Metadata for Black Bear Hunting Districts (2012 and 2013 Seasons)
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 03/30/2012
Title: Black Bear Hunting Districts (2012 and 2013 Seasons)
Publication place: Helena, Montana
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/huntDistrictsBlackBear2012.zip

Abstract: Black Bear Hunting Districts (2012 and 2013 Seasons)
Purpose:
Display and/or analysis of Montana's black bear hunting districts.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 03/30/2012
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: Annually
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
Not for use at scales greater than 1:250,000.

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 E. 6th Ave
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


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


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Data Quality Information:

Completeness report: Data set is complete.


Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report:
Approximate horizontal accuracy is 127 meters, assuming source data meets National Map Accuracy Standards.

Vertical positional accuracy report: NONE


Lineage:

Process step:
Edit boundaries using 1:100,000 source data as needed. This process is performed annually.
Process date: 03/2008
Process step:
Added new District 200
Removed area from District 108
Process step:
Revised or added in National Parks, Preserves, and Indian Reservation Boundaries
Added HuntType field and removed Bios field
Process step:
Fixed error. Renamed HD 200 from 108, missed during update. Metadata Updated.
Process date: 04/01/2011
Process step:
Fixed error in boundary at Gallatin Special Management Area. Standardized fields. Updated Metadata.
Process date: 08/26/2011
Process step:
Changed (420, 440, 450); Added (None); Removed (None)
Updated Metadata
Process date: 03/30/2012
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Polygon
ESRI feature count: 39
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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: 0.000100
Altitude encoding method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: huntDistrictsBlackBear2012
Entity count: 39
Entity type definition: Polygon Attribute Table

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: REG
Attribute definition:
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife administrative region.

Attribute label: DISTRICT
Attribute definition: Hunting district number.

Attribute label: NAME
Attribute definition:
Hunting district number or name of area when not a hunting district.

Attribute label: HARVTYPE
Attribute definition: Type of harvest allowed in district/area.


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
No Harvest Allowed Preserves, National Parks, or other areas where no harvest is allowed .
Harvest Not Administered by MT FWP Areas where harvest is not administered by MT FWP, such as Indian Reservations.
No Harvest Allowed for this Species Areas outside of a regulated district. In these areas no harvest is allowed for this species.
General Areas where harvest is allowed using general tags.
Special Areas where hunting is allowed via special limited license or permit only.
Variable Areas where harvest is allowed. Harvest may be allowed using general tags or limited permit depending upon the species, sex and/or class.
Quota Areas where harvest is allowed until a quota is reached.
Closed Regulated districts where harvest is not currently allowed.

Attribute label: SHAPECODE
Attribute definition: Link between shape and associated data management tables.

Attribute label: AREA_AC
Attribute definition: Area in acres.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent for scale
Attribute value accuracy explanation: calculated from shape_area

Attribute label: AREA_KM
Attribute definition: Area in square kilometers.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent for scale
Attribute value accuracy explanation: calculated from shape_area

Attribute label: AREA_MI
Attribute definition: Area in square miles.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent for scale
Attribute value accuracy explanation: calculated from shape_area

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:
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.


Distribution liability:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer size: 4.542
megabytes
Online option:
http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/huntDistrictsBlackBear2012.zip
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 03/30/2012
Metadata contact:
Adam Messer
GIS Analyst
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East 6th Ave
PO Box 200701
Helena, Montana 59620-0701


Telephone: 406-444-0095
E-Mail: amesser@mt.gov


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