News Release   

For Release:  May 8, 2007      
Contact: Richard McKinney 303-236-6555

Sacramento Open House to Introduce Government Website for Public Land Data and Maps

The public is invited to an open house, May 22, at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, to introduce GeoCommunicator, a new Web site sponsored by BLM.  The open house will benefit energy, title, utility, survey, education, mining and environmental users on land and mineral use records systems.  Two sessions are scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

GeoCommunicator provides a central site for the distribution of geospatial data in three separate applications: “Land and Mineral Use Records,” “Federal Land Stewardship” and “Land Survey Information System.” The Web site,, provides searching, accessing and dynamic mapping of data for federal land stewardship, land and mineral use records and land survey information.

The “Land and Mineral Use Records” is a Web application that allows users to search, locate, and map the BLM's land and mineral use authorizations and mining claims on public lands throughout the United States, include such things as oil and gas leases, rights-of-way and mineral permits.

The “Federal Land Stewardship” is an application to search, locate, and display the federal land management boundaries for public lands throughout the country.

The “Land Survey Information System” contains a collection of geographic information representing the official land survey system of the United States.

The Web site also contains a reference section that contains information and links to cadastral, survey, and land parcel information.

To register for one of the open house sessions, contact Gary Catledge at 916-978-4400 or email  Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. 


California State Office      2800 Cottage Way     Sacramento, CA  95825