Kauai Benthic Habitats - Interactive Map Viewer

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

This project was a cooperative effort among the National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment; the University of Hawaii; and Analytical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLC. The goal of the work was to develop coral reef mapping methods and compare benthic habitat maps generated by photointerpreting georeferenced color aerial photography, hyperspectral and IKONOS satellite imagery. Twenty-seven distinct benthic habitat types within eleven zones were mapped directly into a GIS system using visual interpretation of orthorectified aerial photographs and hyperspectral imagery. Benthic features were mapped that covered an area of 790 km^2. In all, 204 km^2 of unconsolidated sediment, 171 km^2 of submerged vegetation, and 415 km^2 of coral reef and colonized hardbottom were mapped. The Biogeography program developed an ArcIMS browser to allow users to view maps of the Island of Kauai and perform basis queries of the data over the internet.

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Metadata Date April 17, 2017
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) 2002 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 17, 2017
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) 2002 (publication)
Responsible Party (); National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: Not for navigation | Distribution Liability: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) produced this 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.
Bbox East Long -159.2829
Bbox North Lat 22.2796
Bbox South Lat 21.8518
Bbox West Long -159.8495
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39352
Harvest Object Id 3f572326-99c9-4d99-bd0d-ace4237360b3
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2000
Temporal Extent End 2002

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