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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: GL_St_Marys_River_2021 ESI HYDRO Polygons, Lines, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/64936.

Item Identification

Title: GL_St_Marys_River_2021 ESI HYDRO Polygons, Lines
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2021-07
Abstract:

The feature classes HYDROL and HYDROP contain vector lines and polygons representing the coastal shoreline and hydrography used in the creation of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) of the St Mary's River - 2021 ESI Geodatabase, classified by their susceptibility to oiling. The HYDROP (hydrography polygons) layer delineates the shoreline, and identifies areas as either Land or Water. The HYDROL (hydrography lines) layer depicts one continuous linear shoreline.

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.

As a whole, the ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil, and includes 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 efforts, 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 > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > SHORELINES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal Resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None Environmental Sensitivity Index
None ESI
None HYDRO
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 > MICHIGAN
UNCONTROLLED
None St Mary's 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 attribute tables, an associated data table, SOURCES, is used to store the source data information in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layers containing resource information (in this case, HYDROL; HYDROP does not link to the SOURCE table) are linked to the SOURCES table using the SOURCE_ID. The entity-relationship diagram describes relationships between attribute tables in the ESI data structure.

The SOURCES data table is described in detail in this document as an Entity or "Child Item". 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: 1073200
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: 1073202
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: 1073203
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: 1073201
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: 1073227
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 System study region.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1073226
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1978
End: 2021
Description:

The time period that represents these data layers (HYDROL & HYDROP) 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: 1073211
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1283
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 1399
Point Object Present?: No
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1073212

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: 1073204
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: 1073205
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: 1073206
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 3

CC ID: 1073207
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 linear hydrography and land/water polygons for 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 complete 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

AERIAL AND OBLIQUE IMAGERY

CC ID: 1073214
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: GOOGLE EARTH
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Extent End Date/Time: 2020
Citation URL: https://www.google.com/earth/
Citation URL Name: GOOGLE EARTH WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

GOOGLE EARTH WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

RASTER DIGITAL DATA; HYDROL & HYDROP INFO

AERIAL IMAGERY

CC ID: 1073215
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MICROSOFT BING
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Extent End Date/Time: 2018
Citation URL: http://www.bing.com/maps
Citation URL Name: BING MAPS WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

BING MAPS WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

RASTER DIGITAL DATA; HYDROL & HYDROP INFO

BASEMAP IMAGERY

CC ID: 1073213
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ESRI)
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2017
Citation URL: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=10df2279f9684e4a9f6a7f08febac2a9
Citation URL Name: ESRI WORLD IMAGERY WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

ESRI WORLD IMAGERY WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

RASTER DIGITAL DATA; HYDROL & HYDROP INFO

NATIONAL HYDRO NETWORK

CC ID: 1073217
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1978
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/science-and-research/earth-sciences/geography/topographic-information/geobase-surface-water-program-geeau/national-hydrographic-network/21361
Citation URL Name: CANADA NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC NETWORK WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

CANADA NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC NETWORK WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; HYDROL & HYDROP INFO

NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY DATASET

CC ID: 1073221
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: https://www.usgs.gov/core-science-systems/ngp/national-hydrography
Citation URL Name: NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; HYDROL & HYDROP INFO

NOAA CONTINUALLY UPDATED SHORELINE PRODUCT (CUSP)

CC ID: 1073216
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: http://shoreline.noaa.gov/data/datasheets/cusp.html
Citation URL Name: NOAA CUSP WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

NOAA CUSP WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; HYDROL & HYDROP INFO

STUDY AREA BOUNDARY AND EXTENT

CC ID: 1073219
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: RESEARCH PLANNING, INC
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2020
Extent End Date/Time: 2021
Scale Denominator: 40000
Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; HYDROL & HYDROP INFO

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1073222
Description:

The Great Lakes St. Marys River system continuous shoreline was derived from the integration of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Continually Updated Shoreline Product (CUSP, 2008); the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) high-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD, 2003-2014); the Natural Resources Canada, National Hydro Network (NHN, 1978-2011); and manual digitization at 1:4,000 from ESRI Basemap World Imagery (2010-2019), BING Aerial Imagery, and Google Earth aerial imagery (2014-2020). The most recent shoreline was utilized.

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: 1073223
Description:

The Great Lakes St. Marys River system land and water polygonal interface was based on NOAA CUSP, the USFWS NWI wetland polygons, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNRF) wetlands (2006-2019); and nadir aerial imagery from the following sources: Google Earth and ESRI Basemap World Imagery.

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

Process Step 3

CC ID: 1073224
Description:

Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling these data layers: 1) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 2) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy data sources; and 3) overflight changes are digitized from the scanned and registered hardcopy field maps or aerial photography. After the initial shoreline classification, these data are edgematched and checked for logical consistency errors. Review maps are plotted at 1:50,000 scale for verification of polygonal and linear attributes. 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 HYDROL and HYDROP data layers are 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 HYDROL
Entity HYDROP
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 64936
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:64936
Metadata Record Created By: Katy R Beckham
Metadata Record Created: 2021-07-15 21:20+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Adam Rotert
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-12-02 16:34+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-11-18
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year