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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Cadastral PLSS First Division Polygon
FGDC Metadata
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: BLM OR Cadastral PLSS First Division Polygon
Originators: BLM Cadastral Survey
Publication date: 20141026
Edition: Final
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
PLSSFirstDivision: This dataset represents the GIS Version of the Public Land Survey System including both rectangular and non-rectangular surveys. The primary source for the data is cadastral survey records housed by the BLM supplemented with local records and geographic control coordinates from states, counties as well as other federal agencies such as the USGS and USFS. The data has been converted from source documents to digital form and transferred into a GIS format that is compliant with FGDC Cadastral Data Content Standards and Guidelines for publication. This data is optimized for data publication and sharing rather than for specific "production" or operation and maintenance. This data set includes the following: PLSS Fully Intersected (all of the PLSS feature at the atomic or smallest polygon level), 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 and Conflicted Areas (known areas of gaps or overlaps between Townships or state boundaries). The Entity-Attribute section of this metadata describes these components in greater detail.
Purpose:
The CadNSDI or the Cadastral Publication Data Standard is the cadastral data component of the NSDI. This is the publication guideline for cadastral data that is intended to provide a common format and structure and content for cadastral information that can be made available across jurisdictional boundaries, providing a consistent and uniform cadastral data to meet business need that includes connections to the source information from the data stewards. The data stewards determine which data are published and should be contacted for any questions on data content or for additional information. The cadastral publication data is data provided by cadastral data producers in a standard form on a regular basis. Cadastral publication data has two primary components, land parcel data and cadastral reference data. It is important to recognize that the publication data are not the same as the operation and maintenance or production data. The production data is structured to optimize maintenance processes, is integrated with internal agency operations and contains much more detail than the publication data. The publication data is a subset of the more complete production data and is reformatted to meet a national standard so data can be integrated across jurisdictional boundaries and be presented in a consistent and standard form nationally.
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: BLM,Oregon State Office
Person: Tim Keck
Position: GCDB Manager
Phone: (503) 808-6164
Fax: (503) 808-6190
Email: tkeck@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7600) ; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20141026
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: Irregular
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: V2, Version 2
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: Cadastral Reference, Parcels, Public Land Survey System, PLSS, PLSS Corners, First Division, PLSS Divisions, PLSS Special Surveys, PLSS Sections, Cadastral
Keyword thesaurus: FGDC Data Content Standard
Theme:
Keywords: planningCadastre
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Place:
Keywords: Oregon, United States, Washington
Keyword thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
PUBLIC DATA: None, these data are considered public domain.
Use constraints:
These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. Users assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for intended use. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. Users are encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. These data are neither legal documents nor land surveys, and must not be used as such. Official records may be referenced at most BLM offices. Please report any errors in the data to the BLM office from which it was obtained. The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. Users should not misrepresent the data, nor imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This data may be updated by the BLM without notification. It is strongly recommended that these data be acquired directly from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and not indirectly through some other source which may have changed the data. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the content of the metadata file associated with these data. Users are cautioned that digital enlargement of these data to scales larger than that at which they where originally mapped can cause misinterpretation. Users are further cautioned that these data and interpretations derived from them do not eliminate the need for onsite survey and evaluation of specific sites for intensive uses. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data.
Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Coordinate System Details
Geographic coordinate system
Latitude resolution: 8.9831529999999996e-007
Longitude resolution: 8.9831529999999996e-007
Geographic coordinate units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid name: GRS 1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222101
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -124.764141 (latitude)
East -116.463713 (latitude)
North 49.002430 (longitude)
South 41.978511 (longitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of OSODBA.PLSSFirstDivision
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
The PLSS First Division is commonly the section. This is the first set of divisions for a PLSS Township.
Source:
BLM
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
FRSTDIVDUP
Definition:
This is a code to indicate whether the first division is a duplicated area or identifier.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
FRSTDIVID
Definition:
This is a unique identifier for the first division that is built by appending the first division elements on the Township identifier.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
FRSTDIVLAB
Definition:
This is the label for the first division that is used for cartographic of web display purposes.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
FRSTDIVNO
Definition:
This is the number, letter or designator for the first division of the PLSS Township.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
FRSTDIVTXT
Definition:
This is the first division type as a text field.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
FRSTDIVTYP
Definition:
This is the type of first division and is commonly the section but may be a lot, parcel, tract or other division.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
PLSSID
Definition:
This is the unique identifier for the PLSS Township in which the first division is located. Concatenation of the principal meridian, township, range, and duplication code that form a unique identifier for the township.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SURVTYP
Definition:
Code for the type of special survey typically from the codes for the BLM data collection.  Used in this feature to indicate if the feature is unsurveyed or unprotracted.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
GLOBALID
SURVTYPTXT
Definition:
The description of the survey type code.  There may be a description of the survey type, or survey status in the case of this feature, without a code.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SHAPE.AREA
SHAPE.LEN
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Feature class
Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Count: 174339
Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
Data conforming to the Publication Guideline should follow for the format and structure of the standard for published data. This means that the topological relationships of the PLSS and parcels should be followed. Level 1 conformance to the guideline means that the data follows and conforms to the structure and an active data steward is identified and engaged in data creation and maintenance. Level 2 conformance all attributes that are necessary for essential query, extraction, labeling and use are present. Level 3 conformance all attributes as applicable are populated. The Oregon Data Set is at Level 3 of 3 Conformance and fully complies with the national standard
Completeness report:
The Subcommittee recognizes that not all data is available in all places, but the data that is available should be provided for publication in the format provided in this guideleines. Exceptions to complete data should be noted by the data steward. The Oregon Data Set contains all of the available GCDB PLSS data.
Data Source and Process Information
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Executive Order 12906 calls for the establishment of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure defined as the technologies, policies, and people necessary to promote sharing of geospatial data throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and the academic community.
Process date: 19940411
Process Step 2
Process description:
In 2003 the Cadastral Subcommittee met in Portland Oregon, hosted by the Forest Service, and defined the polices and needs for establishing a robust Cadastral Publication Data Standard for the NSDI.
Process date: 20030101
Process Step 3
Process description:
In 2007 after a series of workshops and meetings with key business functions a set of core data was documented. This document was published on the Subcommittee's outreach web site (http://www.nationalcad.org) and it described the data and organizational relationships for the maintenance of the data that is the Cadastral NSDI. This document served as a standard for the Cadastral NSDI content.
Process date: 20070101
Process Step 4
Process description:
FGDC Cadastral Subcommittee developed the Cadastral Data Content Standard and submitted it for approval to the FGDC. This was completed in 1998. The most recent version of the FGDC Cadastral Data Content Standard is version 1.4. Federal Geographic Data Committee, 2008, Cadastral Data Content Standard for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Version 1.4, Subcommittee on Cadastral Data, Reston, Virginia.
Process date: 20080101
Process Step 5
Process description:
In 2008 the first draft of the Cadastral Publication Guidelines was published as GIS schema. This document has been revised through the testing efforts from Wildland fire and the western US PLSS data set developed. The final version of the publication guidelines was completed in the Fall of 2009.
Process date: 20090101
Process Step 6
Process description:
The Oregon GCDB Office will need to be contacted for complete data processing details
Organization: BLM Oregon State Office
Position: GCDB Manager
Phone: 503-808-6164
Fax: 503-808-6190
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: OR
Process date: 20100601
Process Step 7
Process description:
BLM Oregon GCDB Manager reviewed the spatial and attribute data and found that the data continues to meet the needs of the Bureau of Land Management.
Organization: BLM, Oregon State Office
Person: Tim Keck
Position: GCDB Manager
Phone: 503 808-6164
Fax: 503-808-6190
Email: tkeck@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20130610
Process Step 8
Process description:
Alias Names and attribute definitions Revision.
Organization: BLM, Oregon State Office
Person: Tim Keck
Position: GCDB Manager
Phone: 503 808-6164
Fax: 503-808-6190
Email: tkeck@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20130722
Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Distribution liability:
The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. No warranty is made by the BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data; nor shall the act of distribution to contractors, partners, or beyond, constitute any such warranty for individual or aggregate data use with other data. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers of BLM, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BLM regarding the use of these data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the BLM have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of the use or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by BLM.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Phone: 503-808-6340
Fax: 503-808-6419
Email: ehiebent@blm.gov
Instructions:
contact instructions
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20120530
Last metadata review date: 20130722
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Roger Mills
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (503) 808-6340
Fax: (503) 808-6419
Telecommunications Device or Teletypewriter (TDD/TTY) phone: tdd/tty phone
Email: r2mills@blm.gov
Hours of service: 8:00-4:00
Instructions:
None
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
Instructions: On the top of the page, click on the title of the dataset to toggle opening and closing of all metadata content sections or click section links listed horizontally below the title to open individual sections. Click on a section name (e.g. Description) to open and close section content. Within a section, click on a item name (Status, Key Words, etc.) to open and close individual content items. By default, the Citation information within the Description section is always open for display.
Download: FGDC Plus Stylesheet is available from the ArcScripts downloads at www.esri.com.