Metadata for City of Red Lodge Municipal Boundary Metadata for City of Red Lodge Municipal Boundary
Identification Information:
Originator: Tom Kohley
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Title: City of Red Lodge Municipal Boundary
Publisher: City of Red Lodge

City of Red Lodge Municipal Boundary, created from the most current version of the Montana cadastral database and the road centerline database maintained by Carbon County.
This dataset is a geographical representation of the incorporated City boundary. The data are intended to be used for the mapping or analysis.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 09/01/2009
Currentness reference: publication date
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: None.
Use constraints:
The City of Red Lodge provides this GIS database for informational purposes only. The City 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 City of Red Lodge 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 City makes these data available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The City reserves the right to change or revise published data at any time.
Point of contact:
Jon Trapp
GIS Coordinator
Red Lodge Fire Rescue
PO Box 318
801 N Broadway Ave
Red Lodge, Montana 59068

Telephone: 406-446-2320

Data set credit: City of Red Lodge
Security information:
Security classification: Unclassified
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Data Quality Information:
Completeness report: All data are believed to be complete as of August 2009.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report:
These data are no more accurate than the Geographic Coordinate Database (GCDB) and the GPS road centerline data it is based on. The accuracy of the GCDB is variable as is the road centerline data. To find the digital accuracy of a GCDB township, download the township's file from and examine the .pgc file. The estimated accuracy of the road centerline data is believed to be /- 5 feet.

Source information:
Title: Montana Cadastral Database
Source scale denominator: Montana Cadastral Database
Type of source media: online
Source contribution:
These data are made possible by a public/private partnership including the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, several state agencies, local governments, The Montana Power Company Montana/Dakota Utilities, and Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad. The Montana Department of Administration, Information Services Division provides project management and oversight. Most data are being maintained by staff of the Montana Department of Revenue.
Calendar date: 09/01/2009
Source information:
Title: Carbon County Road Centerlines
Source scale denominator: Carbon County Road Centerlines
Type of source media: disc
Calendar date: 09/01/2009

Process step:
The most recent version (5/28/09) of the Carbon County cadastral database was downloaded from the GIS Bureau, Montana Information Technology Services Division. Parcels with a levy district equal to the City of Red Lodge were queried and highlighted. A polygon boundary was drawn around the selected parcels using the parcel boundaries as the edge. In areas were the boundary was believed to be the middle of a street or highway, the Carbon County road centerline database was used to define the boundary.
Process date: 09/01/2009
Process contact:
Tom Kohley
GIS Consultant
PO Box 795
Red Lodge, MT 59068

Telephone: 406-425-2071

Process step: Metadata imported.
Process date: 08/25/2009
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: G-polygon
SDTS object count: 1
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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: 0.020000
Altitude encoding method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: CityBnd

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

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

Attribute label: Shape_Length
Attribute definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: Shape_Area
Attribute definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

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Distribution Information:
Jon Trapp
GIS Coordinator
Red Lodge Fire Rescue
801 N Broadway Ave
PO Box 318
Red Lodge, Montana 59068

Telephone: 406-446-2320
Telephone: 406-446-2320

Resource description: Offline Data

Distribution liability:
These data set is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind. The user assumes responsibility to determine the suitablilty of the data for their purposes. The City of Red Lodge makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to the accuracy or completeness of this data set and assumes no responsibility for the suitability of this data set for a particular purpose; and the City will not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of errors in this data set.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Online option:
Offline option:
Offline media: CD-ROM
Fees: TBD
Ordering instructions: Please contact person listed as distributer
Turnaround: 1 week
Technical prerequisites: None.
Available time period:
Calendar date: 08/01/2009
Time of day: 8am-5pm
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 08/28/2009
Metadata contact:
Jon Trapp
GIS Coordinator
Red Lodge Fire Rescue
801 N Broadway Ave
PO Box 318
Red Lodge, MT 59068

Telephone: 406-446-2320

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