Seagrass Information for Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Seagrass Information for Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/website/CHP>
Description:
Abstract:
This data represent a compilation of seagrass information for areas along the Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas coasts from various source agencies. Seagrass areas were mapped from aerial photography taken between 1987 to 1999. The original source data were not all classified in the same manner, but the information from each of these sources was maintained in the final results.
Purpose:
This coverage was developed as part of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Pilot Project. This pilot project was designed to improve identification and remote access to habitat data for fishery managers and researchers, and to provide habitat mapping capabilities within the Gulf of Mexico region. To reach this goal, a consortium built on shared expertise and resources from within National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS), and state participants has focused on several tasks, including developing an inventory and clearinghouse for existing habitat-related data and information, continuing developing a searchable FGDC compliant habitat metadata catalog, developing remote internet gateways to life history, habitat, and ecological data sets, and producing geographic information system (GIS) products for habitat mapping.
Supplemental_Information:
Different classification systems used: 1) Florida Land Use Cover and Forms Classification System (FLUCCS); 2) Coastal Land Cover Classification System of NOAA Coastwatch Change Analysis Project (C-CAP); and 3) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department of Land Cover Descriptions and Data Dictionary, Section 4.0
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1987
Ending_Date: 1999
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -97.602295
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.965324
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.875
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.808046
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: seagrass
Theme_Keyword: benthic habitat
Theme_Keyword: aquatic vegetation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Creating and Using Metadata Services, ArcIMS 4, ESRI, 2002
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Mississippi
Place_Keyword: Texas
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: Clearwater Harbor
Place_Keyword: Tampa Bay
Place_Keyword: Sarasota Bay
Place_Keyword: Lemon Bay
Place_Keyword: Charlotte Harbor
Place_Keyword: Big Bend
Place_Keyword: Estero Bay
Place_Keyword: Florida Keys
Place_Keyword: Florida Panhandle
Place_Keyword: Indian River Lagoon
Place_Keyword: Corpus Christi Bay
Place_Keyword: San Antonio Bay
Place_Keyword: Aransas Bay
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Acknowledgement of the U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center, Southwest Florida Water Management District, and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Coastal Conservation Branch as data sources would be appreciated in products developed from these data, and such acknowledgment as is standard for citation and legal practices for data source is expected by users of this data. Users should be aware that comparison with other data sets for the same area from other time periods may be inaccurate due to inconsistencies resulting from changes in mapping conventions, data collection, and computer processes over time. The distributor shall not be liable for improper or incorrect use of this data, based on the description of appropriate/inappropriate uses described in this metadata document. These data are not legal documents and are not to be used as such.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2936
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncddcgetdata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, Central Standard Time
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: Seagrass_AL_FL_MS_TX_browse_Seagrass.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Seagrass for Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
Southwest Florida Water Management District; Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Resource Protection Division, Coastal Conservation Branch; United States Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
All original data were created in ArcView 3.2 shapefile format. These data were loaded into NCDDC's spatial data model as ArcSDE layers. Output format will be ESRI shapefiles.

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
From the source metadata for Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida seagrasses: Interpreted photos were quality checked by two photo interpreters for attribute classification. Field verification was performed for areas where attribute classification was questionable; local personnel with state and federal agencies assisted in field identification. The mylar-based 1:24,000 maps were checked by cartographic personnel for line and labelworks. The attribute accuracy is tested by manually comparing hard copy plots of the digital data with the source materials. When attributes cannot be visually verified on plots they are interactively queried and verified on screen. In addition, the attributes are compared against a master set of valid attributes. From the source metadata for southwest Florida seagrasses: An accuracy assessment was performed on the data to compare in-field classifications to photointerpreted map classification. Sixty random sample points of polygons coded as seagrass were generated. The sites were located in the field with a Global Positioning System (GPS). Fifty-five of the sites were accessible in the field. Accuracy has been estimated to be 96%, 53 of the 55 sample points were confirmed as accurately classified. This accuracy was determined during August - September 2000. From the source metadata for Texas seagrasses: The categorical accuracy for the delineation from the aerial photography is estimated at 90% according to recognized procedures.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
From source metadata for Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida seagrasses: ARC/INFO software is used to create and maintain topological relationships between features. There are no duplicate features, but coincident lines are maintained between data layers where appropriate. Polygonal features begin and end at the same point, contain no overshoots or undershoots, and contain a single label. Linear features are continuous where appropriate, i.e., dangling arcs are removed if they are not required. From source metadata for southwest Florida seagrasses: The final product was checked against the source material. The Mapping and GIS section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District corrected any errors found. From source metadata for Texas seagrasses: Refer to Compilation of a Digital Data Layer Composed of Wetland Habitats and Coastal Land Cover Data, Final Report to Natural Resources Inventory Program, Appendix III: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Descriptions and Data Dictionary, Section 4.0.
Completeness_Report: Complete with no significant omissions
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
From source metadata for Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida seagrasses: The horizontal positional accuracy is tested by visual comparison of hard copy check plots to the source materials, and verifying the location of the data on-screen relative to other data layers in the same geographic area. From source metadata for southwest Florida seagrasses: A visual inspection of the linework along with shoreline linework, derived from 1:12,000 United States Geological Survey Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quadrangles (DOQQs), overlaid onto aerotriangulated photography has estimated accuracy to be within +/- 10 meters. This accuracy was determined December 1999 to September 2000. Horizontal accuracy of Texas seagrasses is unknown.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration
Publication_Date: 19920601
Title: Natural Color Aerial Photography
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: NASA Ames,California
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: Remote-Sensing Image
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19920101
Source_Currentness_Reference: photography date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NASA NC
Source_Contribution:
Primary data for photo interpretation and identification of submerged vegetation of seagrasses in Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: Various Quadrangles
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: Remote-Sensing Image
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19800101
Ending_Date: 19950101
Source_Currentness_Reference: photography date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS quads
Source_Contribution:
Provided base maps for submerged aquatic vegetation information for seagrasses in Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Publication_Date: 20030201
Title: USGS MS, AL, FL Seagrass
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20030201
Ending_Date: 20030201
Source_Currentness_Reference: photography date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS seagrass
Source_Contribution:
Assembled, merged, and reprojected USGS quads for seagrasses in Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Publication_Date: 19991201
Title: 1999 Natural Color Aerial Photography
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899
Publisher: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Other_Citation_Details: Additional Information: (352) 796-7211
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media:
First generation positive transparencies from natural color negatives.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19991201
Ending_Date: 19991201
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 99natphotos
Source_Contribution:
Data for photo interpretation and identification of submerged vegetation for southwest Florida
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: United States Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 19991201
Title: 1999 USGS Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quadrangles
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, SD 57198
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: Additional Information: 1-888-ASK-USGS
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital Imagery
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990101
Ending_Date: 20000101
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 99DOQQ
Source_Contribution:
Base maps for submerged aquatic vegetation information in southwest Florida
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Publication_Date: 20000101
Title: Southwest Florida Water Management District Shoreline
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899
Publisher: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Other_Citation_Details: Additional Information: (352) 796-7211
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital ArcInfo Coverage
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000101
Ending_Date: 20000101
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: shoreline
Source_Contribution: Digital shoreline reference for southwest Florida
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: United States Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 19980901
Title: USGS Control Point Locations
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, SD 57198
Publisher: USGS
Other_Citation_Details: Additional Information: 1-888-ASK-USGS
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital ArcInfo Coverage
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19980901
Ending_Date: 20000101
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: control pts
Source_Contribution:
Control points used for geographic rectification in southwest Florida
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Publication_Date: 20000901
Title: 1999 Seagrasses Delineated on USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangles
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899
Publisher: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Other_Citation_Details: Additional Information: (352) 796-7211
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: clear acetate
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19991201
Ending_Date: 20000901
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 99SG
Source_Contribution:
Provided additional information for delineation of submerged vegetation for southwest Florida
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Publication_Date: 20000901
Title: 1999 Seagrass ArcINFO Coverage
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899
Publisher: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Other_Citation_Details: Additional Information: (352) 796-7211
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital ArcInfo Coverage
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19991201
Ending_Date: 20000901
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: sg.dgn
Source_Contribution: Digitizing process of southwest Florida seagrasses
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Publication_Date: 20030201
Title:
Florida Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) seagrass data 1999
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20030201
Ending_Date: 20030201
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: SWFWMD seagrass
Source_Contribution:
Reprojected original data and altered attribute table for seagrasses in southwest Florida
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Resource Protection, Coastal Conservation Branch
Publication_Date: 19971102
Title: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1988
Ending_Date: 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Texas seagrass
Source_Contribution:
Data derived from photo interpretation and identification of submerged vegetation for Texas
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Seagrass Information for Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD); United States Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center; Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Resource Protection, Coastal Conservation Branch
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/website/CHP>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1987
Ending_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NCDDC seagrass
Source_Contribution:
Merged seagrass information from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas into one geospatial layer
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Cartographic process: Planning for the flight mission was prepared according to shoreline distance. After acquiring the aerial photography, stereo pairs were created and packaged according to 1:24,000 topographic maps; these maps also served as base maps for cartographic transformation work. The photos were interpreted using a Bausch Lomb stereoscope at 10X magnification. Cartographic work was performed using a Zoom Transfer Scope, and magnification varied according to source material scale. This is in reference to seagrass classification for Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NASA NC
Process_Date: 1998
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Digitizing Process: Mylar overlays were manually digitized using an Altek Datatab digitizer to capture the data at a resolution of at least 0.001 inches. Four control points corresponding to the four corners of the quadrangle were used for registration during data collection. Cover type features continuing onto adjacent quadrangles were adjusted to intersect the quad boundary at a common, coincident node. Attributes were assigned as the data were digitized, or in an editing session after the digitizing was completed. This is in reference to seagrass classification for Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS quads
Process_Date: 1998
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Seagrass data were downloaded in 7.5 minute quads for Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida. The data were imported into ArcView GIS, reprojected into a geographic coordinate system and merged into a single coverage. Part of the data within the quad coverage for Anclote Keys Florida were cropped to elimate an area of overlap with an adjacent dataset. Several attribute fields were added to the data to include descriptive information about the attribute codes.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS quads; NASA NC
Process_Date: 20030201
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS seagrass
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncddcgetdata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, Central Standard Time
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A photointerpretation key was developed, using signatures identified in the natural color photography, to aid in the photointerpretation process. The classifications were defined by eight modified categories from the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) Florida Land Use, Cover and Forms Classification System (FLUCCS). Pre and post-interpretation field reviews were conducted to obtain proper seagrass photo signatures. The shoreline data and 1996 seagrass data, provided by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), was translated to Microstations's design file format (.dgn) for use as a collateral data source in the photointerpretation process. The 1999 aerial photography was aerotriangulated utilizing the United States Geological Survey's Global Positioning System-derived control points and supplemental ground control points (GCP) collected from the digital orthophoto quarter quadrangles (DOQQs). Supplemental GCPs were collected using photo identifiable points established on the DOQQs and the natural color aerial photography. Coordinate information was obtained from the DOQQs using ArcView software. Aerotriangulation was performed with PatB aerotriangulation software. Seagrass beds and related features were stereoscopically photointerpreted from the 1:24,000 natural color aerial photography using stereo models set on the analytical stereoplotter. The FDOT modified FLUCCS system was used to code features within study area boundaries. The minimum mapping unit for all features was 0.5 acres. Process software and version: Zeiss P# analytical steroplotter, Sun UltraSparc Unix. This is in reference to seagrass classification for southwest Florida only.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: 99natphotos, 99DOQQ, shoreline, control pts, 99SG
Process_Date: 1999
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Avineon (formerly known as Agra Baymont)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 14100 58th Street North
City: Clearwater
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33760
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (727) 539-1161
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Digitizing was completed using Microstation with built in Cadmap functions. The 1996 seagrass data was implemented as collateral information during the compilation process. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) shoreline data was incorporated into the 1999 seagrass data files and modified, where necessary, to reflect changes that have occurred in the 1999 natural color photography. Most changes were natural features, mainly extent of mangroves and mangrove islands, that had changed substantially or were no longer visible on the 1999 photography. Man-made alterations, such as canals, were added if the alterations affected seagrass beds or tidal flats that may be pertinent to the establishment of new seagrass beds. Process software and version: Sun UltraSparc Unix, ArcINFO 7.2. This is in reference to seagrass classification for southwest Florida only.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: 99SG, sg.dgn
Process_Date: 2000
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Avineon (formerly known as AGRA Baymont, Inc.)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 14100 58th Street North
City: Clearwater
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33760
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (727) 539-1161
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The resulting 1999 seagrass .dgn file was translated to an ArcInfo coverage using the ArcInfo IGDSARC import command. Polygon topology was created using the ArcInfo BUILD or CLEAN command. Quality controls checks for unlabeled, multi-labeled, contiguous polygons, sliver and dangle errors were performed. This is in reference to seagrass classification for southwest Florida only.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: sg.dgn
Process_Date: 20000901
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Avineon (formerly known as AGRA Baymont, Inc.)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 14100 58th Street North
City: Clearwater
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33760
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (727) 539-1161
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Original data layer was projected into geographic coordinates using ArcView projection utility. Projection was performed using an input coordinate system: NAD_1983 and a NADCON Geographic transformation to obtain the result in geographic coordinates in NAD_27 (Clarke 1866 spheroid). Attribute table was altered to include two descriptive fields in which code definition information was added. This is in reference to seagrass classification for southwest Florida only.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: sg.dgn
Process_Date: 20030201
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: SWFWMD seagrass
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Building 1100, Room 101
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncddcgetdata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, Central Standard Time
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Interpretation of aerial photography taken from 1988-1994 to delineate areas of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). Stored information as ArcInfo coverages.
Process_Date: 1996
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Texas seagrass
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Warren Pulich
Contact_Organization:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Resource Protection, Coastal Conservation Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 3000 S. IH-35, Suite 320
City: Austin
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 78704
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 512-912-7014
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Warren.Pulich@tpwd.state.tx.us
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The shapefiles have been loaded into the National Coastal Data Development Center's spatial data model. This model uses ESRI's ArcSDE software to help manage geospatial data. All original information was retained in the newly created ArcSDE layer.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS seagrass; SWFWMD seagrass; Texas seagrass
Process_Date: 20040316
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NCDDC seagrass
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncddggetdata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, Central Standard Time

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 30340

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Seagrass
Entity_Type_Definition:
ArcSDE attribute table describing seagrass distribution along the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers automatically generated
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition:
Acreage calculation for area being analyzed. This attribute will be used only for Texas seagrasses.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 28952.85
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: acres
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAV
Attribute_Definition:
Submerged aquatic vegetation classifiction. This attribute will be used only for Texas seagrasses.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: p
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Patchy (sparse; under minimum mapping unit)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: c
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: continuous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: b
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: bare
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: o
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: oyster
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: a
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: algal mat
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: s
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: spoil
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: w
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: wrack (dead plant detritus)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ws
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: wrack and patchy
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: wc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: wrack and continuous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: wp
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: wrack, pathcy submerged aquatic vegetation, and prop scars
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: pp
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: patchy submerged aquatic vegetation and prop scars
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: pa
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: patchy macro (submerged; not rooted) algae
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ca
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: continuous macro algae
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Wetland classification. This attribute will be used only for Texas seagrasses.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HAB_92
Attribute_Definition:
Habitat identification as of 1992. This attribute will be used only for Texas seagrasses.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HAB_88
Attribute_Definition:
Habitat identification as of 1988. This attribute will be used only for Texas seagrasses.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE
Attribute_Definition:
Source for classification and identication of the area being analyzed. This attribute will be used only for Texas seagrasses.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NWI - 1989
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: National Wetlands Index of 1989
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NWI - 1992
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: National Wetlands Index of 1992
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TPWD - 1994
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1994 analysis by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: USFWS - NBS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Biological Survey
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land Cover Description Dictionary, Section 4.0, August 1995
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: A_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Aquatic vegetation, rooted, found up in up to 6 meters of water. This attribute will only be used for seagrasses found along Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida coastlines (north of Tampa Bay).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System (NOAA): Dobson, J.E., et.al NOAA Coastwatch Change Analysis Project. United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ALG1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Algae, delineated only when its presence has been verified by groundtruthing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ALG2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Algae, delineated only when its presence has been verified by groundtruthing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CSG
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Continuous seagrass, 90% or more ground cover
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EST
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Estuarine, open water or any non-seagrass estuarine habitat
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LAND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
horeline, tidal or non-tidal, developed/urban, or irregularly flooded beach or bare ground.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MOL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Mollusk, oyster reef or beds, delineated only when its presence has been verified by groundtruthing.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No data available
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OUT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Areas where no data were collected
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PSG1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Patchy seagrass, 10% or less ground cover
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PSG2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Patchy seagrass, 15% to 40% ground cover
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PSG3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Patchy seagrass, 45% to 70% ground cover
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PSG4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Patchy seagrass, 75% to 85% ground cover
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: RIV
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Riverine, open water (fresh open water)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: C-CAP Coastal Land Cover Classification System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HAB_GROUP
Attribute_Definition:
Additional information from either Coastal Land Cover Classification System (C-CAP) or Florida Land Use and Land Cover Classification System (FLUCCS). This attribute will only be used for seagrasses in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida (except for Florida Gap region).
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATASET
Attribute_Definition: Indicates source of data
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FL SFWMD Seagras
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Seagrass from South Florida Water Management District
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: USGS Seagrass
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Seagrass from United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TX Seagrass
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Seagrass from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FL Gap Seagrass
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Seagrass from Florida Gap
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HAB_DES
Attribute_Definition:
More detailed information from either Coastal Land Cover Classification System (C-CAP) or Florida Land Use and Land Cover Classification System (FLUCCS). This attribute will only be used for seagrasses in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida (except for Florida Gap region).
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REC_COD99
Attribute_Definition:
Seagrass classification. This attribute is only used for seagrasses in the Florida Gap region.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: continuous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Continuous may range from 85% ground cover to 100% ground cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Marine Research Institute
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: discontinuous
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Discontinuous may range from 0 to 90% gound cover
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Marine Research Institute
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: land
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: land
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Marine Research Institute
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Marine Research Institute
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FLUCCS_COD
Attribute_Definition:
Character description of the Land Use/Land Cover classification code as defined in the Florida Department of Transportation's (DOT) Florida Land Use and Land Cover Classification System (FLUCCS). This attribute will only be used for seagrasses in Florida's Clearwater Harbor, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Lemon Bay, and Charlotte Harbor.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not Classified (Land)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5400
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Bays and Estuaries; All permanently flooded, open water, non-vegetated areas within the study area to the consistency of brackish water.The photosignature for 5400 is usually a smooth, bluish-green color, but can sometimes appear dark blue depending on water depth and turbidity levels. It can usually be found on the deeper edges of seagrass beds and in residential canals. Sometimes a 5400 polygon will be elongated and linear with straight edges, denoting a man-made channel dredged through a shallow water area (i.e. Intracoastal Waterway).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5700
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Marine (Gulf of Mexico); Includes only the marine open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Marine was separated from Bays and Estuaries by dividing lines extending across the inlets which join the Gulf of Mexico with Clearwater Harbor. The photosignature for 5700 is similar to 5400, except that it is usually more blue than green because of the increased water depth and clarity. 5700 can be found along the western edge of the barrier islands and outside all passes.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6510
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Tidal flats; Non-vegetated areas of sand or mud which are exposed at least once during the year or are capable of supporting seagrass populations for that segment of the bay (i.e. approximately six feet depth). This category is composed of that portion of the shore environment protected from wave action, as in the case of estuaries, comprised mostly of muds transported by tidal channels. An important characteristic of the tidal flat environment is its alternating tidal cycle of submergence and exposure to the atmosphere. The photosignature for 6510 is very smooth and obviously non-vegetated. The signature can be different colors depending on water dept and turbidity levels. It can appear white (very shallow, sandy areas), light green (deeper, sandy areas), gray (murky water) or even light brown in some tannin-stained areas. 6510 is usually found on the shallower edges of seagrass beds, either along the shoreline or on the crest of a barrier-type seagrass bed.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7100
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Beaches other than swimming; Isolated strands of open (non-vegetated) sand, not typically accessible (on islands and fringes). The photosignature for 7100 is usually a smooth, bright white or tan color and can be found along mangrove and spoil islands throughout the work area. These areas can be describe as naturally occurring sandy beaches or beaches formed by spoil deposition, both of which are not often used for recreational purposes.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9113
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Patchy seagrass; This category appears as singular, isolated patches of seagrass or extensive areas of patch strands mixed with open bottom. Typically these areas appear as round clumps, or as elongated strands mixed with sand. The photosignature for 9113 usually has a rough texture when viewed through a stereoscope, and is bluish-gray to almost black depending on water depth and turbidity. 9113 can be found on the deeper and shallower edges of continuous seagrass beds or can be large and expansive and cover the entire bed.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9116
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Continuous seagrass; These areas exhibit a continuous and uniform signature. Small, (less than one-quarter acre) sandy bottom features may be interspersed within the bed, but these areas are not dominant. Areas that appear as continuous beds of seagrass communities, regardless of species composition, will be mapped. The photosignature for 9116 is more smooth than that of 9113 but still has some texture. It also can be bluish-gray to almost black, but has only a few areas of open bottom showing through to interrupt the continuous signature. 9116 usually can be found in the center of large, healthy seagrass beds and sometimes runs parallel to the shoreline for hundreds of meters.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9121
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Attached Algae,Caulerpa prolifera. Only pure stands of the green algae Caulerpa prolifera are to be mapped. All polygons mapped as algae (9121) are to be field verified during this mapping process. When Caulerpa prolifera co-exists with seagrass beds, only the grass will be described and mapped.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE_STAMP
Attribute_Definition:
The date the feature was last edited or entered into the map libraries by Southwest Florida Water Management District staff. This attribute will only be used for seagrasses in Florida's Clearwater Harbor, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Lemon Bay, and Charlotte Harbor.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Range of dates
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LEV1
Attribute_Definition:
Very general classification of land use/cover as defined in the Florida Department of Transportation's Florida Land Use and Land Cover Classification System (FLUCCS). This attribute will only be used for seagrasses in Florida's Clearwater Harbor, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Lemon Bay, and Charlotte Harbor.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LEV2
Attribute_Definition:
Land use classification more detailed than LEV1 as defined in the Florida Department of Transportation's Florida Land Use and Land Cover Classification System (FLUCCS). This attribute will only be used for seagrasses in Florida's Clearwater Harbor, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Lemon Bay, and Charlotte Harbor.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 91
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LEV3
Attribute_Definition:
Detailed classification of Land use/cover as defined in the Florida Department of Transportation's Florida Land Use and Land Cover Classification System (FLUCCS). This attribute will only be used for seagrasses in Florida's Clearwater Harbor, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Lemon Bay, and Charlotte Harbor.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 912
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LEV4
Attribute_Definition:
Very specific classification of Land Use/cover as defined in the Florida Department of Transportation's Florida Land Use and Land Cover Classification System (FLUCCS). This attribute will only be used for seagrasses in Florida's Clearwater Harbor, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Lemon Bay, and Charlotte Harbor.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9121
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Metadata

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC-National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncddcgetdata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, Central Standard Time
Resource_Description: Live Data and Maps
Distribution_Liability:
NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA, NESDIS, NODC and NCDDC cannot assume liability for any 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 3.286
Technical_Prerequisites:
Customer must have software that can read ESRI shapefiles such as ArcGIS or ArcExplorer.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040224
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20050224
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC - National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncddcmetadata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints: none
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: none
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: none
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/docs/ncddcmdprofile.pdf>
Profile_Name:
Content Specification for Metadata in the National Coastal Data Development Center's Data Catalog

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