National Marine Sanctuary

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center
Publication_Date: 20110615
Title: National Marine Sanctuary
Edition: 200412
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, SC
Publisher: NOAA National Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center
Other_Citation_Details: none
Online_Linkage: <http://marinecadastre.gov/data/>
Online_Linkage: <http://northeastoceandata.org/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA / National Marine Sanctuaries Program
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: National Marine Sanctuary Program Digital Boundary Files
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, Maryland
Publisher: NOAA / National Marine Sanctuary Program
Online_Linkage: <http://www.sanctuaries.noaa.gov/>
Description:
Abstract:
National Marine Sanctuary means an area of the marine environment of special national significance due to its resource or human-use values, which is designated as such to ensure its conservation and management.
Purpose:
To support coastal planning and other activities pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act, Energy Policy Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20041201
Currentness_Reference: 20041201
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Code of Federal Regulations
Theme_Keyword: marine protected area
Theme_Keyword: MPA
Theme_Keyword: National Marine Sanctuary
Theme_Keyword: NMS
Theme_Keyword: NMSP
Theme_Keyword: CFR
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Atlantic
Place_Keyword: Buzzards Bay
Place_Keyword: Cape Cod Bay
Place_Keyword: Casco Bay
Place_Keyword: Connecticut
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts Bay
Place_Keyword: Nantucket Sound
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: Penobscot Bay
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island Sound
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Vineyard Sound
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Person: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected] gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/>
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FIPS Pub 199
Security_Classification: No Confidentiality
Security_Handling_Description: Standard Technical Controls
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attributes were standardized by feature type (point, line, and polygon) across all sanctuary boundaries. The values recorded for each attribute were quality assured and believed to be accurate.
Logical_Consistency_Report: The data were topologically cleaned.
Completeness_Report:
Where possible, the entire boundary for the sanctuary is represented by this digital file.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Positional accuracy will vary depending on source
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication_Date: 20010110
Title:
Raster Coastal Map Series Showing Hydrography and Topography Found on NOAA's Charted Nautical Charts for All Near-Shore Geographic Areas of the U.S.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Coastal Map Series
Issue_Identification: kapp number
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA's Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Other_Citation_Details:
Scale of source material ranges from 1:20000 to 1:80000
Online_Linkage: <http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA, NOS, OCS, Marine Charting Division
Publication_Date: 19950101
Title: Nautical Charts
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NOAA Nautical Charts
Issue_Identification: kapp number
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA's Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey
Type_of_Source_Media: Raster Images
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19950101
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source Nautical Chart
Source_Contribution:
All information in Coastal Maps is derived from the Source Nautical Chart.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: US Federal Government
Originator: US Department of Commerce
Originator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication_Date: 20030101
Title: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 15, Volume 3
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: US Dept. of Commerce
Other_Citation_Details:
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1996
Ending_Date: 2003
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 15CFR922
Source_Contribution:
The depicted shoreline of the sanctuary boundary was derived in part from information contained within the CFR.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The geographic boundary coordinates listed within the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) were converted to decimal degrees and a text file was created. A point coverage was then generated using ArcInfo GIS. The coverage was projected into the Geographic Coordinate System and overlaid on large scale nautical charts and analyzed with additional data such as adjacent sanctuaries and shorelines. Specific attention was given to analysis of inconsistencies between textual descriptions and listed coordinates. The polyline files were created using a combination of the coordinate list from the CFR and applicable shoreline vector files. For point files, two methods were used. If the sanctuary had a shoreline component, a polyline to point script was used to create a point for each vertice. If a shoreline component was not present, then the original coordinates from the CFR were used to create a point shapefile. Polygon files were created by converting polylines to polygons. For more detailed process description, please use contact information below.
Process_Date: 200412
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Clipped to the Northeast Regional Ocean Council vicinity.
Process_Date: 20101122

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Ring composed of arcs

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: sbnms_py
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
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: SANCTUARY
Attribute_Definition: Acronym for National Marine Sanctuary
Attribute_Definition_Source: National Marine Sanctuary Program
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATUM
Attribute_Definition:
The geometric model from which the geographic coordinate system is defined. For the Sanctuary boundaries, the datum used is NAD83, or in the case of Fagatele Bay, WGS84
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POLY_ID
Attribute_Definition: Polygon identification - the unique identifier for each polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: Coastal Services Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA_SM
Attribute_Definition: area calculated in statute miles
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
name of specific areas within a sanctuary, or in cases where there are no area names, the name of the sanctuary
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA_NM
Attribute_Definition: area calculated in square nautical miles
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA_KM
Attribute_Definition: area calculated in square kilometers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA_ACRES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Person: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected] gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/>
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.001
Custom_Order_Process:
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Digital Boundary File (sbnms_py.shp)
Digital boundry files are available for public consumption from the National Marine Sanctuary Program through their internet site. Because URL addresses and pages change, the actual data URL is not listed here, but will be searchable within the site (<http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov>) Requests may also be made through the NMSP Boundary Coordinator. See Distributor Contact Information for contact details.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110615
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20120615
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Person: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected] gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/>
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard 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

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