• MetadataGlance

    Metadata Updated: March 17, 2021

    This data represents the GIS Version of the Public Land Survey System including both rectangular and non-rectangular survey data. The rectangular survey data are a reference system for land tenure based upon meridian, township/range, section, section subdivision and government lots. The non-rectangular survey data represent surveys that were largely performed to protect and/or convey title on specific parcels of land such as mineral surveys and tracts. The data are largely complete in reference to the rectangular survey data at the level of first division. However, the data varies in terms of granularity of its spatial representation as well as its content below the first division. Therefore, depending upon the data source and steward, accurate subdivision of the rectangular data may not be available below the first division and the non-rectangular minerals surveys may not be present. At times, the complexity of surveys rendered the collection of data cost prohibitive such as in areas characterized by numerous, overlapping mineral surveys. In these situations, the data were often not abstracted or were only partially abstracted and incorporated into the data set. These PLSS data were compiled from a broad spectrum or sources including federal, county, and private survey records such as field notes and plats as well as map sources such as USGS 7 ½ minute quadrangles. The metadata in each data set describes the production methods for the data content. This data is optimized for data publication and sharing rather than for specific "production" or operation and maintenance. A complete PLSS data set includes the following: 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, Metadata at a Glance (which identified last revised date and data steward) and Conflicted Areas (known areas of gaps or overlaps or inconsistencies). The Entity-Attribute section of this metadata describes these components in greater detail. This is a graphic representation of the data stewards based on PLSS Townships in PLSS areas. In non-PLSS areas the metadata at a glance is based on a data steward defined polygons such as a city or county or other units. The identification of the data steward is a general indication of the agency that will be responsible for updates and providing the authoritative data sources. In other implementations this may have been termed the alternate source, meaning alternate to the BLM. But in the shared environment of the NSDI the data steward for an area is the primary coordinator or agency responsible for making updates or causing updates to be made. The data stewardship polygons are defined and provided by the data steward.

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

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    Metadata Created Date March 17, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 17, 2021

    Metadata Source

    Harvested from BLM-Navigator

    Additional Metadata

    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Created Date March 17, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 17, 2021
    Publisher Bureau of Land Management
    Unique Identifier Unknown
    Maintainer
    Identifier 6f664267e5923d76
    Data Last Modified 2020-07-06T06:00:00Z
    Category geospatial
    Public Access Level public
    Bureau Code 010:04
    Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
    Harvest Object Id 2e1fd9eb-dea5-4716-9ba1-8cecec0f5fea
    Harvest Source Id 55760665-69e3-4e43-b9e0-2dfe2b88c5ff
    Harvest Source Title BLM-Navigator
    License http://www.usa.gov/publicdomain/label/1.0/
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Program Code 010:000
    Source Datajson Identifier True
    Source Hash cca2f8102f8f3088b89563409c188e848810cf3b
    Source Schema Version 1.1
    Spatial -90.419040,41.696800,-82.418599,48.264279
    Temporal 2008-01-01T07:00:00.000Z/2017-09-21T06:00:00.000Z

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