Estuarine Habitats in Great South Bay, Fire Island Wilderness Area, 1996

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kenneth Raposa (comp.)
Originator: Charles LaBash (ed.)
Publication_Date: 19960410
Title:
Estuarine Habitats in Great South Bay, Fire Island Wilderness Area, 1996
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Kingston, RI, USA
Publisher: University of Rhode Island
Online_Linkage: http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrdata
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. National Park Service
Title:
Field Evaluation of Fire Island National Seashore (NY) Estuarine Resources
Description:
Abstract:
These data represent 8 submerged aquatic vegetation and salt marsh habitat classes in Great South Bay along the Wilderness Area of Fire Island National Seashore. Estuarine habitat types were mapped in stereo from 17 true-color aerial photographic transparencies at a scale of 1:7,200. The photography was taken on 9 November 1992 by Keystone Aerial Surveys, Philadelphia, PA (flight KAS 92-115) for Fire Island National Seashore. During 1995 and 1996, habitat features were interpreted, digitized, and georegistered in coordinates of Universal Transverse Mercator, Zone 18, North American Datum 1983. These spatial data are in Arc/Info Geographic Information System Coverage format.
Purpose:
This map was produced by investigators at the University of Rhode Island through a grant from the U.S. Department of Interior's National Biological Service Coastal Research Center and the National Park Service North Atlantic Regional Office. The title of the project is, "Field Evaluation of Fire Island National Seashore (NY) Estuarine Resources." The purpose of this study is to acquire baseline information on ecological phenomena in estuarine habitats. At a later time, changes can be measured, analyzed, and used to develop long-term management strategies
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19921109
Ending_Date: 19921109
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.3061
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.7564
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.7733
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.6111
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: coastal change
Theme_Keyword: estuarine habitat
Theme_Keyword: eelgrass
Theme_Keyword: submered aquatic vegetation
Theme_Keyword: sav
Theme_Keyword: salt marsh
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Wetlands
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation
Theme_Keyword: Land Use / Cover
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: Fire Island National Seashore
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Code Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: FIIS
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: United States Geological Survey, Pawtuxent Wildlife Research Center
Contact_Person: Dr. Charles T. Roman
Contact_Position: Coastal Ecologist, Unit Director
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Coastal Institute, Box 8
City: Narragansett
State_or_Province: RI
Postal_Code: 02882
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-6886
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-874-6887
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: charles_roman@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5 EST
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Arc/Info coverage format g:\fiis\sav\esthab4
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
n/a
Logical_Consistency_Report:
topologically clean
Completeness_Report:
Ocean Ridge/Watch Hill eastward to Smith Point County Park
approx. 1.2 km east of the Fire Island National Seashore
Ranger Station. Delineated area extends north from Fire
Island into the Great South Bay from 300 to 800 m.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Photography was georegistered using control points
collected with a C/A code GPS unit (Trimble GeoExplorer I).
The resulting control points yield errors ranging from 2 to
5 m after differential processing (with URI GPS Base
Station) and averaging.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
n/a
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Dr. James R. Allen (comp.)
Originator: Charles L. LaBash (ed.)
Publication_Date: 19960911
Title:
fi608mhw
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Kingston, RI, USA
Publisher: U.S. National Park Service
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. National Park Service
Title:
Geomorphic Analysis of Storm Breaches and Barrier Island Dynamics in Northeastern U.S. National Seashores
Type_of_Source_Media: disk
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19960823
Ending_Date: 19960823
Source_Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Source_Contribution:
GPS data collection, differential correction, coordinate
projection, GIS integration
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kenneth Raposa (comp.)
Originator: Charles LaBash (ed.)
Publication_Date: 19960410
Title:
esthab4
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Kingston, RI, USA
Publisher: University of Rhode Island
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. National Park Service
Title:
Field Evaluation of Fire Island National Seashore (NY) Estuarine Resources
Type_of_Source_Media: disk
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19921109
Ending_Date: 19921109
Source_Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Source_Contribution:
Aerial photointerpretation; GPS data collection,
differential correction, coordinate projection, GIS integration
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Estuarine habitat types were mapped in stereo from 17
true-color aerial photographic transparencies at a scale of
1:7,200. The photography was taken on 9 November 1992 by
Keystone Aerial Surveys, Philadelphia, PA (flight KAS
92-115) for Fire Island National Seashore. Habitat types
were delineated, classified, and digitized directly from
the transparencies. Habitat classifications were
ground-truthed in-situ. Eelgrass was mapped in accordance
to specifications described in a manuscript entitled, "1993
Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the
Chesapeake Bay" by the Virginia Institute of Marine
Science." Georegistration was performed using Global
Positioning System-derived coordinates for well-defined
features on the photography. Data exist in UTM coordinates,
zone 18, NAD83.
Process_Date: 19960410
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Charles T. Roman
Contact_Organization: United States Geological Survey, Pawtuxent Wildlife Research Center
Contact_Position: Coastal Ecologist, Unit Director
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Coastal Institute, Box 8
City: Narragansett
State_or_Province: RI
Postal_Code: 02882
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-6886
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-874-6887
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: charles_roman@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5 EST
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
\\bison\buffalo\nps\databases\fiis\vegetation\esthab4
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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: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 178
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 178
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 178
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 26
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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: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: esthab4.pat
Entity_Type_Definition:
Polygon Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area
Attribute_Definition:
Area of polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Software generated
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Software computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Perimeter
Attribute_Definition:
Perimeter of polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Software generated
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Software computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Esthab4#
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Software generated
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Software computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Esthab4-id
Attribute_Definition:
Feature identification number
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Software generated
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
User Defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Code
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 10
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Desc
Attribute_Definition:
User-defined feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: COMMON REED
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HIGH DENSITY EELGRASS (70-100% AREAL COVER)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HIGH SALT MARSH
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LOW DENSITY EELGRASS (0-40% AREAL COVER)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LOW SALT MARSH
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MARSH POOL
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MEDIUM DENSITY EELGRASS (40-70% AREAL COVER)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NON-VEGETATED BOTTOM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: UPLAND
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESC
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
No attributes other than length in meters have been incorporated
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
length - arc length in meters
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Fire Island National Seashore
Contact_Person: Diane Abell
Contact_Position: Planner
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
120 Laurel Street
City: Patchogue
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 11772
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 516-289-4810 x237
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: diane_abell@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9 to 5 EST
Resource_Description: esthab4
Distribution_Liability:
The National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper incorrect use of the data described and/or contained data and related graphics ("GIF" format files) are documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change time. The data are not better than the original sources which they were derived. It is the responsibility of 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 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 data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from an NPS server and not indirectly through sources which may have changed the data in some way. these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Park Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Transfer_Size: 0.356
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19990831
Metadata_Review_Date: 19990831
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: URI Environmental Data Center
Contact_Person: Charles LaBash
Contact_Position: Research Associate
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address:
9 East Alumni Ave, Suite 5
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: RI
Postal_Code: 02881
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-5054
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 401-874-4561
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: labash@uri.edu
Hours_of_Service: 9-5 EST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM
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
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