GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Forest Fire Perimeters, 2000, Montana

Data Provider Montana State Library
Date 10/04/2000
Content Type Downloadable Data
Abstract Perimeters of fires that occurred in Montana that were compiled by the Northern Region Fire GIS staff from various sources. Fire perimeters were determined from digital capture procedures.The original data from the Forest Service has been clipped to the boundaries of Montana by the State Library and converted to Montana State Plane Coordinates, NAD83, meters. The Forest Service data is available at http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/ecology/fire2000/.Most of the narrative in this metadata is from the metadata provided by the Forest Service.The data set includes perimeters of fires from the year 2000 that occurred in Montana on land administered by the USDA - Forest Service, USDI - Bureau of Land Management, USDI - National Park Service, USDI- Fish and Wildlife Service, Montana - DNRC, USDI - Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Idaho Department of Lands, and various private and county lands. This data set represents the compiled fire perimeters in the area encompassed by and adjacent to the Northern Region of the Forest Service. Fires mapped as part of Complexes are mapped as individual fires in this data set.Occasionally, National Forests submitted fire perimeters as a Forestwide data set and these were not parsed to individual fires and posted to the Web site individually. Data represent the most current, compiled fire perimeters at time of publication. In addition, since many fires are still active, these data may not represent final perimeters.
Purpose The data set is being developed for a variety of Federal and State assessments pertaining to the spatial extent of the fires within or immediately adjacent to the Northern Region of the USDA - Forest Service.
Supplemental Information These digital fire perimeters were developed from one or more of the following digital capture procedures; heads - up digitizing from hand- drawn perimeters, ground and/or aerial Global Positioning System coordinates, Infrared photography, a combination of the above procedures, or unknown derivation. Preliminary line and node error checking has been performed to remove dangles and overshoots. Polygons have been checked for closure and are attributed with Fire name, Arc/Info acres, and method of digital capture.
The USDA - Forest Service reserves the right to correct, update, modify, or replace GIS products without notification. 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.
Data Access https://ftpgeoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/NonMSDI/Shapefiles/Fire2000.zip
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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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