Path of Loggerhead Sea Turtle found at Assateague Island National Seashore in 1998

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: ASIS Wildlife Technician
Publication_Date: 1999
Title:
Path of Loggerhead Sea Turtle found at Assateague Island National Seashore in 1998
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrdata
Description:
Abstract:
This data shows the path of a Loggerhead Sea turtle that was found in the Maryland district of the OSV (Over Sand Vehicle) zone at Assateague Island National Seashore. In 1998, the first loggerhead sea turtle nest was documented on Assateague. A brief summary report was written and included a map of the path and location of the crawl and nest. Loggerheads are listed as a federally listed Threatened Species.
Purpose:
The purpose of this data set is to allow the tracking of threatened sea turtles on Assateague Island National Seashore for research.  

The path and direction of the crawl was recorded on GPS and saved for future reference. Sea turtles may return to the same beach to nest and this location and pattern may be useful in determining future nesting efforts.
Supplemental_Information:
There is also data available that shows a similar path from 1999 as well as turtle nesting data.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.194772
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.193096
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.097814
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.096357
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Assateague Island National Seashore Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information System
Theme_Keyword: sea turtles
Theme_Keyword: reptiles
Theme_Keyword: threatened & endangered species
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Biology
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: North America
Place_Keyword: Maryland
Place_Keyword: Worcester County
Place_Keyword: Assateague Island National Seashore
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: Assateague Island National Seashore
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Code Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: ASIS
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Assateague Island National Seashore
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
7206 National Seashore Lane
City: Berlin
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 21811
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 410-641-1443
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 410-641-1099
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: asis_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am-4:30pm
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Assateague Island National Seashore
Publication_Date: 1998
Title:
Metadata for Path of Loggerhead Sea Turtle found at Assateague Island National Seashore in 1998
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://nrdata.nps.gov/ASIS/ASISdata/ASIS_loggerhead_landings_1998-1999.xml
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
unknown
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Line Topology was created for this file.
Completeness_Report:
This data set contains the path that was walked by a Loggerhead Sea Turtle in the Maryland portion of the OSV zone on Assateague Island National Seashore in 1998.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
unknown
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
unknown
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The length of this polyline was calculated using Hawth's Tools in ArcMap.
Process_Date: 20060802
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Assateague Island National Seashore
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
7206 National Seashore Lane
City: Berlin
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 21811
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 410-641-1443
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 410-641-1099
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: asis_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am-4:30pm
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
S:\Scratch\nick_temp\Metadata_Edits\Stranded_Marine_Mammals\Loggerhead\asis_loggerhead_crawl1998
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
S:\Scratch\nick_temp\Metadata_Edits\fromnick_archive-already added to el2\Loggerhead\Final\ASIS_loggerhead_landings_1998-1999\asis_loggerhead_crawl1998
Cloud_Cover: none
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000001
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
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
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: asis_loggerhead_crawl1998
Entity_Type_Definition:
Path of Loggerhead in 1998
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
ASIS
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: COMMENT
Attribute_Definition:
Describes what polyline is describing
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ASIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Path of turtle's travel on beach
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Length
Attribute_Definition:
Length of polyline
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ASIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Length of turtle's path measure in meters.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Assateague Island National Seashore
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
7206 National Seashore Lane
City: Berlin
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 21811
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 410-641-1443
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 410-641-1099
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: asis_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am-4:30pm
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (i.e. "GIF or JPG" format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. The National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from an NPS server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on computer systems at the National Park Service , no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on other systems for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: shp
Transfer_Size: 0.017
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://nrdata.nps.gov/ASIS/ASISdata/ASIS_loggerhead_landings_1998-1999.zip
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060802
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Assateague Island National Seashore
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address.
Address:
7206 National Seashore Lane
City: Berlin.
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 21811
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 410-641-1443.
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 410-641-1099
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: asis_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am-4:30pm
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
none
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://nrdata.nps.gov/profiles/nps_profile.xml
Profile_Name: NPS Metadata Profile
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