Metadata for Montana Fish Distribution - Streams
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 11/20/2012
Title: Montana Fish Distribution - Streams
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/fishDistributionStreams.zip
Browse graphic file name: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/imageFiles/fishDistributionStreams.jpg
Browse graphic file description: Map of Montana Fish Distribution - Streams
Browse graphic file type: JPEG

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

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 11/20/2012
Currentness reference: publication date
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
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
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
Source contribution:
The 1:100,000 streams layer can be downloaded from http://fwp.mt.gov/doingBusiness/reference/gisData/shapefiles/streams.shp.zip.
Calendar date: 07/06/2012

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: 11/20/2012
Process step: Metadata imported.
Process date: 12/11/2012
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Polyline
ESRI feature count: 20023
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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 1983
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: 1.000000
Altitude encoding method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label:
FISH.DISTRIBUTION_STREAMS
Entity count: 20023

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

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

Attribute label: WATERNAME
Attribute definition: Waterbody name

Attribute label: LLID
Attribute definition: Waterbody unique identifier

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

Attribute label: BEGMEAS
Attribute definition:
The furthest downstream measure of the presence of the species in a stream, measured in river miles. 0 signifies the mouth of a stream.

Attribute label: ENDMEAS
Attribute definition:
The furthest upstream measure of the presence of the species in a stream, measured in river miles. 0 signifies the mouth of a stream.

Attribute label: SPECIESID
Attribute definition: Unique numeric identifier for fish species

Attribute label: SPECIES
Attribute definition: Fish species common name

Attribute label: UPDATEDATE
Attribute definition: Date database record was last updated
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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


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


Resource description: Downloadable Data



Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer size: 134.314
megabytes
Online option:
http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/fishDistributionStreams.zip
Available time period:
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 12/11/2012
Metadata contact:
Adam Petersen
Fisheries Data Manger and GIS Analyst
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


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


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