Metadata for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Wildlife Management Areas - Points
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 09/18/2013
Title:
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Wildlife Management Areas - Points
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/wmaPoints.zip

Abstract:
Point locations of Montana's wildlife management areas owned and/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 Montana's wildlife management areas.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 09/18/2013
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: Annually
Access constraints: none
Use constraints:
Many of the lands managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (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:
Data are continually quality checked by FWP staff and reflect values as of the publication date.

Logical consistency report:
Points are often located at the centroid of a group of related parcels of a site or located within the largest most descriptive parcel representing the specific site.
Completeness report:
Data set is as complete as possible given land transactions are continuous.





Lineage:
Source information:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 09/18/2013
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
Source scale denominator: 100000
Source contribution: This is the source of the point locations.

Process step:
Selected WMAs that are publicly accessible and exported to a separate feature class.
Process date: 09/18/2013
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
ESRI feature type: Point
ESRI feature count: 70
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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:
wmaPoints
Entity count: 70

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: NAME
Attribute definition: Wildlife management area name.

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; the numbers after 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 Bureau 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).
2 Lease, Easement, or Agreement. FWP is party to an agreement or FWP holds a partial land interest.
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.
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: COMMENT_
Attribute definition: Comments or additional information about the site.

Attribute label: ACQDATE
Attribute definition:
Date the parcel associated with the FILENUM was acquired (legal transaction date).

Attribute label: WEB_PAGE
Attribute definition: URL for the site on FWP's public website
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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: 0.002
megabytes
Online option:
http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/wmaPoints.zip
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 09/18/2013
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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