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Modernizing American Land Records: Order upon Chaos

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Modernizing American Land Records: Order upon Chaos presents a design for a modern American Land Records System (ALRS) that provides material about both the nature and extent of land interests. This book discusses the history of American land concepts, land governance, and land records systems and their use. These institutional aspects are considered along with the nature and extent of location-oriented land data systems such as geographic and land information systems (GIS/LIS). The institutional and technical aspects are brought together in the design of a modern ALRS that is consistent with current attitudes, practices, and technological development.

Modernizing American Land Records: Order upon Chaos is also available as an e-book (ISBN 9781589488750, $24.99) and can be purchased at most e-book retailers.

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Earl F. Epstein coauthored the National Academies of Sciences’ 1980 report Need for a Multipurpose Cadastre. He taught quantum mechanics and survey law, and helped draft the social science component of the National Science Foundation’s proposed Center for National Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). Since 1988, he has studied and taught environmental, water, and natural resource law and policy at The Ohio State University, where he is professor emeritus, School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Bernard J. Niemann Jr. is professor emeritus, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of the Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For three decades he taught GIS and land information system concepts and applications at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 1989, he helped establish and fund the Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP). He is a coauthor of Citizen Planners: Shaping Communities with Spatial Tools (Esri Press 2010).

ISBN: 9781589483040    2014   216 pages   $24.99

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