Substrate data for the Gulf of Maine

Table of Contents

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: 20000726
      Title: Substrate data for the Gulf of Maine (GOMSUBST83)
      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:
         The Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project used occurrence information and species/habitat 
          models to map potential habitat for 64 species of primary concern to the U.S. Fish and 
          Wildlife Service. These  include migratory birds, anadromous and estuarine fishes, and threatened or      
          endangered species.   The habitat models are based on published literature, agency reports, and           
          knowledge of experts working with the species.
      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:
      Several sources of digital information were combined to map intertidal and subtidal benthic features 
      such as rock, gravel, sand, and mud, sediments, throughout the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Maine.
      See sediment_information.htm 
    Purpose:
      Substrate forms the structure to which invertebrates may attach, or into which they may burrow, and which 
      can offer cover or spawning habitat for a number of fish species.
    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: model
      Theme_Keyword: sediments
      Theme_Keyword: substrate
    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\gom83\bathy\gomsubst83
 
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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 substrate types. Logical_Consistency_Report: This raster data set is based on highly generalized information, gathered at widely scattered locations. Completeness_Report: The coverage may omit useful habitat or erroneously identify substrate because of limitations of the source data. 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: Robert G. Marvinney, Ph.D. Publication_Date: 971024.150749 Title: Surficial Geology of the Maine Inner Continental Shelf Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Augusta, ME Publisher: Maine Geological Survey, 22 State House Statio, Augusta, ME 04333-0022, Other_Citation_Details: Phone: (207) 287-2804, FAX (207) 287-2353 e-mail: Robert.G.Marvinney@state.me.us Online_Linkage: e-mail: Robert.G.Marvinney@state.me.us Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Barnhardt, W.A., D.F. Belknap, A.R. Kelley, J.T. Kelley, and S.M. Dickson. Publication_Date: 1996 Title: Surficial Geology of the Maine Inner Continental Shelf Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Augusta, ME Publisher: Maine Geological Survey Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: 100,000 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 substrates for Maine coastal waters Source_Information: Source_Citation: Surficial sediment polygons for greater Gulf of Maine Citation_Information: Originator: Poppe, L.J., Schlee, J. S., Butman, B., and Lane, C.M. Publication_Date: 1989 Title: Map showing distribution of surficial sediment, Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-1986-A, 1 sheet. Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: cdrom Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: USGS Other_Citation_Details: A Marine GIS Library for Massachusetts Bay: Focusing on Disposal Sites, Contaminated Sediments, and Sea Floor Mapping, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-439 Online_Linkage: lpoppe@usgs.gov, wwwnurc@uconnvm.uconn.edu Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: 100,000 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: background map of sediments, overlain with finer resolution data Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Knebel, H.J. and Circe, R.C., 1995. Sea floor environments within the Boston Harbor Massachusetts Bay sedimentary system: A regional synthesis: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 11, p. 230-251. Originator: H. Knebel Publication_Date: Title: Sedimentary Environments Map Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: cdrom - map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: USGS , Woods Hole Other_Citation_Details: see hknebel@usgs.gov Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: A Marine GIS Library for Massachusetts Bay: Focusing on Disposal Sites, Contaminated Sediments, and Sea Floor Mapping, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-439 Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: USGS Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: cdrom Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: Ending_Date: Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: Finer resolution information on sedimentary structure of Massachusetts Bay Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: USFWS; Maine Geological Survey; Massachusetts Office of GIS Publication_Date: Title: National Wetland Inventory; Maine Coastal Marine Geologic Environments; Massachusetts Office of GIS orthophoto wetlands Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: USFWS; Maine Geological Survey; Massachusetts Office of GIS Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: http://www.state.me.us/doc/nrimc/pubedinf/pubedinf.htm ; http://www.nwi.fws.gov/ ; 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 intertidal substrate types Process_Step: Process_Description: The data was re-coded to correspond to classes of the USGSsurficial geology coverage. More detailed inshore features from photo-interpreted information and previous analyses were overlaid to improve resolution and accuracy. 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: gomsubst83.vat Entity_Type_Definition: GRID Value Attribute Table Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None Attribute: Attribute_Label: Value Attribute_Definition: Pixel value Attribute_Definition_Source: Software generated 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 Attribute: Attribute_Label: descriptive Attribute_Definition: substrate class (16 classes; 0 land; 1 gravel; 2 gravel/mud; 3 gravel/rock; 4 gravel/sand; 5 mud; 6 mud/gravel; 7 mud/rock; 8 mud/sand; 9 rock; 10 rock/grave; 11 rock/mud; 12 rock/sand; 13 sand; 14 sand/gravel; 15 sand/mud; 16 sand/rock Attribute_Definition_Source: Attribute_Domain_Values: Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed Overview_Description: Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: 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