• PLSSTownship

    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. The second division of the PLSS is quarter, quarter-quarter, sixteenth or government lot division of the PLSS. The second and third divisions are combined into this feature class as an intentional de-normalization of the PLSS hierarchical data. The polygons in this feature class represent the smallest division to the sixteenth that has been defined for the first division. For example In some cases sections have only been divided to the quarter. Divisions below the sixteenth are in the Special Survey or Parcel Feature Class. In the Public Land Survey System a Township refers to a unit of land, that is nominally six miles on a side, usually containing 36 sections.

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

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    Dates

    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 dc557c686b240a5f
    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 35e719df-ed47-47a6-9429-3cd2a5d3a81a
    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 8b29a696807bd95ac94ee01ee7b477526035bbc3
    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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