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PAD-US 2.0 Topology Overlap Assessment


As an aggregated data inventory, PAD-US contains thousands of data sources which are all integrated into one combined database. The policy of USGS is to accept agency data “as is” and translate them into the PAD-US format. Boundaries created by a specific agency or data steward may not fully align with those of another, creating GIS topology errors (mostly minor boundary discrepancies) associated with fee parcel ownership. In addition, more than one agency may submit an area for PAD-US without complete attributes that differentiate the fee owner and land manager. The FGDC Federal Lands Working Group (FLWG, and the PAD-US Team made great progress with version [...]

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To assess and identify overlapping boundaries that remain in the Fee feature class of the PAD-US 2.0 geodatabase for users and data stewards.


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