Metadata for Gray Wolf Management Units (2013 Season)
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 06/26/2013
Title: Gray Wolf Management Units (2013 Season)
Publication place: Helena, Montana
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/managementUnitsGrayWolf2013.zip
Browse graphic file name: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/imageFiles/managementUnitsGrayWolf2013.jpg
Browse graphic file description: Gray Wolf Management Units (2013 Season)
Browse graphic file type: JPEG

Abstract: Gray Wolf Management Units (2013 Season)
Purpose: Display and/or analysis of Montana's wolf management units.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 06/26/2013
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
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:
Attribute accuracy report: Accuracy of area and length attributes is unknown.

Logical consistency report: Polygon and arc-node topology exists.
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: 07/2009
Process step:
Three management units and one subunit from 2009 were removed. New management units and two subunits were generated based largely upon existing Deer/Elk hunting district boundaries.
Metadata Updated
Process date: 08/04/2010
Process step:
Subdistrict 313/316 adjust per commission direction. HarvType field updated. Metadata updated.
Process date: 07/22/2011
Process step:
Changed (None); Added (None); Removed (Subunits field, ); Correction (None)
Updated Metadata
Process date: 03/30/2012
Process step: Dataset copied.
Process date: 06/18/2012
Process step:
Updated field HarvType for Indian Reservations from "Harvest Not Administered by MT FWP" to "Indian Reservations" to more accurately represent regulations.
Process date: 07/12/2012
Process step:
Updated HarvType field to change quota districts to general harvest.
Process date: 08/29/2012
Process step:
Added WMU 313 and correspondingly adjusted boundary of 316 and 390. Updated Metadata
Process date: 06/26/2013
Process step: Metadata imported.
Process date: 07/22/2013
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Polygon
ESRI feature count: 28
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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:
managementUnitsGrayWolf2013
Entity count: 28
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 define 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 - includes district #, national parks, indian reservations, game preserves.

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 .
Indian Reservation Details regarding harvest opportunities within Indian Reservations are listed in the Hunter Access section of the regulations.
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 domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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 domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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: 1.769
megabytes
Online option:
http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/managementUnitsGrayWolf2013.zip
Available time period:
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 06/26/2013
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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