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Molokai Benthic Habitats - Interactive Map Viewer

Metadata Updated: March 15, 2024

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 Molokai and perform basis queries of the data over the internet.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2002 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS NCCOS

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2002 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39393
Access Constraints Cite As: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, [Date of Access]: Molokai Benthic Habitats - Interactive Map Viewer [Data Date Range],, 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 -156.682
Bbox North Lat 21.2129
Bbox South Lat 20.9929
Bbox West Long -157.3263
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 2ac5cfb2-aaa3-463b-86f5-8cc8a9e0e7a8
Harvest Source Id 9594655d-43d5-48eb-bc7d-86f579a54e78
Harvest Source Title NOS NCCOS
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-157.3263, 20.9929], [-156.682, 20.9929], [-156.682, 21.2129], [-157.3263, 21.2129], [-157.3263, 20.9929]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2000
Temporal Extent End 2002

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