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Bureau of Land Management Surface Land Ownership (2014)

Metadata Updated: December 2, 2020

These data were collected by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in New Mexico at both the New Mexico State Office and at the various field offices. This dataset is meant to depict the surface owner or manager of the land parcels. In the vast majority of land parcels, they will be one and the same. However, there are instances where the owner and manager of the land surface are not the same. When this occurs, the manager of the land is usually indicated. BLM's Master Title Plats are the official land records of the federal government and serve as the primary data source for depiction of all federal lands. Information from State of New Mexico is the primary source for the depiction of all state lands. Auxilliary source are referenced, as well, for the depiction of all lands. Collection of this dataset began in the 1980's using the BLM's ADS software to digitize information at the 1:24,000 scale. In the mid to late 1990's the data was converted from ADS to ArcInfo software and merged into tiles of one degree of longitude by one half degree of latitude. These tiles were regularly updated. The tiles were merged into a statewide coverage. The source geodatabase for this shapefile was created by loading the merged ArcInfo coverage into a personal geodatabase. The geodatabase data were snapped to a more accurate GCDB derived land network, where available. In areas where GCDB was not available the data were snapped to digitized PLSS. In 2006, the personal geodatabase was loaded into an enterprise geodatabase (SDE). This shapefile has been created by exporting the feature class from SDE.

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Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than License: No license information was provided.

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Metadata Date June 16, 2014
Metadata Created Date December 2, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 2, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 28, 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from New Mexico Resource Geographic Information System (NM RGIS)

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 16, 2014
Metadata Created Date December 2, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 2, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 28, 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party Bureau of Land Management - New Mexico State Office (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid RGIS::13ac7a34-059c-436f-ad5c-8e0ed3e340b8::ISO-19115:2003
Access Constraints Access Constraints: none. Use Constraints: No warranty is made by the Bureau of Land Management as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data, or for purposes not intended by BLM. Spatial information may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. This information may be updated without notification.
Bbox East Long -102.883996
Bbox North Lat 37.035777
Bbox South Lat 31.314334
Bbox West Long -109.262405
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id a1e04913-0221-4d84-a049-4053ac73576c
Harvest Source Id 3636b698-f3eb-4e93-a26e-b664cc785274
Harvest Source Title New Mexico Resource Geographic Information System (NM RGIS)
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress complete
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System New Mexico
Spatial Harvester True

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