Geometric Framework for Land Data Systems

by Kurt W. Bauer, (F.ASCE), Executive Dir.; Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Waukesha, Wisc. 53187,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 1, Pg. 59-65

Document Type: Journal Paper


The necessary geometric framework for the successful development and application of such land data systems should permit identification of land areas by coordinates down to the individual parcel level, while permitting the precise mathematical correlation of real property boundary and earth science data. The paper examines such a geometric framework developed by combining two unrelated survey control systems established by the federal government for real property boundary and earth science mapping. Although the specific geometric framework described is applicable only to those parts of the United States which have been covered by the U.S. Public Land Survey System, the fundamental concept involved is applicable to any area.

Subject Headings: Land surveys | Geometrics | Frames | Land use | Domain boundary | Control systems | Federal government | Permits | United States

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