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Fishing Planner Photos

Cyndi Coulter, IS GIS Analyst is passing the Fishing Planner photo management over to Communications.  After just talking with Ben Studer about the many recent photo upload requests

for the IDFG website, here is the current (but temporary and evolving) protocol:

 

  • Go to the IDFG website
  • Click on Photo Gallery
  • Click on Share your Photo!
  • Fill out the information and upload your photo.

 

A couple of FYI’s:

 

Website photos are handled by the Communications Bureau.

  If you have specific questions, please contact Ben.

 

It’s helpful, but not necessary, to include the WaterID/WID (if the location is a stream or lake).

This is found on the Fishing Planner for a given water (located in the url as the id= [#]).

Spawning Ground Survey (SGS) Quality Assurance and Quality Control Presentation

This is the power point presentation of the Top Ten list of errors in the Spawning Ground Survey (SGS) database.  They were compiled and presented by Kristin Wright, Chris Harrington, and Evan Brown at the 2014 SGS Coordination meeting.

XY Coordinate Validation Rules for Idaho

The following extents are based upon Hydrologic Units Fourth Code (Hydro_HUC4) projected in NAD83 Idaho Tranverse Mercator meters.

 

UTM XY Coordinate Validation Rules for Idaho GIS data per HUC4 intersecting Idaho

Northing:

The value for the Northing field must be an integer between 1,000,000 and 9,999,999.

In Idaho, we can narrow that down further (if we want) to ?

 

Easting:

The value for the Easting field must be an integer between 100,000 and 999,999.

In Idaho, we can narrow that down further (if we want) to ?

 

Latitude and Longitude Coordinate Validation Rules for Idaho GIS data per HUC4 intersecting Idaho

Latitude:

North

49.154108

South

40.584933

 

Longitude:

West

-119.349171

East

-109.303506

 

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Query

Looking for a town, city or place outside of Idaho? You can use this website to query geographic features for all of the United States and its territories at http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic. Of course you can use the IDFG GeoTools LayerFetcher to zoom to locations in Idaho in ArcGIS.

Convert GPS Coordinates and Display Online

This website allows you to convert UTMs or other XY coordinates to different formats and then display the result on a Google Map or Topo map.

http://www.rcn.montana.edu/resources/tools/coordinates.aspx