The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extensive current and
historical information about land ownership and use in the United
States. The agency maintains cadastral survey and historical
data on lands patented, along with information on the mineral
estate, resource conditions, and permits or leases on Federal
- Mailing addresses, contacts, and phone numbers of Bureau
of Land Management Cadastral Survey Offices.
SURVEYOR OPPORTUNITIES IN BLM
Typically, BLM recruits potential surveyors through the Student
Education Employment Program as Student Career Employment Program
(SCEP) or Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) participants.
On completion of the Land Surveyor Trainee component employees
are converted to an entry level Cadastral Surveyor position. Promotion
potential to the journeyman level and beyond comes quickly to
the employee who remains flexible in their work location. This
is your opportunity to become a member of the BLM family in an
exciting and rewarding job with promotional opportunities and
- - Federal Geographic Data Committee. The Federal Geographic
Data Committee coordinates the development of the National Spatial
Data Infrastructure. (NSDI).
- The Land Survey Information web site contains a collection
of geographic information from the Bureau of Land Management's
(BLM) Geographic Coordinate Data Base (GCDB) representing the
Public Land Survey System (PLSS) of the United States. The Land
Survey information is available to download free of charge.
- Library of Congress. Also worth visiting is the American Memory
page which provides a good digitial selection of maps.
- Natioanal Archives and Records Administration, an independent
Federal agency, is America's national recordkeeper. Their mission
is to ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents
the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials,
and the national experience.
- The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) defines and manages the National
Spatial Reference System (NSRS).
NILS - The National Integrated
Land System (NILS) is a joint project between the BLM and the
USDA Forest Service in partnership with the states, counties,
and private industry to provide business solutions for the management
of cadastral records and land parcel information in a Geographic
Information System (GIS) environment.
- National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration. NOAA´s
mission is to describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment,
and conserve and wisely manage the Nation's coastal and marine