Metadata for Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns Metadata for Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Title: Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns
Publication place: Helena, Montana
Publisher: Montana State Library
Online linkage: http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/AdministrativeBoundaries/
Larger Work Citation:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Title: Montana Administrative Boundaries ArcGIS Server Map Service
Online linkage: https://mslservices.mt.gov/Geographic_Information/Data/DataList/datalist_Details.aspx?did={a43101d4-295a-4bcb-890c-3218abbda60e}

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.



Time period of content:
Calendar date: 05/02/2019
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: none
Use constraints:
DISCLAIMER: The Montana State Library Geographic Information Services provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library 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 Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Point of contact:
The Montana State Library
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Security information:
Security classification: Unclassified
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Data Quality Information:
Lineage:

Process step:
Geometry updates geometry included annexations and alignment with the July 2015 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS) for the following incorporated places: Belgrade, Big Timber, Boulder, Bozeman, Clyde Park, Dillon, East Helena, Ennis, Harlowton, Helena, Livingston, Manhattan, Sheridan, Three Forks, Townsend, Twin Bridges, Virginia City, White Sulphur Springs, Whitehall
Process date: 09/09/2015
Process step:
Geometry updates included annexations and alignment with the September 2016 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS) for the following incorporated places: Bainville, Baker, Billings, Bozeman, Broadview, Circle, Columbia Falls, Culbertson, Fairview, Flaxville, Froid, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Laurel, Medicine Lake, Missoula, Outlook, Plentywood, Polson, Poplar, Rexford, Scobey, Sidney, Westby, Wibaux, Whitefish
Process date: 09/30/2016
Process step:
Schema Updates included the addition of Year Incorporated, Acres, and Square Miles; Geometry updates for annexations and deannexations for the following incorporated places: Belgrade, Billings, Bozeman, Columbia Falls, Conrad, Darby, Glasgow, Great Falls, Hamilton, Hardin, Helena, Kalispell, Lewistown, Miles City, Missoula, Stevensville, Three Forks, Twin Bridges, Whitefish
Process date: 04/28/2017
Process step:
Geometry updates included annexations and alignment with the October 2017 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS) for the following incorporated places: Belgrade, Billings, Bozeman, Bridger, Clyde Park, East Helena, Eureka, Hardin, Helena, Laurel, Livingston, Rexford, Three Forks, Twin Bridges, Whitefish
Process date: 10/16/2017
Process step:
Geometry updates included annexations for the following incorporated places: Billings, Cascade, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Libby, Missoula, Sidney, Three Forks, Whitefish
Process date: 04/12/2018
Process step:
Geometry updates included annexations and alignment with the November 2018 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS) for the following incorporated places: Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Laurel, Missoula, Stevensville, Thompson Falls, Whitefish; Brockton (Roosevelt County) and Browning (Glacier County) were disincorporated in 2018
Process date: 02/08/2019
Process step: Geometry updates for Columbus and Dillon
Process date: 04/25/2019
Process step:
Updated Circle Boundary; Added BAS_ID attribute from the US Census Bureau and related table with Annexations and Legal Boundary Changes recorded through the US Census Bureau Boundary and Annexation Program (BAS): https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files/time-series/geo/bas/annex.html
Process date: 05/02/2019
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: G-polygon
SDTS object count: 127
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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: 0.000100
Altitude encoding method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label:
IncorporatedCities_Towns
Entity type definition: Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns

Attribute label: OBJECTID
Attribute definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: FIPS_CODE

Attribute label: Last_Update

Attribute label: METADATA

Attribute label: SHAPE
Attribute definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute label: County

Attribute label: ENTITY_ID

Attribute label: DATASET_ID

Attribute label: PKEY

Attribute label: CLASS

Attribute label: TYPE

Attribute label: EDITORNOTES

Attribute label: ORIG_FID

Attribute label: YEAR

Attribute label: Acres

Attribute label: SqMiles

Attribute label: Name

Attribute label: BAS_ID

Attribute label: Shape.STArea()

Attribute label: Shape.STLength()

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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Administrative Boundaries Data Coordinator
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620


Telephone: 406-444-5354
Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Contact instructions:
Download the data: http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/AdministrativeBoundaries/
Resource description: Downloadable Data


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.
Custom order process:
If data is needed in other file formats (i.e. .kml) please contact the Administrative Boundaries Coordinator or the Montana State Library Geographic Information Staff.
Technical prerequisites:
ESRI 10.1 ArcGIS Technology. This data is in ESRI File Geodatabase format.
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 05/09/2019
Metadata review date: 05/09/2019
Metadata future Review date: 05/09/2019
Metadata contact:
Montana Administrative Boundaries Framework Coordinator
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620


Telephone: (406) 444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: (406) 444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Contact instructions: please call or e-mail
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