Shellfish Beds in the Gulf of Maine

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Identification Information
Data Quality Information
Spatial Data Organization Information
Spatial Reference Information
Entity and Attribute Information
Distribution Information
Metadata Reference Information



IDENTIFICATION_INFORMATION

 Citation:   
  Citation_Information:
      Originator: Arnold Banner      
      Publication_Date: 20000802
      Title: Shellfish Beds in the Gulf of Maine (GOMSHELL83) 
      Edition: 
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
      Publication_Information:
        Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME
        Publisher: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Gulf of Maine Program
      Other_Citation_Details:
      Online_Linkage: 
      Larger_Work_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Originator:  Arnold Banner and Sue Schaller
          Publication_Date: 
          Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project
          Publication_Information:
            Publication_Place: Falmouth, Maine
            Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf of Maine Program, Northeast Region
          Online_Linkage: 
  Description:
    Abstract:
      We assembled data characterizing shellfish beds within the Gulf of Maine study area, then scored or
      classified those areas according to the specificity of the data; see
      also: shellfish_data_methods.htm
    Purpose:
         The Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project used environmental and occurrence information
          to map potential habitat for 63 species of primary concern to the U.S. Fish and 
          Wildlife Service.  Shellfish beds are important food items for waterfowl and seabirds, and so of interest
          when mapping habitats for those birds.
    Supplemental_Information:
  Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Range_of_Dates/Times:
        Beginning_Date: 
        Ending_Date: 
    Currentness_Reference: 
  Status:
    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.3892
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.8317
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.4396
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.6446
  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Theme_Keyword: habitat
      Theme_Keyword: shellfish
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Place_Keyword: Maine
      Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
      Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
      Place_Keyword: United States
      Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
  Access_Constraints:
  Use_Constraints:
  Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
        Contact_Person: Arnold Banner
      Contact_Position: Senior Biologist
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 4R Fundy Road
        City: Falmouth
        State_or_Province: ME
        Postal_Code: 04105-1764
        Country: U.S.A.
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov
      Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard)
  Native_Data_Set_Environment:
    ESRI Grid format
    f:\arcdat\gom\birds\blackduck\gomshell83
 
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DATA_QUALITY_INFORMATION Attribute_Accuracy: Attribute_Accuracy_Report: The accuracy of the attributes is determined by the quality of the data sets used, which may have errors in characterizing shellfish abundance or bed boundaries. Logical_Consistency_Report: Completeness_Report: The coverage uses data from a variety of sources based on general surveys. Smaller beds are likely to be omitted, and beds are likely to vary greatly in abundance because of harvest and natural population fluctuations. Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Vertical_Positional_Accuracy: Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A Lineage: Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Arnold Banner Publication_Date: 1995 Title: National Shellfish Register of Classified Growing Waters Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: NOAA Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: http://seaserver.nos.noaa.gov/projects/95register/ Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: Ending_Date: Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: used to identify general abundance of any of the commercially important species of bivalve molluscs Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Maine Geological Survey Publication_Date: Title: Coastal Marine Geologic Environments Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Maine Office of GIS Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: http://apollo.ogis.state.me.us/ Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: 24,000 Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: Ending_Date: 1976 Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: identification of intertidal mussel beds Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR Publication_Date: Title: Shellfish Beds Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Maine Office of GIS Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: http://apollo.ogis.state.me.us/ Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: Ending_Date: Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: identification of commercially fished shellfish beds Process_Step: Process_Description: Overlay finer resolution data (CMGE's, local data for Great Bay, N.H., Maine DMR shellfish coverage on larger scale NOAA data; score finer resolution data higher (10) than lower (5). Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Process_Date: Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Process_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Person_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Arnold Banner Contact_Position: Senior Field Biologist Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Top

SPATIAL_DATA_ORGANIZATION_INFORMATION Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster Raster_Object_Information: Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell Row_Count: 21381 Column_Count: 13972 Top

SPATIAL_REFERENCE_INFORMATION Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition: Planar: Grid_Coordinate_System: Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator Universal_Transverse_Mercator: UTM_Zone_Number: 19 Transverse_Mercator: Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600 Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -69.000000 Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000 False_Easting: 500000.000000 False_Northing: 0.000000 Planar_Coordinate_Information: Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Row and column Coordinate_Representation: Abscissa_Resolution: Ordinate_Resolution: Planar_Distance_Units: Meters Geodetic_Model: Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983 Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 80 Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000000 Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26 Top

ENTITY_AND_ATTRIBUTE_INFORMATION Detailed_Description: Entity_Type: Entity_Type_Label: gomshell83.vat Entity_Type_Definition: GRID Value Attribute Table Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None Attribute: Attribute_Label: Value Attribute_Definition: Pixel value Attribute_Definition_Source: Attribute_Domain_Values: Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed Attribute: Attribute_Label: Count Attribute_Definition: Number of pixels with same value Attribute_Definition_Source: Software generated Attribute_Domain_Values: Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed Overview_Description: Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Grid-cell Value: indexed to reliability of the information, where 10 is relatively good and 5 is more approximate. Top

DISTRIBUTION_INFORMATION Distributor: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Robert Houston Contact_Position: Wildlife Biologist / GIS Specialist Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Resource_Description: This map may not accurately portray most recent conditions or occupation by the species, and is not warranted for any use other than it's original purpose which was to provide an estimate of habitat suitability. Distribution_Liability: There are no restrictions on the use of this data. However, secondary distribution must be accompanied by this documentation. Credit should always be given to the data source when this data is transferred or printed. Standard_Order_Process: Digital_Form: Digital_Transfer_Information: Format_Name: Digital_Transfer_Option: Offline_Option: Offline_Media: Recording_Format: Compatibility_Information: Fees: Ordering_Instructions: Top

METADATA_REFERENCE_INFORMATION Metadata_Date: 20000720 Metadata_Review_Date: 20000700 Metadata_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Arnold Banner Contact_Position: Senior Field Biologist Contact_Address: Address_Type: Mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998 Top