Benthic Habitat and Zone Maps of Puerto Rico 1999 - Prepared by Visual Interpretation from Remote Sensing Imagery Collected by NOAA, 1999

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Publication_Date: 20011201
Title:
Benthic Habitat and Zone Maps of Puerto Rico 1999 - Prepared by Visual Interpretation from Remote Sensing Imagery Collected by NOAA, 1999
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: PDF
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage:
<http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/usvi_pr_mapping.aspx>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Publication_Date: 20011201
Title:
Benthic Habitat Maps of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Prepared by Visual Interpretation from Remote Sensing Imagery Collected by NOAA Year 1999
Edition: version 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage:
<http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/usvi_pr_mapping.aspx>
Description:
Abstract:
There are 208 habitat and zone maps of Puerto Rico and is major islands. This project is a cooperative effort between the National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, the United States Geological Survey, the National Park Service, and the National Geophysical Data Center, to produce benthic habitat maps and georeferenced imagery for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This project was conducted in support of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force.

Twenty-one distinct benthic habitat types within eight zones were mapped directly into a GIS system using visual interpretation of orthorectified aerial photographs. Benthic features were mapped that covered an area of 1600 km^2. In all, 49 km^2 of unconsolidated sediment, 721 km^2 of submerged vegetation, 73 km^2 of mangroves, and 756 km^2 of coral reef and colonized hardbottom were mapped.

Purpose:
The National Ocean Service is conducting research to digitally map biotic resources and coordinate a long-term monitoring program that can detect and predict change in U.S. coral reefs, and their associated habitats and biological communities.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1999
Ending_Date: 2001
Currentness_Reference:
Ground condition at date photos were taken (Feb, Mar, and Dec 1999). Maps reflect only the conditions at the time of the photos.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.01
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.22
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.59
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.82
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Theme_Keyword: Caribbean Benthic Habitat Mapping
Theme_Keyword: 1027
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: coral
Theme_Keyword: seagrass
Theme_Keyword: SAV
Theme_Keyword: reef
Theme_Keyword: aerial photography
Theme_Keyword: benthic
Theme_Keyword: habitat
Theme_Keyword: mangrove
Theme_Keyword: ocean
Theme_Keyword: coral reef conservation
Theme_Keyword: coastal ecosystem science
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Map Images > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: 010
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: Isla de Mona
Place_Keyword: Culebra Island
Place_Keyword: Vieques Island
Place_Keyword: Isla de Desecheo
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Mona (18N067W0002)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Isla de Mona (18N067W0002)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island (18N065W0011)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island (18N065W0011)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Vieques Island > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Vieques > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Desecheo (18N067W0007)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Isla de Desecheo (18N067W0007)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: PR
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Not for navigation
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Contact_Position: Biogeography Team Leader, Mapping Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4388
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: steve.rohmann@noaa.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, University of Puerto Rico, the United States Geological Survey, the National Park Service, Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources: Fish and Wildlife Division, University of Virgin Islands, Cons. Data Center, The Nature Conservancy, SeaGrant, and other local and regional experts for input and review.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The purpose of this study was to determine the relative accuracy of maps generated from on-screen digitizing using the ArcView Habitat Digitizer Extension, to those produced by digitizing directly from hard copy photos using a stereoplotter. Thematic accuracy of the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands habitat maps was evaluated for the three most general habitat categories: unconsolidated sediment, submerged vegetation, and coral reef/hard bottom. Accuracy tests were conducted at two locations within the project area that included the full complement of habitat types, depth ranges, and water conditions representative of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For this reason, the accuracy of maps measured at these two locations is assumed to be representative of map accuracy elsewhere in the project area. This approach, which focused in two small areas, enabled a statistically robust evaluation of thematic accuracy to be conducted without the logical difficulty of collecting data for accuracy assessment over the entire project area.

The two test sites chosen were located at Buck Island National Monument, St. Croix, and La Parguera, Puerto Rico. A stratified sampling protocol was used during which sample sites were pre-selected so that overall thematic accuracy of the three major habitat types across the range of depths and water conditions found in the field could be evaluated. Each preselected site was navigated to using a real time Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) and habitat data was acquired.

The Buck Island accuracy assessments tests showed that the ability to generate benthic habitat maps with an overall accuracy of 93.6 percent (Kappa 0.90) for on-screen digitizing and 87.8 percent (Kappa 0.82) for maps digitized directly from stereo pairs. Overall accuracy in the Parguera area was determined to be 93.6 percent (Kappa 0.93).

Logical_Consistency_Report:
Individual color aerial photographs were georeferenced and mosaiced. During the digitizing process, image stretches and manipulating image contrast, brightness and color balance were performed in the ArcView Image Analysis Extension to enhance features in the processed imagery. Additional, collateral information including previously completed habitat maps, NOS nautical charts, and other descriptive references dealing with benthic and coastal habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands was used to assist with image interpretation.

GIS topologic quality was established by executing ArcView extension routines that check for: overlapping polygons, multipart polygons, sliver polygons and void polygons. Additionally, checks for adjacent polygons with the same habitat attributes were completed. All errors were identified and corrected. This file is believed to be logically consistent.

Completeness_Report:
NOAA supplied georeferenced imagery to an independent contractor. Delineation of all habitat boundaries was conducted with the image scale at 1:6,000. Experimentation indicated that digitizing at this scale optimizes the tradeoff between positional accuracy of lines and time spent digitizing. All polygons were digitized at this scale except when subtle habitat boundaries were not easily discernable at 1:6000 and zooming out to a more broad scale was required to place boundaries correctly. In this case, digitizing generally took place at a scale of approximately 1:10000. Digitizing at a uniform scale ensures that the level of detail produced by the photointerpreter is consistent throughout the project.

The Minimum Mapping Unit (MMU) for identifying habitats or features was 1 acre for visual photointerpretation. The software utilized in this project was designed to alert the photointerpreter each time a polygon was drawn smaller than the MMU. When this occurred the photointerpreter has the choice of whether to include the polygon in the data set or not.

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The Minimum Mapping Unit (MMU) restriction was set to one acre when digitizing was conducted at 1:6000 scale. Polygons were digitized directly from georegistered orthophotos with spatial accuracy between 1 and 9 meters. These maps represent conditions at the time the aerial photographs were obtained. When considering horizontal map accuracy, it is important to keep in mind that the ocean floor is a dynamic environment. Physical factors such as water currents and hurricanes and biological factors such as seasonal growth and die-off, affect the distribution and stability of benthic habitats in this environment.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Caribbean Fishery Management Council
Originator: Dr. Ken Lindeman, Environmental Defense
Originator: NOS Biogeography Program
Publication_Date: 2000
Title:
Classification Scheme for Benthic Habitats: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Type_of_Source_Media: Report
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2001
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
Classification Scheme for Benthic Habitats: Puerto Rico and U.S VI
Source_Contribution:
This document identifies the zone and habitat types attributed in this data set.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ken Buja
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: ArcView Habitat Digitizer Extension v 3.1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage:
<http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/digitizer/welcome.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: computer program
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2001
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Habitat Digitizer
Source_Contribution:
This ArcView extension was used to digitize and attribute benthic zones and habitats for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: Color Aerial Photography
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Other_Citation_Details:
These photographs (scanned to a 2.4 by 2.4 meter pixel size, but varies with individual islands) were mosaiced and georeferenced by NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), in Boulder, CO.
Online_Linkage: <http://www8.nos.noaa.gov/biogeo_public/aerial/search.aspx>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 48000
Type_of_Source_Media: aerial photography and scanned photographs
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NGS aerial photos
Source_Contribution:
Benthic features were interpreted and mapped from NGS aerial photos of Puerto Rico.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Benthic habitat maps were digitized by delineating habitat boundaries from georeferenced imagery loaded into ArcView 3.2 GIS software with the Image Analysis and NOAA Coral Reef Habitat Digitizing extensions both activated. On-screen digitizing was conducted with the minimum mapping unit (MMU) set to 1 acre and the image scale at 1:6000.

During the digitizing process, image stretches and manipulating image contrast, brightness and color balance were performed in the ArcView Image Analysis Extension to enhance features in the processed imagery. Additional collateral information including previously completed habitat maps, NOS nautical charts, and other descriptive references dealing with benthic and coastal habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands was used to assist with image interpretation.

A first draft map was completed and features in the imagery where uncertainties existed, due to confusing or difficult to interpret signatures, were identified for future ground validation effort. An ArcView GIS point theme was generated with points positioned on the features of uncertain habitat type or along transects though gradients between habitat types. The GIS points were converted to GPS waypoints using Trimble Pathfinder Software and were navigated to in the field using a Trimble GeoExplorer 3 GPS data logger.

A benthic habitat characterization was conducted at each site by snorkeling, free diving, or via observations from the surface where water depth and clarity permitted. GPS data were collected at each location and site ID, depth, habitat type, zone and the method used to make the assessment were recorded. The ground validation data were incorporated into the second draft of each map.

Process_Date: 2000
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Curtis Kruer
Contact_Position: Independent contractor
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 753
City: Sheridan
State_or_Province: MT
Postal_Code: 59749
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 406-842-5099
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: crkruer@aol.com

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.1
Longitude_Resolution: 0.1
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: p_rico.dbf
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PolygonID
Attribute_Definition: Unique ID for each GIS Polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of each polygon in acres
Attribute_Definition_Source: GIS software calculation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 604
Range_Domain_Maximum: 3557492
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Id
Attribute_Definition: ID assigned to each detailed habitat type
Attribute_Definition_Source: Benthic Habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 11
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unconsolidated Sediments/Sand
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 31
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coral Reef and Hardbottom/Colonized Hardbottom/Linear Reef
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 32
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coral Reef and Hardbottom/Colonized Hardbottom/Spur and Groove
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 33
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coral Reef and Hardbottom/Colonized Hardbottom/Individual Patch Reef
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 34
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coral Reef and Hardbottom/Colonized Hardbottom/Aggregated Patch Reef
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 35
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coral Reef and Hardbottom/Colonized Hardbottom/Scattered Coral/Rock in Unconsolidated Sediment
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 36
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 37
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coral Reef and Hardbottom/Colonized Hardbottom/Colonized Bedrock
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 38
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coral Reef and Hardbottom/Colonized Hardbottom/Colonized Pavement with Sand Channels
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 41
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coral Reef and Hardbottom/Uncolonized Hardbottom/Reef Rubble
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 44
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coral Reef and Hardbottom/Uncolonized Hardbottom/Uncolonized Bedrock
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 51
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other Delineations/Land
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 52
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other Delineations/Mangrove
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 53
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other Delineations/Artificial
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 55
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other Delineations/Unknown
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 211
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Submerged Vegetation/Seagrass/Continuous Seagrass/90- less than 100%
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2123
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Descriptor
Attribute_Definition: Field containing concatenated habitat data
Attribute_Definition_Source: Benthic Habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Concatenated field of detailed habitats from ArcView GIS software
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Zone
Attribute_Definition: Name of benthic zone for each GIS polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: Benthic Habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Habitat
Attribute_Definition: Name of most general level benthic habitat for each GIS polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: Benthic Habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Type
Attribute_Definition: Subset of habitat
Attribute_Definition_Source: ArcView Habitat Digitizer Extension
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Modifier1
Attribute_Definition: Subset of type
Attribute_Definition_Source: ArcView Habitat Digitizer Extension
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Modifier2
Attribute_Definition: Subset of Modifier1
Attribute_Definition_Source: ArcView Habitat Digitizer Extension
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Modifier3
Attribute_Definition: Subset of Modifier2
Attribute_Definition_Source: ArcView Habitat Digitizer Extension
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Representa
Attribute_Definition: Characteristic Species found in each GIS polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: Benthic Habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Contact_Position: Biogeography Team Leader, Mapping Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4388
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: steve.rohmann@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) produced this data CD-ROM. NCCOS Biogeography Program does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes. Please see the metadata records for each data set for complete information on the source, limitations, and proper use. Disclaimer- While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: PDF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/benthic/htm/maps/locator.pdf>
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140918
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Contact_Position: Biogeography Team Leader, Mapping Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4388
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: steve.rohmann@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20050412020824
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 19990101
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20011231
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nccos_habitat_zone_maps_puerto_rico_1999.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 938

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