Gulf-Wide Information System, Environmental Sensitivity Index Semi-aquatic, Fur-bearing Mammal Database, Geographic NAD83, LDWF (2001) [esi_s_mammal_LDWF_2001]


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Minerals Management Service (MMS) 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., MS-5220, New Orleans, LA 70123-2394; Louisiana State University (LSU), Center for Coastal, Energy and Environmental Resources (CCEER) and the Department of Geography and Anthropology, 302 Howe-Russell, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), 2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808; and Research Planning, Inc. (RPI), 1121 Park Street, Post Office Box 328, Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Publication Date: 200109
Title: Gulf-Wide Information System, Environmental Sensitivity Index Semi-aquatic, Fur-bearing Mammal Database, Geographic NAD83, LDWF (2001) [esi_s_mammal_LDWF_2001]
Edition: Second
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Series Information:
Series Name: None
Issue Identification: Louisiana
Publication Information:
Publication Place: New Orleans, LA
Publisher: Minerals Management Service (MMS) 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., MS-5220, New Orleans, LA 70123-2394
Other Citation Details: Prepared by Research Planning, Inc. (RPI), Columbia, South Carolina and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for Louisiana State University (LSU), Center for Coastal, Energy and Environmental Resources (CCEER) and the Department of Geography and Anthropology, 302 Howe-Russell, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 and Minerals Management Service (MMS) 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., MS-5220, New Orleans, LA 70123-2394
Online Linkage: http://lagic.lsu.edu/data/losco/esi_s_mammal_LDWF_2001.zip
Description:
Abstract: This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for small semi-aquatic, fur-bearing mammals in coastal Louisiana. Vector polygons represent areas of similar harvest densities based upon physiographic province and habitat type. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set comprises a portion of the Gulf-Wide Information System (G-WIS) database for the entire coastal zone of Louisiana. The G-WIS data include three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. The Louisiana G-WIS biological data layers are primarily based on quantitative LDWF survey data collected over the last decade through 1999 or 2000. Species abundance and concentration attributes associated with the spatial data are quantitatively expressed as mean densities or counts and/or as categorical descriptive values (high, medium, or low population densities). See also the NHP and BEAR data layers, part of the larger Louisiana G-WIS database, for additional terrestrial mammal information.
Purpose: The G-WIS data are created to support environmental assessments associated with oil and gas exploration, production, and transportation activities in the Gulf of Mexico. The G-WIS data structure is closely related to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data structure used by NOAA, USCG, and other agencies for oil spill planning and response purposes. These data therefore support the requirements of the Clean Water Act, with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, in the development of response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources. G-WIS and ESI data are also appropriate for other natural resource management and environmental assessment purposes.
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 1972
Ending Date: 2001
Currentness Reference: The biological data was compiled during 1999-2001. The currentness dates for these data range from 1972 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: None Scheduled
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -93.906170
East Bounding Coordinate: -89.000078
North Bounding Coordinate: 30.500192
South Bounding Coordinate: 28.927671
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Coastal resources
Theme Keyword: Coastal Zone Management
Theme Keyword: ESI
Theme Keyword: G-WIS
Theme Keyword: Oil spill planning
Theme Keyword: Sensitivity maps
Theme Keyword: Wildlife
Theme Keyword: Small mammals, furbearers
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: None
Place Keyword: Coastal Louisiana
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: The G-WIS database was developed to provide summary information on sensitive natural and human-use resources for the purposes of oil spill planning, environmental assessment, and natural resource management. Although the G-WIS database should be a valuable planning and resource management tool, it should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Also, this database and related map products should not be used for navigation. Recognize that the information contained in the G-WIS database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. For more information or guidance on proper and improper uses of these data, please contact the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Research Planning, Inc. Acknowledgement of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed in this document would be appreciated in products derived from or utilizing these data.
Browse Graphic:
Browse Graphic File Name: <URL: esi_s_mammal_LDWF_2001.gif>
Browse Graphic File Type: GIF
Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., MS-5220, New Orleans, LA 70123-2394. Norman Froomer with MMS coordinated the larger G-WIS project and was particularly supportive during the Louisiana portion of the project. This project was coordinated by Louisiana State University (LSU), Center for Coastal, Energy and Environmental Resources (CCEER) and the Department of Geography and Anthropology, 302 Howe-Russell, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. DeWitt Braud, Dina Sa, Hampton Peele, and Lynda Wayne were key contributors to the project. The majority of natural resources data used to develop the larger LA G-WIS data set were provided by the LDWF. Jim Hanifen coordinated the LDWF effort. The following LDWF personnel (listed alphabetically) were major contributors to the LA G-WIS project: Jan Bowman, Heather Warner Finley, Robert Helm, Noel Kinler, Gary Lester, Greg Linscombe, Mike Olinde, Gary Tilyou, and Bill Vermillion. At Research Planning, Inc. (RPI), Scott Zengel was the Project Manager. Colin Plank and Miles Hayes performed the shoreline classification. Zach Nixon was the GIS Coordinator, Jon Whitlock, and Jennifer Rainman performed data processing, and Kristi Suggs prepared the final metadata. Joanne Halls and William Holton contributed to the conceptual design of the project and participated in the LA G-WIS pilot project, which preceded this final data set.
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.0.1324
Data Quality Information:
Attribute Value Accuracy Information:
Attribute Accuracy Report: A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, hardcopy data review by in-house and external resource experts, and a final Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) process, as well as multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. Contact sources listed in lineage for a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy. Logical_Consistency_Report: A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above attribute accuracy report is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks which test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies (such as dangles, unnecessary nodes, etc.), and ORACLE(r) to ARC/INFO(r) consistencies.
Completeness Report: These data consist of the best representation of existing digital, hardcopy, and expert knowledge sources describing small semi-aquatic, fur-bearing mammal resources in coastal Louisiana. The following species are included in this data set: Common raccoon, Mink, Muskrat, Northern river otter, and Nutria.
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: The spatial components of the biological data sets were developed from pre-existing digital sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. See the lineage and process description sections for more infomation on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered "fuzzy", and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources.
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Kinler, N. (LDWF)
Publication Date: Unpublished material
Title: Furbearer Seasonality and Non-surveyed Distributions
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Expert
Type of Source Media: Personal Communication
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 2001
Source Currentness Reference: Dates of Communication
Source Citation Abbreviation: None
Source Contribution: Seasonality, life-history, and distribution information for furbearing mammals
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Linscombe, G. and N. Kinler
Publication Date: 1985
Title: Fur Harvest Distribution in Coastal Louisiana
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Hardcopy Table
Publication Information:
Publisher: Fourth Coastal Marsh and Estuary Management Symposium
Type of Source Media: Paper
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 1972
Ending Date: 1984
Source Currentness Reference: Date of Survey
Source Citation Abbreviation: None
Source Contribution: Furbearing mammal harvest densities by physiographic province and wetland type
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: USGS NWRC
Publication Date: Unpublished material
Title: Gulf of Mexico Coastal Louisiana Habitat Data
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Digital polys
Source Scale Denominator: 24000
Type of Source Media: Disk
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 1988
Source Currentness Reference: Date of Survey
Source Citation Abbreviation: None
Source Contribution: Coastal habitat data
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: LDWF and USGS NWRC
Publication Date: 1997
Title: Louisiana Coastal Marsh Vegetative Type Map
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Digital Polys
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Lafayette, LA
Publisher: LDWF and USGS NWRC
Source Scale Denominator: Unknown
Type of Source Media: Disk
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 1997
Source Currentness Reference: Date of Survey
Source Citation Abbreviation: None
Source Contribution: Coastal marsh type data
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: LOSCO
Publication Date: 2000
Title: Parish Boundaries of Louisiana
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Digital Polys
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Baton Rouge, LA
Publisher: LOSCO
Source Scale Denominator: Unknown
Type of Source Media: Disk
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 2000
Source Currentness Reference: Date of Publication
Source Citation Abbreviation: None
Source Contribution: Parish boundaries (defining physiographic provinces)
Process Step:
Process Description: Vector polygons in this data layer represent small semi-aquatic, fur-bearing mammal habitats with harvest density values by habitat zone and physiographic province. Species in these data include nutria, muskrat, raccoon, mink, and river otter. The primary sources used to create polygons depicting small semi-aquatic, fur-bearing mammal areas were: 1) the 1988 USGS Coastal Louisiana Habitat data; 2) the 1997 LDWF Louisiana Coastal Marsh Vegetative Type data; and 3) the 2000 LOSCO Louisiana Parish Boundaries. Polygons representing semi-aquatic fur-bearing mammal distributions and densities are based on habitat type "zones" comprised of land and adjacent water, divided by physiographic province. Physiographic provinces were derived from combinations of parishes as indicated by LDWF reports. Major habitat zones include fresh marsh, intermediate marsh, brackish marsh, salt marsh, and forested wetlands. The 1988 USGS Coastal Habitat data represent the actual wetland polygons used to create this data layer. Integration of the 1988 USGS and 1997 LDWF Marsh Type data was performed using a GIS overlay operation to reattribute the more spatially explicit USGS marsh polygons with marsh type values from the more recent 1997 LDWF marsh type data. See the metadata for the polygonal ESI data layer (ESI_P) or habitat data layer (HABITATS) that are part of the complete Louisiana G-WIS database for a more detailed description of this process. Wetland polygons adjacent to water features were buffered to create polygons that included small water-bodies and extended out into coastal lakes and bays by either 100 or 500 m depending on the location and the complexity of the shoreline. In addition, larger coastal lakes were either included or excluded from the semi-aquatic fur-bearing mammal polygons based on the expert opinion of LDWF wildlife biologists. Small (area < 3 sq km) polygons of a particular marsh or other habitat type that were isolated in an upland area were excluded from the coverage. Similarly, small "inclusion" polygons of one wetland type occurring within another wetland type were dissolved into the surrounding "matrix" habitat type. Finally, physiographic province boundaries were used to further divide semi-aquatic fur-bearing mammal habitat polygons. LDWF fur harvest distribution data for coastal Louisiana from 1972-1985 were used to develop density values for semi-aquatic fur-bearing mammals in each combination of habitat zone (four marsh types, forested wetland areas) and physiographic province. Mean densities were recorded in the CONC (concentration) field of the BIORES data table, and were rounded to the nearest whole acre per individual. In addition to quantitative density, the field CONC contains a categorical description of population status. This categorical description (HIGH/MED/LOW) was developed by LDWF biologists and indicates the relative population status by region and habitat of each species described. The LDWF survey effort did not include salt marsh. However, because semi-aquatic fur-bearing mammal are present in salt marsh, CONC was populated with either 'TRANSIENT' or 'RESIDENT' for polygons representing this habitat type, depending on the behavior of each particular species.
Process Date: 200106
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Research Planning, Inc.
Contact Person: Scott Zengel - Senior Ecologist and Project Manager; Zach Nixon - Project GIS Coordinator
Contact Position: Senior Ecologist, or Project GIS Coordinator
Contact Address:
Address Type: Physical
Address: 1121 Park Street
City: Columbia
State or Province: SC
Postal Code: 29201
Contact Voice Telephone: (803) 256-7322
Contact Facsimile Telephone: (803) 254-6445
Contact Electronic Mail Address: szengel@researchplanning.com; znixon@researchplanning.com
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: 11933
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: Label Point
Point and Vector Object Count: 11933
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point and Vector Object Count: 11933
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: Point
Point and Vector Object Count: 27
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude Resolution: 0.000000
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: esi_s_mammal_LDWF_2001
Entity Type Definition: The spatial data layer esi_s_mammal_LDWF_2001 contains polygons representing small semi-aquatic, furbearing mammal habitats with similar harvest density values. Note that all attribute information is stored in a series of relational files, described below. See the browse graphic for this data set for an entity-relationship diagram describing the way this table relates to other attribute tables in the G-WIS data structure.
Entity Type Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
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: AREA
Attribute:
Attribute Label: PERIMETER
Attribute:
Attribute Label: S_MAMMAL_
Attribute:
Attribute Label: S_MAMMAL_I
Attribute:
Attribute Label: RARNUM
Attribute Definition: An identifier that links vector objects in the biology data layers to records in the BIORES data table. The value for RARNUM is determined for each unique combination of SPECIES_ID, CONC, SEASON_ID, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and ELEMENT for single species records, or for groups of species co-occurring at a location.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: BIORES data table
Entity Type Definition: The data table BIORES contains both biological attribute data and items necessary for linking the biological spatial data layers to other associated data tables. See the browse graphic for this data set for an entity-relationship diagram describing relationships between attribute tables in the G-WIS data structure.
Entity Type Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: RARNUM
Attribute Definition: An identifier that links records in the BIORES data table to vector objects in the biology data layers. The value for RARNUM is determined for each unique combination of SPECIES_ID, CONC, SEASON_ID, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and ELEMENT for single species records, or for groups of species co-occurring at a location.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SPECIES_ID
Attribute Definition: Numeric identifier for each species that is unique within each element and refers to a nationwide master ESI species list maintained at RPI and NOAA.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CONC
Attribute Definition: The field CONC refers to "concentration", abundance, or density values and contains mean harvest densities for small mammals rounded to the nearest whole acre per individual. In addition to quantitative density, CONC contains a categorical description of population status. This categorical description (HIGH/MED/LOW) was developed by LDWF biologists and indicates the relative population status by region and habitat for each species. For records describing polygons where small furbearing mammals were not sampled, the field is populated with either 'TRANSIENT' or 'RESIDENT' depending on the behavior of each particular species in that habitat type.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SEASON_ID
Attribute Definition: Numeric identifier for the unique monthly presence and life history characteristics of each species at a given location.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Attribute:
Attribute Label: G_SOURCE
Attribute Definition: Geographic source identifier that links records in the BIORES data table to records in the SOURCES data table.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Attribute:
Attribute Label: S_SOURCE
Attribute Definition: Seasonality source integer identifier that links records in the BIORES data table to records in the SOURCES data table.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ELEMENT
Attribute Definition: Major categories of biological data
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: BIRD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Birds
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: FISH
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Fish
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: HABITAT
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Habitats and plants
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: INVERT
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Invertebrates
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: M_MAMMAL
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Marine mammals
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: REPTILE
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Reptiles and Amphibians
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: T_MAMMAL
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Terrestrial mammals
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: EL_SPE
Attribute Definition: Concatenation of the first character of the ELEMENT and SPECIES_ID. This item links records in the BIORES data table to records in the SPECIES and STATUS data tables.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: E#####
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Where E is the first character of ELEMENT and the next five characters are SPECIES_ID (eg. ELEMENT = 'BIRD' and SPECIES_ID = 1; EL_SPE = 'B00001').
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: EL_SPE_SEA
Attribute Definition: Concatenation of the first character of the ELEMENT, SPECIES_ID, and SEASON_ID. This item links records in the BIORES data table to records in the SEASONAL, BREED, and ACTIVITY data tables.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: E#######
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Where E is the first character of ELEMENT, the next five characters are SPECIES_ID, and the last two characters are SEASON_ID (eg. ELEMENT = 'BIRD', SPECIES_ID = 1 and SEASON_ID = 1; EL_SPE_SEA = 'B0000101').
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: SPECIES data table
Entity Type Definition: The data table SPECIES identifies all species in the G-WIS data set. See the browse graphic for this data set for an entity-relationship diagram describing the way this table relates to other attribute tables in the G-WIS data structure.
Entity Type Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SPECIES_ID
Attribute Definition: Numeric identifier for each species that is unique within each element and refers to a nationwide master ESI species list maintained at RPI and NOAA.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Attribute:
Attribute Label: NAME
Attribute Definition: Species common name
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GEN_SPEC
Attribute Definition: Species scientific name
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ELEMENT
Attribute Definition: Major categories of biological data
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: BIRD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Birds
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: FISH
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Fish
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: HABITAT
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Habitats and plants
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: INVERT
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Invertebrates
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: M_MAMMAL
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Marine Mammals
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: REPTILE
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Reptiles and Amphibians
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: T_MAMMAL
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Terrestrial Mammals
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SUBELEMENT
Attribute Definition: Species subgroup pertaining to elements occurring in this data layer.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: bat
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Bat
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: bear
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Bear
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: canine
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Canine
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: feline
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Feline
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: sm_mammal
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Small mammals
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: ungulate
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Ungulate
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: NHP
Attribute Definition: Natural Heritage Program global conservation status rank, if used
Attribute Definition Source: Network of Natural Heritage Programs
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: NHP Global Conservation Status Rank
Codeset Source: Natural Heritage Program
Attribute:
Attribute Label: NHP_DATE
Attribute Definition: Publication date of source material used to determine NHP Global Conservation Status Ranks for each species, if used.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 0
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Not used
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Numeric
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: mmyyyy
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: EL_SPE
Attribute Definition: Concatenation of the first character of the ELEMENT and SPECIES_ID. This item links records in the SPECIES data table to records in the BIORES, SEASONAL, and STATUS data tables.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: E#####
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Where E is the first character of ELEMENT and the next five characters are SPECIES_ID (eg. ELEMENT = 'BIRD' and SPECIES_ID = 1; EL_SPE = 'B00001').
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: SEASONAL data table
Entity Type Definition: The data table SEASONAL contains information on the seasonal presence of each species associated with each spatial vector object. See the browse graphic for this data set for an entity-relationship diagram describing the way this table relates to other attribute tables in the G-WIS data structure.
Entity Type Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ELEMENT
Attribute Definition: Major categories of biological data
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: BIRD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Birds
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: FISH
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Fish
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: HABITAT
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Habitats and plants
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: INVERT
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Invertebrates
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: M_MAMMAL
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Marine Mammal
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: REPTILE
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Reptiles and Amphibians
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: T_MAMMAL
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Terrestrial Mammals
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SPECIES_ID
Attribute Definition: Numeric identifier for each species that is unique within each element and refers to a nationwide ESI species list maintained at RPI and NOAA.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SEASON_ID
Attribute Definition: Numeric identifier for the unique monthly presence and life history characteristics of each species at a given location.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Attribute:
Attribute Label: JAN
Attribute Definition: Present in January
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in January
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FEB
Attribute Definition: Present in February
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in February
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: MAR
Attribute Definition: Present in March
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in March
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: APR
Attribute Definition: Present in April
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in April
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: MAY
Attribute Definition: Present in May
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in May
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: JUN
Attribute Definition: Present in June
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in June
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: JUL
Attribute Definition: Present in July
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in July
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: AUG
Attribute Definition: Present in August
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in August
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SEP
Attribute Definition: Present in September
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in September
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OCT
Attribute Definition: Present in October
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in October
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: NOV
Attribute Definition: Present in November
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in November
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: DEC
Attribute Definition: Present in December
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Present in December
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: EL_SPE
Attribute Definition: Concatenation of the first character of the ELEMENT and SPECIES_ID. This item links records in the SEASONAL data table to records in the SPECIES and STATUS data tables.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: E#####
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Where E is the first character of ELEMENT and the next five characters are SPECIES_ID (eg. ELEMENT = 'BIRD' and SPECIES_ID = 1; EL_SPE = 'B00001').
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: EL_SPE_SEA
Attribute Definition: Concatenation of the first character of the ELEMENT, SPECIES_ID, and SEASON_ID. This item links records in the SEASONAL data table to records in the ACTIVITY, BIORES, and BREED data tables.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: E#######
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Where E is the first character of ELEMENT, the next five characters are SPECIES_ID, and the last two characters are SEASON_ID (eg. ELEMENT = 'BIRD', SPECIES_ID = 1 and SEASON_ID = 1; EL_SPE_SEA = 'B0000101').
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: BREED data table
Entity Type Definition: The data table BREED identifies the monthly presence of certain life-history stages or activities for each species at a given location.
Entity Type Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: EL_SPE_SEA
Attribute Definition: Concatenation of the first character of the ELEMENT, SPECIES_ID, and SEASON_ID. This item links records in theBREED data table to records in the BIORES, SEASONAL, and ACTIVITY data tables.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: E#######
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Where E is the first character of ELEMENT, the next five characters are SPECIES_ID, and the last two characters are SEASON_ID (eg. ELEMENT = 'BIRD', SPECIES_ID = 1 and SEASON_ID = 1; EL_SPE_SEA = 'B0000101').
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: MONTH
Attribute Definition: Two-digit calendar month. Each life history stage or activity type for a particular species can have up to 12 records to account for each month of the year.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: 12
Attribute:
Attribute Label: BREED1
Attribute Definition: Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED1 = nesting; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED1 = spawning; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED1 = spawning/mating; if ELEMENT is "REPTILE" then BREED1 = nesting; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED1 = mating. This attribute is not used for HABITAT or T_MAMMAL elements.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Y
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Life-history stage or activity present
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: N
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Life-history stage or activity not present
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: -
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Breed category not used for element
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: BREED2
Attribute Definition: Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED2 = laying; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED2 = eggs; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED2 = eggs; if ELEMENT is "REPTILE" then BREED2 = hatching; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED2 = calving. This attribute is not used for HABITAT or T_MAMMAL elements
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Y
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Life-history stage or activity present
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: N
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Life-history stage or activity not present
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: -
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Breed category not used for element
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: BREED3
Attribute Definition: Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED3 = hatching; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED3 = larvae; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED3 = larvae; if ELEMENT is "REPTILE" then BREED3 = internesting; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED3 = pupping. This attribute is not used for HABITAT or T_MAMMAL elements
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Y
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Life-history stage or activity present
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: N
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Life-history stage or activity not present
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: -
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Breed category not used for element
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: BREED4
Attribute Definition: Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "BIRD" then BREED4 = fledging; if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED4 = juvenile; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED4 = juvenile; if ELEMENT is "REPTILE" then BREED4 = juvenile; if ELEMENT is "M_MAMMAL" then BREED4 = molting. This attribute is not used for HABITAT or T_MAMMAL elements.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Y
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Life-history stage or activity present
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: N
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Life-history stage or activity not present
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: -
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Breed category not used for element
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: BREED5
Attribute Definition: Life history stage or activity type, where: if ELEMENT is "FISH" then BREED5 = adults; if ELEMENT is "INVERT" then BREED5 = adults; if ELEMENT is "REPTILE" then BREED5 = adults. This attribute is not used for BIRD, M_MAMMAL, HABITAT or T_MAMMAL elements.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Y
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Life-history stage or activity present
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: N
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Life-history stage or activity not present
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: -
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Breed category not used for element
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: ACTIVITY data table
Entity Type Definition: The data table ACTIVITY contains a record for each month and each life-history stage or activity for all species except habitat types and terrestrial mammal species, which do not possess this information. See the browse graphic for this data set for an entity-relationship diagram describing the way this table relates to other attribute tables in the G-WIS data structure.
Entity Type Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: EL_SPE_SEA
Attribute Definition: Concatenation of the first character of the ELEMENT, SPECIES_ID, and SEASON_ID. This item links records in the ACTIVITY data table to records in the BIORES, BREED, and SEASONAL data tables.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: E#######
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Where E is the first character of ELEMENT, the next five characters are SPECIES_ID, and the last two characters are SEASON_ID (eg. ELEMENT = 'BIRD', SPECIES_ID = 1 and SEASON_ID = 1; EL_SPE_SEA = 'B0000101').
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: MONTH
Attribute Definition: Two-digit calendar month. Each life history stage or activity type for a particular species can have up to 12 records to account for each month of the year.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: 12
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ACTIVITY_CODE
Attribute Definition: Code identifying the type of life-history stage or activity. NOTE: In the BREED data table, the BIRD element does not have an item for adults, but in this data table adults are identified.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 1
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Adults
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 2
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Calving
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 3
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Fledging
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 4
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Hatching
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 5
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Internesting
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 6
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Juvenile
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 7
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Larvae
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 8
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Laying
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 9
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Mating
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 10
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Molting
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 11
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Nesting
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 12
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Outmigration
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 13
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Pupping
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 14
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Spawning
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 15
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Eggs
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 0
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: No life-history stage or activity used or present for this species in this location
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ACTIVITY_DESC
Attribute Definition: Text description of the life-history stage or activity
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: ADULTS
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: CALVING
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: FLEDGING
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: HATCHING
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: INTERNESTING
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: JUVENILE
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: LARVAE
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: LAYING
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: MATING
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: MOLTING
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: NESTING
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: OUTMIGRATION
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: PUPPING
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: SPAWNING
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: EGGS
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Blank
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: No life-history stage or activity used or present for this species in this location
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ABUNDANCE
Attribute Definition: Monthly abundances for species. Although the G-WIS data structure provides for monthly abundances, concentrations for small furbearing mammals are summarized for each location and may be found in the CONC field of the BIORES data table (see above).
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: SOURCES data table
Entity Type Definition: The data table SOURCES contains the primary sources used to create the G-WIS data set. See the browse graphic for this data set for an entity-relationship diagram describing the way this table relates to other attribute tables in the G-WIS data structure.
Entity Type Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SOURCE_ID
Attribute Definition: Source identifier that links records in the SOURCES data table to the items G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and A_SOURCE in the BIORES and SOC_DATA tables.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ORIGINATOR
Attribute Definition: Author or developer of source material or data set
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: DATE_PUB
Attribute Definition: Date of source material, publication, or date of personal communication with expert source
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Numeric
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: mmyyyy
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: TITLE
Attribute Definition: Title of source material or data
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: DATA_FORMAT
Attribute Definition: The format of the source material
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: PUBLICATION
Attribute Definition: Additional citation information
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SCALE
Attribute Definition: Scale denominator of the source
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: integer
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Any integer
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: TIME_PERIOD
Attribute Definition: Date(s) of data collection source material is based upon.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Numeric
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: yyyy
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: TYPE
Attribute Definition: Sampling type
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 1
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Survey
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 2
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Inferred (Typically, all expert knowledge sources are inferred.)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 0
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Not applicable
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SAMP_PLAT
Attribute Definition: Sampling platform
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SAMP_METH
Attribute Definition: Sampling method
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SPAT_REF_METH
Attribute Definition: Spatial reference method
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: STATUS data table
Entity Type Definition: The data table STATUS identifies the species that are listed as either threatened or endangered by a state or federal authority. See the browse graphic for this data set for an entity-relationship diagram describing the way this table relates to other attribute tables in the G-WIS data structure.
Entity Type Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ELEMENT
Attribute Definition: Major categories of biological data
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: BIRD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Birds
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: FISH
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Fish
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: HABITAT
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Habitats
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: INVERT
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Invertebrates
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: M_MAMMAL
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Marine Mammal
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: REPTILE
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Reptiles and Amphibians
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: T_MAMMAL
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Terrestrial Mammals
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SPECIES_ID
Attribute Definition: Numeric identifier for each species that is unique within each element and refers to a nationwide master ESI species list maintained at RPI and NOAA
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: N
Attribute:
Attribute Label: STATE
Attribute Definition: Two letter state abbreviation
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Any character
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Free text
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: S_F
Attribute Definition: State and Federal status. Although, the G-WIS data structure provides for both federal and state listings, there are no state listings in Louisiana.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: F
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Federally listed
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: T_E
Attribute Definition: Threatened and endangered status. Although, the G-WIS data structure provides for both federal and state listings, there are no state listings in Louisiana.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: E
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Endangered on state or federal list
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: T
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Threatened on state of federal list
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Attribute:
Attribute Label: DATE_PUB
Attribute Definition: Publication date of source material used to assign threatened and endangered status values for each species, if used.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Numeric
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: mmyyyy
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: EL_SPE
Attribute Definition: Concatenation of the first character of the ELEMENT and SPECIES_ID. This item links the STATUS data table to the BIORES, SPECIES, and SEASONAL data tables.
Attribute Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: E#####
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Where E is the first character of ELEMENT and the next five characters are SPECIES_ID (eg. ELEMENT = 'BIRD' and SPECIES_ID = 1; EL_SPE = 'B00001').
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Research Planning, Inc.
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Research Planning, Inc.
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1121 Park Street
City: Columbia
State or Province: South Carolina
Postal Code: 29201
Country: USA
Contact Voice Telephone: (803) 256-7322
Contact Facsimile Telephone: (803) 254-6445
Resource Description: G-WIS for Coastal Louisiana
Distribution Liability: Although this data has been processed successfully on a computer system at Research Planning, Inc. (RPI), no warranty, expressed of implied, is made by RPI regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Research Planning, Inc. warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.
Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Transfer Size: 24.062
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: David Gisclair
Contact Organization: Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office
Contact Position: Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Director
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing address
Address: Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office
Address: Office of the Governor
Address: P.O. Box 94095
City: Baton Rouge
State or Province: LA
Postal Code: 70804
Country: USA
Contact Voice Telephone: (225) 219-5800
Contact Facsimile Telephone: (225) 219-5802
Contact Electronic Mail Address: dgisclair@losco.state.la.us
Hours: 0800-1700 CST
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Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: ARCGeo, shapefile, DBF
Format Version Number: 9.2
Format Specification: ESRI Geodatabase and shapefile, DBF, HTML
Format Information Content: Geometry, attributes, and metadata
File Decompression Technique: no compression applied
Transfer Size: 1.608
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Computer Contact Information:
Network Address:
Network Resource Name: http://lagic.lsu.edu/data/losco/esi_s_mammal_LDWF_2001.zip
Offline Option:
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 200106
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Research Planning, Inc.
Contact Address:
Address Type: physical address
Address: 1121 Park Street
City: Columbia
State or Province: South Carolina
Postal Code: 29201
Contact Voice Telephone: (803) 256-7322
Contact Facsimile Telephone: (803) 254-6445
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