These are some of our recent projects and ongoing activities.

National Parcel Polygon Service
In cooperation with Loveland's Land Grid, Esri, and FGDC Cadastral Subcommittee we are exploring the feasibility, data sources, and technology needed to support US Nationwide parcel polygons linked to state stewards with aggregated parcel data. This is a work in progress. Check out our concept presentation.

PLSS Standardized Data Availability (PLSS CadNSDI)

This is a link to a pdf file that provides links to Public Land Survey System (PLSS) data set downloads. PLSS Data Sets

North Carolina Integrated Cadastral Exchange

The EPA funded a grant for North Carolina to demonstrate the value of providing cadastral data in a standardized form to serve decisions and business needs related to environmental management. Fairview Industries was a subcontractor on this project providing support for the cadastral standard, translating locally developed data into the standard, workflow for ongoing maintenance, and education and documentation on the use of the transformer. The project final report (here) describes the results of the project as well as some of the lessons learned.

As the land of the original Public Land Survey, Ohio is in always an interesting place for parcel mapping and cadastral activities. A summary of references on the 
Ohio Surveys provides some good history reading.

The Ohio project has been featured in the 2012 FGDC Annual Report Success Stories.

Wildland Fire
Fairview’s effort to support the national wildland fire community continues as locally generate authoritative data for parcels and structure locations are standardized and provided to the Wildland Fire Decision Support System. The May 2012 status report summarizes some of the activities in the past year.

Cadastral Subcommittee
The FGDC Cadastral Subcommittee has recently released updates to the Cadastral Publication Standard Data Set Guidelines. These guidelines are an implementation of the FGDC Cadastral Data Content Standards and provide base or core information about cadastral reference data and parcel data.

GIS Corps
The National Centre of Geodesy and Cartography (NCGC) in Uzbekistan has requested the assistance of a GIS professional via the GSDI Small Grant Program. NCGC is in the process of designing and implementing activities related to GIS strategic planning and capacity development. As part of this project, a number of land record management related papers/studies have been developed and the GISCorps volunteer’s task will include reviewing these documents and making recommendations. The search for a seasoned volunteer in cadastral mapping resulted in recruiting Dr. Nancy Von Meyer, a GIS leader in the area of land record management and the recipient of URISA’s Horwood Distinguished Service Award in 2007. Dr. Von Meyer is currently in contact with the NCGC team.