Razor Clam Occurrences on the Maine Coast

  • Title: Razor Clam Occurrences on the Maine Coast
  • Abstract:

    Razor_clams is a REGIONS dataset and contains distribution information for razor clam (Ensis directus) for the coast of Maine . Polygons are based on locations indicated by town officials, harvesters, Harbormasters, DMR biologists, DMR specialists or DMR scientists from February 2008 to May 2009. POLYGON codes include: Town, County, Species, NOAA_Chart, Updated, Shape, ACRES, OBJECTID, SHAPE_AREA, SHAPE_LEN, and Source.

  • Publication Date: May 11, 2009, midnight
  • Type: Vector Data
  • Keywords: razor clam molluscan 40000 biology commodities marine environment monitoring coastal marine biology shellfish
  • Category: Biology
  • Owner: MMWebber
  • Point of Contact: MMWebber
  • Restrictions: Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes. Digital maps retain the accuracy of their source materials. The best use of data mapped at scales of 1:500,000 and 1:250,000 is in statewide planning and studies; at 1:100,000 in regional planning and studies; at 1:62,500 and 1:24,000 in detailed studies and local planning; and at 1:12,000 and 1:5,000 or larger scales in parcel level studies and detailed local planning. In the use of Maine GIS data, please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata from the Maine GIS Data Catalog. The Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) provides notice of updates and corrections directly to the Maine GIS Technical Group and to Maine GIS Users, through the MEGISTECH and MEGISUSER list servers. To subscribe please contact the MEGIS technical support line at (207) 287-6144. To request correction of, or provide updates to, Maine GIS data a feedback form is available at http://megis.maine.gov/, or you may contact MEGIS directly. MEGIS is not responsible for local edits to data or metadata. Updates, corrections, and feedback, incorporated in the Maine GIS database are made in accordance with "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", 2002 and coordinated by MEGIS in consultation with the Maine GIS Executive Council.
  • Purpose:

    Though primarily based on harvestable locations, shellfish species distributions are helpful tools for planning activities. Baseline data of shellfish species distributions in Maine provides a foundation for future data updates. Data at this scale is suitable for use in generalized studies and local planning.

  • Language: English
  • Supplemental Information:

    This layer may not be current or complete, as shellfish distributions could change over time and portions of the Maine coast may not have been included. The ...

Attribute Name Range Average Median Standard Deviation
Town NA
County NA
Noaa_Chart NA
Species NA
Updated NA
Source NA
The_Geom NA