Personal tools
You are here: Home Participation Working Groups & Subcommittees Cadastral Subcommittee Cadastral Subcommittee FY 07 Work Plan
Document Actions

Cadastral Subcommittee FY 07 Work Plan

Agency Name:  Bureau of Land Management               

Lead or Co-Lead:  Robert Ader and Don Buhler 

Subcommittee or Working Group:    FGDC Subcommittee for Cadastral Data 


The primary goal of the Federal Geographic Data Committee’s (FGDC) Subcommittee for Cadastral Data is to work in collaboration with cadastral data producers and stakeholders to implement standards and facilitate the sharing of cadastral data as part of the efforts to support a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).  Through collaborative efforts, the Subcommittee will facilitate the sharing of current and accurate cadastral data in support of a host of applications including economic development, maintaining the quality of life and managing or emergency situations (e.g., wildland fire, flooding etc.).     

Objectives for 2007:

Facilitate the Sharing of Cadastral Data to Support Specific Business Needs

Facilitate the Establishment and Recognition of Standard Data Sets

Provide Education and Training for Cadastral Data

Complete and Update the National Inventory of Cadastral Data 

Scope of Work:

The scope of work in 2007 will focus on the data needs of priority applications including wildland fire and energy development/management.  In addition, 2007 will initiate the establishment and endorsement of standard sets of cadastral data for the PLSS and update the national inventory for cadastral data. 

Milestones, Schedule, and Budget:

The limited amount of funding as well as the reliance on partnerships and collaboration to complete tasks requires flexibility in the use of resources, funding, and schedules to complete action items and meet schedules.  The budget to support these efforts remains uncertain.

  • Update the cadastral/parcel data inventory (classify ability to support wildland fire applications in 2007)  Begin – January   Finish - May
  • Pre-deploy standard parcel data sets for 2007 fire season in the western states Begin – March   Finish - August
  • Evaluate alternatives for fire applications when parcel data is not available.  Begin – February   Finish - September
  • Establish standard PLSS data sets in 3 western states and one eastern state.  Begin – January    Finish - December
  • Establish common control and concepts for working between cadastral data on other related themes such as boundaries.  Begin – January     Ongoing
  • Provide PLSS Training to the Bureau of Census.  To be Determined
  • Finalize the Cadastral Data Profile for Energy   To be Determined  

Identification of funding sources or requests:

BLM Cadastral Survey Program 

Points of Contact, Contact Info, and Area of Responsibility 

Don Buhler
Bureau of Land Management, Cadastral Survey
1620 L Street NW
Washington, DC  20240

Robert Ader
Bureau of Land Management, Cadastral Survey
2850 Youngfield Street
Lakewood, CO  80215



Last Updated: Feb 26, 2007 05:37 PM
Spinner Image