Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Barnegat Bay - Little Egg Harbor estuary, New Jersey: 1985-87

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University
Originator: The data for this coverage was extracted from a report submitted by the Marine Fisheries Administration (Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife, NJDEP) in January 1992. That report (The Influence of Water Depth and Bottom Sediment on the Occurence of Eelgrass) was based on a survey conducted by the Bureau of Shellfisheries
Publication_Date: 19990706
Title:
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Barnegat Bay - Little Egg Harbor estuary, New Jersey: 1985-87
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: SAV data at CRSSA: 1968, 1979, 1985-87, 1996-99, 2003, 2009
Issue_Identification: 1985-1987
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: New Brunswick, NJ
Publisher: CRSSA - Rutgers University
Online_Linkage: http://crssa.rutgers.edu/projects/coastal/sav/
Online_Linkage: http://crssa.rutgers.edu/
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University
Title:
CRSSA Coastal Studies Program
Online_Linkage: http://crssa.rutgers.edu/projects/coastal/
Description:
Abstract:
This is a GIS data layer of polygons representing Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Barnegat Bay - Little Egg Harbor, 1985 to 1987, originally surveyed by the Bureau of Shellfisheries and digitized by the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University. Included are the submerged aquatic vegetation types mapped throughout the study area and their respective area and perimeter for each polygon.
Purpose:
The sav85_87.shp was created as part of the 'Landscape Scale Approaches to Coastal Habitat Conservation - Barnegat Bay' study that focused on the loss of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) that is occuring in Barnegat Bay as a result of human modification and decreasing water quality in the bay and watershed across time. CRSSA has compiled SAV studies conducted in the 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's to facilitate habitat loss assessment in Barnegat Bay. As of this writing, CRSSA continues to map and monitor submerged aquatic vegetation as part of its on-going Coastal Studies Program.
Supplemental_Information:
Related publications:

Lathrop, R.G., R. Styles (RUMCS), S. Seitzinger (RUMCS) and J. Bognar. 2001. Use of GIS Mapping and Modeling Approaches to Examine the Spatial Distribution of Seagrasses in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. Estuaries 24:904-916.

Lathrop, R.G. and J.A. Bognar. 2001. Habitat Loss and Alteration in the Barnegat Bay Region. Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue 32:212-228.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1985
Ending_Date: 1987
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.265680
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.046972
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.068691
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.555054
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: submerged aquatic vegetation
Theme_Keyword: benthic
Theme_Keyword: seagrass
Theme_Keyword: coastal
Theme_Keyword: CRSSA
Theme_Keyword: Rutgers University
Theme_Keyword: Bureau of Shellfisheries
Theme_Keyword: NJDEP FG&W
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Barnegat Bay
Place_Keyword: Little Egg Harbor
Place_Keyword: Ocean County
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Barnegat Bay watershed
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: 1985
Temporal_Keyword: 1987
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These maps as presented provide a regional picture of SAV distribution at various points in time and are not intended for site level permit applications or litigation purposes. These maps and data, alone, are not sufficient to determine the presence or absence of SAV. Conclusive evidence concerning the presence or absence of SAV requires site inspections, preferably at several points in time during the SAV growing season.

Data are supplied 'as-is' without warranty of any kind. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, Rutgers University cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data. Rutgers University makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Any maps, publications, reports or any other type of document produced as a result of utilizing this data will credit the original map author(s) as listed as well as the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA)
Contact_Person: Richard G. Lathrop
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Address:
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Address:
14 College Farm Road
City: New Brunswick
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08901-8551
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 732-932-1582
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 732-932-2587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lathrop@crssa.rutgers.edu
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8.30am - 4.30pm EST USA
Data_Set_Credit:
Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University; data for this coverage was extracted from a report submitted by the Marine Fisheries Administration (Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife, NJDEP) in January 1992. That report (The Influence of Water Depth and Bottom Sediment on the Occurence of Eelgrass) was based on a survey conducted by the Bureau of Shellfisheries
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University
Title:
CRSSA Coastal Studies website
Edition: current
Online_Linkage: http://crssa.rutgers.edu/projects/coastal/
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The sav85_87 shapefile was compared to existing Arc/INFO coverages of Barnegat Bay and the New Jersey coastline (coastply2) to ensure spatial accuracy. The original source paper maps graticule was also utilized to geo-reference sav85_87.shp during digitization.

Horizontal accuracy is based on geo-spatial comparsion to rectified orthophotography and mutiple digital boundary sources.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Vertical accuracy is based on geo-spatial comparsion to rectified orthophotography
and mutiple digital boundary sources.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy - Division of Fish, Game, and Wildlife - Marine Fisheries Adminsistration
Publication_Date: 1992
Title:
data for this coverage was extracted from a report submitted by the Marine Fisheries Administration (Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife, NJDEP) in January 1992. That report (The Influence of Water Depth and Bottom Sediment on the Occurence of Eelgrass) was based on a survey conducted by the Bureau of Shellfisheries
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:65,000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper maps
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1985
Ending_Date: 1987
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The graticules of Marine Fisheries' report maps were projected from lat/long coordinates (degrees, minutes, seconds) into UTM Datum NAD27 coordinates in Arc/Info. "Eelgrass" and "No Data" areas were then digitized and saved in an Arc/Info coverage (SAV8027) in UTM Datum NAD27 coordinates. The initial coverage (SAV8027) was then projected into UTM Datum NAD83 coordinates (saved as Arc/Info coverage SAV80) and subsequently compared to existing Arc/INFO coverages of Barnegat Bay and the New Jersey coastline (coastply2) to ensure spatial accuracy. SAV80 was then converted to sav80.shp in ArcView. In this shapefile the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) areas are synonomous with the eelgrass areas of the Marine Fisheries' report. The "no data - assumed eelgrass" areas are the result of the Bureau of Shellfisheries inability to enter shallow waters (<3feet).

(GIS data processing under the direction of Richard G. Lathrop by Andew Hendrickson, Paul Bowers)
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Richard G. Lathrop
Contact_Organization: Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University
Contact_Position: Director
Contact_Address:
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 732-932-1582
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lathrop@crssa.rutgers.edu
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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: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 33
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 887
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 931
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 4
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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: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: bbleh_sav85_87
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: AREA
Attribute_Definition:
Area of polygon in square meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition:
Perimeter of polygon in meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HECTARES
Attribute_Definition:
hectares of polygon
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAV_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Code values representing species type
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAV_TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Species type
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAV80_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifiers for all features
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Categories: Eel grass, no data - assumed eelgrass, no data - not sampled
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University
Contact_Address:
Address:
14 College Farm Road
City: New Brunswick
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08901-8551
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 732-932-1582
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 732-932-2587
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8.30am - 4.30pm EST USA
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
These maps as presented provide a regional picture of SAV distribution at various points in time and are not intended for site level permit applications or litigation purposes. These maps and data, alone, are not sufficient to determine the presence or absence of SAV. Conclusive evidence concerning the presence or absence of SAV requires site inspections, preferably at several points in time during the SAV growing season.

Data are supplied 'as-is' without warranty of any kind. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, Rutgers University cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data. Rutgers University makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Any maps, publications, reports or any other type of document produced as a result of utilizing this data will credit the original map author(s) as listed as well as the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.743
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Access_Instructions:
Downloadable data
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System:
http://crssa.rutgers.edu/projects/coastal/sav/
Technical_Prerequisites:
Knowledge of geographic information systems helpful; understanding context in which data were developed
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110510
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA)
Contact_Person: John Bognar
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Address:
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Address:
14 College Farm Road
City: New Brunswick
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08901-8551
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 732-932-1582
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 732-932-2587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: johnb@crssa.rutgers.edu
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8.30am - 4.30pm EST USA
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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