These data were objectively managed. They were with held from the photo interpreter during map making. The Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP) of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) maintained these data at facilities other than ALH. Ultimately, these data were used to prepare the error matrix upon when the statistical report of the thematic accuracy of the maps was generated.
Transfer of the habitat assessment data is seamless from the field determination to the final GIS product. The data is not transcribed or rewritten by hand. Errors in processing are not expected.