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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: GL_St_Marys_River_2021 ESI NAVIGATIONAL/MARINE Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/64920.

Item Identification

Title: GL_St_Marys_River_2021 ESI NAVIGATIONAL/MARINE Points
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2021-07
Abstract:

This feature class resides within the SOCECON Feature Data Set of the Great Lakes St. Marys River 2021 ESI Geodatabase. It contains vector points representing Navigational/marine human-use resource data for the Great Lakes St. Marys River System and adjacent lands and waters. The study area includes the St. Marys River at the southern portion of Lake Superior beginning just east of Monocle Lake and south of Iroquois Island ending to the headwaters of Lake Huron.

This data set contains information about the following resources: anchorages, boat ramps, ferry terminals, lock and dam systems, and marinas in the St. Marys River.

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 St. Marys River System. 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 > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
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 St. Marys River

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, NAV_MARINE_POINTS) 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: 1072828
Date Effective From: 2021
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: 1072829
Date Effective From: 2021
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: 1072830
Date Effective From: 2021
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: 1072831
Date Effective From: 2021
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 Great Lakes St. Marys River - 2021 ESI Geodatabase study region. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1072853
W° Bound: -84.75
E° Bound: -83.875
N° Bound: 46.625
S° Bound: 46
Description

Bounding box for the Great Lakes St. Marys River - 2021 ESI Geodatabase study region

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1072852
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017
End: 2020
Description:

The time period that represents this data layer (NAV_MARINE_POINT) in the Great Lakes St. Marys River - 2021 ESI atlas.

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: 1072839
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: No
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: No
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 25
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1072840

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: 1072832
Start Date: 2021-07
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2021 - Present)
File Name: GL_ST_MARYS_RIVER_GEOG_NAD83.GDB
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2021-07-01 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 16 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1072833
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: 1072834
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: 1072835
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.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.7.1(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2019). 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 Navigational/Marine.

For additional human-use information, see other feature class themes within the SOCECON Feature Data Set, including PARKS/MANAGED AREAS, POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL, SOCIOECONOMIC/OTHER, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT and/or NATURAL HAZARD.

These data do not necessarily represent all socioeconomic features found in the Great Lakes St. Marys River System.

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

Sources

ANCHORAGE AREAS

CC ID: 1072897
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA OCM
Publish Date: 2017-09-20
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: http://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Citation URL Name: MARINE CADASTRE DATA DOWNLOAD WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

MARINE CADASTRE DATA DOWNLOAD WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; NAV_MARINE_POINT INFO

MARINAS

CC ID: 1072894
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: GOOGLE MAPS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2020-08
Citation URL: https://maps.google.com/
Citation URL Name: GOOGLE MAPS WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

GOOGLE MAPS WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

ONLINE; NAV_MARINE_POINT INFO

MICHIGAN PUBLIC BOATING ACCESS SITES

CC ID: 1072896
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (MIDNR)
Publish Date: 2020-11-20
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: https://gis-midnr.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/e33baefa170b46928869155f3627de92_1
Citation URL Name: MIDNR OPEN DATA PORTAL
Citation URL Description:

MIDNR OPEN DATA PORTAL

Source Contribution:

ONLINE; NAV_MARINE_POINT INFO

NATIONAL CENSUS FERRY OPERATORS

CC ID: 1072898
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (USDOT) BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS (BTS)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018
Citation URL: https://www.bts.dot.gov/2018-ncfo-terminal
Citation URL Name: US BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

US BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

ONLINE; NAV_MARINE_POINT

WRD DAMS

CC ID: 1072895
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (MIDEQ)
Publish Date: 2019-05-29
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: https://gisp.mcgi.state.mi.us/arcgis/rest/services/DEQ/MiWaters/MapServer/0
Citation URL Name: ARCGIS REST SERVER LINK FOR DATA DOWNLOAD
Citation URL Description:

ARCGIS REST SERVER LINK FOR DATA DOWNLOAD

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; NAV_MARINE_POINT INFO

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1072849
Description:

Five main sources of data were used to depict human-use resources for this data layer (NAV_MARINE_POINT): 1) digital data from NOAA's Office of Coastal Management (NOAA OCM); 2) Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MIDNR); 3) U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Bureau of Transportation Services (BTS); 4) Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MIDEQ); and 5) data obtained through Google maps. Locations where commercial vessels can be anchored offshore were provided by the NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management (OCM). Designated public boating access sites were provided by Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MIDNR). Ferry terminal data from the National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO) were obtained through the US Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT BTS). Data for lock and dam systems were provided by Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MIDNR) on behalf of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MIDEQ). Marinas were located using Google maps.

Process Date/Time: 2021-07-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1072848
Description:

These data were developed as NAV_MARINE_POINTS within the Great Lakes St. Marys River - 2021 ESI study region, 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. A second set of interviews with participating resource experts are conducted to review the compiled data. If necessary, edits to the NAV_MARINE_POINT data layer is made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2021-07-01 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 NAV_MARINE_POINT
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 64920
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:64920
Metadata Record Created By: Katy R Beckham
Metadata Record Created: 2021-07-15 17:27+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Adam Rotert
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-12-02 16:39+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-11-18
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year