Index of Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) PDF Maps for Massachusetts

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Publication_Date: 20090805
Title:
Index of Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) PDF Maps for Massachusetts
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
This GIS layer shows the locations of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps in Massachusetts and contains an attribute with a URL to a PDF version of each ESI map. ESI maps summarize shorelines, biological resources, and human-use resources that are at risk if an oil spill occurs. ESI maps include three kinds of information: shoreline rankings, biological resources, and human-use resources. Shorelines are ranked according to their sensitivity, the natural persistence of oil, and the expected ease of cleanup. Biological resources are oil-sensitive animals, as well as habitats that either (a) are used by oil-sensitive animals, or (b) are themselves sensitive to spilled oil. Human-use resources are resources and places important to humans and sensitive to oiling, such as public beaches and parks, marine sanctuaries, water intakes, and archaeological sites. This polygon shapefile was created by CZM on September 9, 2008 by sketching the extent of each ESI map for Massachusetts. The ESI PDF maps were created by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to show sensitive habitat and biological resources, which were compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Purpose:
These data were created to show the location and provide a URL of all of the ESI PDF maps for Massachusetts. The ESI data were developed for oil spill planning and responding. ESI maps may be used to reduce the environmental consequences of an oil spill, to develop oil spill cleanup strategies, and to identify sensitive coastal resources.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20090805
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.382893
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.784137
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.890162
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.180158
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota, 002
Theme_Keyword: environment, 007
Theme_Keyword: oceans, 014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Sensitivity Index
Theme_Keyword: ESI
Theme_Keyword: sensitivity maps
Theme_Keyword: coastal zone management
Theme_Keyword: oil spills
Theme_Keyword: oil spill planning
Theme_Keyword: coastal resources
Theme_Keyword: shorelines
Theme_Keyword: biological resources
Theme_Keyword: human-use resources
Theme_Keyword: habitat
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Theme_Keyword: Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Oil Spill
Theme_Keyword: Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Coastal Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Estuarine Habitat
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts Bay
Place_Keyword: Cape Cod Bay
Place_Keyword: Nantucket Sound
Place_Keyword: Vineyard Sound
Place_Keyword: Buzzards Bay
Place_Keyword: Mount Hope Bay
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: The 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: An attribute accuracy report was not conducted for these data.
Logical_Consistency_Report: A logical consistency report was not conducted for these data.
Completeness_Report: A completeness report was not conducted for these data.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
A horizontal accuracy report was not conducted for these data. Polygon features were sketched as rough approximations of map extents using the DEP ESI Index on the PDF maps as a spatial reference.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: n/a
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: DEP Environmental Sensitivity Maps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Type_of_Source_Media: PDF
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PDF maps
Source_Contribution: PDFs from which this dataset was digitized.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were digitized as rough approximations of map extents using the DEP ESI Index on the PDF maps as a spatial reference.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: PDF maps
Process_Date: 20080909
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The 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: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 17

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: ESI Map Index
Entity_Type_Definition:
This GIS layer shows the extent of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps in Massachusetts and contains an attribute with a URL to a PDF version of each ESI map.
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: URL
Attribute_Definition: URL to PDF of ESI map on MassGIS web server.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ESIMapName
Attribute_Definition: Name of ESI map.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of features.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The 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)
Transfer_Size: 0.002
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/czm.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/>).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090805
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The 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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