Elk Management Zones
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Elk Management Zones
Originators: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Publisher: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Publication place: 600 S Walnut, Boise, Idaho, 83712
Publication date: 20140325
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
24k version of Idaho Fish & Game's (IDFG) Elk Zones. This file was produced by IDFG from the Game Management Unit (GMU) legal descriptions available in the back of the published regulations. GMUs combine to form Elk Zones. 
Purpose:
To represent the boundaries of Elk Zones used in managing and hunting Elk (Wapati) in Idaho. 
UPDATE: In 2014 some of the zone boundaries were changed.
Supplemental information:
If you discover any errors or have any questions regarding this dataset please email the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) contact at ifwis@idfg.idaho.gov OR pam.bond@idfg.idaho.gov
Dataset credit:
See Abstract for a list of data sets used in making this layer.
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Person: Pamela Bond
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-2724
Email: pam.bond@idfg.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing address
Address:
600 S Walnut
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83712
County: UNITED STATES
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.2.3552
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: biota, boundaries
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme:
Keywords: Elk, Zone, Wapati, wildlife management, Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho
Keyword thesaurus: none.
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
IDFG offers free, unrestricted access and use of this data. Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes.
Use constraints:
The data represented in this file is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge but is considered a best representation only.  Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes.
Idaho Fish and Game does not assume liability.  No warranty expressed or implied is made by Idaho Fish and Game regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute such warranty.
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.
Coordinate System Details
Geographic coordinate system
Latitude resolution: 8.983152841195215e-009
Longitude resolution: 8.983152841195215e-009
Geographic coordinate units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: D WGS 1984
Ellipsoid name: WGS 1984
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257223563
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 Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -117.243319 (longitude)
East -111.043328 (longitude)
North 49.000023 (latitude)
South 41.988163 (latitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Entity and attribute overview:
The following layers were used in this order to define new boundaries: 1. State Outline, IDFG's state.shp, a modified version of the Inside Idaho coverage with streams_measured (100k) used for improved hydrography boundaries. NOTE: This boundary file used to clip the 24K GMUs is NOT 24k but 100k in resolution, at time of publishing no official 24k state boundary was available. 2. County Boundaries from DRG's or where coincident with streams from streams, divides from IDWR Prelim Divides or digitized from DRGs 3. Roads a. ITD Roads, itd.shp b. National Forest Roads: Boise, Salmon/Challis, Clearwater, Nez Perce c. BLM Roads d. Ada County Roads e. USGS DLG Roads (using GDT and TIGER to determine road names) f. GDT Roads - new construction not represented in other files only g. Digitized from DOQ where not available in any layer (< 5 cases) 4. Hydrography based on National Hydrography Dataset or digitized from DRGs Note: In all cases where islands are included/excluded from a Unit the appropriate shoreline was used to represent the boundary rather than stream centerline. In case of CJ Strike, the body of water representing the Snake River was used, portion of reservoir attributed to the Bruneau River was excluded. 5. Divides from IDWR Preliminary New 24k HUC file or digitized from DRGs 6. Utility Lines and Fences digitized from DRGs/DOQs 7. Physical Features such as peaks, passes, rocks and the like from GNIS/DRGs 8. National Wildlife Refuge Boundaries from the IDFG Conservation Data Center (CDC)
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of ElkManagementZones
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
Boundaries of elk management zones in Idaho.
Source:
pbond, idfg
Attributes
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
NAME
Definition:
Name of the Elk Zone
Attribute definition source:
pbond, idfg
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
Feature class
Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Count: 29
Data Distribution Information
General
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.
Resource description:
Downloadable Data
Distribution liability:
See access and use constraints information.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Person: Pamela Bond
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-2724
Email: pam.bond@idfg.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing address
Address:
600 S Walnut
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83712
County: UNITED STATES
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: Geospatial Data Download Page (CSV, KML, SHP, JSON)
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Map Service Layer REST Endpoint (HTML)
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Available Time Period
Time when data is available from the distributer.
Date: 20140325
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20150528
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Person: Pamela Bond
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-2724
Email: pam.bond@idfg.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing address
Address:
600 S. Walnut
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83712
County: UNITED STATES
Metadata Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
IDFG offers free, unrestricted access and use of this data. Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes.
Use constraints:
The data represented in this file is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge but is considered a best representation only.  Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes.
Idaho Fish and Game does not assume liability.  No warranty expressed or implied is made by Idaho Fish and Game regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute such warranty.
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additonal information:
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
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