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Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns MSDI

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Data Provider Montana State Library
Date 10/16/2017
Content Type Downloadable Data
MSDI Framework Administrative Boundaries
Abstract Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns
Purpose This dataset is a geographical representation of incorporated city and town boundaries in the State of Montana. The data are intended to be used for the mapping or analysis of said boundaries.
Supplemental Information The Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns file geodatabase dataset represent Montana's incorporated city and town boundaries. The Montana State Library and the MSDI supports a federated database approach to all MSDI layers. Montana defines a federated approach as a method that supports the integration and utilization of data from multiple data providers, while retaining the primary maintenance responsibility with the provider. Most of Montana's framework data model efforts have adopted a federated approach that leverages multiple data providers and thus multiple data maintainers. The boundary files were created based on the best available source data received the Montana Department of Transportation's Fuel Tax Layer and County/City Government's GIS Programs. The Fuel Tax layer was adjusted to the most current version of the Montana GCDB and Cadastral Parcels. Digital data used as a base layer to adjust these boundary files were the best available source at the time: Cadastral (parcel lines), Geographic Coordination Data Base (GCDB), National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) Imagery, US Census Places Data. Incorporated City and Town Class/Type information was taken from the Directory of Montana Municipal Officials published by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (208 N. Montana Avenue Suite 201 Helena, MT 59624), August 2009. It is plausible that errors do exist and we welcome all corrections. If you do have a correction to a boundary please contact the Administrative Boundaries Data Coordinator.
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Data Access http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/AdministrativeBoundaries/
Distributor Administrative Boundaries Data Coordinator Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620
Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY: 406-444-4799
Fax:
Email: geoinfo@mt.gov
Distribution liability The Montana State Library (MSL) provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The MSL did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The MSL provides these data in good faith and in no event, shall be liable for any incorrect results or analysis, any lost profits and special, indirect or consequential damages to any party, arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The MSL makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The MSL reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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