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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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BLM OR Cadastral PLSS Intersected Polygon
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: BLM OR Cadastral PLSS Intersected 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:
PLSSIntersected: 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: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Travis Thomas
Position: Land Surveyor
Phone: (503) 808-6177
Email: t2thomas@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: Management
Keyword thesaurus: BLM
Theme:
Keywords: planningCadastre
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme:
Keywords: Parcels, PLSS Corners, Public Land Survey System, GCDB, PLSS Sections, PLSS Divisions, Cadastral Reference, PLSS Special Surveys, PLSS, Geographic Coordinate Database, Cadastral
Keyword thesaurus: FGDC Data Content Standard
Theme:
Keywords: planningCadastre
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Place:
Keywords: Oregon, Washington
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-State
Place:
Keywords: United States
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. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's 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. The User is 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. Any Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. The User 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.
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 -124.785528 (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.PLSSIntersected
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
The atomic level of the PLSS that is similar to the coverage or the smallest pieces used to build the PLSS. Polygons may overlap in this feature class.
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:
A code indicating if the first division is a duplicated area or identifier
Attribute definition source:
BLM
FRSTDIVID
Definition:
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:
The label for the first division that is used for cartographic of web display purposes.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
FRSTDIVNO
Definition:
The number, letter or designator for the first division of the PLSS Township
Attribute definition source:
BLM
FRSTDIVTXT
Definition:
The first division type as a text field
Attribute definition source:
BLM
FRSTDIVTYP
Definition:
The type of first division; commonly the section but may be a lot, parcel, tract or other type of division.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
GOVLOT
Definition:
These are the Government Lot numbers or identifiers
Attribute definition source:
BLM
PLSSID
Definition:
Concantenation of the principal meridian, township, range, and duplication code that forms a unique id.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
PRINMER
Definition:
Principal meridian name as a text
Attribute definition source:
BLM
PRINMERCD
Definition:
Principal meridian code from the BLM PM Code list
Attribute definition source:
BLM
QQSEC
Definition:
This is the quarter quarter PLSS reference, 1/16th part of a section
Attribute definition source:
BLM
QSEC
Definition:
Quarter section identifer, a two letter label (NE,SE,SW,SE)
Attribute definition source:
BLM
RANGEDIR
Definition:
Range direction. The direction of a column of townships from a Public Land Survey System Origin. These are typcially East or West in the west but may be north or south in Ohio
Attribute definition source:
BLM
RANGEFRAC
Definition:
Range fraction. Range Fractions are created when there are gaps between surveyed Township boundaries or due to excess size in Townships that arose from executing original surveys.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
RANGENO
Definition:
Range number. The Range Number indicates the number of columns of townships, east or west from a Public Land Survey System Origin.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SECDIVID
Definition:
Unique identifier for the second division.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SECDIVLAB
Definition:
PLSS Second Division label for cartographic output or web display.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SECDIVNO
Definition:
Second division number or aliquot part reference.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SECDIVNOTE
Definition:
A note or Code for the second division. Used for additional information
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
R
Replaced, (a historical reference for a parcel that has been changed)
Definition Source:
BLM
A
Approximate acres
Definition Source:
BLM
Alt Source
Alternate Source (non-GCDB) data was acquired to represent the PLSS
Definition Source:
BLM
C
Conflict, (data has a problem that needs to be resolved)
Definition Source:
BLM
C, Alt Source
Conflict, Alt Source (the Alternate source dat has a problem that needs resolution)
Definition Source:
BLM
D
Do not add acres, or PLSS Submerged
Definition Source:
BLM
E
Exception
Definition Source:
BLM
G
GeoPolitical Split
Definition Source:
BLM
Island
Unsurveyed Unprotracted Islands 
Definition Source:
BLM
N
Not coded due to complexity
Definition Source:
BLM
P
Survey Acres are different than on the plat
Definition Source:
BLM
Remainder
Reaminder of a government lot 
Definition Source:
BLM
S
Salt water
Definition Source:
BLM
Shore line
Land between the meandered PLSS and the mean high tide line (Ocean)
Definition Source:
BLM
U
Survey within a protraction
Definition Source:
BLM
M
Minus acres
Definition Source:
BLM
X
Exception, or Elongated, or Invaded by resurvey
Definition Source:
BLM
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SECDIVSUF
Definition:
Second division suffix used to uniquely identify duplicates or unnumbered lots
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SECDIVTYP
Definition:
Code for the type of second division.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
STATEABBR
Definition:
State abbreviation code two letter postal code
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SECDIVTXT
Definition:
Second division type text description
Attribute definition source:
BLM
STEWARD
Definition:
Data steward for the polygon
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SURVLAB
Definition:
Label that is used for cartographic output or web display.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SURVNO
Definition:
Special survey number.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SURVNOTE
Definition:
Notes about the polygon feature that are important for using or understanding the feature. From the BLM SurvNotes are A = Approximate Acreage, C = Conflict or Questionable, D = Non-added Acreage
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SURVID
Definition:
Unique identifier for the survey.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SURVSUF
Definition:
Special survey suffix designation that makes the identification of the area unique.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
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
SRVNAME
Definition:
A common or otherwise recognized name for a portion of area of a PLSS Survey, for example the refugee lands in Ohio or in cases where a PLSS Township has a recognized name.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SURVTYP
Definition:
Code of the type of special survey.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
B
Minor subdivsion less than 40 acres
Definition Source:
BLM
C
Coal 
Definition Source:
BLM
D
Allotment
Definition Source:
BLM
E
Metes & Bounds
Definition Source:
BLM
G
Land Grant
Definition Source:
BLM
H
Homestead Entry Survey
Definition Source:
BLM
I
Indian Allotment
Definition Source:
BLM
J
Small Tract Act holding claim
Definition Source:
BLM
K
Block & Lot within a townsite
Definition Source:
BLM
L
Government Lot
Definition Source:
BLM
M
Mineral Survey
Definition Source:
BLM
N
Townsite
Definition Source:
BLM
O
Unnumbered lot, (refer to 2ndivsuff for unique identification)
Definition Source:
BLM
P
Parcel
Definition Source:
BLM
Q
Donation Land Claim
Definition Source:
BLM
T
Tract
Definition Source:
BLM
U
Unsurveyed Protracted
Definition Source:
BLM
W
Water
Definition Source:
BLM
Y
Townsite out lot
Definition Source:
BLM
Z
Unsurveyed Unprotracted
Definition Source:
BLM
Attribute definition source:
BLM
TWNSHPDIR
Definition:
Township direction. The direction of a row of Townships from a Public Land Survey System Origin. These are typcially North and South in the West but may be East and West in Ohio
Attribute definition source:
BLM
TWNSHPDPCD
Definition:
If there are multiple townships in a Public Land Survey System Origin, State and Survey Name, the Township Duplicate Status is used to establish uniqueness. When more than one Public Land Survey System Township has the same Township and Range numbers and directions and fractions, and are in the same State, this attribute is used to distinguish among duplicate values.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SURVDIV
Definition:
The name or designation for any division of a PLSS Special Survey such as Lot in a Tract.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
TWNSHPFRAC
Definition:
Township fraction. Township Fractions are created when there are gaps between surveyed Township boundaries or due to excess size in Townships that arose from executing original surveys.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
TWNSHPLAB
Definition:
Township label that is used for cartographic output or web display
Attribute definition source:
BLM
TWNSHPNO
Definition:
Township number. The Township Number indicates the number of rows of townships, north or south from a Public Land Survey System Origin.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SOURCEREF
Definition:
The reference to the source document could be a reference to a map or plat or a deed. This could include document type.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SOURCEDATE
Definition:
The date of the source document.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
RECRDAREATX
Definition:
No definition.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
RECRDAREANO
Definition:
The record or recorded area as a numeric field.
Attribute definition source:
BLM
REVISEDDATE
GLOBALID
GISACRE
Definition:
The area of the feature in acres - computed from the GIS, this is not the record area.
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: 1993844
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:
The Oregon GCDB Office will need to be contacted for complete data processing details
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Tim Keck
Position: Surveyor
Phone: 503 808-6164
Email: 503 808-6164
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process Step 2
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: unknown
Process Step 3
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: unknown
Process Step 4
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: 20031230
Process Step 5
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: 20071230
Process Step 6
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: 20081230
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: 20130322
Last metadata review date: 20140402
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.
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