Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Georgia, maps and geographic information systems data (NCEI Accession 0013780)

This data set comprises the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps for the shoreline of Georgia. ESI data characterize estuarine environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats; sensitive biological resources; and human-use resources. This atlas was developed to be utilized within desktop GIS systems and contains GIS files and related D-base files. Associated files include MOSS (Multiple Overlay Statistical System) export files, .PDF maps, and detailed user guides and metadata.

The intertidal habitats of Georgia were originally mapped during overflights conducted in the fall of 1984. They were updated onto 1:24,000 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic maps by an experienced coastal geologist in January 1997 using recent vertical aerial photographs from 1993-1996 at various scales. Portions of the coast were flown in February 1997 to verify the photo- interpretation. The biological and human-use resources data were compiled by regional biologists in 1996 and 1997.

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Last Updated December 30, 2019, 16:00
Created October 24, 2018, 11:11
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