Metadata for Montana Gray Wolf Distribution
Identification Information:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 07/13/2005
Title: Montana Gray Wolf Distribution
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage:
Browse graphic file name:
Browse graphic file description: Map of Gray Wolf Distribution in Montana
Browse graphic file type: JPEG

Abstract: General gray wolf distribution in Montana.
Display and/or analysis of the general extent of wolf distribution.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 10/2006
Currentness reference: ground condition
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: None.
Use constraints:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes. This data set is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to the accuracy or completeness of this data set and assumes no responsibility for the suitability of this data set for a particular purpose. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of errors in this data set. The data are not intended for site specific analysis. The data are intended for broad landscape display and analysis of wolf distribution.
Point of contact:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-5365

Security information:
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Data Quality Information:

Source information:
Source scale denominator: 250000

Process step:
Created by generating a boundary around the majority of mountainous terrain under primarily public ownership.
Process date: 09/2005
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Polygon
ESRI feature count: 1
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Montana_FIPS_2500
Grid coordinate system name: State Plane Coordinate System
SPCS zone identifier: 2500
Lambert conformal conic:
Standard parallel: 45.000000
Standard parallel: 49.000000
Longitude of central meridian: -109.500000
Latitude of projection origin: 44.250000
False easting: 600000.000000
False northing: 0.000000
Planar distance units: meters
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222
Altitude system definition:
Altitude resolution: 0.000010
Altitude encoding method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: distributionWolf
Entity count: 1

Attribute label: Shape
Attribute definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute label: FID
Attribute definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: ACRES
Attribute definition: Area in acres.
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Distribution Information:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-5365

Resource description: Downloadable Data

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer size: 0.160
Online option:
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 01/22/2007
Metadata contact:
Adam Messer
GIS & Natural Resource Data Analyst
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-0095

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