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PLSS Framework CadNSDIV2_Montana MSDI

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Data Provider Montana State Library
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Content Type Downloadable Data
MSDI Framework Cadastral
Abstract These data depict the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) for the state of Montana and are based on Geographic Coordinate Data Base (GCDB) coordinate data. GCDB is the authoritative source for PLSS data. These data are represented in the following feature classes: PLSSTownship is a polygon feature class representing PLSS Townships; PLSSFirstDivision is a polygon feature class representing PLSS Sections; PLSSSecondDivision is a polygon feature class representing PLSS Quarter Quarter Sections; PLSSPoints is a point feature class representing PLSS Corner Points; PLSSSpecialSurvey is a polygon feature class representing special survey areas, which include include but are not limited to, homestead entry surveys, mineral surveys, metes and bounds surveys, and town site surveys; PLSSHistoricSpecialSurvey is a polygon feature class representing historic special survey areas; PLSSHistoricSecondDivision is a polygon feature class representing historic PLSS Quarter Quarter Sections; PLSSLodeSurveys is a polygon feature class representing lode surveys and minor subdivisions; PLSSFullyIntersected is a polygon feature class representing an intersection of all feature classes in the PLSS; Conflicted Areas is a polygon feature class representing known areas of gaps or overlaps between Townships or state boundaries;and PLSSMeanderedWater is a polygon feature class representing meandered water polygons, most commonly riparian areas and lakes, present during the original survey for the state. NOTE: This data is in NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500. Please use the NAD_1983_To_HARN_Montana_Idaho transformation to project from State Plane to HARN.
Purpose This data set was created to provide continuous cadastre data for the state of Montana. 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.
Supplemental Information
This data is for GIS and mapping purposes and is not intended to support or replace land survey data or the information provided by land survey.
Data Access http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/Cadastral/PLSS
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Distribution liability The Montana State Library Geographic Information Services provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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Metadata date 11/20/2018

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