Poster Presentation C Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm C Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall

MN/DOT Public Land Survey Corner Database

Michael Cannon
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Land Management, LIS Unit
MS 643
395 John Ireland Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155-1899
mike.cannon@dot.state.mn.us

The Department of Natural Resources began a Public Land Survey corner database in the early 1990's with information from a variety of sources including digitizing from USGS quadrangles and other more precise survey methods. The stewardship of this database was transferred to Mn/DOT in 1994. The database has gone through transitions since that time and is now being modified for user access. The platform will be Oracleâ and the final product should be distributed for general use by the end of 2001. 

The projected users of the database are public and private-sector land surveyors, GIS personnel or any other person who has a need for information about the Public Land Survey corners.