New Mexico State Land Office Geographic Information Center (LOGIC)
I have some questions. How do I get in touch with you?
The best way to contact us is via e-mail. Our address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome questions and comments from our users.
State Land Office Map Data
Where can I get copies of your map data?
Much of the geospatial data maintained by the Land Office Geographic Information Center, including our trust land cadastre and many of our active lease types, is directly available for download from our Web site. The following URL will take you directly to our download page: http://landstatus.nmstatelands.org/GISDataDownLoad.aspx. Metadata for each of the layers is available here as well.
Can I get a copy of your “township” data?
The data to which you refer is part of a digital representation of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS), and these data are not maintained by LOGIC. The PLSS data used in most of our mapping programs is referred to as the NM CadNSDI (Cadastral National Spatial Data Infrastructure) Publication data set and is available from the New Mexico Resource GIS (RGIS) Program (http://rgis.unm.edu).
In general, the base cartographic data and base imagery used in our mapping programs and in our online mapping applications isn’t available from LOGIC, since we aren’t the stewards of these data. RGIS is New Mexico’s geospatial data clearinghouse and is the source of much of the geospatial data used by the State Land Office.
What is the coordinate system of your downloadable data?
Our geospatial data is in the Universal Transverse Mercator projection, Zone 13, on the North American Datum of 1983 (WKID 26913). Remember, too, that information such as this is available in the metadata complement that accompanies each data set. The metadata complement is viewable from our data download page (http://landstatus.nmstatelands.org/GISDataDownLoad.aspx) and is also included as a separate file in the data set download zip file.
What is metadata, anyway, and why do I need it?
Metadata is often referred to as “data about data.” It is important information about a data set that allows users to better understand the data and use it more effectively. The metadata complement of our data sets will include, among other things, information about how the data set was built and maintained, when it was last updated, its coordinate system, what the attributes mean, and who to contact for further information.
Oil and Gas Information
When is the “Active Oil and Gas Leases” data set updated after a lease sale?
The Active Oil and Gas Lease data set is normally updated every Monday, with the updated shapefile available for download Monday evening (usually by about 8:00 PM). On those occasions when Monday is a state holiday, the update will then occur the next day, Tuesday. Therefore, the updated Active Oil and Gas Lease data set will include the results of the lease sale on the Monday (or occasionally the Tuesday) following the lease sale.
Remember, too, that other updates to the Active Oil and Gas Lease data set, such as lease terminations and error corrections, occur regularly as well. The Oil and Gas Lease data set is among our most active, with changes occurring almost every week.
Do you offer map data of the tracts included in the upcoming lease sale?
At this time, we don’t offer these data for download. However, we are working in that direction and hope to offer these data in the near future.
I’d like to obtain a copy of the oil and gas well data used in your online mapping applications. Can you provide these data?
At this time, we don’t offer these data for download. We have not been entirely confident in the quality of some of the attributes of these data, especially with regard to well status. We are, however, working with the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division to resolve these issues and hope to offer the data for download in the near future.
I can’t get your map to display in my browser.
While this may occur for a number of reasons, we’ve found this to be a problem particularly when using Internet Explorer 9. Placing the browser into compatibility mode often resolves the problem.