Accuracy assessment of NOAA's Florida Keys benthic habitat map
Corporate Authors:United States, National Ocean Service., Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Coral Reefs And Islands
Coral Reefs And Islands//Maps/Methodology/Florida/Florida Keys
Coral Reefs And Islands/Classification/Maps/Florida/Florida Keys
Description:"This report describes the methodologies, analyses, and results for an independent accuracy assessment of a thematic benthic habitat map produced by NOAA for the Florida Keys. It is an analysis of four regional accuracy assessments. Over the course of the Florida Keys mapping project, NOAA amended part of the classification scheme. The original scheme for mapping benthic cover was a tiered approach where certain benthic cover categories were given priority over others (e.g. coral was most important). Recently, this was modified to a dominant benthic cover scheme where the habitat is characterized by the single most dominant cover type and all habitats are characterized for percent cover of coral. The data and data analyses from Walker and Foster (2009 and 2010) were used to evaluate the accuracy of the reclassified map for Regions Of Interest (ROI) 1 and 2. New data were collected for ROIs 3 and 4 as part of this report. All four regions were combined and analyzed to determine total map accuracy"--Executive summary.
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