Spatial Extent of the Endangered Species Act Surrounding the Massachusetts CoastEntry ID: esa
Abstract: This georegulatory data layer represents the region of applicability
for the Endangered Species Act. Attributes were added to the spatial data file
in order to provide the user with not only the the statutory and regulatory
references for this law, but also the name and contact information of the state
agency with regulatory jurisdiction.
Purpose: The ability to visualize regulations, laws, or management structures
can help policy makers understand use conflicts, point out inconsistencies in
national or state policy, and educate the public about ocean issues. In
addition, georegulations allow the user to view the spatial extent of these
laws concurrently with the natural resources they seek to protect.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This data ... layer was created from multiple sources.
The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) was used to established the seward boundary.
The landward, northern, and southern boundaries were conform to the study area
established for the georegulatory data layers. These data were joined and
edited in ESRI's ARCEDIT to create the final polygon.
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Vector
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point and Vector Object Count: 1
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - PLANAR
Grid Coordinate System Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
SPCS Zone Identifier: Massachusetts, Mainland
Standard Parallel: 41.716667
Standard Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude of Central Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude of Projection Origin: 41.000000
False Easting: 200000.000000
False Northing: 750000.000000
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: Coordinate pair
Planar Distance Units: meters
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - GEODETIC MODEL
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: GRS 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.0000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.26
NATIVE: Arc/Info coverage format n:\nep1\kcohen\georegs\final\federal\esa
(Click for Interactive Map)
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Coastal Services Center.
Dataset Title: Spatial Extent of the Endangered Species Act Surrounding the Massachusetts Coast
Dataset Release Date: 2001-08-31
Dataset Release Place: Charleston, SC
Dataset Publisher: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Data Presentation Form: Map
Other Citation Details: noneOnline Resource: http://www.csc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 2001-07-01Stop Date: 2001-07-01
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The attributes in this data set are believed to be
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: The data are believed to be logically consistent,
although not tested.
COMPLETENESS REPORT: The segment of the EEZ that was selected for display
within this data layer spans a sufficient distance to address issues pertinent
to the ... Massachusetts coast.
HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: The accuracy of the data set is based on
source data that is assumed to meet National Map accuracy standards.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: The MMS spatial data file was projected to State Plane
coordinates and clipped to the project boundary. This line segment was then
appended to the georegulatory study area (a polygon that was generated using
coordinates that encompass the region of applicability for all relevant laws
and boundary layers). As this product is meant to assist coastal initiatives,
however, the western boundary does not extend to the landward boundary of
PROCESS DATE: 20010710
SOURCE INFORMATION - CITATION: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NOAA's Exclusive Economic Zone boundary file for the U.S.. NOAA's Exclusive
Economic Zone boundary file for the U.S.. 1995-08-22. 1995-08-22. 1. 1.
GEOSPATIAL DATA PRESENTATION FORM: map.
TYPE OF SOURCE MEDIA: on-line data.
BEGINNING TIME: 19950810.
SOURCE CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Publication date.
SOURCE CITATION ABBREVIATION: NOAA_EEZ.
SOURCE CONTRIBUTION: Vector data representing the exclusive economic zone.
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: none
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Users must assume responsibility to determine the
appropriate use of these data. NOT INTENDED FOR LEGAL USE.
Use Constraints NOT INTENDED FOR LEGAL USE.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: mczm at state.ma.us
251 Causeway St., Suite 900
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02114-2119
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: clearinghouse at csc.noaa.gov
2234 South Hobson Avenue
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29405-2413
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-06-06