Metadata contains detailed information about the map layers and map services available from GeoCommunicator.
BLM ACEC (Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) - Metadata is embedded in the data as well.
Section 368 Energy Corridors were downloaded from the West-wide Energy Corridor Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) website at http://corridoreis.anl.gov/eis/fmap/gis/index.cfm. These layers represent the west-wide energy corridor centerlines for the final "Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Designation of Energy Corridors on Federal Land in the 11 Western States", November 2008. The energy corridor map data includes both centerline metadata and zone metadata data.
Solar Energy Study Zones were downloaded from the Solar Energy Development Programmatic EIS (PEIS) web site at http://solareis.anl.gov/eis/maps/index.cfm. The Solar Energy Zone maps depict the 24 tracts of BLM-administered land for in-depth study for solar development and include the Zone Name and administering BLM Field Office.
Surface Management Agency (SMA) deprecated- only BLM lands, wilderness areas, national conservation areas, national monuments
Surface Management Agency (SMA) new- all federal lands, state, and local
SMA Withdrawals new
Special Public Purpose (SPP) Withdrawal Areas new - Federal withdrawal areas for wilderness areas, wilderness study areas, scenic areas, and others.
Base Maps (major roads, highways, states, Counties, urban areas, UTM zones, and BLM administrative areas)
Base Maps from ESRI's ArcGIS online Services
- Aerial - Digital Ortho USA Prime Imagery Metadata
- Topo Map Metadata
- Roads Map -using ESRI's World Street Map Metadata
Land Survey Information System Metadata - Cadastral data including Public Land Survey System (PLSS) and other survey-based data from BLM and other (alternate) sources
CadNSDI BLM PLSS Metadata
Metadata is embedded in the CadNSDI BLM State File Geodatabases. Examples of the PLSS intersected feature level is provided below.
Legacy BLM Cadastral Survey Data Metadata
BLM Shapefile Metadata for cadastral data created from Geographic Coordinate Data Base (GCDB) source files.
Public Land Survey System Township (Township)
Public Land Survey System Township First Division (Section)
Public Land Survey System Legal Area Description (ladesc)
BLM Points and Lines Export Interim Metadata for cadastral data exported from the National Integrated Land System (NILS) Survey Fabric. This file can be used along with the BLM shapefile metadata posted above until the final Points and Lines Export metadata has been developed.
Legacy Cadastral Data from Alternate Sources Metadata
Alaska Alternate Source Shapefile Metadata for cadastral data provided by the BLM Alaska State Office.
Public Land Survey System Township
Public Land Survey System Section
Non-USFS Alternate Source Shapefile Data for cadastral data from alternate sources other than USDA Forest Service. This data is found mainly in the central and eastern U.S. on non-USFS lands. The majority of the data was provided to BLM by the USDA Risk Management Agency.
Public Land Survey System Township (township)
Public Land Survey System Section (firstdiv)
Public Land Survey System (seconddiv)
Public Land Survey System (thirddiv)
Public Land Survey System (minorsub)
U.S. Forest Service Regions Alternate Source Data for cadastral data provided by the USDA Forest Service. This data is exported from GeoCommunicator/LSIS in NAD83 datum; however, the following metadata files have not been updated to reflect the correct datum.
Region 1: Northern Region (Bitterroot National Forest, Montana)
Region 2: Rocky Mountain Region
Region 3: Southwestern Region
Region 4: Intermountain Region (Metadata Contact)
Region 5: Pacific Southwest Region
Region 6: Pacific Northwest Region
Region 8: Southern Region (Metadata Contact)
Region 9: Eastern Region (Metadata Contact)
Region 10: Alaska Region (Metadata Contact)