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MassGIS Data: Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Districts

August 2021

This layer represents the district boundaries of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

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Overview

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 polygon feature class was updated in August 2021 to be based on the Survey Towns Boundaries (previously based on the USGS-based town boundaries).

Production

The layer was developed by the Department of Fish and Game GIS Program by dissolving (combining) polygons from MassGIS' Municipalities layer. The arc layer was generated by MassGIS using ESRI'S ArcGIS 9.0 software.

Attributes

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
OUTLINE Boundary type:
 9 = DFW District boundary
 1 = State outline
 4 = Coastline

Maintenance

The DFG GIS Program will provide any updates to MassGIS.

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