Waianae Ecological Characterization Oahu, Hawaii 2004

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Title: Waianae Ecological Characterization Oahu, Hawaii 2004
Abstract:
The Waianae Ecological Characterization is a digital synthesis of historical and current physical, ecological, and cultural information about the Waianae moku, which is located on the leeward coast of the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. The characterization emphasizes coastal resource management practices and challenges of the Waianae moku. It includes narratives, videos, images, graphics, interviews, stories, chants, subject bibliographies, over 100 geographic information system (GIS) data layers, and several interactive GIS map projects and printable maps. In addition, it introduces a GIS-based tool, called the Nonpoint Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool, to assist resource managers in the assessment of potential impacts of land use change on water quality as a result of impervious surfaces, runoff, sedimentation, and other factors. The Waianae Ecological Characterization was developed by the Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program, in partnership with the NOAA Coastal Services Center and the NOAA Pacific Services Center. Funding was provided by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. The characterization is available in its entirety on CD-ROM; limited portions are available on the Internet.
Supplemental_Information:
This metadata record was written to represent the Waianae Ecological Characterization project as a whole. GIS data compiled and created as part of the project are included on the characterization CD-ROM for use with desktop GIS software and each layer has its own metadata record. These metadata records should be referred to for specific information regarding the spatial datasets.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center, 2004, Waianae Ecological Characterization Oahu, Hawaii 2004: NOAA Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: Publication Number: NOAA/CSC/20513-CD

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -158.281712
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -158.089449
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.574299
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.368738

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date:
    Ending_Date: 2004
    Currentness_Reference: publication date of sources

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: CD-ROM

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
    P.O. Box 2359
    Honolulu, HI 96804
    USA

    808-587-2846 (voice)
    808-587-2899 (FAX)


Why was the data set created?

The Waianae Ecological Characterization was developed to promote the understanding and discussion of complex natural resource issues in the Waianae moku, and to provide a unique and effective tool for the Waianae community to use in their development of a sustainable watershed-based management plan.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 2004 (process 1 of 1)
    Information for this project was gathered from various published sources, gray literature, and interviews, and developed into content for the characterization CD-ROM and Web site. Content was reviewed by project partners for general accuracy. The content was also edited by a professional copy editor.

    Spatial data used in this project were obtained primarily from the Hawaii Statewide GIS Program. Datasets were then organized into personal geodatabases by subject or theme area for the characterization by the Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program. The Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program also created customized ArcGIS project files (.mxd files), GIS tutorials, and static maps using these spatial data. These processes were done 2002-2004.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
    P.O. Box 2359
    Honolulu, HI 96804
    USA

    808-587-2846 (voice)
    808-587-2899 (FAX)

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

    Hawaii Costal Zone Management Program, in conjunction with the NOAA Coastal Services Center, 2004, Waianae Ecological Characterization: Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program, Honolulu, HI.

    Online Links:


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Attempts were made to include all information and data deemed relevant to coastal and marine resource management for the project study area (the Waianae moku).

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    GIS data included in the characterization were checked for general spatial/geographic logic and consistency.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program, the NOAA Coastal Services Center, and other contributing authors and partners make no express or implied warranties with respect to the accuracy and use of the information presented in the Waianae Ecological Characterization. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warrnaty. This disclaimer applies to all data, text, videos, graphics, bibliographic annotations, maps, and other resources contained in the characterization. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata files associated with all spatial data. The authors and partners of the characterization shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the information and data. In no event will the authors and partners be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential, or other damages suffered by the user of this information and data, or by other persons. NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA can not assume liability for and damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
    P.O. Box 2359
    Honolulu, HI 96804
    USA

    808-587-2846 (voice)
    808-587-2899 (FAX)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program or the NOAA Coastal Services Center regarding the utility of the data or informaiton on any system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute such warranty. They also do not support secondary distribution of this product. Please obtain from the original distributors. NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA can not assume liability for and damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 07-Dec-2012
Metadata author:
NOAA Coastal Services Center
Attn: Bethney Ward
2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405
USA

843-740-1200 (voice)
843-740-1224 (FAX)
csc@csc.noaa.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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