GSturg_Crit_Hab_Units_8-14_Rev

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Coastal Data Development Center
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Publication_Time:
Title: GSturg_Crit_Hab_Units_8-14_Rev
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage:
Description:
Abstract:
These data represent the critical habitat for Gulf Sturgeon as designated by Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 53, Wednesday, March 19, 2003, Rules and Regulations.
Purpose:
The purpose of these data is to visually represent the critical habitat areas for GIS analysis and display.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20031224
Time_of_Day: 1000
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.154260
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.047743
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.582624
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.065157
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Gulf Sturgeon
Theme_Keyword: Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi
Theme_Keyword: Critical Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Endangered Species
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Mississippi
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Lake Pontchartrain
Place_Keyword: Lake Borgne
Place_Keyword: Mississippi Sound
Place_Keyword: Pensacola Bay
Place_Keyword: Santa Rosa Sound
Place_Keyword: Near shore Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: Choctawhatchee Bay
Place_Keyword: Apalachicola Bay
Place_Keyword: Suwannee Sound
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Users be advised that the accuracy of this data set is completely dependent upon the accuracy of the shoreline data used in the creation process. Also be advised that the Colreg Demarcation lines used in the delineation of boundaries are the best estimate possible given the available source data. For more details on this process, see the process description.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC)
Contact_Person: Chris Henton
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst/Metadata Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 228-688-2354
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone:
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chris.henton@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact_Instructions:
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not Applicable
Completeness_Report: Complete Pending NMFS PRD Review
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The base shoreline data set used in this process was the Coastal Assessment Framework shapefile from NOAA/NOS/SPO. Additional reference data sets included Mr SID CIR Imagery of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway from www.atlas.lsu.edu, TIGER Line shapefiles of roads in Louisiana and Florida from www.geographynetwork.com and road and railroad shapefiles in Mississippi from MARIS. Maptech's Digital Chart Kit, Regions 8 and 17 featuring NOAA Digital Charts and a text description of the 72 COLREGS Demarcation lines from www.navcen.uscg.gov/mwv/regulations/33CFR080/33CFR80_GCD08.htm were also used. These additional layers were used to designate boundaries on individual units as dictated by the critical habitat designations described in the Federal Register Document. Inland units were created by digitizing a polygon slightly larger than the water body it represented. The new polygons were then "edit clipped" to the shoreline to exactly match the shoreline. In areas where the entire water body was not included, the boundaries were drawn following the feature described in Federal Register document. (Ex. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was digitized from the Mr SID's and used as the western boundary of the polygon. Bays with adjacent rivers or bayous that were excluded had their boundaries created by drawing a straight line across the river's mouth as dictated by the Document.) Every effort was made to exclude features at locations consistent with the descriptions in the Document. Near shore units were created by creating a 1 nautical mile buffer of the coastline (9nm in the case of the Suwannee Sound) or barrier island as indicated by the Document. The seaward side of these buffers was used as the southern boundary of the units. For the passes between islands, line segments were digitized to represent the 72 COLREGS Demarcation lines and 1 nautical mile buffers were created from those lines. Those buffers were merged with the buffers of the islands to complete the southern boundaries of the units. Every effort was made to accurately follow the descriptions of the 72 COLREGS lines. Whenever coordinates were used in the description, those coordinates were used in the creation of the buffers. When no coordinates were given, the lines/buffers were created by following the descriptions in the text. The Maptech software was used primarily as a guide to locate areas by name. The digital charts were also useful for accuracy evaluation in placement of the 72 COLREGS lines, as they were visible on the charts and could be compared to the lines digitized from text descriptions.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Department of the Interior and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Gulf Sturgeon, [Docket No.; I.D> 020522156-3051-02]
Process_Date: 20031223
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC)
Contact_Person: Chris Henton
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst/Metadata Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 228-688-2354
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone:
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chris.henton@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact_Instructions:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset moved.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Q:\ARCDATA\GEODATA\USA\SE Region\Gulf_Sturgeon_Critical_Habitat_Final_022004\Data_NAD83\gulf_sturgeon_CH_units8-14_line
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\CHenton\NCDDC\Cooperative Institute\Data\NMFS-SERO\Critical Habitat and Desoto Canyon\GS_NOAA\gulf_sturgeon_CH_units8-14_poly

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 7

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: gulf_sturgeon_CH_units8-14_poly
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Unit_Num
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Name_2

Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.102

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040220
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC)
Contact_Person: Chris Henton
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst/Metadata Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 228-688-2354
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone:
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chris.henton@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact_Instructions:
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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