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Layer: Recreational SCUBA Diving Areas (ID: 16)

Name: Recreational SCUBA Diving Areas

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Type: Feature Layer

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Description: The Recreational SCUBA Diving Areas layer is a composite of data collected through several method which include outreach to the SCUBA diving community and mining existing data sources. Data were collected as part of the Northeast Coastal and Marine Recreational Use Characterization Study which was conducted by SeaPlan, the Surfrider Foundation, and Point 97 under the direction of the Northeast Regional Planning Body. Sources include the following:</p><ul><li><strong>State-based online GIS data portals</strong>: Data were downloaded from the New York State Geographic Information Gateway and the Massachusetts Ocean Resource Information System (MORIS)</li><li><strong>SCUBA guides</strong>: Authoritative guides published either online or in print which provide coordinates of sites or detailed descriptions of site locations</li><li><strong>Online survey data</strong>: Data obtained using an online mapping and survey tool which collected information on the location and characteristics of SCUBA sites from diving experts from March – May 2015</li><li><strong>PGIS workshop data</strong>: Data obtained during in-person PGIS (participatory geographic information systems) mapping workshops held in the spring of 2015. Workshop participants used an electronic stylus pen to digitize SCUBA areas on a projected GIS-based map, which allowed the features to be automatically saved and then attributed with information the participants shared during the concurrent session.</li><li><strong>Other</strong>: Data were obtained through other sources, such as phone conversations with SCUBA experts, or derived from a spatial dataset which hasn’t been published or otherwise been made publically available.</li></ul><p>To address data confidentiality and site sensitivity concerns, site-specific areas mapped online or in person were generalized by applying a buffer to the center point of the mapped area. A buffer was also applied to points derived from outside research. Users are encouraged to consult the metadata for additional details.

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Copyright Text: SeaPlan, Surfrider, and Point 97

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