Metadata for Montana Lakes
Identification Information:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Publication date: 09/05/2014
Title: Montana Lakes
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage:
Browse graphic file name:
Browse graphic file description: Map of Montana Lakes
Browse graphic file type: JPEG

Abstract: Montana lakes.
The primary purpose of this dataset is to provide a polygon system ideal for storing, organizing, and displaying lake related fisheries and habitat data within Montana at the best practically available source scale.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 09/05/2014
Currentness reference: publication date
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
Not appropriate for all uses, note the layer is of mixed scales and origins. 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:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East Sixth Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-5365

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Data Quality Information:

Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: Good - lakes added by digitizing as needed

Source information:
Source scale denominator: 100,000 and 24,000
Source contribution: 100K nhd, various 24k products and multiscale digitizing

Process step:
Lakes were created by first taking all the 1:100,000 scale lake layers available from the USFS and BIA. The 1:24,000 scale NHD lakes were used to fill in the gaps and other missing lakes were digitized. Lake names were updated using the USGS GNIS names and other sources. Lakes are digitized as needed from the 1:24,000 scale USGS topographic, DOQQ digital maps and National Wetlands Inventory.
Process date: 2014
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Polygon
ESRI feature count: 40920
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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: Lakes
Entity count: 40920

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: ACRES
Attribute definition: Area in acres.

Attribute label: SCALE
Attribute definition: Scale of original data.

Attribute label: NAME
Attribute definition: Waterbody name.

Attribute label: COMMENT_
Attribute definition: Comment

Attribute label: LLID
Attribute definition: Unique waterbody identfier.

Attribute label: DATASOURCE
Attribute definition: Originating data source.

Attribute label: ELEV
Attribute definition: Elevation in meters.

Attribute label: DATASOUR_1

Attribute label: Created
Attribute alias: CREATED
Attribute definition: Date feature was created.

Attribute label: LastEdit
Attribute alias: LASTEDIT
Attribute definition: Date feature was last edited.

Attribute label: Editor
Attribute alias: EDITOR
Attribute definition: Number of person who performed the last edit.

Attribute label: SHAPE_AREA
Attribute definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: SHAPE_LEN
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Distribution Information:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-5365

Resource description: Downloadable Data

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer size: 20.720
Online option:
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 09/05/2014
Metadata contact:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Telephone: 406-444-5365

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