Gulf of Maine Habitat - Songbird Habitat

Data format: Raster Dataset - ESRI GRID

File or table name: songbirds

Coordinate system: Universal Transverse Mercator

Theme keywords: fish, wildlife, habitat, trust species, songbirds, bicknell's thrush, blue-winged warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, field sparrow, northern flicker, grasshopper sparrow, meadowlark, olive-sided flycatcher, saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow, sedge wren, veery, wood thrush

Abstract: This GRID identifies habitat suitability in the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Maine watershed for 13 declining songbird species. Habitats for each species were mapped and ranked from actual sightings or by developing habitat suitability models reflecting environmental requirements for each species. Grids for each species were combined, allowing this 'grouped' grid to be used to display habitats by individual species. Also, scores for each species were summed. This value reflects both the number of species using each cell and the relative habitat suitability for those species.

FGDC and ESRI Metadata:

Metadata elements shown with blue text are defined in the Federal Geographic Data Committee's (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM). Elements shown with green text are defined in the ESRI Profile of the CSDGM. Elements shown with a green asterisk (*) will be automatically updated by ArcCatalog. ArcCatalog adds hints indicating which FGDC elements are mandatory; these are shown with gray text.

Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Arnold Banner


Title:
Gulf of Maine Habitat - Songbird Habitat
*File or table name: songbirds


Publication date: 09 July 2002
*Geospatial data presentation form: raster digital data


Publication information:
Publication place: Falmouth, Maine, USA
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program

*Online linkage: \\BOB2000\GIS\GOM\habstudy\analysis\songbirds


Larger work citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Arnold Banner and Sue Schaller


Title:
Gulf of Maine Habitat Analysis Project


Publication date: 2002


Publication information:
Publication place: Falmouth, Maine, USA
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program

Other citation details:
General information about the project: http://gulfofmaine.fws.gov/gomanalysis/gomanalysis.html or detailed report at: http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/Gulf_of_Maine_Watershed_Habitat_Analysis.htm


Online linkage: http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/Gulf_of_Maine_Watershed_Habitat_Analysis.htm


Description:
Abstract:
This GRID identifies habitat suitability in the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Maine watershed for 13 declining songbird species. Habitats for each species were mapped and ranked from actual sightings or by developing habitat suitability models reflecting environmental requirements for each species. Grids for each species were combined, allowing this 'grouped' grid to be used to display habitats by individual species. Also, scores for each species were summed. This value reflects both the number of species using each cell and the relative habitat suitability for those species.

Purpose:
This data may be used to show valuable habitat for USFWS priority trust species in the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Maine watershed. The data may be used at a regional or local level to prioritize habitat protection by local, municipal, state or federal land protection organizations or to support grant applications for habitat protection. It may also be incorporated into local and regional planning to help identify and protect important fish and wildlife habitat.

*Language of dataset: en


Time period of content:
Time period information:
Range of dates/times:
Beginning date: 1984
Ending date: 2002

Currentness reference:
ground condition

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: Irregular

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -72.389190
*East bounding coordinate: -66.831715
*North bounding coordinate: 47.460095
*South bounding coordinate: 41.644551

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: 244324.916142
*Right bounding coordinate: 663484.916142
*Top bounding coordinate: 5256296.368135
*Bottom bounding coordinate: 4614866.368135

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: fish, wildlife, habitat, trust species, songbirds, bicknell's thrush, blue-winged warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, field sparrow, northern flicker, grasshopper sparrow, meadowlark, olive-sided flycatcher, saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow, sedge wren, veery, wood thrush
Theme keyword thesaurus: None

Place:
Place keywords: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New England, Gulf of Maine watershed

Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
None

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program

Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
4R Fundy Rd.
City: Falmouth
State or province: Maine
Postal code: 04105
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 207-781-8364
Contact facsimile telephone: 207-781-8369


Contact electronic mail address: FW5ES_GOMP.GIS@fws.gov


Hours of service: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M Eastern Daylight Time US



*Native dataset format: Raster Dataset
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800


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Data Quality Information:


Attribute accuracy:
Attribute accuracy report:
The accuracy of the attributes is determined by the scale and quality of the data sets used, which may have errors in characterizing land cover, soil, or other environmental condition. Use of this data set at the local level (parcel or town level) should be supplemented by on-the-ground verification.

Logical consistency report:
This raster data set is based on descriptive models, applied to available GIS datasets.

Completeness report:
The coverage may omit useful habitat or erroneously identify habitat because of limitations of the source data and the models operating on those data.  Habitat identification was limited by the spatial resolution of the underlying data and the quality and age of information available. The species may not be found in all the habitats shown, or may be found in additional areas; the information provided may not accurately portray most recent conditions. This data set only shows high value habitat for the species included in the analysis; important habitat may exist for other species not included in the analysis.

Positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy report:
Data set accuracy generally corresponds to that of the 1:24,000 base data used to align the raster data.

Lineage:
Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Arnold Banner and Sue Schaller


Title:
USFWS Gulf of Maine Watershed Habitat Analysis


Publication date: March 2001
Geospatial data presentation form: raster digital data


Publication information:
Publication place: Falmouth, Maine, USA
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program

Online linkage: http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/GOM_GIS_Data_Table.htm


Source contribution:
Source is a table of links to models and metadata for habitat grids for all evaluation species.

Process step:
Process description:
Habitat scores (value item) for 13 species grids (group songbirds) were combined, retaining the score for each species on a cell by cell basis. The sum of scores for all species also was calculated, on a cell by cell basis.

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Spatial Data Organization Information:


*Direct spatial Rreference method: Raster


Raster object information:
*Image format: ESRI GRID
*Number of bands: 1


*Row count: 21381
*Column count: 13972
*Vertical count: 1


*Cell size X direction: 30.000000
*Cell size Y direction: 30.000000


*Bits per pixel: 16
*Pyramid layers: TRUE
*Image colormap: FALSE
*Compression type: Default


*Raster object type: Grid Cell
*Raster display type: matrix values
*Raster origin: Upper Left


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1983

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: 30.000000
*Ordinate resolution: 30.000000
*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

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Entity and Attribute Information:


Detailed description:
*Name: songbirds


Entity type:
*Entity type label: songbirds
*Entity type type: Table
*Entity type count: 1728

Attribute:
*Attribute label: ObjectID
*Attribute alias: ObjectID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Value
*Attribute alias: Value
Attribute definition:
feature number

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Count
*Attribute alias: Count
Attribute definition:
Count for each value.
Attribute definition source:
Automatically generated.

*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Chestnut_warbler
*Attribute alias: Chestnut_warbler
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability for chestnut-sided warbler, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Sedge_wren
*Attribute alias: Sedge_wren
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Grasshop_sparrow
*Attribute alias: Grasshop_sparrow
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability for grasshopper sparrow, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Flicker
*Attribute alias: Flicker
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Olv_s_flycatcher
*Attribute alias: Olv_s_flycatcher
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability for olive-sided flycatcher, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Meadowlark
*Attribute alias: Meadowlark
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Field_sparrow
*Attribute alias: Field_sparrow
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Sharptail_sparro
*Attribute alias: Sharptail_sparro
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability for saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Bicknells_thrush
*Attribute alias: Bicknells_thrush
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Wood_thrush
*Attribute alias: Wood_thrush
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Veery
*Attribute alias: Veery
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Blue_wngd_warblr
*Attribute alias: Blue_wngd_warblr
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability for blue-winged warbler, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Canada_warbler
*Attribute alias: Canada_warbler
Attribute definition:
Relative habitat suitability, with '0' unsuitable and '10' optimal

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Songsum
*Attribute alias: Songsum
Attribute definition:
Sum of scores for all songbirds.

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Bob Houston
Contact organization: U.S. Fish Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program
Contact position: Biologist/GIS Specialist


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
4R Fundy Rd.
City: Falmouth
State or province: Maine
Postal code: 04105
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 207-781-8364
Contact facsimile telephone: 207-781-8369


Contact electronic mail address: robert_houston@fws.gov


Hours of service: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, US



Resource description: Downloadable Data


Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
*Transfer size: 116.155
*Dataset size: 116.155

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Metadata Reference Information:


*Metadata date: 20030620


*Language of metadata: en


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Bob Houston
Contact organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program
Contact position: Biologist/GIS Specialist


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
4R Fundy Rd
City: Falmouth
State or province: Maine
Postal code: 04105
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 207-781-8364
Contact facsimile telephone: 207-781-8369


Contact electronic mail address: robert_houston@fws.gov


Hours of service: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, US



*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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Binary Enclosures:


Thumbnail:
Enclosure type: Picture



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