U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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
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.