Gulf sturgeon Critical Habitat Units 8-14

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Publication_Date: 20030319
Title: Gulf sturgeon Critical Habitat Units 8-14
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/maps_gis_data/protected_resources/critical_habitat/index.html>
Description:
Abstract:
These data represent the critical habitat for Gulf Sturgeon as designated by Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 53, Wednesday, March 19, 2003, Rules and Regulations.
Purpose:
The purpose of these data is to visually represent the critical habitat areas for GIS analysis and display.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20031224
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.154254
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.047740
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.582618
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.067242
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Gulf Sturgeon
Theme_Keyword: Critical Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: Endangered Species
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Lake Pontchartrain
Place_Keyword: Apalachicola Bay
Place_Keyword: Mississippi Sound
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: Suwannee Sound
Place_Keyword: Mississippi
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Pensacola Bay
Place_Keyword: Choctawhatchee Bay
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Lake Borgne
Place_Keyword: Santa Rosa Sound
Place_Keyword: Near shore Gulf of Mexico
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Users be advised that the accuracy of this data set is completely dependent upon the accuracy of the shoreline data used in the creation process. Also be advised that the Colreg Demarcation lines used in the delineation of boundaries are the best estimate possible given the available source data. For more details on this process, see the process description. The text description in 68 FR 13370 is always the one, true definition of Gulf sturgeon critical habitat. These or any other depictions are for information purposes only and shouldn't be relied on for regulatory purposes.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NMFS
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701-5505
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5312
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5309
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Jason Rueter
Contact_Position: Gulf sturgeon Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5312
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5309
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jason.rueter@noaa.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not Applicable
Completeness_Report: Complete Pending NMFS PRD Review
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The base shoreline data set used in this process was the Coastal Assessment Framework shapefile from NOAA/NOS/SPO. Additional reference data sets included Mr SID CIR Imagery of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway from www.atlas.lsu.edu, TIGER Line shapefiles of roads in Louisiana and Florida from www.geographynetwork.com and road and railroad shapefiles in Mississippi from MARIS. Maptech's Digital Chart Kit, Regions 8 and 17 featuring NOAA Digital Charts and a text description of the 72 COLREGS Demarcation lines from www.navcen.uscg.gov/mwv/regulations/33CFR080/33CFR80_GCD08.htm were also used. These additional layers were used to designate boundaries on individual units as dictated by the critical habitat designations described in the Federal Register Document.Inland units were created by digitizing a polygon slightly larger than the water body it represented. The new polygons were then "edit clipped" to the shoreline to exactly match the shoreline. In areas where the entire water body was not included, the boundaries were drawn following the feature described in Federal Register document. (Ex. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was digitized from the Mr SID's and used as the western boundary of the polygon. Bays with adjacent rivers or bayous that were excluded had their boundaries created by drawing a straight line across the river's mouth as dictated by the Document.) Every effort was made to exclude features at locations consistent with the descriptions in the Document.Near shore units were created by creating a 1 nautical mile buffer of the coastline (9nm in the case of the Suwannee Sound) or barrier island as indicated by the Document. The seaward side of these buffers was used as the southern boundary of the units. For the passes between islands, line segments were digitized to represent the 72 COLREGS Demarcation lines and 1 nautical mile buffers were created from those lines. Those buffers were merged with the buffers of the islands to complete the southern boundaries of the units. Every effort was made to accurately follow the descriptions of the 72 COLREGS lines. Whenever coordinates were used in the description, those coordinates were used in the creation of the buffers. When no coordinates were given, the lines/buffers were created by following the descriptions in the text.The Maptech software was used primarily as a guide to locate areas by name. The digital charts were also useful for accuracy evaluation in placement of the 72 COLREGS lines, as they were visible on the charts and could be compared to the lines digitized from text descriptions.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Department of the Interior and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Gulf Sturgeon, [Docket No.; I.D> 020522156-3051-02]
Process_Date: 20031223
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC)
Contact_Person: Chris Henton
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst/Metadata Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 228-688-2354
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chris.henton@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 7

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Longitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Gulf_sturgeon_Critical_Habitat_Unit8_14
Entity_Type_Definition: Critical Habitat Units 8-14 (Coastal) for Gulf Sturgeon
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NCDDC
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: Unit_Num
Attribute_Definition:
Number of Critical Habitat Unit as described in the Federal Register.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NCDDC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Critical Habitat Unit Number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Name
Attribute_Definition: Name of physical location of designated unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: NCDDC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Name used for identification purposes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Name_2
Attribute_Definition: Assigned Unit Number used for label purposes
Attribute_Definition_Source: NCDDC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Critical Habitat Unit Number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Label

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20131126
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5312
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5309
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.ser.gis.coordinator@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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