parks, and wildlife refuges; and vector points depicting locations of army national guard stations, in Georgia.

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; 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

CONSERVATION LANDS OF GEORGIA, 2012

CC ID: 806166
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NATURAL RESOURCES SPATIAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY (NARSAL), UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA (UGA)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2012

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE SIMPLIFIED BOUNDARIES

CC ID: 806167
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/gis/data/CadastralDB/index.htm

GRAY'S REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY BOUNDARY (POLYGON)

CC ID: 806168
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA), NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Citation URL: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/library/imast_gis.html

MILITARY INSTALLATION

CC ID: 806169
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU
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/MIL/

NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE - SAPELO ISLAND

CC ID: 806170
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE (NERR)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/Reserve.aspx?ResID=SAP

NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY

CC ID: 806171
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2009
Citation URL: http://catalog.data.gov/dataset/national-park-boundariesf0a4c

TNC LANDS

CC ID: 806172
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://www.tnclands.tnc.org/%23

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 806159
Description:

This description covers the mapping of all Socioeconomic features mapped as polygons: The mapping extent was dependent upon information availability and location of mapped coastal habitats and shorelines. Sources of data used to depict human-use resources in this data layer include digital datasets provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), NOAA, National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Census Bureau (USCB), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERR), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and Georgia's Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) Coastal Resources Division. Critical Habitat - designated critical habitat was mapped for the piping plover, North Atlantic right whale, and loggerhead sea turtle with data downloaded from USFWS. Commercial fishing - Commercial fishing areas show where shad fishing is approved according to GADNR Coastal Resources Division. Fishery Area - Fishery areas provided by GADNR Coastal Resources Division represent recreational and commercial oyster harvest areas. Management Areas - management areas provided by GADNR Coastal Resources Division represent easements, wildlife management areas, and natural areas. Marine Sanctuary - The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS) boundary was provided by NOAA\x92s National Marine Sanctuaries Program. National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) - Boundary data was provided by the Sapelo Island NERR System. National Park - Boundaries for the Cumberland Island National Seashore, Fort Frederica National Monument, and Fort Pulaski National Monument were used from the National Park boundaries dataset downloaded from http://Data.gov. Nature Conservancy - Boundaries of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) properties and easements were provided by TNC. Wildlife Refuges - USFWS National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) data were downloaded from the USFWS National Cadastral Data. Anchorage areas - anchorage areas provided by Marine Cadastre. All polygons were edited to reflect the updated ESI shoreline.

Process Date/Time: 2015-06-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 806160
Description:

This description covers all socioeconomic features mapped as lines: The mapping extent was dependent upon information availability and location of mapped coastal habitats and shorelines. The main sources of data used to depict human-use resources for this data layer were digital data sets. Rail Route data were acquired from U.S. Department of Transportations's (USDOT) National Transportation Atlas Database. Shipping Lanes in US Waters data were provided by NOAA\x92s Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning office.

Process Date/Time: 2015-06-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 806161
Description:

The following description relates to all socioeconomic data represented as points: The mapping extent was dependent upon information availability and location of mapped coastal habitats and shorelines. The main sources of data used to depict human-use resources for this data layer were digital data sets provided by the following agencies: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), NOAA, Governors' South Atlantic Alliance (GSAA) coast and ocean portal, and Research Planning, Inc. Airports, heliports, ports, and marina data were acquired from USDOT's National Transportation Atlas Database. Known access and beach locations were compiled from NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration. Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) - Coastal Resources Division provided artificial reefs, marinas, recreational fishing, and repeated measurement sites. Governors' South Atlantic Alliance (GSAA) coast and ocean portal provided boat ramp data. USCG station and facility locations were derived from the USCG Units dataset hosted by http://sciencebase.gov. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Facility (EPAF) locations represent facilities that maintain a risk management plan describing its hazards and prevention activities as required by the EPA Risk Management Plan Rule (RMP), facilities that manufacture, process, or use certain chemicals in amounts above established levels regulated by the EPA Toxic Release Inventory System (TRIS) program, facilities with permits from the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and facilities that the EPA has identified and monitors for storing certain quantities of oil (OIL). The data were provided by the USEPA to NOAA's Emergency Response Division. Historic sites were depicted from sites in the NPS National Register of Historic Places. Abandoned vessel data comes from NOAA's Office of Coast Survey Automated Wrecks and Obstructions Information System (AWOIS). Repeated measurement site (RMS) locations for marine observation sites and tide gauges were obtained through NOAA's National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), and the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). Mussel Watch program RMS locations were obtained from the NOAA Chemical Impacts Team. Washover locations are represented by points that were generated by Research Planning, Inc. at a scale of 1:8,000. (A washover, or washover fan, is a relatively flat surface on the top of a barrier spit complex that slopes gently landward. It is usually created when water forced landward by breaking waves flows across the top of the barrier spit during high spring tides or storms. This process creates a flattened-off surface along which sand is transported across the top of the spit into the standing water (lagoon) or marsh landward of the spit. The resulting deposit usually has a fan-like shape.) Waste Disposal Sites were generated from Ocean Disposal Site areas to point features. Army National Guard and Air National Guard base locations were digitized as points from addresses matching and verified with Google Earth imagery by Research Planning, Inc.

Process Date/Time: 2015-06-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 4

CC ID: 806162
Description:

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the ESI Human Use data layers. 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 data layers are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2015-06-01 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 MANAGEMENT_POINTS
Entity MANAGEMENT_POLYS
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 55131
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55131
Metadata Record Created By: Jill Petersen
Metadata Record Created: 2018-12-07 14:18+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-25
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year