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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: GL_Mackinac 2019 ESI POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/58467.

Item Identification

Title: GL_Mackinac 2019 ESI POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2019-09
Abstract:

This feature class resides within the SOCECON Feature Data Set of the Great Lakes - Straits of Mackinac 2019 ESI geodatabase. It contains vector polygons representing political/jurisdictional areas for the Great Lakes - Straits of Mackinac study area. The study area includes the Straits of Mackinac, nearby portions of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, and adjacent lands and waters in northern Michigan.

This data set contains information about the following resources: POLYGONS- Army Corps of Engineers divisions, Coast Guard sectors, cities, counties, Federal Emergency Management Association regions, and tribal lands.

Object specific Type and Source information are stored in the related data tables, SOC_DAT and SOURCES (described below). These are stand-alone tables within the Geodatabase, designed to be used in conjunction with these spatial data layers.

This data set is a portion of the ESI data for Great Lakes - Straits of Mackinac study area. 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.

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 purposes, though the original intent should be kept in mind.

Notes:

[THIS FIELD IS FOR INTERNAL NOTES AS NEEDED. IT WILL NOT BE VIEWABLE IN THE PUBLIC METADATA RECORD.]

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 > COUNTRY BOUNDARIES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > POLITICAL DIVISIONS > STATE BOUNDARIES
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 > GREAT LAKES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN
UNCONTROLLED
None Lake Huron
None Lake Michigan
None Straits of Mackinac

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 and their associated attribute tables, two stand alone data tables, SOC_DAT and SOURCES, are used to store additional attribute information. The geographic data layers containing socioeconomic data resource information (in this case, POLITICAL_POLYGONS) are linked to the Socioeconomic Resources table (SOC_DAT) using HUNUM. HUNUM is a key numeric identifier, concatenated with the atlas number, making it unique across ESI atlas regions.

The SOC_DAT and SOURCES data tables are described in detail in this document as Entities or "Child Items". 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:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Guidelines, Version 4.0 (Petersen, J., et al. 2019)

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: 892237
Date Effective From: 2019
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: 892238
Date Effective From: 2019
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: 892239
Date Effective From: 2019
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: 892240
Date Effective From: 2019
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 Description:

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the Straits of Mackinac 2019 ESI area of interest (AOI). The bounding box for each feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 893570
W° Bound: -85.891666
E° Bound: -83.250001
N° Bound: 46.17465708
S° Bound: 45.250003
Description

Bounding box for the Straits of Mackinac area of interest in northern Michigan.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 893571
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2018
End: 2019
Description:

Data collection for the Great Lakes - Straits of Mackinac ESI atlas began in 2018 and was concluded and published in 2019.

Spatial Information

Spatial Resolution

Level of Detail Description:

[NOTE: IN "VECTOR REPRESENTATION" SECTION BELOW, TOPOLOGY LEVEL IS CONSIDERED "Geometry Only", POLYGONS ARE CONSIDERED AS "Complex Objects", LINES ARE CONSIDERED AS "Curve Objects", AND POINTS ARE CONSIDERED AS "Point Objects". ONLY THE OBJECT TYPES IN THE FEATURE DATA SET SHOULD BE DOCUMENTED. THE COUNTS OF EACH TYPE OF OBJECT IN THE FEATURE DATA SET SHOULD BE RECORDED (1 TO N), AFTER PROCESSING BY NOAA INTO THE FINAL ESI GEODATABASE.]

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: No
Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes
TIN: No
Stereo Model: No
Video: No

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 892249
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 21
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: No
Point Object Present?: No
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 892250

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

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.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 892241
Start Date: 2019-09
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2019 - Present)
File Name: GL_Straits_of_Mackinac_2019_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2020-01-13 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 55.2 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 892242
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: 892243
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: 892244
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 an ESI geodatabase.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 892245
Activity Date/Time: 2019-10
Activity Type: Metadata creation
Responsible Party: Katy Beckham (Research Planning)
Description:

Metadata for the Great Lakes - Straits of Mackinac and St. Clair / Detroit River System ESI atlases were initially created by Research Planning Inc. (RPI) in October 2019.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 893572
Activity Date/Time: 2020-01
Activity Type: Metadata review, revision, and publication
Responsible Party: David Moe Nelson
Description:

Metadata for the Great Lakes - Straits of Mackinac and St. Clair / Detroit River System ESI atlases were reviewed, revised, and prepared for publication by NOAA in January 2020.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4.1(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 10.

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, check the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of multiple sources of data (e.g. expert knowledge, digital data, hardcopy documents and maps) specific to political/jurisdictional resources.

For additional human-use information, see other feature class themes within the SOCECON Feature Data Set, including SOCECON, NATURAL HAZARD, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, NAVIGATION/MARINE and PARKS/MANAGED.

These data do not necessarily represent all political/jurisdictional areas found in the Great Lakes - Straits of Mackinac region.

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 a several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Sources and Process Steps cited below in this metadata record include those used for two distinct areas of the Great Lakes: the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan, and the St. Clair / Detroit River System in southeastern Michigan. This is because these two study areas were initially combined into a single ArcGIS geodatabase, before being separated for publication. Some sources may pertain to both study areas, while others may pertain to one study area and not the other. As a final procedural step to prepare the geodatabases for publication, the spatial data data corresponding to each respective area were clipped in ArcGIS according to the two distinct geographic study areas.

Sources

2016 AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE/NATIVE HAWAIIAN AREAS (AIANNH) MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, AND WISCONSIN

CC ID: 892255
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, GEOGRAPHY DIVISION AND THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, REGION 5
Publish Date: 2016-10-24
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-10-24
Citation URL: https://edg.epa.gov/data/PUBLIC/R5/EDGIndianLandsCensus2016r1.zip
Citation URL Name: EDG Indian Lands
Citation URL Description:

Direct download of a digital vector dataset zipped file

Source Contribution:

POLITICAL_POLY

CITIES AND COUNTIES (V17A)

CC ID: 892254
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MICHIGAN GEOGRAPHIC FRAMEWORK (MGF)
Publish Date: 2019-04-12
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2019-04-12
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: http://gis-michigan.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/counties-v17a
Citation URL Name: Counties
Citation URL Description:

Downloadable digital vector dataset

Source Contribution:

POLITICAL_POLY INFO

FEMA REGIONS

CC ID: 892251
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1964
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL: https://www.fema.gov/data-feeds
Citation URL Name: FEMA Data Feeds
Citation URL Description:

Website for downloadable digital vector datasets

Source Contribution:

POLITICAL_POLY

MI_TRIBAL_INTEREST_GLC

CC ID: 892252
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: GREAT LAKES AQUATIC HABITAT FRAMEWORK (GLAHF) AND GREAT LAKES COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2000-08-11
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000-08-11
Citation URL: https://www.glahf.org/data/
Citation URL Name: Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework
Citation URL Description:

Aquatic Geospatial database for downloadable digital vector datasets

Source Contribution:

POLITICAL_POLY INFO

ON_INDIAN_RESERVE

CC ID: 892253
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: GREAT LAKES AQUATIC HABITAT FRAMEWORK (GLAHF) AND MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2008-06-10
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008-06-10
Citation URL: https://www.glahf.org/data/
Citation URL Name: Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework
Citation URL Description:

Aquatic Geospatial database for downloadable digital vector datasets

Source Contribution:

POLITICAL_POLY INFO

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD SECTORS AND DIVISIONS

CC ID: 892256
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)
Publish Date: 2010-12-17
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010-12-17
Citation URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/4f4e4767e4b07f02db47e0aa
Citation URL Name: USGS Science Base Catalog
Citation URL Description:

Website for downloadable digital vector datasets

Source Contribution:

POLITICAL_POLY INFO

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 892258
Description:

Information on Political/Jurisdictional features within the GL_Mackinac_StClair_Detroit_River 2019 ESI study region were acquired from multiple sources. Political/Jurisdictional features are represented as polygons and include: Army Corps of Engineers divisions (ACE), Coast Guard sectors (CG), cities (CI), counties (CO), Federal Emergency Management Association regions (FEMA), and tribal lands (TL).

Process Date/Time: 2019-09-23 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 892257
Description:

This data was developed as a POLITICAL_POLY feature class within the GL_Mackinac_StClair_Detroit_River 2019 ESI, following ESI Guidelines. Additional data are contained in the joined table SOC_DAT using HUNUM as a unique ID, and in SOURCES using SOURCE_ID as a unique ID. 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 1:50,000 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: 2019-09-23 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 892259
Description:

The main data sources that were used to depict human-use resources for the POLITICAL_POLY data layer were: 1) Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) 2) Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework (GLAHF) and the Great Lakes Commission 3) Michigan Geographic Framework (MGF) 4) U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Region 5. All data provided were digital vector polygon datasets.

Process Date/Time: 2019-09-23 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 4

CC ID: 896276
Description:

Sources and Process Steps cited above in this metadata record include those used for two distinct areas of the Great Lakes: the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan, and the St. Clair / Detroit River System in southeastern Michigan. This is because these two study areas were initially combined into a single ArcGIS geodatabase, before being separated for publication. Some sources may pertain to both study areas, while others may pertain to one study area and not the other. As a final procedural step to prepare the geodatabases for publication, the spatial data data corresponding to each respective area were clipped in ArcGIS according to the two distinct geographic study areas.

Process Date/Time: 2019-09-30 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_POLY
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 58467
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:58467
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2020-01-09 10:40+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2020-02-14
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year