Metadata for Flathead County School Districts Metadata for Flathead County School Districts
Identification Information:
Originator: Flathead County GIS
Publication date: 2016
Title: Flathead County School Districts
Publication place: Kalispell, Montana
Publisher: Flathead County GIS
Online linkage:\\County_Shape_Files\

Flathead County School District boundaries are obtained from the Flathead County Superintendent of Schools, recorded with the Flathead County Clerk and Recorder Office, then digitized and adjusted to Flathead County's Parcel Polygon data by the Flathead County GIS Department.School District boundaries will be updated as annexations occur, and adjusted as needed to the Flathead County GIS Department's parcel polygon data.

There is no separate boundary for the new Glacier High School because students within the Flathead High School District may petition to attend either Flathead or Glacier High School. The rough breakdown for the Flathead High School District is as follows: Flathead High School serves the students from these public elementary schools=Cayuse Prairie, Creston, Deer Park, Elrod, Fair-Mont-Egan, Hedges, Kila, Marion, Peterson, Pleasant Valley, Smith Valley, Somers/Lakeside. Glacier High School serves the students from these public elementary schools=Edgerton, Evergreen, Helena Flats, Olney-Bissell, Russell, West Valley. Enrollments from private schools such as Trinity Lutheran and St. Matthew's are evenly divided between the two high schools.
Purpose: This dataset is used for general mapping and query purposes.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 2016
Currentness reference: publication date
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: Continually
Access constraints: None.
Use constraints:
Neither Flathead County, nor any of its employees, makes any warranty or guarantee to this data and assumes no legal responsibility for the information. Information is derived from multiple sources, subject to constant change, and may be of questionable accuracy, currency and completeness. Data is provided for informational purposes only. Primary information sources should be consulted for verification of data. Deriving conclusions from this data is done at the user's risk.This data does not necessarily meet mapping, surveying, or engineering standards and is not intended for design purposes. User should use caution when overlaying other datasets as it may not display correctly with other layers.
Point of contact:
Mindy Cochran
Program Manager
Flathead County GIS
800 South Main Street
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Telephone: (406)758-5540
Fax: (406)758-5840

Data set credit:
Credit given to Flathead County GIS would be appreciated when deriving products from this data.
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Data Quality Information:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report:
This data is built upon the Flathead County Parcel layer, which was created from a least squares adjustment of existing survey data representing the Public Land Survey System (PLSS).Field surveys of the parcel layer were conducted on a sampling of 10 townships, which revealed an average error of 11.36 feet, with a maximum error of 26.69 feet and a standard deviation of 7.86 feet.

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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: G-polygon
SDTS object count: 15
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Map projection:
Map projection name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert conformal conic:
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: survey feet
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: 1.000000
Altitude encoding method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label:

Attribute label: HIGHSCHOOL
Attribute definition: HIGHSCHOOL DISTRICT NAME

Attribute label: SCHOOLDIST
Attribute definition: School District Number

Attribute label: SCHOOLDI_1

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.area

Attribute label: SHAPE.len

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Distribution Information:
Flathead County GIS
800 South Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901

Telephone: 406-758-5540
Fax: 406-758-5840

Resource description: Downloadable Data

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI shp file
Transfer size: 0.434
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 2016
Metadata contact:
Mindy Cochran
Program Manager
Flathead County GIS
800 South Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901

Telephone: (406)758-5540
Fax: (406)758-5840

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