February 2005

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This layer represents the district boundaries of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife . These districts are used by DFW and its parent agency, the Department of Fish and Game , for administrative purposes.

Two layers - polygon and arc feature classes - are stored in ArcSDE as DFWDISTRICTS_POLY and DFWDISTRICTS_ARC.


The layer was developed by the Department of Fish and Game GIS Program by dissolving (combining) poygons from MassGIS' 1:25,000 Towns layer. The arc layer was generated by MassGIS using ESRI'S ArcGIS 9.0 software.


The polygon attribute table contains the following items:
Item Description
DISTRICT DFW District Name
ACRES Area of DFW District in acres
The arc attribute table contains the following items:
Item Description
Boundary type:
 9 = DFW District boundary
 1 = State outline
 4 = Coastline


The DFG GIS Program will provide any updates to MassGIS.

Last Updated 6/22/2007

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