SDE Feature Class
MPA, Earth cover, base maps, imagery, kelp, Northern California Coast, biota, multispectral imagery, environment, ADS40, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, California, MPA Baseline Program, DMSC, Ocean Imaging, oceans, substrate, Sea Grant, oceans, environment
[This is an aggregated dataset of the 15 California North Central Coast kelp habitat shapefiles. The shapefiles were aggregated into a single feature class for better functionality in BIOS.] This vector dataset was developed for the Sea Grant MPA Baseline Program as part of the project High Resolution Nearshore Substrate Mapping and Persistence with Multispectral Aerial Imagery (#R/MPA17 09-015). The study region is the California North Central Coast (NCC). Ocean Imaging acquired the imagery used for this analysis on 11/02/2010 using the Digital Multispectral Camera (DMSC). Fugro EarthData acquired the imagery used for this project between 09/22/2010 09/23/2010 and delivered fully georeferenced and orthorectified, 12-bit imagery with a spatial resolution of 0.30 meters to OI in 2011. Details on these systems and the data processing are below in the Lineage section of this document. Individual DMSC and ADS40 image tiles were mosaicked into sections based on the USGS orthoquads for the California North Central Coast in order to generate the image products required to generate this merged kelp habitat classification covering the California North Central Coasts kelp beds from Pigeon Point up to Point Arena. The MPAs contained in each of the USGS orthoquads as well as additional information on the classification procedures used are outlined in the Lineage section of this document.
This vector dataset contains habitat classification of the offshore giant kelp beds along the California North Central Coast region from Pigeon Point up to Point Arena, including select bays and river mouths designated as MPAs.
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