Coral Reef and Hardbottom from Unified Florida Reef Tract Map (NODC Accession 0123059)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

This dataset is a subset of the Unified Map representing Coral reef and Hardbottom areas. Version 1.1 - December 2013. The Unified Florida Reef Tract Map (Unified Reef Map) provides a consistent geospatial framework for management, monitoring, and characterization of the Florida reef tract from Martin County to the Dry Tortugas. The Unified Reef Map integrates existing benthic habitat maps of Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Counties, Biscayne National Park, Florida Bay, and the Florida Keys, including the Dry Tortugas. This map of the seafloor uses a Unified Classification (UC) system to provide a common and consistent picture of the entire area while retaining the original detailed information specific to different source maps. The UC contains five levels of seafloor classification detail providing flexibility in the scope of analysis. UC Level 0 is the coarsest classification level that provides a consistent view of the entire area. UC Level 4 retains full seafloor description details from source maps which are not necessarily consistent for all areas. Where mapping projects spatially overlap, data are edited to create a seamless and consistent transition. Existing seafloor classification values are also cross-walked to the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS).

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Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update unknown

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: Acknowledgment of the FWC-FWRI (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute) as the data source would be appreciated in any products developed from these data, and such acknowledgment as is standard for citation and legal practices for data source is expected by users of this data. Please cite the original metadata when using portions of the record to create a similar record of slightly altered data, such as reprojection. If any data are modified or adjusted, please share the edited information with FWC. Users should be aware that comparison with other data sets for the same area from other time periods may be inaccurate due to inconsistencies resulting from changes in mapping conventions, data collection, and computer processes over time. FWC shall not be liable for improper or incorrect use of this data. These data are not legal documents and are not to be used as such. This is not a survey data set and should not be utilized as such. These data are not to be used for navigation., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -80.085266
Bbox North Lat 25.696999
Bbox South Lat 24.368851
Bbox West Long -82.990703
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Frequency Of Update unknown
Harvest Object Id aad47c01-2aad-46fa-ba06-0e83edd51078
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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