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Land Status Maps
Land Status is at the core of understanding human relationships to the land. Without knowing the ownership or management status of any particular portion of land we can't even begin to consider the possibility of determining, protecting or using the possible resources there.
Although specific land status laws and regulations are being documented in our Land Law Library land staus itself is particularly suited to a visual mapping system. Describing land boundaries by "metes and bounds" can be very accurate but almost impossible to visualize in relation to other lands. At Land Matters we offer you both possibilities.
The most commonly requested maps involving United States public land status including management, mining claims, withdrawals, grazing rights and many other information layers that have been removed from the public use will be recreated here. Many have asked for a new geocommunicator to be revived, we intend to do better than that.
Land Status is a compilation of the PLSS and Land Management Maps
State Based Land Status Maps are the most comprehensive of our Land Status Maps. They provide direct access to Land Status Documents including Master Title Plats and other land related documents.
Public Land Survey (PLSS) is the offical land survey for the Public Land States. As you zoom in you will see progressively smaller land divisions displayed.
Land Management displays the lands managed by Federal and State agencies as well as National Parks, Monuments and Wildlife preserves etc.
Wilderness Areas displays designated wilderness lands in the United States with links to more information on each area shown.
Wilderness Study Areas
Wild and Scenic Rivers
Master Title Plats
Navigate any State Land Status Map to download Master Title Plats directly from the US General Land Office.
Select the Information Tool and Click the Map to get your download link.
Click on a category on the right hand menu. A list will open below the menu item. When you scroll over the list items they will highlight in green. Click on the highlighted item of your choice and the map for that item will open in a new window.
All of the maps are interactive Each map is created when you click the refresh (two arrows chasing each other), move the map or zoom in or out. Pick the layers you want to display and zoom in to see more detail. Use the information button (the big i) to see more information about the features near your click point. Within the results shown there are often links to even more detailed information.
If there is a particular map subject you would like us to include in the collection just let us know and we will do our best to put that together for you.
For More Information on using Land Matters Maps Click on the "HOW TO USE MAPS" button on the right and follow the links there or click on the "HELP" button at the top of each mapping window.