Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Boundary (polygon)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA / National Marine Sanctuaries Program
Publication_Date: 200412
Title:
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Boundary (polygon)
Edition: 200412
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA / National Marine Sanctuary Program
Other_Citation_Details: none
Online_Linkage: <http://www.sanctuaries.noaa.gov/>
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:
The National Marine Sanctuary Program manages a system of sanctuaries and other managed areas around the country. The legal boundaries of Thesee sanctuaries are defined within the Code of Federal Regulations, at 15 C.F.R. Part 922 and the subparts for each national marine sanctuary. The GIS compatible digital boundary files for each national marine sanctuary are representations of those legal boundaries and are based on the best available data. Thesee files are available for public use at locations defined in this metadata record.
Purpose:
Thesee GIS compatible digital files are provided to promote an understanding of the boundaries of each national marine sanctuary. They are based on the legal definition of each sanctuary as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, at 15 C.F.R. Part 922 and the subparts for each national marine sanctuary. Thesee digital files are not intended and should not be relied upon for use in navigation or legal purposes. For legal questions relating to the digital files, please contact the NMSP at the information provided in this metadata record.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200412
Currentness_Reference: 200412
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually on varying schedule
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.426940
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.627883
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.317580
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.494180
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
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: California
Place_Keyword: Marine
Place_Keyword: Gulf of the Farallones
Place_Keyword: National Marine Sanctuary
Place_Keyword: NMS
Place_Keyword: Pacific Ocean
Access_Constraints: To Be Determined
Use_Constraints: NOT FOR LEGAL USE
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA / National Marine Sanctuary Program
Contact_Person: NMSP Boundary Coordinator
Contact_Position: NMSP Boundary Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: N/ORM-62, SSMC-4
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3125
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-0404
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9:00AM to 4:00PM EST; Monday - Friday
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722

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
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Positional accuracy will vary
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
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_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA / National Marine Sanctuary Program
Contact_Person: NMSP Boundary Coordinator
Contact_Position: NMSP Boundary Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: N/ORM-2, SSMC-4, #11542
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3125
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-0404
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9:00AM to 4:00PM EST; Monday - Friday

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: 1

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 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: gfnms_py
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: 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: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: Area calculated in acres
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_KM
Attribute_Definition: area calculated in square kilometers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA_NM
Attribute_Definition: area calculated in square nautical miles

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA / National Marine Sanctuary Program
Contact_Person: NMSP Boundary Coordinator
Contact_Position: NMSP Boundary Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: N/ORM-62, SSMC-4
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3125
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-0404
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9:00AM to 4:00PM EST; Monday - Friday
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Users must assume responisibility to determine the appropriate use of Thesee data. These boundaries are not to be used as LEGAL definitions. The boundaries are created with the most recent and accurate boundary information available, but the edges and/or borders of the boundaries may change due to the natural land changes, site boundary modification or higher resolution maps. Therefore, the currency or accuracy of Thesee boundaries cannot be guaranteed.
Custom_Order_Process:
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Digital Boundary File (gfnms_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: 20060317
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA / National Marine Sanctuary Program
Contact_Person: NMSP Boundary Coordinator
Contact_Position: NMSP Boundary Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: N/ORM62, SSMC-4
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3125
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-0404
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9:00AM to 4:00PM EST; Monday - Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards 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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