Mid-Atlantic Submarine Canyons

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Nature Conservancy
Publication_Date: October, 2009
Title: Mid-Atlantic Submarine Canyons
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
This shapefile represents major canyons of the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Approximate boundaries were heads-up digitized over a raster bathymetry layer. Canyon names come from NOAA charts and other various sources. These boundaries were created primarily for cartographic purposes and in no way represent ecological boundaries.
Purpose: Created primarily for cartographic and planning purposes.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 521376.422587187
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 1231451.54670082
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 4587073.60034
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 4092383.59670664
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: submarine canyon
Place:
Place_Keyword: Mid-Atlantic
Place_Keyword: New England
Access_Constraints:
The Nature Conservancy reserves all rights in data provided. All data are provided as is. This is not a survey quality dataset. The Nature Conservancy makes no warranty as to the currency, completeness, accuracy or utility of any specific data. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data.
Use_Constraints:
The Nature Conservancy shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any sale, distribution, loan, or offering for use of these digital data, in whole or in part, is prohibited without the approval of the Nature Conservancy. The use of these data to produce other GIS products and services with the intent to sell for a profit is prohibited without the written consent of the Nature Conservancy. All parties receiving these data must be informed of these restrictions.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Chris Bruce
Contact_Organization: The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Program
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 490 Westfield Rd
City: Charlottesville
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22902
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 434-951-0565
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 434-979-0370
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cbruce@tnc.org
Hours_of_Service: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Canyon names were gleaned from NOAA charts and other maps in various reports.
Completeness_Report:
This is a representation of most canyons considered to be "major canyons" by a number of different sources. However there are many smaller canyons that are not included and ultimately what is included here is based on somewhat subjective criteria.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
These boundaries were heads-up digitized over a raster bathymetry layer and were created for cartographic purposes only.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Approximate canyon locations were digitized over a raster bathymetry layer (NOAA Coastal Relief Model). Canyon names were gleaned from NOAA charts and other various maps.
Process_Date: October, 2009

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_North_American_1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS_1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: major_canyons
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
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: Name
Attribute_Definition: Canyon name
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA and other sources
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Coral_Prob
Attribute_Definition: Probability of significant coral abundance
Attribute_Definition_Source: Expert panel convened by NOAA at Woods Hole 10/17/2011
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Prb_Method
Attribute_Definition: Coral probability method
Attribute_Definition_Source: Expert panel convened by NOAA at Woods Hole 10/17/2011
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Documented
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coral abundance documented based on direct observations
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Expert panel convened by NOAA at Woods Hole 10/17/2011
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Inferred
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coral abundance is inferred based on geology, proximity to documented corals, and other factors
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Expert panel convened by NOAA at Woods Hole 10/17/2011
Overview_Description:

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Chris Bruce
Contact_Organization: The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Program
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 490 Westfield Rd
City: Charlottesville
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22902
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 434-951-0565
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 434-979-0370
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cbruce@tnc.org
Hours_of_Service: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Resource_Description: Mid-Atlantic Canyons
Distribution_Liability:
The Nature Conservancy makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the use or appropriateness of use of the data, nor are there warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. No representation is made as to the currency, accuracy or completeness of the data set or of the data sources on which it is based. The Nature Conservancy shall not be liable for any lost profits or consequential damages, or claims against the user by third parties.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.004

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100716
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Chris Bruce
Contact_Organization: The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Program
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 490 Westfield Rd
City: Charlottesville
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22902
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 434-951-0565
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 434-979-0370
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cbruce@tnc.org
Hours_of_Service: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Profile_Name: TNC Metadata Profile (pending)
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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