Original Land Survey Bearing Trees

A point database of bearing trees used as referrences or landmarks during the original Minnesota Public Land Srvey (PLS). A variety of information are stored about bearing trees that aid in their use as indicators of vegetation conditions present at the time of the survey. This database is described in greater detail in the publication: 'Minnesota's Bearing Tree Database', by John Almendinger, Biological Report No. 56, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 1997.

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Last Updated August 25, 2015, 10:03
Created October 7, 2014, 13:08
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef 1997
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_dnr/biota_original_pls_bearing_trees/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2015-07-16 00:24:21
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
dsPurpose The data set is one source of information for scientists wishing to model environmental and ecological conditions present at the time of the original PLS survey. It contains enough potential sources of error (which require sophisticated analysis to account for) that casual use of the database, in its raw form, for critical decision-making is discouraged.

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