Metadata for BLM Field Office Regions in Montana, 2008 Metadata for BLM Field Office Regions in Montana, 2008
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Natural Heritage Program
Publication date: 02/21/2008
Title: BLM Field Office Regions in Montana, 2008
Publication place: Helena Montana
Publisher: Montana State Library
Other citation details:
The former name of the data set on the NRIS web site was "blm_fo"
Browse graphic file name: http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Documents/Maps/Thumbnails/20031113_557_thumb.jpg
Browse graphic file description: Thumbnail image of BLM district boundary map from 2003
Browse graphic file name: http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Documents/Maps/Individual/20031113_557_2003_BMAdminDist.gif
Browse graphic file description: BLM District boundary map from 2003. The district boundaries in this image are dramatically different than this 2008 data.

Abstract:
These data depict Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administrative units (Field Office boundaries) in Montana. The attribute data include the name and contact information for each Field Office.

This data was compared to the blm web site in 2014 and the regions were found to be significantly different. The data has been archived.
Purpose:
This layer allows the user to identify the administrative office responsible for any given BLM parcel in Montana and provides the contact information (address and phone) for the Field Manager.
Supplemental information:
Montana/Dakotas BLM changed from a 'three-tier' organization (state office/district office/resource area office) to a 'two-tier' organization (state office/field office) several years ago. These data reflect the new 'two-tier' organization.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 2008
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
The Montana State Library 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:
Montana Natural Heritage Program
PO Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800


Telephone: 406-444-3009
E-Mail: mtnhp@mt.gov


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Data Quality Information:
Attribute accuracy report:
Adresses and phone numbers were found on the website http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en.html on 2/21/2008.

Completeness report:
This dataset is complete; but information on field stations is not included.


Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report:
This is basically 1:100000 scale (100K) data with a horizontal accuracy of approximately 51 meters. With three exceptions all of the boundaries are county lines taken from the 2000 Census counties layer. One exception is where the Fort Peck Indian Reservation boundary splits Valley County. The second exception is where an east-west line bisects Lewis and Clark County (linework digitized on-screen based on small scale paper map.) The third exception is where the Missouri River bisects Chouteau County (linework from FWP stream routes layer - unpublished.)

Lineage:

Process step:
Field Office Boundaries were updated to match those found on the BLM website at http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en.html. County lines and the Missouri River (through Chouteau County) were used to split the Lewistown FO polygon. The north portion of this split was then merged with the Malta FO polygon. Addressses and phone numbers were also updated to match those found on the website above.
Process date: 02/21/2008
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Grid coordinate system name: State Plane Coordinate System
SPCS zone identifier: 2500
Lambert conformal conic:
Standard parallel: 45
Standard parallel: 49
Longitude of central meridian: -109.5
Latitude of projection origin: 44.25
False easting: 600000.00000
False northing: 0.00000
Planar distance units: Meters
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid name: GRS1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: BLM_Offices2008.dbf
Entity type definition: Polygon Attribute Table

Attribute label: FID
Attribute definition: Internal feature number.

Attribute label: Shape
Attribute definition: Feature geometry.

Attribute label: AREA
Attribute definition: Area of Polygon in square meters

Attribute label: PERIMETER
Attribute definition: Perimeter of Polygon in meters

Attribute label: BLM_FO_ID
Attribute definition: Polygon id number

Attribute label: NAME
Attribute definition: Field Office Name

Attribute label: MACODE
Attribute definition: Record key to Heritage Program database

Attribute label: Address
Attribute definition: Field Office Address

Attribute label: ZIP
Attribute definition: Field Office ZIP Code

Attribute label: Phone
Attribute definition: Field Office Phone Number

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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Montana State Library
PO Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800


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


Resource description: Offline Data


Distribution liability:
The Montana State Library 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.
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 11/10/2014
Metadata review date: 04/17/2013
Metadata review date: 02/21/2008
Metadata review date: 09/29/2004
Metadata review date: 09/25/2002
Metadata contact:
Karen Walker
Data Manager
Montana Natural Heritage Program
PO Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800


Telephone: 406-444-3321
E-Mail: kwalker@mt.gov


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