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Ingredients for a Modern American Multipurpose Cadastre (AMPC)
Track: Cadastral and Land Records
Author(s): Ben Niemann, Earl Epstein

America’s national cadastre, the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) was based on government actions prior to occupancy. Authoritative and systematic assessments of the lands’ potential were attached as attributes to the monumented parcels. Authoritative documentation needs expansion to monitor modern public and private land decisions. Examples include carbon sequestration credits, public rights on private forest crop credit lands, soil fertility management agreements, public scenic beauty rights in waters, etc. These examples are in addition to such authoritative data as economic value, ownership, mineral and solar rights, zoning, etc. The resulting benefits of a new American multipurpose cadastre (AMPC) are discussed.

Ben Niemann
UW - Madison
10486 N. Pine Point Road
Hayward , Wisconsin 54843
United States
Phone: (715) 462-3141
Fax: (715) 462-3141
E-mail: sue.niemann@gmail.com

Earl Epstein
Ohio State University
School of Evironment and Natural Resources
210 Kottman Hall
Columbus , Ohio 43210
United States
Phone: 614-292-8654
Fax: 614-292-7432
E-mail: epstin.4@osu.edu