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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: GL_St_Lawrence_River_2021 ESI Polygons, Lines, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65032.

Item Identification

Title: GL_St_Lawrence_River_2021 ESI Polygons, Lines
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2021-07
Abstract:

The feature classes ESIL and ESIP contain vector lines and polygons representing shorelines and intertidal habitats of the St Lawrence River - 2021 ESI Geodatabase, classified by their susceptibility to oiling. The Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system, developed by NOAA, considers several natural and biological factors including relative exposure to wave and tidal energy, shoreline slope, substrate type and biological productivity and sensitivity.

The study area includes the St. Lawrence River from the headwaters of Lake Ontario, northeast to the western portion of L'Ile-Saint-Regis Island (CA).

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 > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
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 Oil Spill Planning
None Sensitivity Maps

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 > NEW YORK
UNCONTROLLED
None St Lawrence 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, ESIL and ESIP) 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: 1075347
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: 1075349
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: 1075350
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: 1075348
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. Lawrence 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: 1075418
W° Bound: -76.625
E° Bound: -74.625
N° Bound: 45.125
S° Bound: 44
Description

Bounding box for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence River study region.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1075419
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1988
End: 2020
Description:

The time period that represents these data layers (ESIL & ESIP) in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence 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: 1075358
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 6299
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 10300
Point Object Present?: No
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1075359

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: 1075351
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_LAWRENCE_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: 55 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1075352
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: 1075353
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: 1075354
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 coastal habitat lines and polygons in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence River study area, classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification 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: 1075421
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; ESIL & ESIP INFO

AERIAL IMAGERY

CC ID: 1075422
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; ESIL & ESIP INFO

BASEMAP IMAGERY

CC ID: 1075420
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; ESIL INFO

CONTINUALLY UPDATED SHORELINE PRODUCT (CUSP)

CC ID: 1075423
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; ESIL INFO

INDEX OF NEW YORK STATE REGULATORY FRESHWATER WETLANDS

CC ID: 1075425
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (NYSDEC)
Publish Date: 2013-08-28
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-08-25
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: https://cugir.library.cornell.edu/catalog/cugir-008187
Citation URL Name: NYS data download site
Citation URL Description:

NYS data download site

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; ESIL & ESIP INFO

NATIONAL HYDRO NETWORK

CC ID: 1075424
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NATIONAL RESOURCES CANADA
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1988
Extent End Date/Time: 1992
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: NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; ESIL INFO

NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY DATASET

CC ID: 1075427
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
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 (USGS)
Citation URL Description:

NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY WEBSITE (USGS)

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; ESIL INFO

WETLANDS

CC ID: 1075426
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: ONTARIO MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND FORESTRY (OMNRF)
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2019
Citation URL: https://geohub.lio.gov.on.ca/datasets/5216a770ef684d2fae8bcc13ee9c4357_15
Citation URL Name: ONTARIO GEO HUB WEBSITE
Citation URL Description:

ONTARIO GEO HUB WEBSITE

Source Contribution:

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA; ESIL & ESIP INFO

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1075369
Description:

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence River shoreline and classifications were fully updated using the following sources and methods. The shorelines for the St. Lawrence River were 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, 2005-2014); the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNRF) wetlands (2004-2019); the Natural Resources Canada, National Hydro Network (NHN, 1988-1992); and manual digitization at 1:4,000 from ESRI Basemap World Imagery (2010-2017). The most recent shoreline from all sources 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: 1075370
Description:

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence River shoreline habitats were classified based on NOAA CUSP; the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wetlands (2013); the OMNRF wetlands; and nadir aerial imagery from the following sources: Google Earth, BING Aerial, 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: 1075371
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 ESIL and ESIP 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 ESIL
Entity ESIP
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65032
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65032
Metadata Record Created By: Katy R Beckham
Metadata Record Created: 2021-07-19 20:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-03-29 17:48+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-11-17
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year