Metadata for Montana Fish Distribution - Lakes
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 03/27/2014
Title: Montana Fish Distribution - Lakes
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/fishDistributionLakes.zip

Abstract:
Fish distribution for Montana lakes compiled and maintained by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP).
Purpose:
Display and/or analysis of fish distribution for Montana lakes.

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: Annually
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
Not appropriate for use at scales larger than 1:100,000. Species may occur in areas not currently depicted in this layer, or in areas for which comprehensive surveys have not been conducted. Site-specific surveys are frequently necessary to determine the presence of species - absence of a species presence in a data layer is not evidence of absence. Additionally, the presence of one species does not imply that other species were searched for but not found. 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. FWP will not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of errors in this data set.
Point of contact:
Adam Petersen
Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
PO Box 200701
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


Telephone: 406-444-1275
E-Mail: apetersen@mt.gov


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Data Quality Information:
Attribute accuracy report:
Varies on the data source. Species may occur in areas not currently depicted in this layer, or in areas for which comprehensive surveys have not been conducted. Site-specific surveys are frequently necessary to determine the presence of species - absence of a species presence in a data layer is not evidence of absence. Additionally, the presence of one species does not imply that other species were searched for but not found.

Lineage:
Source information:
Source scale denominator: 100000
Type of source media: None
Source contribution:
The lakes layer can be downloaded from http://fwp.mt.gov/doingBusiness/reference/gisData/shapefiles/lakes.shp.zip.

Process step:
Generated routed features from the 1:100,000 NHD GIS data using begin and end measures and fish presence information stored in the Montana Fisheries Information System (MFISH) SQL database.
Process date: 03/27/2014
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: GT-polygon composed of chains
SDTS object count: 5420
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Map projection:
Map projection name: NAD 1983 StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500
Lambert conformal conic:
NAD 1983 StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500
Standard parallel: 45.0
Standard parallel: 49.0
Longitude of central meridian: -109.5
Latitude of projection origin: 44.25
False easting: 600000.0
False northing: 0.0
Planar distance units: meter
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid name: GRS 1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222101
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: FISH.DISTRIBUTION_PUB_LK

Attribute label: FISHPRESID
Attribute definition: Internal FWP database unique identifier

Attribute label: WATERNAME
Attribute definition: Waterbody name

Attribute label: LLID
Attribute definition: Waterbody unique identifier

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

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

Attribute label: SPECIES
Attribute definition: Fish species common name

Attribute label: UPDATEDATE
Attribute definition: Date database record was last updated

Attribute label: SHAPE.LEN

Attribute label: SHAPE.AREA

Attribute label: SPECIESID
Attribute definition: Unique numeric identifier for fish species
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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
PO Box 200701
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


Telephone: 406-444-5365
E-Mail: lbailey@mt.gov


Distribution liability: See access and use constraints information.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer size: 134.314
megabytes
Online option:
http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/fishDistributionStreams.zip
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 01/02/2015
Metadata contact:
Adam Petersen
Fisheries Information Specialist
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
PO Box 200701
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


Telephone: 406-444-1275
E-Mail: apetersen@mt.gov


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