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1 Explaining the National Integrated Land System (NILS) Leslie M. Cone Deputy, National Applications U.S. Bureau of Land Management January 7, 2008 Background The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for cadastral survey, land and mineral leasing and resource management of the public lands. Traditionally, there has not been a simple and effective way to share this data within the BLM, with other agencies, or with the general public. The National Integrated Land System (NILS) project is the first step in providing a common solution for the sharing of land record information within the government and the private sector. NILS is a joint development project between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service in partnership with states, counties, and private industry to develop a common data model and a set of software tools for the collection, management, and sharing of land survey data, cadastral data, and land record information. The BLM, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages more land million surface acres - than any other U.S. Federal agency. Most of this public land is located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, which has a workforce of about 11,000 employees, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the Nation. The BLM preserves open space by managing the public lands for multiple uses, including outdoor recreation, livestock grazing and mining, and by conserving natural historical, cultural, and other resources on the public lands. BLM and U.S. Forest Service Surface Management Agency layers in the United States as displayed on NILS GeoCommunicator

2 The U.S. Forest Serves manages public lands, known collectively as the National Forest System, located in 44 States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The lands comprise 8.5 percent of the total land area in the United States. The natural resources on these lands have major economic, environmental, and social significance for all Americans. Explaining the National Integrated Land System The National Integrated Land System (NILS) was initiated in 1998 to create a business solution for land managers who were facing an increasingly complex environment of complicated transactions, legal challenges, and deteriorating and difficult-to-access records. This complex environment was made even more challenging when considering that the BLM is responsible for overseeing public land, and the corresponding records which date back over 200 years. The number of records managed by the BLM is in the billions. The BLM and the United States Forest Service have formed a partnership with other federal agencies, states, counties, and private industry to develop a common data model and software tools for the collection, management, and sharing of survey data, cadastral data, and land records information. Using GIS technology, NILS has greatly facilitated cooperative land management and improved decision-making among all land managers. Moreover, it provides the BLM, the Forest Service, additional partners and the general public with improved tools for efficient multiple-use management of the national forest and public lands. Deployed as a national enterprise system, NILS facilitates the collection, management and sharing of survey, title record and public land use authorization information (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16 lead responsibilities) across all levels of government and the private sector, while protecting and enhancing current investments in cadastral data and land records. The primary purpose of NILS is to automate the BLM cadastral surveying and land records business rules and data in a GIS environment and to produce a national cadastre for the U.S. The system model and the national cadastre are useable by and available to the general surveying community, the land records community, and to the public. The national cadastre provides the BLM, government agencies, and the public with the Public Land Survey System and other surveybased data that is used as a foundation to tie land records to survey-based data in order to improve the positional accuracy of the data in the maps and to make the vertical integration of GIS layers more efficient and less costly. This data is also needed to provide accurate derived land ownership for the BLM lands. The public depends on the BLM to produce, maintain, and distribute the national cadastre. The BLM is the authoritative data source for cadastral data and land status.

3 The BLM is building land information databases NILS consists of two environments: 1) a transactional side in which cadastral data and land records data is captured, analyzed, edited and committed to permanent records, and 2) a readonly publication side. The publication side, available from GeoCommunicator provides maps, reports, and GIS information to public and government customers. National Integrated Land System NILS transaction NILS publication NILS comprises Transactional and Publication Components NILS provides the user with tools to manage land records and cadastral data directly from field survey measuring equipment thereby allowing users to create and maintain legal land and parcel descriptions to be used in mapping, resource management, and land record creation and maintenance. This concept implies the development of a common data model and a set of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools that unifies the worlds of surveying and GIS. This unification concept is fundamental for land records managers and maintainers of cadastral mapping databases to improve the accuracy and quality of the data to create standard land descriptions and cadastral data that can be used by anyone. NILS also includes an Internet Web site, GeoCommunicator, for the publication of land and mineral use records, federal land stewardship and public land survey information of interest to land managers and other public land

4 users. ( Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) GIS technology forms the foundation of NILS along with custom object-oriented (OO) software. NILS complies with the United States Federal Geographic Data Committee Cadastral Data Content Standard and the Geospatial Metadata Content Standard. Assessor Value= $23, Zoning= Light Industrial LR 2000= MTM43258 Tax Assessor Zoning LR 2000 ANALYSIS Riparian = Habitat Type Tree = Cover Type Erosive = Soil Type Habitat Type Cover Type Soil Type Parcel Fabric Vegetation Cover Legal Description Topography Measurement Survey * Soil Conception view of linking parcel-based data NILS consists of four distinct yet connected modules. They are: Survey Management Measurement Management Parcel Management GeoCommunicator Survey Management represents an integrated set of automation objects that connect to compatible survey data collection software packages. This supports the capture of measurement data and metadata directly into a GIS database format. The goal is to minimize the need for data conversion and re-construction as measured features are incorporated into the land records management system. Measurement Management allows for the combination of measurement data from a variety of sources and reliabilities to create a seamless measurement network, which is referred to as the land description fabric. This fabric can then be used to create the parcel fabric, which can be used by land managers for decision-making. Measurement Management contains tools to input and import data, construct measured features, edit measurement data, adjust and analyze the measurement network, perform least square adjustments, perform coordinate geometry and layout, and create a parcel fabric. This enables users to create a higher-quality control network database for both the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) and metes and bounds land environments. Measurement Management answers surveyor needs, namely supplying the mathematical data with GIS. Therefore, survey information, land descriptions, and parcel fabric, etc. will all fit seamlessly together.

5 NILS Data Model showing relationship of NILS Modules Parcel Management provides a process for managing land records and cadastral data stored in the database model. It provides custom feature classes, tools, and procedures for editing land records in a transactional, history-tracking environment. Support will be provided to allow users to construct and edit the land description fabric and to create the required parcel fabric from them. Parcel fabric data may include ownership, land use rights, tax assessment, and others. The business rules for management and maintenance of land records have been automated in NILS- PM. A work flow manager has been developed to guide the users through the series of steps required of processes involved in initiating completing and gaining approval of a land management work assignment. Task assistants, included in the work flow manager, reduce the learning and training time for employees by encapsulating complicated, ordered GIS software instructions into simplified operations. GeoCommunicator is the publication website for the distribution of spatial data from NILS and from the BLM s Legacy Rehost 2000 (LR2000) System. GeoCommunicator provides searching, accessing and dynamic mapping of BLM activities such as: oil, gas, and geothermal leasing, coal and other mineral leasing, rights-of-ways, mining claims, land and mineral title, land withdrawals and classifications, federal Surface Management Agency, subsurface mineral estate, Public Land Survey System PLSS, and range allotments. Download of survey data is also available from NILS GeoCommunicator, as well as map services for all BLM map layers. Additionally, NILS provides the capability for offering web services that can be used with other GIS applications or within NILS GeoCommunicator. The web services use the NILS PLSS data in NAD 83 Geographical Coordinate System. Web services available include: NILS Derive Land Description (LD) web service provides the capability to click or draw a box on a map such as Google Earth and have a land description containing state, meridian, township, range, section, and aliquot returned. NILS Find LD web service provides the capability to enter in a land description that includes state, meridian, township, range, section and aliquot. NILS Survey Data Exporter web service will provide the capability to acquire survey and survey-based data for townships within the PLSS. NILS GeoCoder web service will provide the capability to convert PLSS land descriptions into latitude and longitude and vice versa.

6 Creating Case Parcel Features from LR2000 Case and Status Data Legal Descriptions LR 2000 Generate Case Land XML & Attributes Case Attributes Case Parcel Feature Classes Create Case Features Assign PID

7 Protection and Response Information System (PRIS) and the Automated Fluid Minerals Support System (AFMSS). Additionally, NILS provides seamless coverage of federal surface management agency, and Public Land Survey System for the USGS National Map and the GeoSpatial One-Stop Portal. NILS represents a cross-cutting system for DOI and provides foundation layers to improve positional accuracy for other data themes. The majority of BLM s land and mineral cases are being displayed through NILS. As part of the National Energy Policy Act of 2005, BLM is working closely with the Forest Service to not only use NILS to display USFS parcel data but to also consolidate USFS land records data into BLM s Legacy Rehost 2000 (LR2000) system. With the implementation and deployment of each of the NILS modules, the maintenance of BLM land records are automated in a centralized environment. Legacy systems, out-moded systems, redundant systems and manual record keeping can begin to be eliminated. Standard data, in a unique format, in one location is readily available for analysis and evaluation as compared to various formats distributed throughout several locations. The efficiency of workers and managers is greatly increased through access to a one-stop location of data. NILS reduces costs and improves efficiencies by being the foundation for other GIS resource information and providing decision support for land use planning and land use allocation decisions. NILS also reduces costs by providing a graphic representation of the Public Land Survey System, Federal Land Ownership Status and Land and Mineral Use Records in a seamless coverage that is available to the public via the Internet. One of the primary goals of NILS has been to provide the public and the BLM community with an easily available source of BLM data. Interest in NILS GeoCommunicator and its data has been well received by the public (and also internally) as evidenced by very favorable website statistics and large numbers of inquiries for data. From public comments, we have learned that this site is not only valuable to BLM and other governments, but also to businesses, and to users that were not anticipated, such as in classrooms, genealogy, real estate agencies, and prospectors.

8 Statistics for internal and external GeoCommunicator usage as of January 2007 are: The Internal use of GeoCommunicator is approximately 14,000 maps created/month The external usage is 7,290 users/27,363 visits/1,338,443 hits/month The productivity of NILS users performing their daily tasks is greatly enhanced by the centralized design of the system. Data is consistent due to the standard data model. Data is readily available, requiring lesser search times; error detection is enhanced by not having to sort through several sources; assimilation of information for a specified purpose is simplified by having a single data source. These characteristics of NILS greatly reduce time spent on data management and thus greater employee productivity and higher system output is achieved. Newly automated tasks and a unified functionality for adjudication of lands also contribute to time savings, productivity and better results. The NILS modules, having been designed around a COTS GIS application, provide the users with a graphic representation of the land record data the users can visualize land descriptions and combine various layers of data for analysis. Text information associated with the land (parcels) is readily available by querying the graphics. Productivity greatly benefits from single source, graphic data analysis by eliminating potential errors, reducing error correction time and providing faster analysis in a visual environment. NILS is a business driven solution that is parcel based. This includes all boundary data (surveyed and unsurveyed), along with common tools for both measurement management and parcel management business processes. The overall goal of NILS is to provide a true field to fabric boundary business solution. Fabric is defined by the BLM as the net/grid infrastructure depicting the cadastral (land) data. It includes control, coordinates, boundaries, land descriptions and land units (parcels) necessary to manage and display land. NILS addresses the need for a common solution to parcel-based information, shared resources for collecting and maintaining data, and improving communication mechanisms. In effect, NILS will be leading an inexorable drive for standardization. In the past, many individual states maintained their own systems for recording land data. NILS will ensure a standardized data model and applications that will be beneficial to both the Bureau as well as the general public. This is the concept of sharing common tools and data. Since user requirements and data capture requirements will change over time, the NILS architecture has been designed to accommodate those changes. The use of COTS software ensures that NILS will be maintainable. In contrast to earlier generations of GIS, NILS is built on a true enterprise architecture. This means that evolving business needs and requirements drive the evolution of the system. The eventual goal of NILS is to replace all paper records with digital, GIS data. NILS has played a major role in reducing redundancy and will ensure the modernization and accessibility of public land information for generations to come. For more information, please contact Leslie Cone, or or refer to: Copyright Notice As a condition for inclusion in the GSDI 10 Conference Proceedings, this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit Any use of the work in contradiction of the Creative Commons License requires express permission by the authors of the article.

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