Shorebirds_NC

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title:
Shorebirds_NC
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset shows colonial nesting waterbirds in coastal North Carolina. It is a subset from North Carolina's online colonial-nesting waterbird database (http://ncpaws.org/). The data included years 2006-2010, all available species, and was spatially selected to include nests within 5 miles of the coast
Purpose:
This GIS dataset was created for the purpose of describing the location and types of colonial waterbirds that nest along the North Carolina coastline so that these nesting activities can be considered for any planned energy development or other coastal use activities.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20060101
Ending_Date: 20100101
Currentness_Reference:
Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.518087
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.424823
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.491753
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.781700
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Green heron
Theme_Keyword: Yellow-crowned night heron
Theme_Keyword: Common tern
Theme_Keyword: Double crested cormorant
Theme_Keyword: Gull-billed tern
Theme_Keyword: Cattle egret
Theme_Keyword: Great black-backed gull
Theme_Keyword: White Ibis
Theme_Keyword: Anhinga
Theme_Keyword: Woodstork
Theme_Keyword: Black-crowned night heron
Theme_Keyword: Great blue heron
Theme_Keyword: Black skimmer
Theme_Keyword: Forster's tern
Theme_Keyword: Colonial Waterbird Nesting
Theme_Keyword: Least bittern
Theme_Keyword: Little blue heron
Theme_Keyword: Herring gull
Theme_Keyword: Snowy egret
Theme_Keyword: Caspian tern
Theme_Keyword: Glossy Ibis
Theme_Keyword: White ibis
Theme_Keyword: Black crowned night heron
Theme_Keyword: Sandwich tern
Theme_Keyword: Brown Pelican
Theme_Keyword: Laughing Gull
Theme_Keyword: Tricolored heron
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: coastal
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Neither the State of South Carolina, the Department of Natural Resources, nor any of its employees, is responsible for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein, and assume no responsibility for the use of the information. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission should be acknowledged as the original data source in products derived from these data. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources should also be acknowledged as the source of the GIS data files derived from the NC database.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Contact_Person: Sara Schweitzer
Contact_Position: Coastal Waterbird Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
106 Ferret Run Lane
City: New Bern
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28562
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 252-639-8435
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sara.schweitzer@ncwildlife.org
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.0.3035
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
1.) Database export: All counties, years 2006-2010, all species, and all sites were selected. 2.) Spatial selection: The data was clipped to a 5 mile inland buffer of the NC coast. All data further inland were excluded. 4.) All metrics were computed in MS Access from source data provided. 5.)The number of unique surveys at a given site were computed using two sequential queries. In the first query, the number of unique visit dates was computed with respect to each location (group by) by calculating the number of different species seen (count) on a given visit date (group by). In the second query, the number of different survey dates (count) for each location (group by) was computed. 6.)Using a Cross Table Query with the following input information (row = location; column = species; cell value = sum), the total number of nests for each species (over the entire study period) was computed. 7.)The number of different species seen nesting at a given location over the entire study period was computed as the count of all nest counts >0 for a given location; thus, if a location reported one nesting species, all column values would be zero except the one species with nests. 8.) Exported out of Access and brought into ArcGIS as a point feature class.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SCDNR, MRRI
Contact_Person: Jessica Boynton and Mike Arendt
Contact_Position: Boynton (GIS Manager I); Arendt (Wildlife Biologist III)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
217 Fort Johnson Rd.
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29412
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-953-9163 (Boynton)
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-953-9097 (Arendt)
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-953-9820
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: boyntonj@dnr.sc.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: arendtm@dnr.sc.gov
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 101
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse_Mercator:
Transverse Mercator
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -81.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.0
False_Easting: 500000.0
False_Northing: 0.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.0001
Planar_Distance_Units:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Shorebirds_NC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are 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: Site_Numbe
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifier for each site
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site_Name
Attribute_Definition:
Name of each site
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lat
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude of each site
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lon
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude of each site
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: N_surveys
Attribute_Definition:
Number of surveys at a site between 2006-2010
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: N_species
Attribute_Definition:
Number of species at a given site between 2006-2010
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Anhinga
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Anhinga nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Black_Skim
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Black skimmer nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Black_crow
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Black-crowned night heron nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Brown_Peli
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Brown pelican nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Caspian_Te
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Caspian tern nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Cattle_Egr
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Cattle egret nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Common_Ter
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Common tern nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Double_cre
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Double-crested cormorant nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Forster_s
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Forster's tern nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Glossy_Ibi
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Glossy ibis nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Great_Blac
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Great black backed heron nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Great_Blue
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Great blue heron nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Great_Egre
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Great egret nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Green_Hero
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Green heron nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Gull_bille
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Gull billed tern nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Herring_Gu
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Herring gull nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Laughing_G
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Laughing gull nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Least_Bitt
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Least bittern nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Least_Tern
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Least tern nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Little_Blu
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Little blue heron nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Royal_Tern
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Royal tern nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sandwich_T
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Sandwich tern nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Snowy_Egre
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Snowy egret nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Tricolored
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Tricolored heron nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: White_Ibis
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of White ibis nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Wood_Stork
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Woodstork nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Yellow_cro
Attribute_Definition:
Total number of Yellow crowned night heron nests at a given site between 2006 - 2010.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Contact_Position: Spatial Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
Rembert C. Dennis Building P.O. Box 167
City: Columbia
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29202
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 803-734-9100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 803-734-7001
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisman@dnr.sc.gov
Distribution_Liability:
See access and use constraints information.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: File Geodatabase Feature Class
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130218
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SCDNR; MRRI
Contact_Person: Jessica Boynton
Contact_Position: GIS Manager I
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
217 Fort Johnson Rd.
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29412
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-953-9163
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-953-9820
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: boyntonj@dnr.sc.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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