Eastern Public Land Ownership Map
Created By: jbensman
Last Updated: March 4th, 2014 8:03pm
West: -95.9744° East: -86.7089°
Country: United States
State: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin
Most Popular Maps
Other Maps By jbensman (See All)
This is a transparent (shades but does not cover your other maps) landownership map. It has all the public land ownership (and private such as Nature Conservancy) for the states that I could find. Unlike the ownership in City Navigator, this does not effect readability. I've been adding states that I find data for. If your state is not covered and you can find landownership shape files, let me know where. Note for Western Sates (which have BLM landowership files), I have a seperate map set. The BLM data is a bit different than the data I use in the East, so it needs to be a seperate mapset).
I have set up a listserve that I will send a message when I update one of my maps and a description of the changes. To subscribe firstname.lastname@example.org No one can post on it but me.
Jan 4, 2012: Fixed a problem with the last installer that also had My POIs included in the installer.
October 30, 2011: New Mac and Windows Installer I have the problem with the mapset showing up 3 times on the enable screen on the GPS. Thanks to eaparks for helping me figure out the problem.
6-6-11: MO: MDC updated their ownership file; IL/MO: Fixed Mid Mississippi NWR
March 28, 2011: Updated MAC and Windows Insatallers. AL: Thanks to Ashley Peters of Ala. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources for the Forever Wild Areas. Ashley asked that this disclaimer be included, "Boundaries provided by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are drawn based on all available descriptions at the date of creation or revision. Always observe on-the-ground boundary lines. See www.outdooralabama.com for the most recent boundary information. MO: Minor Edit
March 18, 2011:
This is a Windows only update-I will soon be updating the AL map and when I do, I will update the MAC installer.
Added NY: The NY maps comes from NY’s GIS website. One of the datasets (for DEC lands) contains this disclaimer.
This GIS Data is furnished as a public service by the New York State Office of Cyber Security (OCS). THE GIS DATA PROVIDED IS AS IS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THEIR PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. OCS does not represent or warrant that the GIS Data or the data documentation are error-free, complete, current, or accurate. You are responsible for any consequences resulting from your use of the GIS Data or your reliance on the GIS Data. You should consult the data documentation for this particular GIS Data to determine the limitations of the GIS Data and the precision with which the GIS Data may depict distance, direction, location, or other geographic features. If you transmit or provide the GIS Data (or any portion of it) to another user, the GIS Data must include a copy of this disclaimer.
This GIS Data and derivative products are copyrighted by OCS. The download and derivative products may be freely used for any lawful purpose except commercial resale. The following statement shall appear on all electronic or hardcopy products created in whole or part from this file: "Contains information copyrighted by the New York State Office of Cyber Security, <current year>."
OCS prefers that all users of this file obtain it directly from The NYS Public Land Boundaries data set inventory page so that they can be assured of receiving the most up-to-date version. Please direct requestors to this website and check back regularly for updates.
I understand and accept the above terms and conditions.
Added OH: Data from: http://www.ducks.org/conservation/glaro/carl-gis-layer
Updated IL by adding some data from: http://www.ducks.org/conservation/glaro/carl-gis-layer
Added AL: Right now all I have is National Forests and State WMAs. I will be updating this map soon with additional areas. Thanks to Ashley Peters of Ala. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources for the WMAs. Ashley asked that this disclaimer be included, "Boundaries provided by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are drawn based on all available descriptions at the date of creation or revision. Always observe on-the-ground boundary lines. See www.outdooralabama.com for the most recent boundary information.
2-3-11 Add GA; MO: Updated MDC ownership based on new Jan 2011 Shapefile. IL: Replaced old Shawnee NF with 2011 data.
1-26-11 Updated MAC/Windows Installers IL: Updated Cypress Creek NWR with new data
1-6-10: Windows only: Added some ACOE land to MO and KS
1-2-11: (Windows Only) Added FL; KY: More accurate data for Mammoth Cave NP
12-24-10 (Windows only): LA added: Kisatchie National Forest Added NJ KS added better data for the TALLGRASS PRAIRIE NATIONAL PRESERVE