Idaho State Centennial Trail
Shapefile - IdahoCentennialTrail_id_idpr
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Title: Idaho State Centennial Trail
Originators: Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Publisher: Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Publication place: Boise, Idaho, USA
Publication date: 20060301
Data type: vector digital data
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
The Idaho State Centennial Trail extends about 1,200 miles from Nevada to the Canadian border. It passes through 11 national forests, 1,200 miles of rugged sagebrush desert, and the largest contiguous wilderness in the lower 48 states. 

The trail was designated as part of the 1990 Centennial Celebration. The idea for the long-distance trail was conceived when two Idahoans, Roger Williams and Syd Tate hiked a similar route in 1986. 

After extensive planning and public comment, the trail was officially designated by the Idaho Park and Recreation Board on June 1, 1990. Through the Board's designation, the Idaho State Centennial Trail became the first trail to be adopted into the State Recreational Trail System (Idaho Code 67-3232). The Idaho State Centennial Trail was designed using existing on-the-ground trails, and in some cases backcountry roads when connective corridors were needed. 

The creation of the Idaho State Centennial Trail was a cooperative effort of those listed below: 

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Provides overall trail coordination. 

Idaho Centennial Commission/Lasting Legacy Committee
Endorsed trail as an official Centennial Project. 

Idaho Trails Council 
Coordination for trail signing and maintenance. 

Bureau of Land Management
Managers of southern section of trail. 

U. S. Forest Service
Managers of the middle and northern sections of the trail. 

Private and public land managers
Allow trail users to cross their property. 

The trail passes through some of Idaho's most spectacular country. Elevations vary from 1,900 feet at the bridge crossing on the Selway River to numerous high-mountain passes ranging from 7,000 to 9,200 feet. The route traverses a variety of terrain including sagebrush desert, flower-filled alpine meadows, dense cedar forests, six major river canyons, and passes by numerous crystal clear mountain takes. Many unique geological formations, such as caves and hot springs, can also be seen from the trail. Along the way you will find Idaho as it was 100 years ago. Abandoned homesteads and cabins, old mines, logging camps and a restored, old time ranger station are many of the interesting sites along the route. The trail also crosses two national historic trails, the Oregon Trail on the Snake River plain and the Lewis and Clark Trail along the Clearwater-Lochsa divide. The Centennial Trail primarily crosses public land, but there are small segments of private land along the way. Permission to cross or camp on private land must be obtained from the land owner. 
Supplemental information:
In 2005, the Idaho Centennial Trail was mapped using Delmore Topo products. This information was then converted to a shapefile and reprojected into IDTM.

The information was checked using rasterized USGS Topographic Maps and U.S. Forest Service Trail Coverage layers.
Dataset credit:
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Language of dataset: English
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Person: Jeff Cook
Position: Outdoor Recreation Analyst
Phone: (208) 334-4199
Fax: (208) 334-3741
Telecommunications Device or Teletypewriter (TDD/TTY) phone: (800) 377-3529
Hours of service: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM MDT
Address type: mailing address
PO Box 83720
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83720-0065
County: USA
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: IdahoCentennialTrail_id_idpr
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: Shapefile
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20060301
Currentness reference:
publication date
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Keywords: Trail, Idaho Centennial
Keyword thesaurus: Route
Keywords: transportation
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Keywords: Idaho
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
Use constraints:
No warranty is made by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) for the use of the data for purposes not intended by IDPR.
Data Security Information
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Security classification: Unclassified
Cross Reference
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Title: Idaho Centennial Trail
Originators: Idaho Department of Parks and Recreawtion
Publication date: 20060315
Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Projected coordinate system:
Name: NAD 1983 Idaho TM
Map units: meters
Geographic coordinate system:
Name: GCS North American 1983
Coordinate System Details
Map projection
Map projection name: Transverse Mercator
Scale factor at central meridian: 0.999600
Longitude of central meridian: -114.000000
Latitude of projection origin: 42.000000
False easting: 2500000.000000
False northing: 1200000.000000
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate resolution: 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
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Projected or local coordinates
NAD 1983 Idaho TM
Boundary Coordinate
Left 2281738.173835 (meters)
Right 2441836.418754 (meters)
Top 1981114.391874 (meters)
Bottom 1200445.806467 (meters)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
Boundary Coordinate
West -116.983788 (longitude)
East -114.702328 (longitude)
North 49.028155 (latitude)
South 41.973781 (latitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Dataset overview:
The Idaho Centennial Trail is approximately 1,200 miles long starting at the Idaho-Nevada border and ending at Upper Priest Lake Falls, near the Idaho-Canadian border. The trail is a mixture of single track trails, ATV trails, jeep trails, and dirt roads. Approximately 1/3 of the trail is open to motorized use (mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATV, snowmobiles. For specific information on which part of the trail is open to which use, contact the local land management agency.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of Idaho Centennial Trail
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: IdahoCentennialTrail_id_idpr
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Polyline
Number of records: 9
Internal feature number.
Alias: FID Type: OID Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Feature geometry.
Alias: Shape Type: Geometry Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
Alias: Length Type: Number Width: 19 Number of decimals: 10
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polyline
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 9
Spatial index: FALSE
Linear referencing: FALSE
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Type: String
Count: 9
Data Quality and Accuracy Information
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Completeness report:
100% Complete. The trail made change over time due to reroutes and reconstruction efforts.
Data Source and Process Information
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Process
Date: 20090505 Time: 161921
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DefineProjection
Command issued: DefineProjection G:\data\IDPR\downdata\IdahoCentennialTrail_id_idpr.shp PROJCS['NAD_1983_Idaho_TM',GEOGCS['GCS_North_American_1983',DATUM['D_North_American_1983',SPHEROID['GRS_1980',6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM['Greenwich',0.0],UNIT['Degree',0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION['Transverse_Mercator'],PARAMETER['False_Easting',2500000.0],PARAMETER['False_Northing',1200000.0],PARAMETER['Central_Meridian',-114.0],PARAMETER['Scale_Factor',0.9996],PARAMETER['Latitude_Of_Origin',42.0],UNIT['Meter',1.0]] G:\data\IDPR\downdata\IdahoCentennialTrail_id_idpr.shp
2 Process
Date: 20100225 Time: 131234
Tool location: C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\AddSpatialIndex
Command issued: AddSpatialIndex "Transportation\Trails\Centennial Trail" 0 0 0 "Transportation\Trails\Centennial Trail"
Data Distribution Information
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Distribution liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. 
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
Person: Bruce Godfrey
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 208.292.1407
Address type: mailing and physical address
1000 West Hubbard Avenue, Suite 242
City: Coeur d'Alene
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83814-2277
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile (.shp)
Size of the data: 0.513
Transfer size: 0.513
Digital transfer option:
Fees: None
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20091113
Last metadata review date: June 14, 2006
Future metadata review date: As Needed
Language of metadata: English
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Person: Jeff Cook
Position: Outdoor Recreation Analst
Phone: (208) 334-4199
Fax: (208) 334-4199
Telecommunications Device or Teletypewriter (TDD/TTY) phone: (800) 377-3529
Address type: mailing address
PO Box 83720
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83720-0065
County: USA
Metadata Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
Use constraints:
Metadata Security Information
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Security classification: Unclassified
Metadata Standards
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Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additonal information:
Profile: ESRI Metadata Profile
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Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
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