The FGDC Cadastral Data Content Standard offers a basis for cadastral definitions and entity/attribute relationships which may be used any time individual surveyors or associations of professionals in the surveying industry address automation.
Use the links below to investigate examples of current methods of automating data and making data available to the public.
Montana Cadastral Project
Surveyor's Field Notes from BLM Oregon State Office Cadastral Survey
Nevada BLM Land Exchange
Minnesota's Department of Transportation Geodetic Database
Colorado BLM Survey For Possible Encroachment
Links To Some Sources Of On-line Data For Surveyors
http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/ NGS, data, National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) - "a consistent national coordinate system that specifies latitude, longitude, height, scale, gravity, and orientation throughout the Nation, as well as how these values change with time."
NGS DSDATA. "DSDATA is the traditional format of NGS data sheets. It is the format found on NGS paper products, tapes, diskettes, and CD-ROMs. Information in this format can be manipulated by the NGS programs DSX, DSSELECT, etc." An example can be found on http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/INFO/Data/ds_sample.txt
http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/CORS/ CORS - Continuously Operating Reference Stations - "Surveyors, GIS/LIS professionals, engineers, scientists, and others can apply CORS data to position points at which GPS data have been collected. The CORS system enables positioning accuracies that approach a few centimeters relative to the National Spatial Reference System, both horizontally and vertically."
BLM GCDB National Home Page
Alaska Department Of Natural Resources - This site is planned to offer scanned images of state surveys, links to BLM Master Title Plats, federal surveys and links to the State Recorder's Office index and images.
Arizona BLM Cadastral Survey On-Line Maps
California BLM Cadastral Survey - plat samples.
BLM - On-line Survey Data
Links To Other Parts Of The Surveyor's Module:
Part One - Surveyors And The Cadastral Data Content Standard
Part Three - Using The Standard
Table Of Contents - Surveryors and the Cadastral Data Content Standard
Links to the other Cadastral
Learning The Cadastral Data Content Standard
County Recorders And The Cadastral Data Content Standard
Cadastral Information for GIS Specialists
Presented by the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, and
the Federal Geographic Data Committee Cadastral Subcommittee