These are locally defined neighborhoods with residence counts as part of the ongoing effort to assist with enhanced 911 and other administrative functions by law enforcement, emergency response and other official functions.
This map layer was derived from base data developed and/or acquired by local residents of the Swan Valley as part of their base map data. Metadata is not available, but further details on development and maintenance of the layer can be obtained by contacting the Upper Swan Community Council care of the current chair Dwayne Forder via email at email@example.com. The vintage of the data is 2010-2011, and some layers may be of older vintage.
Further information on the area can be obtained in the SVCC Community Profile and the Rural Initiatives site on the Upper Swan at http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/rural/CommunityCouncils/SwanValley.htm
The neighborhood polygons were spatially joined with the local structure layers developed by local residents and authorities in teh Upper Swan as part of an ongoing effort for enhanced 911. Using this spatial join, a count of structures was added to the data layer and is stored in the neighborhood layer named BA_NeighborhoodHU shapefile within the data attribute CNT_NEIGHB. It is the most accurate count of structures available by neighborhood, and is more accurate than the State Framework layer compled from structures and rural addressing from Missoula and Lake counties.. The structure layer is not publicly available, but more information can be obtained by contacting the Upper Swan Valley Community Council.