State Surface Interests Administered by MNDNR or by Counties

State owned surface interests, including fee surface, easement in, lease in, and agreement, administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources or by a County, mapped to the PLS forty and government lot. When there is no match to the PLS forty or government lot in the PLS40 layer, a record is then matched to the PLS section layer. These layers merge the DNR Control Point Generated PLS layer (PLS40) with land records stored in the DNR's Land Record System (LRS) in Oracle. The data are limited to a forty, government lot, or section level representation. Therefore, any state owned lands that are less than a forty, government lot, or section, are represented by the entire forty, government lot, or section. <br/>There are many different ways to look at these State lands. In this case, layers have been created and grouped by selecting the type of State land, the type of interest held by the State, or the administrator of the State land, as follows:<br/>- one set of layers (i.e., stateland_type_xxx, where xxx represents the various categories) is created by selecting for the various land types stored in the LANDTYPE field. This set of layers only considers Fee Surface interests.<br/>- a second set of layers (i.e., stateland_interest_xxx, where xxx represents the various types of surface interests) is created by selecting for the various interest types stored in the INT_TYPE field. Note: the stateland_interest_conservationeasement layer is a subset of the stateland_interest_easementin layer, so conservation easement records are also in the stateland_interest_easementin layer.<br/>- a third set of layers (i.e., stateland_admin_xxx, where xxx represents the various MNDNR units or a county administers these surface interests) is created by selecting for the various administrators stored in the ADMINISTRATOR or ADMPRGPRJADDL fields. One view of this set of layers includes all surface interest types, while the other view only includes fee surface interests.

Additional Info

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Last Updated December 12, 2018, 11:02
Created November 26, 2015, 11:02
dsAccessConst Unrestricted
dsCurrentRef Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset. Updates occur weekly, for all of the State Lands (also referred to as State surface interests) layers. The control point generated PLS layer (often referred to as PLS40) was created during the 1990s, with the information based on the General Land Office (GLO) plats and field notes, ranging from the mid-1800s to 1998. Since that time, additional GLO plats have been used to modify the PLS40 layer to incorporate more recent surveys, especially island surveys, and to make corrections to the PLS40 layer. To better map the state ownership, a version of PLS40 was modified to include several non-BLM (Bureau of Land Management) surveys. Note that during processing, any land record that does not match to the PLS forty or government lot is then matched to the PLS section to include as many of the land records as possible in this layer.
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_dnr/plan_stateland_dnrcounty/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2018-12-12 00:42:43
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Lands and Minerals
dsPeriodOfContent 12/6/2018
dsPurpose To provide Minnesota DNR resource managers and land records specialists access to DNR land records in GIS format.

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