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What does this data set describe?

    Title: lakes
    Lakes in Southwest Montana. Source is USGS Cartographic Feature Files.
    Supplemental_Information: To be used or viewed at scales of 1:24,000 or greater.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    USDA Forest Service, Region 1, Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF GIS, Unpublished Material, lakes.

    Online Links:

    • \\PCLD1818\c\gis\shape_files\lakes

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -113.864393
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.389605
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.738668
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.370491

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 1906
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • Complete chain (4441)
      • Label point (2662)
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (2662)
      • Point (36)
      • Label point (0)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      UTM_Zone_Number: 12
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -111.000000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
      False_Easting: 500000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.001790
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.001790
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.400000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.978698.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Polygon Attribute Table

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Area of feature in internal units squared. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    Perimeter of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    User-defined feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Common / Map name of waterbody

    Fish species present as of June, 1999 (Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks)

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    USDA Forest Service, Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF GIS
    420 Barrett Str
    Dillon, MT 59725

    406-683-3900 (voice)

    Hours_of_Service: Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MST
    Contact_Instructions: Ask for the Forest GIS Specialist

Why was the data set created?

Display, analysis

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    (process 1 of 2)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • C:\Documents and Settings\toneil\My Documents\default_b-d_metadata.xml

    (process 2 of 2)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • j:\fsfiles\ref\library\gis\coverages\lakes

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Data may be viewed and used by any and all entities upon request. However, data should not be changed or modified by anyone other than the originating National Forest. The USFS does not guarantee the accuracy of this data.
The USDA Forest Service manages this data for planning purposes, not necessarily for actual on the ground implementation. The USFS is in no way condoning or endorsing the application of this data for any given purpose. It is the sole responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose. It is also the obligation of the user to apply this data in an appropriate and conscientious manner. The USFS provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete or misleading use of this data. Much of the USFS data are based on and maintained with ARC/INFO software developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Much of the information presented uses conventions and terms popularized by ARC/INFO and its user community. USFS in no way represents the interests of ESRI nor acts as an agent for them.

  1. Who distributes the data set?[Distributor contact information not provided.]

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 30-Aug-2005

Metadata author:
USDA Forest Service, R1, Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF GIS
c/o Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Planning Unit
420 Barrett Str
Dillon, MT 59725

406-683-3900 (voice)

Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. MST
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

Metadata extensions used:

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