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BLM CA Special Surveys Public Land Survey System

Metadata Updated: March 4, 2024

These are the cadastral reference features that provide the basis and framework for parcel mapping and for other mapping. This feature data set contains PLSS and Other Survey System data. The other survey systems include subdivision plats and those types of survey reference systems. This feature data set also include feature classes to support the special conditions in Ohio. This data set represents the GIS Version of the Public Land Survey System including both rectangular and non-rectangular surveys. The primary source for the data is cadastral survey records housed by the BLM supplemented with local records and geographic control coordinates from states, counties as well as other federal agencies such as the USGS and USFS. The data has been converted from source documents to digital form and transferred into a GIS format that is compliant with FGDC Cadastral Data Content Standards and Guidelines for publication. This data is optimized for data publication and sharing rather than for specific "production" or operation and maintenance. This data set includes the following: PLSS Fully Intersected (all of the PLSS feature at the atomic or smallest polygon level), PLSS Townships, First Divisions and Second Divisions (the hierarchical break down of the PLSS Rectangular surveys) PLSS Special surveys (non rectangular components of the PLSS) Meandered Water, Corners and Conflicted Areas (known areas of gaps or overlaps between Townships or state boundaries). The Entity-Attribute section of this metadata describes these components in greater detail.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: us-pd

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date March 4, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI EDI

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date March 4, 2024
Publisher Bureau of Land Management
Data First Published 2022-09-25T05:15:44Z
Data Last Modified 2023-12-26T19:36:17Z
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:04
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
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Harvest Source Id 52bfcc16-6e15-478f-809a-b1bc76f1aeda
Harvest Source Title DOI EDI
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -123.9192,32.5496,-113.6241,41.897
Program Code 010:000
Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > Bureau of Land Management
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash c90a6c6d81956b96fc497c9327f63b0d304c947a99f47be79d8ac6eaf30f4b0c
Source Schema Version 1.1
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