Connecticut Eelgrass Beds 2009 Field Data
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Connecticut Eelgrass Beds 2009 Field Data
SDE Feature Class - depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2009_FIELD_DATA
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
DescriptionSpatialData StructureData SourceData DistributionMetadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Connecticut Eelgrass Beds 2009 Field Data
Originators: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Consevation Management Institute
Publication date: 2009
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
This data layer was created by the Conservation Management Institute, Virginia Tech University for the USFWS National Wetlands Inventory, Region 5. The project area encompasses the eastern end of Long Island Sound, including Fishers Island and the North Fork of Long Island. It includes all coastal embayments and nearshore waters (i.e., to a depth of -15 feet at mean low water) bordering the Sound from Clinton Harbor in the west to the Rhode Island border in the east and including Fishers Island and the North Shore of Long Island from Southold to Orient Point and Plum Island. The study area includes the tidal zone of 18 sub-basins in Connecticut: Little Narragansett Bay, Stonington Harbor, Quiambog Cove, Mystic Harbor, Palmer-West Cove, Mumford Cove, Paquonock River, New London Harbor, Goshen Cove, Jordan Cove, Niantic Bay, Rocky Neck State Park, Old Lyme Shores, Connecticut River, Willard Bay, Westbrook Harbor, Duck Island Roads, and Clinton Harbor, and two areas in New York: Fishers Island and a portion of the North Shore of Long Island. Delineations of 2009 eelgrass beds were completed using 1:20,000 true color aerial photography flown at low tide on 7/14/2009 and 7/15/2009. Extensive field work was conducted by the USFWS Region 5 Southern New England-New York Bight Coastal Program Office in October, November, and December 2009 with 193 field sites checked. The 2009 photography was scanned and geo-rectified using 2006 NAIP 1 meter true color imagery. Data have been summarized in a technical report: Tiner, R., K. McGuckin, M. Fields, N. Fuhrman, T. Halavik, and A. MacLachlan. 2010. 2009 Eelgrass Survey for Eastern Long Island Sound, Connecticut and New York. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Inventory Program, Northeast Region, Hadley, MA. National Wetlands Inventory report. 16 pp. plus Appendix.
Purpose:
This dataset was developed for an ongoing eelgrass monitoring of the Long Island Sound.  Funding was provided by the EPA, Region 2.
Language of dataset: en
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Person: Ralph Tiner
Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Northeast Region
Position: National Wetlands Inventory, R5 Coordinator
Phone: 413-253-8620
Email: ralph_tiner@fws.gov
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
300 Westgate Center Drive
City: 300 Westgate Center Drive
State or Province: MA
Postal code: 01035
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2009_FIELD_DATA
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: SDE Feature Class
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 2009
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: None planned
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: environment
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place:
Keywords: Connecticut, CT
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of The United States, and Associated Areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Place:
Keywords: United States of America, USA
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None. The data is in the public domain and may be redistributed.
Use constraints:
Per US Fish and Wildlife Service:
Contraints based on limitation of methods of aquiring data through remotely sensed processes.

Per State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection:
No restrictions or legal prerequisites for using the data.  Although this data set  has been used by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection as to the accuracy of the data and or related materials.  The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection in the use of these data or related materials. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of these data. Once the data is distributed to the user, modifications made to the data by the user should be noted in the metadata.
+ Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Projected coordinate system:
Name: NAD 1983 StatePlane Connecticut FIPS 0600 Feet
Map units: survey feet
Geographic coordinate system:
Name: GCS North American 1983
Coordinate System Details
Map projection
Map projection name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Standard parallel: 41.200000
Standard parallel: 41.866667
Longitude of central meridian: -72.750000
Latitude of projection origin: 40.833333
False easting: 999999.999996
False northing: 499999.999998
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.000328
Ordinate resolution: 0.000328
Planar distance units: survey feet
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
Vertical Coordinate System
Reference system from which vertical distances (altitudes or depths) are measured.
Altitude system definition:
Altitude resolution: 1.000000
Altitude encoding method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Projected or local coordinates
NAD 1983 StatePlane Connecticut FIPS 0600 Feet
BoundaryCoordinate
Left1106394.765597 (survey feet)
Right1244981.398528 (survey feet)
Top688116.586345 (survey feet)
Bottom614616.276325 (survey feet)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
BoundaryCoordinate
West-72.363698 (longitude)
East-71.857784 (longitude)
North41.348970 (latitude)
South41.144442 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2009_FIELD_DATA
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2009_FIELD_DATA
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Point
Number of records: 193
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Alias: OBJECTID Type: OID Width: 4 Precision: 10 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Alias: SHAPE Type: Geometry Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
ID
Alias: ID Type: Double Width: 8 Precision: 38 Scale: 8
SITE
Alias: SITE Type: Double Width: 8 Precision: 38 Scale: 8
LAT
Alias: LAT Type: Double Width: 8 Precision: 38 Scale: 8
LON
Alias: LONG_ Type: Double Width: 8 Precision: 38 Scale: 8
SITE_1
Alias: SITE_1 Type: String Width: 10 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
LATITUDE
Alias: LATITUDE Type: String Width: 20 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
LONGITUDE
Alias: LONGITUDE Type: String Width: 20 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
SITE_AREA
Alias: SITE_AREA Type: String Width: 20 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
SITE_NAME
Alias: SITE_NAME Type: String Width: 30 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
INSP_DATE
Alias: INSP_DATE Type: Date Width: 36 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
INSP_TIME
Alias: INSP_TIME Type: Date Width: 36 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
DEPTH_FT
Alias: DEPTH_FT Type: Double Width: 8 Precision: 38 Scale: 8
EELGRASS
Alias: EELGRASS Type: String Width: 10 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
COVER
Alias: COVER Type: String Width: 10 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
COMMENTS
Alias: COMMENTS Type: String Width: 254 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
TIDE_TIME
Alias: TIDE_TIME Type: Date Width: 36 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
TIDE_HEIGH
Alias: TIDE_HEIGH Type: Double Width: 8 Precision: 38 Scale: 8
INVESTIGAT
Alias: INVESTIGAT Type: String Width: 254 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2009_FIELD_DATA
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Point
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 193
Spatial index: TRUE
Linear referencing: FALSE
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2009_FIELD_DATA
Type: Entity point
Count: 193
+ Data Source and Process Information
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Process
Date: 20100513 Time: 125512
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued: FeatureClassToFeatureClass E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_2009_CT_St_Plane.mdb\Eelgrass Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009 # "ID 'ID' true true false 19 Double 5 18 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,ID,-1,-1;SITE__ 'SITE__' true true false 19 Double 5 18 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,SITE__,-1,-1;LAT 'LAT' true true false 19 Double 5 18 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,LAT,-1,-1;LONG_ 'LONG_' true true false 19 Double 5 18 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,LONG,-1,-1;SITE___1 'SITE___1' true true false 254 Text 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,SITE___1,-1,-1;LATITUDE 'LATITUDE' true true false 254 Text 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,LATITUDE,-1,-1;LONGITUDE 'LONGITUDE' true true false 254 Text 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,LONGITUDE,-1,-1;SITE_AREA 'SITE_AREA' true true false 254 Text 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,SITE_AREA,-1,-1;SITE_NAME 'SITE_NAME' true true false 254 Text 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,SITE_NAME,-1,-1;DATE_ 'DATE_' true true false 8 Date 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,DATE_,-1,-1;TIME_ 'TIME_' true true false 8 Date 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,TIME,-1,-1;DEPTH_FT 'DEPTH_FT' true true false 19 Double 5 18 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,DEPTH_FT,-1,-1;EELGRASS 'EELGRASS' true true false 254 Text 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,EELGRASS,-1,-1;COVER 'COVER' true true false 254 Text 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,COVER,-1,-1;COMMENTS 'COMMENTS' true true false 254 Text 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,COMMENTS,-1,-1;TIDE_TIME 'TIDE_TIME' true true false 8 Date 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,TIDE_TIME,-1,-1;TIDE_HEIGH 'TIDE_HEIGH' true true false 19 Double 5 18 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,TIDE_HEIGH,-1,-1;INVESTIGAT 'INVESTIGAT' true true false 254 Text 0 0 ,First,#,E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp,INVESTIGAT,-1,-1" # E:\NWI\Eelgrass\Final_Submit\Submitted\Eelgrass_2009_CT_St_Plane.mdb\Eelgrass\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009
2 Process
Date: 20101116 Time: 082433
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued: CopyFeatures Y:\Workspaces\Coastal\KOB\metadata_work\SDE_prep\OLISP_SDE_data_prep.mdb\Eelgrass\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009 Y:\GIS_Tools\Dropoff_Box\OLISP_data\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp # 0 0 0
3 Process
Date: 20101118 Time: 124904
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued: CopyFeatures Y:\GIS_Tools\Dropoff_Box\OLISP_data\Eelgrass_Field_Points_2009.shp Y:\GIS_Tools\Dropoff_Box\OLISP_data\Coastal_Data_Load.mdb\EELGRASS_BEDS_2009_FIELD_DATA # 0 0 0
4 CopyFeatures_1
Date: 20101209 Time: 140009
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued: CopyFeatures Y:\GIS_Tools\Dropoff_Box\OLISP_data\Coastal_Data_Load_Final.mdb\EELGRASS_BEDS_2009_FIELD_DATA "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@dep_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2009_FIELD_DATA" DEPFEATURESTATIC 0 0 0
+ Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Resource description:
Connecticut Eelgrass Beds 2009 Field Data
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Size of the data: 0.005
Transfer size: 0.005
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20120119
Language of metadata: en
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Person: Kevin McGuckin
Organization: Consevation Management Institute
Position: GIS Manager
Phone: 540-231-9197
Email: kmcguckn@vt.edu
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
1900 Kraft Dr. Suite 250
City: Blacksburg
State or Province: VA
Postal code: 24061
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Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additonal information:
Profile: ESRI Metadata Profile
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