Gloucester Inner Harbor Designated Port Area Boundary

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Publication_Date: 20110301
Title: Gloucester Inner Harbor Designated Port Area Boundary
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
The dataset shows the boundary of the Gloucester Inner Harbor Designated Port Area. The state has designated areas in developed ports for the purposes of promoting and protecting marine industrial activities and certain supporting uses. According to the purpose section of the Designation of Port Area regulations (at 301 CMR 25.01(2)), Designated Port Areas (DPAs) are "geographic areas of particular state, regional, and national significance with respect to the promotion of commercial fishing, shipping, and other vessel-related activities associated with water-borne commerce, and of manufacturing, processing, and production activities reliant upon marine transportation or the withdrawal or discharge of large volumes of water. These water-dependent industrial uses vary in scale and intensity but generally share a need for infrastructure with three essential components: a waterway and associated waterfront that has been developed for some form of commercial navigation or other direct utilization of the water; backland space that is conducive in both physical configuration and use character to the siting of industrial facilities and operations; and land-based transportation and public utility services appropriate for general industrial purposes." DPAs have been set aside in Gloucester Inner Harbor, Beverly Harbor, Salem Harbor, Lynn, Mystic River, Chelsea Creek, East Boston, South Boston, Weymouth Fore River, New Bedford-Fairhaven, and Mount Hope Bay. For more information on the DPAs, please see CZM's DPA website at <http://www.mass.gov/czm/dpa>.
Purpose:
This layer was created to show the boundary of the Gloucester Inner Harbor Designated Port Area. This dataset was created for planning purposes only and should not be used for, and is not intended for, survey and engineering purposes. The dataset does not take the place of a legal survey or other primary source documentation.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20110301
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.666526
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.647665
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.617645
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.604955
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries, 003
Theme_Keyword: oceans, 014
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre, 015
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Theme_Keyword: Human Dimensions > Boundaries > Administrative Divisions
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Maine
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts
Access_Constraints:
None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use CZM's name or to suggest that CZM endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, CZM cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Data_Set_Credit:
These spatial data were created by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: There are no attributes assigned to these data.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These data are topologically clean. The boundary line does not self-overlap, self-intersect, or have dangles. The tests for logical consistency were performed with a geodatabase topology in ArcGIS 10.0.
Completeness_Report:
The entire Designated Port Area boundary was mapped in the dataset.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This DPA boundary was compiled from various sources and best available information, including NOAA nautical charts, ortho imagery, and town assessors' parcel maps, of varying spatial accuracies and was not the result of an on-the-ground survey. The boundary depiction, therefore, is for planning purposes only. Where projects and parcels are located proximate to this boundary and an accurate location of defining features is required, the accompanying boundary description should be reviewed and a Professional Land Surveyor consulted to determine accurately the location of the boundary. Pursuant to 301 CMR 25.05(3), it is the exclusive responsibility of CZM to formally interpret the DPA boundary maps and project proponents and landowners of parcels adjacent to any DPA boundary are encouraged to contact CZM's DPA Coordinator to discuss steps required to document the boundary location.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Massachusetts Office of Geographic Information (MassGIS)
Publication_Date: 200104
Title: 1:5,000 Color Ortho Imagery
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/mgis/colororthos2001.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 5000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200104
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 2001 ortho imagery
Source_Contribution: One of the sources from which the DPA boundary was compiled.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Massachusetts Office of Geographic Information (MassGIS)
Publication_Date: 201003
Title: Assessors' Parcels
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
The MassGIS Assessors' Parcels comprise a collection of digital data provided to MassGIS by individual cities and towns or regional planning agencies.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/mgis/parcels.htm>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 201003
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: assessors' parcels
Source_Contribution: One of the sources from which the DPA boundary was compiled.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Publication_Date: 200702
Title: Chart 13281: Gloucester Harbor and Annisquam River
Edition: 18
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/13281.shtml>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 10000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200702
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NOAA nautical chart
Source_Contribution: One of the sources from which the DPA boundary was compiled.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Using the Designation of Port Area regulations (at 301 CMR 25.00) as guidance, the DPA boundary was compiled from the 2001 ortho imagery, assessors' parcels, and NOAA nautical chart.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: 2001 ortho imagery
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: assessors' parcels
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NOAA nautical chart
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only

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

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2001
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 41.716667
Standard_Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.000000
False_Easting: 200000.000000
False_Northing: 750000.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.001
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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Designated Port Area (DPA)
Entity_Type_Definition:
Designated Port Areas (DPAs) are designated by the state in developed ports for the purposes of promoting and protecting marine industrial activities and certain supporting uses.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: CZM
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: Name
Attribute_Definition: Name of Designated Port Area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall CZM be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CZM and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile (.shp)
Format_Version_Number: ArcGIS 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x
Transfer_Size: 0.001
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm>
Fees:
GIS and coordinate files may be downloaded at no charge by following links on the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management website (<http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm/>).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110301
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
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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