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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
August 24, 2006
 
In Reply Refer To:
1278, 1600 (210) P
 
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 08/24/2006
Instruction Memorandum No. 2006-214
 
To:                   All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
                        Attn:  Data Stewards, State Data Administrators, Geographic Information System
                        Coordinators
 
From:               Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning 
 
Subject:           Establishment of Geospatial Standards for Land Use Planning Boundaries
 
Program Area:   Planning
 
Purpose:  Establish geospatial data standards for the Land Use Planning (LUP) Boundary feature data.
 
Policy/Action: This guidance provides the standards for the geospatial Land Use Planning Boundary features within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). National, State, and local data stewards for this geospatial feature layer should adopt these standards and convert their data to meet these standards.
 
Timeframe: This Instruction Memorandum (IM) becomes effective immediately.
 
Background: The need for Data Standards within the BLM is nothing new. This feature dataset for Land Use Planning Boundaries is one of the features that are commonly viewed at a national level. The Planning group needs to be able to produce mapviews that can quickly answer questions for budgeting and planning purposes for personnel within the BLM and for outside organizations. A simultaneous benefit is the linking of a LUP boundary GIS data layer to an alpha-numeric LUP database.
 
Budget Impact: There will be minimal budget impact as GIS data features are converted to this format. The costs should be recovered over time as the National data layer comes into effect and is located on the EGIS Regional Data server where data maintenance and conversion costs will diminish. Increased data sharing and access to a future LUP database will contribute to those savings. 
 
Coordination:   AD-200 Renewable Resources and Planning, WO-570D Data Management Branch

 
Contact: Leonard Gore, Jr., LUP Boundary National Data Steward, Planning and Science Policy (WO-210) at (202) 452-5064.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                   
Authenticated by:
Jeff Rawson                                                                 
Robert M. Williams
Acting, Deputy Assistant Director                                
Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Renewable Resources and Planning
 
 
 
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