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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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BLM OR Status Line
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: BLM OR Status Line
Originators: Bureau of Land Management - Oregon State Office
Publication date: 20141118
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
STATUS_ARC: This theme portrays the source information for the boundaries of the parcel polygons in OWNERSHIP_POLY and SUBSURFCASE_RIGHTS_POLY.
Purpose:
Land use planning, watershed analysis, project planning.
Supplemental information:
BLM (Bureau of Land Management)
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Frank Lahm
Position: Cartographer
Phone: (503) 808-6428
Email: flahm@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 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20141118
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: planningCadastre
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme:
Keywords: Framework, Land Use Planning
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-Theme
Theme:
Keywords: LLI, public land survey system (PLSS), ownership, subsurface mineral estate, Base Data, landlines, Status, GCDB, jurisdiction
Keyword thesaurus: None
Place:
Keywords: Oregon, Washington
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-State
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 -116.463565 (latitude)
North 49.002430 (longitude)
South 41.624852 (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.
Entity and attribute detailed citation:
1) Geographic Coordinate Data Base, Data Collection Attribute Definitions, Version 2.0, Bureau of Land Management, February 14, 1991; 2) GCDB ArcInfo Coverage Format, Version 10Sep99; 3) OR/WA State Data Dictionary.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Indirect spatial reference method: Oregon
Attributes of STATUS_ARC
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
Lines derived from the creation of parcel data for ownership, surface & subsurface rights
Source:
OR/WA BLM
Attributes
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
DEF_FEATURE
Definition:
The physical or legal feature that defines the boundary according to the legal boundary description.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
CLOSURE
CLOSURE-Closure extension.  Used to close small gaps.
Definition Source:
BLM
COAST_3MILE
COAST_3MILE-Separating coastal water from territorial sea at 3-mile
Definition Source:
BLM
COUNTY
COUNTY-County boundary
Definition Source:
BLM
ELEVATION
ELEVATION-Line of common elevation
Definition Source:
BLM
FENCE
FENCE-Fence line
Definition Source:
BLM
FOREST_SERVICE_ADMIN
FOREST_SERVICE_ADMIN-Forest Service administrative boundaries
Definition Source:
BLM
GRAZING_BOUNDARY
GRAZING_BOUNDARY-Pasture or other administrative grazing boundary that is not fenced and does not follow a subdivision or some					other legal boundary.
Definition Source:
BLM
HU
HU-Hydrologic unit divide
Definition Source:
BLM
JETTY
JETTY-Jetty
Definition Source:
BLM
JURISDICTION
JURISDICTION-Surface jurisdiction boundary
Definition Source:
BLM
LAVA
LAVA-Edge of lava flow
Definition Source:
BLM
LEVEE
LEVEE-Dike or levee
Definition Source:
BLM
MARSH
MARSH-Edge of Marsh, wetland, swamp, or bog boundary
Definition Source:
BLM
MINERAL_DISTURBANCE
MINERAL_DISTURBANCE-Edge of quarry, mine, gravel stockpile or other mineral surface disturbance area
Definition Source:
BLM
NLCS_BOUNDARY
NLCS_BOUNDARY-Wilderness, Wild and Scenic River, Historic District or other NLCS designation boundary.
Definition Source:
BLM
OTHER
OTHER - Known boundary not represented by other domain options.
Definition Source:
BLM
PARKING_AREA
PARKING_AREA-Motorized vehicle parking area.
Definition Source:
BLM
POINT-TO-POINT
POINT-TO-POINT-Boundary defined by a straight line segment between two points
Definition Source:
BLM
POWERLINE
POWERLINE-Power transmission line or buffer offset
Definition Source:
BLM
RIDGE
RIDGE-Ridge
Definition Source:
BLM
RIGHT-OF-WAY
RIGHT-OF-WAY-A legal right of way forms boundary
Definition Source:
BLM
RIM
RIM-Line generally follows a natural topographic barrier
Definition Source:
BLM
ROAD
ROAD-Routes managed for use by low or high-clearance (4WD) vehicles, but not ATVs
Definition Source:
BLM
ROAD_OFFSET
ROAD_OFFSET-Boundary is offset from a road (not a consistent buffer)
Definition Source:
BLM
SHORELINE
SHORELINE-Lake, pond, reservoir, bay or ocean shoreline or meander line
Definition Source:
BLM
STREAM_LBANK
STREAM_LBANK-Downstream left stream bank
Definition Source:
BLM
STREAM_RBANK
STREAM_RBANK-Downstream right stream bank
Definition Source:
BLM
SUBDIVISION
SUBDIVISION-Public Land Survey System derived aliquot (1/2s, 1/4s) parts and lots
Definition Source:
BLM
TRAIL
TRAIL-Routes managed for human-powered, stock or off-highway vehicle forms of travel
Definition Source:
BLM
UNKNOWN
UNKNOWN-Defining feature is unknown
Definition Source:
BLM
VEGETATION
VEGETATION-Seeding boundary or other relatively permanent vegetation change
Definition Source:
BLM
WATERCOURSE
WATERCOURSE-Stream, river, ditch, canal or drainage centerline
Definition Source:
BLM
WATERCOURSE_OFFSET
"WATERCOURSE_OFFSET - Boundary is offset from a watercourse (not a consistent buffer)"
Definition Source:
BLM
Attribute definition source:
BLM
COORD_SOURCE
Definition:
The actual source of the GIS coordinates for the polylines.  
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
CFF
CFF-Lines duplicated or buffered from Cartographic Feature Files (USFS)
Definition Source:
BLM
DEM
DEM-Digital Elevation Model (30 m or better accuracy) used for creation of contours
Definition Source:
BLM
DIS
DIS-Lines generated to connect discontinuous features
Definition Source:
BLM
DLG
DLG-Lines duplicated or buffered from (24K scale accuracy) USGS Digital Line Graphs
Definition Source:
BLM
DOQ
DOQ-Screen digitized linework over Digital Orthoquad backdrop
Definition Source:
BLM
DRG
DRG-Screen digitized linework over Digital Raster Graphic backdrop
Definition Source:
BLM
GCD
GCD-Lines snapped to Geographic Coordinate Database Points
Definition Source:
BLM
GPS
GPS-Lines obtained from a Global Positioning System device
Definition Source:
BLM
IMG
IMG-Linework derived from interpretation of satellite or other non-photographic imagery
Definition Source:
BLM
MAP
MAP-Digitized linework from hardcopy map
Definition Source:
BLM
SOURCEL
SOURCEL-Source Layer from BLM GIS.
Definition Source:
BLM
SRV
SRV-Survey methods were used to create the linework (e.g. COGO)
Definition Source:
BLM
TIGER
TIGER-Tiger Data
Definition Source:
BLM
TRS
TRS-Coordinates only given as a legal description (township, range, section)
Definition Source:
BLM
UNK
UNK-Unknown coordinate source
Definition Source:
BLM
WOD
WOD-WODDB Photogrametric
Definition Source:
BLM
Attribute definition source:
BLM
COORD_SOURCE_ORG
Definition:
Name of the Agency that supplied the data
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SOURCE_VINTAGE
Definition:
The date the data was added
Attribute definition source:
BLM
SOURCE_LAYER
Definition:
Where the existing geometry came from. The majority of the geometry came from the GIS layer, GCD, however other layers have been and can be used to obtain geometry. 
Attribute definition source:
BLM
GLOBALID
Definition:
Globally unique identifiers
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
EDIT_ORG
Definition:
The Entity that edited the data
Attribute definition source:
BLM
EDIT_DATE
Definition:
The date of the edit
Attribute definition source:
BLM
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: String
Count: 661912
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:
The Legal_Description was built for polygon, arc, and node topology.
Completeness report:
This theme covers the states of Oregon and Washington.
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
Attributes were compared with the source material for accuracy. Discrepancies were cross-checked with other sources to determine and confirm the correct attribute. Lines are coded to indicate the source of the attribute.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
Horizontal positional accuracy varies from point to point. With relation to GCD based data, Positional accuracy is expressed as a code, and is found in the attribute label 'ptreliability' contained in the GCD layer. This attribute refers to the point reliability/accuracy of the nodes upon which LLI is built as well as that of the GCD points. Other Source data derived from other Federal, State, and county sources as a rule did not address positional accuracy. Positional accuracy was determined from metadata statements if available.
Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
GCDB
Title: Geographic Coordinate Database
Originators: CA BLM
Map scale denominator: 12000
Media: CD-ROM
Source contribution:
Lines, points, and attributes; supplied for the State of California and Nevada by the BLM California State Office.
GHC_PLS
Title: GHC_PLS
Originators: Grays Harbor County, Washington
Media: onLine
controlpoints
Title: controlpoints
Originators: Thurston County, Washington
Media: onLine
Snohomish
Title: Snohomish
Originators: Snohomish County, Washington
Media: onLine
cadastre_thenrit7505517
Title: cadastre_thenrit7505517
Originators: Pierce County, Washington
Media: onLine
Klickitat
Title: Klickitat
Originators: Klickitat County, Washington
Media: onLine
FranklinCountyTwpId
Title: FranklinCountyTwpId
Originators: Franklin County, Washington
Media: onLine
Whatcom
Title: Whatcom
Originators: Whatcom County
Media: onLine
LewisCo
Title: LewisCo
Originators: Lewis County, Washington
Media: onLine
FranklinCounty
Title: FranklinCounty
Originators: Franklin County, Washington
Media: onLine
YakamaCog83
Title: YakamaCog83
Originators: Yakima County, Washington
Media: None
DCParcels9_8_06
Title: DCParcels9_8_06
Originators: Douglas County, Washington
Media: onLine
plss_coverage
Title: plss_coverage
Originators: Clallam County, Washington
Media: onLine
Cc_gps points
Title: Cc_gps points
Originators: Clallam County, Washington
Media: onLine
WODDB
Title: Western Oregon Digital Data Base
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Map scale denominator: 0
Media: None
Source contribution:
Western Oregon Digital Data Base Lines, points, and attributes; supplied for the State of Oregon by the BLM Oregon State Office.
GCDB
Title: Geographic Coordinate Database
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publisher: OR BLM
Publication place: Portland, OR
Publication date: 19950101
Map scale denominator: 1200
Media: CD-ROM
Source contribution:
Lines, points, and attributes; supplied for the State of Oregon by the BLM Oregon State Office.
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Data was assembled using information from the Oregon State Office and from various federal, state, and county agencies. When data from multiple sources covered the same area, the data was then assessed for best quality content and accuracy. Priorities were determined for acceptance. Data with positional accuracy statements were first choice (GCDB data). Data with accuracy statements in the metadata were second, and data without accuracy statements was the third priority for acceptance. The data was then combined with and edge matched to previously accepted data and adjusted to conform to the topology rules.
Organization: OR/WA BLM - Oregon State Office
Person: Tim Keck
Position: Land Surveyor, 957.3 GCDB Section
Phone: 503-808-6164
Email: tkeck@or.blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P. O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208-2965
County: US
Process date: not complete
Data Source used
GCDB
Title: Geographic Coordinate Database
Originators: CA BLM
Map scale denominator: 12000
Media: CD-ROM
Source contribution:
Lines, points, and attributes; supplied for the State of California and Nevada by the BLM California State Office.
GCDB
Title: Geographic Coordinate Database
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publisher: OR BLM
Publication place: Portland, OR
Publication date: 19950101
Map scale denominator: 1200
Media: CD-ROM
Source contribution:
Lines, points, and attributes; supplied for the State of Oregon by the BLM Oregon State Office.
WODBB
Process Step 2
Process description:
Washington state data extracted from equivalent WA_LLI theme (WA_GCDBLines_arc). Any overlaps with existing Oregon data in LEGAL_DESCRIPTION_ARC were resolved by deleting features from LEGAL_DESCRIPTION_ARC. Field VERSION_NAME of the Washington data was filled with the value "InitialLoad". Values in Washington fields were translated to corresponding LEGAL_DESCRIPTION_ARC fields using crosswalk table approved by data steward Tim Keck. Washington data loaded into LEGAL_DESCRIPTION_ARC. Edge-match of data along the Oregon and Washington border was completed by Erin Frostad using GCDB points.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Steve Salas
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 503 808-6416
Email: ssalas@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20091023
Process Step 3
Process description:
Data was assembled using information from the California State Office and from various federal, state, and county agencies. When data from multiple sources covered the same area, the data was then assessed for best quality content and accuracy. Priorities were determined for acceptance. Data with positional accuracy statements were first choice (GCDB data). Data with accuracy statements in the metadata were second, and data without accuracy statements was the third priority for acceptance. The data was then combined with and edge matched to previously accepted data and adjusted to conform to the topology rules.
Organization: OR/WA BLM - Oregon State Office
Person: Tim Keck
Position: Land Surveyor, 957.3 GCDB Section
Phone: 503-808-6164
Email: tkeck@or.blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P. O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208-2965
County: US
Process date: 20100601
Process Step 4
Process description:
Tim Keck, State Data Steward for Survey data and Surface and Public Ownership data reviewed the spatial and attribute data and found that the data continues to meet the needs of the Bureau of Land Management.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Tim Keck
Position: Land Surveyor
Phone: (503) 808-6164
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: 20130606
Process Step 5
Process description:
Changed dataseta name from LEGAL_DESCRIPTION_ARC to STATUS_ARC.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Steve Salas
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (503) 808-6416
Email: ssalas@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20141027
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: 20110830
Last metadata review date: 20141028
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 Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the metadata because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classifiction system: Not Classified
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.