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Main Hawaiian Islands 2007

Reports

2007 Mapping of Benthic Habitats for The Main Eight Hawaiian Islands - Task Order I Project Completion Report (PDF, 7.75MB)
2007 Abridged Methods Manual for Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of the Main Hawaiian Islands (PDF, 1.57MB)

Data and Maps

Benthic Habitat Maps

2007 Benthic Habitat Maps - Printable PDF area maps for download. Each document contains three selectable layers (Zone, Geomorphological Structure Types, and Biological Cover).

Accuracy Assessment Points

Ground Validation Points

Benthic Habitat Shapefiles

A digital vector shoreline (land/water interface) was manually digitized from the one-meter pansharpened multispectral IKONOS imagery to provide accurate, up-to-date shoreline data. Those areas of the coastline that were obscured by cloud cover were derived from United States Geological Survey (USGS) Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs).

Shoreline Shapefiles

A digital vector shoreline (land/water interface) was manually digitized from the one-meter pansharpened multispectral IKONOS imagery to provide accurate, up-to-date shoreline data. Those areas of the coastline that were obscured by cloud cover were derived from United States Geological Survey (USGS) Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs).

IKONOSâ„¢ and Quickbirdâ„¢ Satellite Imagery

Benthic habitat maps of the main 8 Hawaiian Islands were created through visual interpretation of multispectral IKONOSâ„¢ and Quickbirdâ„¢ imagery using the NOAA Habitat Digitizer extension. Habitat boundaries were delineated around signatures (e.g., areas with specific color and texture patterns) in the orthorectified imagery mosaic corresponding to habitat types in the Classification Scheme.