Benthic Habitat Maps of the U.S. Virgin Islands-St. Thomas and St. John Prepared by Visual Interpretation from Remote Sensing Imagery Collected by NOAA, 1999

Metadata Updated: May 16, 2017

This project is a cooperative effort between the National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, the United States Geological Survey, the National Park Service, and the National Geophysical Data Center, to produce benthic habitat maps and georeferenced imagery for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This project was conducted in support of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. Twenty-one distinct benthic habitat types within eight zones were mapped directly into a GIS system using visual interpretation of orthorectified aerial photographs. Benthic features were mapped that covered an area of 1600 km^2. In all, 49 km^2 of unconsolidated sediment, 721 km^2 of submerged vegetation, 73 km^2 of mangroves, and 756 km^2 of coral reef and colonized hardbottom were mapped.

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Metadata Date September 29, 2016
Metadata Created Date May 16, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 16, 2017
Reference Date(s) December 1, 2001 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 29, 2016
Metadata Created Date May 16, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 16, 2017
Reference Date(s) December 1, 2001 (publication)
Responsible Party National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Not for navigation, Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -64.42
Bbox North Lat 18.42
Bbox South Lat 17.62
Bbox West Long -65.09
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Object Id 30ff534e-a442-4c60-b402-67699775a258
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) produced this data CD-ROM. NCCOS Biogeography Program does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes. Please see the metadata records for each data set for complete information on the source, limitations, and proper use. Disclaimer- While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1999-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2001-01-01

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