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Acquiring Property Maps, Boundaries and Attributes Using GIS and GPS

Quick digital acquisition of private property attributes is becoming more accessible. A landowner can investigate their property and its attributes from baseline data searches.

Quick digital acquisition of private property attributes is becoming more accessible every year.  Armed with a fast internet connection, a contemporary computer and a willingness to explore federal, state and local websites a landowner or natural resource professional can rapidly investigate a private property from a home or office computer.  Within minutes of obtaining a private property tax parcel ID one can obtain a property’s county & township location, size, access, hydrology, notable topography, dominate vegetation, points of interest, lat/long, soils and driving directions.  This quick baseline data search is a potential increase in efficiency for a natural resource professional and a potential reduction in cost to a private landowner.

Speakers

Brent Harding, Senior Forester, Penn State School of Forest Resources