Minnesota’s original survey notes – all 308,000 pages – are
now online at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) General Land Office website.
Work yet to be completed by BLM:
- Incorporating Minnesota’s high-resolution (600 dpi) GLO plats into the
site. The plats which currently appear on the site are BLM’s duplicates
which may differ from the originals scanned in Minnesota in 2004. For now,
download the GLO plats, including geo-referenced versions, via
MnGeo’s GLO Plats
- Modifying BLM's land records database to accommodate multiple survey
records per GLO plat. In those instances when multiple records exist for a
plat, there currently are no links to a map (BLM’s or Minnesota's).
BLM has not yet set a date for completing these final steps.
This is the near culmination of a great deal of work by
MnGeo and MnDOT staff. The project to scan and distribute Minnesota’s General
Land Office (GLO) field notes, described on the project website, was
funded by a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grant awarded to MnGeo
by the Minnesota Historical Society.