• Puerto Rico Benthic Habitats - Interactive Map Viewer

    This project is a cooperative effort among the National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment; the United States Geological Survey; the National Park Service; and the National Geophysical Data Center to produce benthic habitat maps and georeferenced imagery for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This project was conducted in support of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force.Twenty-one distinct habitat types within eight zones were mapped directly into a GIS system using visual interpretation of orthorectified aerial photographs. Benthic features were mapped that covered an area of 1600 km^2. In all, 49 km^2 of unconsolidated sediment, 721 km^2 of submerged vegetation, 73 km^2 of mangroves, and 756 km^2 of coral reef and colonized hardbottom were mapped. The Biogeography Program developed this ArcIMS browser to allow users to view maps of Puerto Rico and perform basic queries of the data over the internet.

    Data and Resources

    Metadata Source

    Harvested from NCDDC-NOS-NCCOS

    About this Dataset

    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date Sep 11, 2013
    Metadata Created Date Oct 01, 2013
    Metadata Updated Date Oct 01, 2013
    Reference Date(s) Jan 01, 2001 (publication)
    Responsible Party National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch (Point of Contact)
    Contact Email
    Access Constraints ["Use Constraints: Not for navigation", "Access Constraints: None"]
    Bbox East Long -65.22
    Bbox North Lat 18.59
    Bbox South Lat 17.82
    Bbox West Long -68.01
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update notPlanned
    Harvest Object Id 235e8d5b-9a81-4c78-93a0-41b72e879355
    Harvest Source Id e89e9c93-4500-401b-b5dc-ee86470fd269
    Harvest Source Title NCDDC-NOS-NCCOS
    Licence ["The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), produced this ArcIMS site. NCCOS Biogeography Program does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes. Please see the metadata record for each data set on the accompanying project CD-ROM for complete information of the source, limitations, and proper use."]
    Metadata Language
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-68.01, 17.82], [-65.22, 17.82], [-65.22, 18.59], [-68.01, 18.59], [-68.01, 17.82]]]}
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 1999-01-01
    Temporal Extent End 2001-01-01

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