04/21/2016 - PLSS 4 - PLSS Corners and the Porcupine Monuments

10-10-2016 02:26 PM
Esri Regular Contributor

This Land Records Meetup was the first meetup in a serie dedicated to the US Public Land Survey System (PLSS).


Anyone who has built a PLSS data set is well aware of the multiple monuments that can be found at many PLSS corners.  Over time land surveyors have set corners representing PLSS corners and sorting out the true legal position of the corner can be challenging.  This discussion will not replace a legal survey opinion or research.  Instead we will focus on strategies for representing porcupine monuments at corners, corner accessory monuments, and some best practices from states and local governments.




Nancy von Meyer gisparcel


Dr. von Meyer is a land information professional (PE and RLS) with over 35 years experience in using automation to support improved land records management and decision support. She has successfully led cadastral standards development and implementation. Nancy is a subject area expert in land surveying, measurement analysis, GIS, land records, and data modeling topics.


Byron E. Johnson


Byron E. Johnson, PLS is a land surveyor with over 35 years of experience. He has experience in all applications of land development, also when self employed specializing in historic survey retracement, GPS, GIS and aerial mapping and imagery control networks and Land Descriptions. His recent experience is with BLM and as a contractor is developing the application of compiling survey records to update the CadNSDI utilizing the tools available in the Parcel Fabric for editing and updating the CadNSDI.

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