Gulf-Wide Information System, Environmental Sensitivity Index Brackish Marsh, Geographic NAD83, LDWF (2001) [esi_brackish_marsh_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 29202
Publication Date: 200109
Title: Gulf-Wide Information System, Environmental Sensitivity Index Brackish Marsh, Geographic NAD83, LDWF (2001) [esi_brackish_marsh_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_brackish_marsh_LDWF_2001.zip
Description:
Abstract: This data set contains Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) brackish marshes data of coastal Louisiana. The ESI is a classification and ranking system, which characterizes the relative sensitivity and ease of cleanup of shoreline habitats exposed to spilled oil. 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.
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. See also the HABITAT and ESI data layers, part of the larger Louisiana G-WIS database, for additional habitat and ESI information.
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 2001
Currentness Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: None Scheduled
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -93.905136
East Bounding Coordinate: -89.380104
North Bounding Coordinate: 30.369080
South Bounding Coordinate: 29.205643
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
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_brackish_marsh_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.
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, and GIS topological consistencies (such as unnecessary nodes, etc.). Note that there were some topological inconsistencies in the source data used to create this data set, including edgematching errors, and sliver polygons. In the majority of cases, these inconsistencies were not corrected and are still present in the data.
Completeness Report: These data represent coastal habitat polygons classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system.
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: The polygonal ESI data set was developed from a pre-existing digital source and reflects 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 there were some topological inconsistencies in the source data used to create this data set, including edgematching errors, and sliver polygons. In the majority of cases, these inconsistencies were not corrected and are still present in the data.
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: 3816
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: Label Point
Point and Vector Object Count: 87070
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: GT-polygon Composed of Chains
Point and Vector Object Count: 87070
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_brackish_marsh_LDWF_2001
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: HABITATS_
Attribute:
Attribute Label: HABITATS_I
Attribute:
Attribute Label: RARNUM
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: 140.775
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
Distribution Liability: The data herein, including but not limited to geographic data, tabular data, analytical data, electronic data structures or files, are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the data is assumed by the user. No guarantee of accuracy is granted, nor is any responsibility for reliance thereon assumed. In no event shall the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO) be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits or benefits arising out of use of or reliance on the data. The LOSCO does not accept liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers or other transformations or conversions, nor is there responsibility assumed to maintain the data in any manner or form. These data have been developed from the best available sources. Although efforts have been made to ensure that the data are accurate and reliable, errors and variable conditions originating from physical sources used to develop the data may be reflected in the data supplied. Users must be aware of these conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, scale, resolution, rectification, positional accuracy, development methodology, time period, environmental and climatic conditions and other circumstances specific to these data. The user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of the data provided herein. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. The user should refer to the accompanying metadata notes for a description of the data and data development procedures. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers at the LOSCO, no guarantee, expressed or implied, is made by LOSCO regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. Distribution of these data is intended for information purposes and should not be considered authoritative for navigational, engineering, legal and other site-specific uses.
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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_brackish_marsh_LDWF_2001.zip
Offline Option:
Offline Media: DVD-ROM
Ordering Instructions: To obtain more information about ordering this data on DVD-ROM, please visit http://lagic.lsu.edu/loscoweb/ for more information.
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20071016
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Research Planning, Inc.
Contact Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
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
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