Metadata for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Lands - Points
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 07/29/2014
Title: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Lands - Points
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/fwpLandsPoints.zip
Browse graphic file name: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/imageFiles/fwpLandsPoints.jpg
Browse graphic file description: Map of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Managed Lands - Point Data
Browse graphic file type: JPEG

Abstract:
Point locations for lands owned or managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP). Lands owned or managed by FWP do not necessarily imply public access.
Purpose:
Display and/or analysis of lands owned and/or managed by FWP.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 07/29/2014
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: Annually
Access constraints: none
Use constraints:
Many of the lands managed by FWP are held under conservation easement, lease, or agreement with private land owners and may be managed for the benefit of Montana's wildlife or other natural or cultural resources. Therefore, users of this data should not infer that lands managed by FWP imply public access. For details about public access on FWP's managed lands please contact the appropriate FWP regional office. Regional office contact information can be found at http://fwp.mt.gov/insidefwp/department/hqregions.html.

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. 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 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0701


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


Security information:
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Data Quality Information:
Attribute accuracy report: Good at time of entry.

Logical consistency report:
Points are often the centroid of a group of related parcels or located within the largest most descriptive parcel representing the specific site.
Completeness report:
Data set is continually updated as lands change status or are acquired or disposed of.


Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report:
Approximate horizontal accuracy 51 meters, assuming source data meets National Map Accuracy Statndards.

Vertical positional accuracy report: none


Lineage:
Source information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey - National Mapping Division
Title: 1:100,000-scale quadrangles
Source scale denominator: 100000
Type of source media: paper
Source contribution:
The original data set was digitized from these maps based on township, range, and section legal descritpions.
Source information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication date: 1998
Title: Montana DRG Quadrangles
Other citation details:
The DRGs became availble as a mapping service from the Natural Resource Information System, Montana State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/nsdi/orthophotos/raster_svc.htm circa 2004-2005.
Online linkage: http://nris.mt.gov/nsdi/drg.html
Source scale denominator: 24000
Source contribution:
This is the source for data digitized after 1997. The DRGs were used as a background reference for "heads up" digitizing.
Calendar date: 1998
Source information:
Originator: Environmental Systems Research Institute
Publication date: 06/2008
Title: USA Topographic Maps
Other citation details:
This map presents land cover imagery for the world and detailed topographic maps for the United States. The map includes the National Park Service (NPS) Natural Earth physical map at 1.24km per pixel for the world at small scales, i-cubed eTOPO 1:250,000-scale maps for the contiguous United States at medium scales, and National Geographic TOPO! 1:100,000 and 1:24,000-scale maps (1:250,000 and 1:63,000 in Alaska) for the United States at large scales. The TOPO! maps are seamless, scanned images of United States Geological Survey (USGS) paper topographic maps.
Online linkage: http://resources.esri.com/arcgisonlineservices/index.cfm?fa=content_detail&contentID=C3D720F5-1422-2413-191604FA0A81D873
Source scale denominator: 24000
Source contribution:
Used as a reference for "heads up" digitizing for data digitized after 2008.
Source information:
Originator: USDA - Farm Services Agency Aerial Photography Field Office
Publication date: 2006
Title: 2005 Color NAIP Orthophotos
Other citation details:
NAIP became availble as a mapping service from the Natural Resource Information System, Montana State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/nsdi/orthophotos/raster_svc.htm circa 2006.
Online linkage: http://nris.mt.gov/nsdi/orthophotos/naip_2005.asp
Source contribution:
Used as a reference for "heads up" digitizing since circa 2004-2005.

Process step:
Digitized locations located on the maps based on legal descriptions (township, range and section) in the Lands Section tabular database.
Process date: 10/30/1996
Process step:
Updates and changes were digitized on screen using the BLM's public land survey system layer as a background layer to locate the site via township, range and section.
Process date: 1998
Process step:
Updates and changes were screen digitized using USGS 1:24k DRGs as background layer to locate the site via township, range and section legal descriptions.
Process date: 2001
Process step:
Updates and changes were screen digitized using the polygons from the parcels coverage as reference. Most often centroid of polygon on simple sites, largest polygon or most descriptive polygon on complex sites.
Process date: 07/17/2002
Process step:
Updates and changes were screen digitized using the polygons from the parcels coverage as reference. Most often centroid of polygon on simple sites, largest polygon or most descriptive polygon on complex sites.
Process date: 07/2004
Process step:
Coverage imported into geodatabase. Newly acquired sites digitized on screen based on centroid of site polygons contained in parcels feature dataset in the geodatabase. Attributes updated based on cross referencing and relating to tabular database maintained by FWP Field Services Division - Lands Bureau.
Process date: 11/2005
Process step:
Updated points based on FWP Lands Bureau tabular Oracle database.
Process date: 09/2006
Process step:
Updated points based on FWP Lands Bureau tabular Oracle database.
Process date: 03/2007
Process step:
Performed edits based on WMA review. Edits included adding points, moving points, and attribute changes.
Process date: 04/2007
Process step:
Updated points based on FWP Lands Bureau tabular Oracle database.
Process date: 09/27/2007
Process step:
Updated lands based on tabular information stored in the FWP Lands Bureau's Oracle tabular database. Moved locations of several sites based on more accurate descriiptions.
Process date: 04/05/2008
Process step:
Updated points based on FWP Lands Bureau tabular Oracle database.
Process date: 10/22/2008
Process step:
Updated points based on FWP Lands Bureau tabular Oracle database. Added a PointsEdit relationship class to the geodatabase to better track individual feature edits.
Process date: 07/2009
Process step:
Updated points based on FWP Lands Bureau tabular Oracle database.
Process date: 01/28/2011
Process step:
Updated points based on FWP Lands Bureau tabular Oracle database.
Process date: 09/06/2011
Process step: Corrected SITEID for Spotted Dog WMA.
Process date: 09/12/2011
Process step:
Moved locations for most state parks based on lat long coordinates provided by the Parks Division.
Process date: 12/01/2011
Process step: Added missing site (Stucky Ridge WMA).
Process date: 05/01/2012
Process step:
Updated points based on FWP Lands Bureau tabular Oracle database.
Process date: 05/29/2013
Process step:
Updated points based on FWP Lands Bureau tabular Oracle database.
Process date: 09/18/2013
Process step:
Updated points based on FWP Lands Bureau tabular Oracle database.
Process date: 07/23/2014
Process step:
Moved North Swan Valley FCA to fall within North Swan Valley WMA parcel and updated PUBTYPE, SITENUM, FILENUM accordingly.
Process date: 07/29/2014
Process step: Metadata imported.
Process date: 08/05/2014
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Point
ESRI feature count: 701
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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: 0.000010
Altitude encoding method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label:
fwpLandsPoints
Entity count: 701

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: SITEID
Attribute definition:
Unique ID associated with the site. SITEID is assigned by the FWP Lands Bureau and can be used to relate to additional site information in the Lands Bureau's tabular database.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Double checked by relating to tabular database.

Attribute label: SITENAME
Attribute definition:
Name of site as stored in FWP's Lands Bureau files and tabular database.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Double checked by relating to tabular database.

Attribute label: SITETYPE
Attribute definition:
FWP's Lands Bureau files and tabular database. NOTE: Not all sites are open to public access - refer to the PUBTYPE field.


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
ADM Administrative - Regional Headquarters and Field Offices
ADME Administrative - Enforcement Field Office
ADMF Administrative - Fisheries Field Office
ADMW Administrative - Wildlife Field Office
AFLF Affiliated Lands - Fisheries
AFLP Affiliated Lands - Parks
AFLW Affiliated Lands - Wildlife
BC Boat Camp
BP Brood Pond
FAS Fishing Access Site
FCA Fisheries Conservation Area
FGRN Fisheries Greenway
FT Fish Trap
HTC Hatchery
SP State Park
WCE Wildlife Conservation Easement
WHPA Wildlife Habitat Protection Area
WMA Wildlife Management Area
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Double checked by relating to Lands Bureau tabular database.

Attribute label: PUBNAME
Attribute definition:
Site's name as known by the public. If the site does not have a value for PUBNAME it is not managed for recreation for the public and may not have public access.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Very Good
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Based on FWP Division Administrator review.

Attribute label: PUBTYPE
Attribute definition:
Site type as managed for public recreation. Sites with a value of FALSE for PUBTYPE are not managed for recreation for the public and may not have public access.


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
FALSE No public access. Site is either inaccessible physically (i.e. not developed) or not open to the public.
FAS Fishing Access Site
HTC Hatchery
SP State Park
WCE Wildlife Conservation Easement
WHPA Wildlife Habitat Protection Area
WMA Wildlife Management Area
FCA Fisheries Conservation Area
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Very Good
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Based on review by FWP Division Administrators.

Attribute label: FILENUM
Attribute definition:
Number used by the Lands Bureau referring to each transaction within a given site. The first four numbers are assigned to the site; the number directly following the "." categorizes the agreement.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Very good.
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Cross referenced with Lands Bureau tabular database.

Attribute label: SITENUM
Attribute definition:
First four digits of FILENUM. All parcels comprising a site will have the same SITENUM.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Very good
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Cross referenced against Lands Section tabular database.

Attribute label: ACQTYPE
Attribute definition: Acquisition type.


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
1 Fee Title. Fee acquisition - ownership in land - transferable (sometimes with restrictions).
2E Easement. FWP has a specific right on the property.
2L Lease. Lease (in) with term and specified consideration.
3 Conservation Easement. A real property interest, legal title to the underlying land is retained by the original owner.
8 Miscellaneous.
10 Special Management Agreement
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent
Attribute value accuracy explanation:
Based on transaction types as described by FWP's Lands Bureau.

Attribute label: ACQDATE
Attribute definition: Date the site was acquired (legal transaction date).

Attribute label: EXIST_ADA
Attribute definition: Current ADA accessibility.


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
0 No Data
1 Easy Accessibility
2 Moderate Accessibility
3 Difficult Accessibility
4 Most Difficult Accessibility
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Potentially out dated.

Attribute label: POTENT_ADA
Attribute definition: Potential ADA accessibility.


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
0 No Data
1 Easy Accessibility
2 Moderate Accessibility
3 Difficult Accessibility
4 Most Difficult Accessibility
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Potentially out dated.

Attribute label: CREATED
Attribute definition: Date point feature was digitized.

Attribute label: COMMENT_
Attribute definition: Editor's comments.

Attribute label: EDITOR
Attribute definition:
Last name or FWP cf# of individual responsible for editing on date recorded in CREATED.

Attribute label: WEB_PAGE
Attribute definition: URL for the site's Web page on FWP's public website.

Attribute label: BOAT_FAC
Attribute definition: Boat facility information for the site

Attribute label: HUNTING
Attribute definition: Indicates whether or not hunting is allowed on the site

Attribute label: CAMPING
Attribute definition: Camping opportunity


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
No No camping opportunity
Yes Camping opportunity

Attribute label: HUNT_RESTR
Attribute definition: Hunting restrictions
Entity type label:
CF0422.POINTSEDITS
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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0701


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


Resource description: Downloadable Data


Distribution liability:
User assumes responsiliblity to verify accuracy for their application.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer size: 0.019
megabytes
Online option:
http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/fwpLandsPoints.zip
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 07/29/2014
Metadata contact:
Lydia Bailey
GIS Manager
Montana Fish, Widlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0701


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


Metadata access constraints: none
Metadata use constraints:
User assumes responsibility to verify usefulness for their purpose.
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