Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA National Ocean Service, 200807, Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: U.S. and British Virgin Islands Maps and Geographic Information Systems Data Digital Data Re-release, 2000 (NODC Accession 0049955): NOAA Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) U.S. and British Virgin Islands - 2000, NOAA/NOS Office of Response and Restoration, Seattle, Washington.
This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington; United States Environmental Protection Agency; United States Coast Guard; U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources; British Virgin Islands Conservation and Fisheries Department; and United States Department of the Interior.
The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.
NOAA National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration, 20090122, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration home page: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD.
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|Data format:||AVPROJ contains an ArcView 3.x project and the supporting shape and dbf files. The subdirectory AVPROJ contains the project file, VI.APR with documentation and software for installation. The project itself is a single view containing a theme for each ESI data layer. Themes have been symbolized using standard ESI colors and patterns. It includes links from the biology and socioeconomic themes to a flat file version of the ESI tables. An ESI menu enables links to searchable breeding and source tables for more complex queries. DBFILES is broken down into two subdirectories, DESKTOP and RELFILES. The DESKTOP directory contains a simplified flat file format that permits data queries without establishing the complex links needed for the relational files. Supporting data tables allow more complex queries of the breeding and source items. These are the tables that are included in the Geodatabase, the ArcView project and with the ESI viewer. The RELFILES directory contains the relational data tables that were used during the ESI data collection. These are a set of normalized, relational tables that will maintain the integrity of the data during updates. Though they are considerably more complex, these tables should be used for maintenance and updating of the ESI data set. in format .apr and associated .dbf, .shx, .shp Size: 6.3|
|Data format:||ESI files with other data you already have symbolized. The layer files have the ESI symbolization saved as well as the links to the data tables. The geodatabase tables biofile, breed_dt, sources and soc_dat should be added to any project where you are using the ESI layer files. in format .mxb and associated .yr files Size: 73.24219|
|Data format:||MOSS contains the ESI geographic data in MOSS (Multiple Overlay Statistical System) file format. This simple text format makes it easy to write translators to other GIS software. Users of these files should use the lookup tables provided in this directory rather than those in the DBFILES directory. in format MOSS Size: 68.35938|
|Data format:||PDFS contains electronic versions of the Virgin Islands ESI atlas in portable document format. The document GUIDE.PDF describes how to use the navigable PDF software, for example, to link from the index to the appropriate atlas page then to the back of the map. The PDFs may be used on-line or are excellent for printing out individual atlas pages. in format .PDF Size: 95.0|
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