Missouri Mappers 2019

By | August 6, 2019

Welcome to a partnership between the Missouri Mappers Association and GeoVelo where we are developing a uniform manual of procedures and resources for every Missouri government cadastral mapper

Thank you!

I am grateful the Missouri Mappers Association who have asked me back for the third year in a row to teach another set of classes at their 2019 annual conference. This page is the resource companion to the six hour course. Please note it will be updated frequently.

Course Background

I had a conversation with MMA President Sue Ann Stokes about 6 months ago. We thought it would be a great idea to develop a uniform manual of procedures and resources which would benefit every government cadastral mapper working in Missouri. Then, we’d thought we could use that manual to teach an introductory and advanced Deed to Map Course at every annual Missouri Mappers Association Conference. Right now the plan is for the www.GeoVelo.com web page to host the draft document while it is under development. Once it is approved by the MMA Executive Committee we plan to host it on the MMA website.

Course Description

From Deed to Parcel Map – Part 1 & 2: This set of two 3-hour workshops will take you through a brief history of cadastral mapping from pen & ink to GIS. You will gain a better understanding of “Deed to Parcel Map” and “Property Boundary Conflicts & Chain of Title”. When did parcel mapping start? Why are the property lines drawn there? How accurate do parcel maps have to be? No matter what mapping program you’re using it’s important to know how to make the transfer from “Description to Map”. What if there’s an overlap? What if the description doesn’t close? What are the rules or standards of Cadastral Mapping? Are there any Missouri Statutes to follow? This will be a Q & A workshop as well so have your questions ready.

Course Resources

Here are the resources I mentioned in class. Check here often as new items will be added regularly. You may want to subscribe to GeoDicta to keep current.


Missouri Law: General

Missouri Revisor of Statutes Website

Google Scholar (Select Case Law) Website

Missouri Law: Assessing

Missouri Revisor of Statutes: Title VI COUNTY, TOWNSHIP AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION GOVERNMENT, Chapter 53 Assessors Website

Missouri State Tax Commission, Assessors Manual. Link

Missouri State Tax Commission, Website

Missouri Law: Cadastral Mapping


Mo Rev Stat § 60.670 (2013). Digital cadastral parcel mapping, minimum standards, rulemaking authority. Website

Missouri Law: GIS

MO Rev Stat § 67.1850 (2018)

2018 Missouri Revised Statutes, Title VI – County, Township and Political Subdivision Government Chapter 67 – Political Subdivisions, Miscellaneous Powers, Section 67.1850 Geographical information system may be created, purpose, open records policy, fees for information, licensing, liability Website

Missouri Code: Surveying

CSR 90-65

Rules of Department of Agriculture, Division 90—Weights, Measures and Consumer Protection, Chapter 65—Cadastral Mapping Survey Standards PDF

CSR 30-2

Rules of Department of Natural Resources, Division 30—Land Survey Chapter 2—Missouri Minimum Standards for Property Boundary Surveys PDF

CSR 30-3

Rules of Department of Natural Resources Division 30—Land Survey Chapter 3—United States Public Land Survey Corners PDF

CSR 30-4

Rules of Department of Natural Resources Division 30—Land Survey Chapter 4—First and Second Order Horizontal and Vertical Control PDF

GIS 101

Esri’s GIS Dictionary Website

GISGeography – Geospatial Definition Glossary Website

GIS&T Body of Knowledge Website also Website

Wiki.GIS.com GIS Glossary Website

Missouri State Tax Commission, Assessors Manual – Glossary of Terms PDF

Roadmap for a Small GIS Project, 2010 Esri GoogleDrive Microsoft Word Document.

Professional Associations & Resources

International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Website & Resources Page

International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Standard on
Manual Cadastral Maps and Parcel Identifiers

Glossary for Property Appraisal and Assessment, Second Edition by IAAO You’ll need to install Adobe Flash. Website

GIS Certification Institute Website

Missouri Department of Agriculture, Land Survey Program Website

Missouri Department of Agriculture, Land Survey Index Website

Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors Website

Missouri GIS Advisory Council (MGISAC) Website

Missouri Division of Professional Registration – Professional Land Surveyors, Website

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Website

State & Federal GIS Resources

Arkansas Cad Standards, PDF via GoogleDrive

National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy (NSSDA), Geospatial Positioning Accuracy Standards PDF

Kansas Association of Mappers (KAM) Reference Manual GoogleDrive

Missouri Department of Agriculture, Geographic Reference System Website

Missouri Coordinate System of 1983: A Manual for Land Surveyors, Revised 1996. PDF

NOAA Manual NOS NGS 5, State Plane Coordinate System of 1983 PDF

Wisconsin Land Information Associations, WLIA Standards WLIA.org

Wisconsin Land Information Program, WLIP Website


A History of the Rectangular Survey System, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1926. by C. Albert White GoogleBooks

A to Z GIS, An illustrated dictionary of geographic information systems, 2006 edited by Tasha Wade and Shelly Sommer. Amazon.com

Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Fifth Edition, 2013 by Roger Tomlinson Amazon.com

The U.S. Public Land Survey System for Missouri, Third Edition, 2016 by Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PLS, PE. ISBN-13 978-1537464732 Amazon.com

Manual of Surveying Instructions, 2009, Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of the Interior. BLM

Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Public Lands of the United States, 1973, Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of the Interior.

Building A GIS, System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers, 2008 by Dave Peters Amazon.com

Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles, 7th Edition
by Walter G. Robillard & Donald A. Wilson. Amazon.com

Lining Up Data in ArcGIS, a guide to map projections, 2010 by Margaret M. Maher. Amazon.com

Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location, Sixth Edition, 2011 by Walter G. Robillard, Donald A. Wilson, Curtis M. Brown. Amazon.com