Metadata for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Wildlife Management Areas - Polygons
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 07/23/2014
Title:
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Wildlife Management Areas - Polygons
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/wmaPolys.zip

Abstract:
Montana's wildlife management areas owned and/or managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP). Lands 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: 07/23/2014
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: Annually
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
Digitized at 1:24,000.

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


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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.

Completeness report:
Data set is as complete as possible given land transactions are continuous.



Lineage:
Source information:
Originator: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Publication date: 07/23/2014
Title:
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Managed Lands - Polygons
Publication place: Helena, MT
Publisher: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Online linkage: http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/fwpLandsPolys.zip
Source scale denominator: 24000
Calendar date: 07/23/2014

Process step:
Selected WMAs that are publicly accessible and exported to a separate feature class.
Process date: 07/23/2014
Process step: Dataset copied.
Process date: 07/23/2014
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: G-polygon
SDTS object count: 73
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
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:
wmaPolys

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. Note that a site may be comprised of many parcels.
Attribute value accuracy information:
Attribute value accuracy: Excellent
Attribute value accuracy explanation: Double checked by relating to tabular database.

Attribute label: NAME
Attribute definition: Name of wildlife management area.

Attribute label: SITENUM
Attribute definition:
First four digits of the site's FILENUM field used by Lands Bureau staff.

Attribute label: FWPREG
Attribute definition:
FWP administrative region responsible for managment of the site.

Attribute label: ACRES
Attribute definition: Area in acres (calculated by the GIS).

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: HUNT_RESTR
Attribute definition: Hunting restrictions

Attribute label: CAMPING
Attribute definition: Camping opportunity

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



Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer size: 0.338
megabytes
Online option:
http://fwp.mt.gov/gisData/shapefiles/wmaPolys.zip
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 07/23/2014
Metadata 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


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