GCDB Handbook: Using the Geographic Coordinate Database as a Resource in a Geographic Information System (Paperback)
The GCDB Handbook for GIS is a quick reference to the practical applications of the Bureau of Land Management's Geographic Coordinate Database for Geographic Information System users and land surveyors. Because the GCDB is important to GIS in the Public Lands Survey states, GIS users and land surveyors should understand what the GCDB is and how the GCDB affects GIS data alignment and spatial accuracy, and should know how to use the GCDB for a number of GIS and surveying tasks.
Rj Zimmer, PLS, M. Eng. Geomatics Engineering. Rj Zimmer is a registered professional land surveyor and geomatics consultant located in Helena, Montana. Mr. Zimmer has written for The American Surveyor magazine, the Surveying and Land Information Systems (SALIS) journal, and Professional Surveyor Magazine. Mr. Zimmer has worked with the GCDB since the late 1990's for parcel mapping. He has used the GCDB to geo-register GIS data, and he has been involved with adjusting the GCDB and multiple PLSS based GIS datasets. Mr. Zimmer also developed strategies for automating GIS data adjustments to GCDB data.