Data format: Shapefile
File or table name: Corner_Records
Coordinate system: Lambert Conformal Conic
Theme keywords: Land Surveying, Corner Record, Monuments, Monumentation
These points are a graphical representation of recorded monumentation activity, filed as official corner records. The corner record is the means by which the re-establishment or rehabilitation of public land survey corners or other property corners may be made of record and brought to public attention. For more information, please see the County of Santa Barbara Surveyor's Manual at
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These points are a graphical representation of recorded monumentation activity, filed as official corner records. The corner record is the means by which the re-establishment or rehabilitation of public land survey corners or other property corners may be made of record and brought to public attention. For more information, please see the County of Santa Barbara Surveyor's Manual at http://www.countyofsb.org/pwd/pwsurveyor.aspx?id=5116
The data set was created to provide a spatial index for land survey record research.
For older records, an individual point depicts monuments within a radius of 50 to ~100 feet. Some Corner Records reference several intersections or areas farther apart then that radius and therefore have multiple points. For more recent records, all monuments are depicted. For records with only one monument depicted, in general, reference monuments set to perpetuate existing monuments are represented by the existing monument, whereas monuments reestablished from reference monuments are represented by the reestablished monument. In general, points are snapped to the County Assessor's Roads dataset, the SBC Centerlines dataset, or the Records of Surveys dataset. Since 12/8/2008, the line measurement tool was used for some points. For more information, see the Corner Records page at: http://www.countyofsb.org/pwd/surveyor/pwd_crlookup.aspx (See the GLO/BLM Field Notes and Plats Web page for BLM field notes Volume R 617 page 151, the remonumentation of a special meander corner.)
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Valid Values are CR0001 - CR4722. Three records have a ".1" suffix: 191.1, 200.1, and 304.1
Range Count Pending Withdrawn Filed Scan F=S GIS Difference 1-999 1002 55 18 929 929 TRUE 929 0 1000-1999 1000 5 2 993 993 TRUE 993 0 2000-2999 1000 12 13 975 975 TRUE 975 0 3000-3499 500 27 6 467 467 TRUE 467 0 3500-3999 500 25 6 469 469 TRUE 469 0 4000-4099 100 0 0 100 100 TRUE 100 0 4100-4199 100 2 1 97 97 TRUE 97 0 4200-4299 100 2 0 98 98 TRUE 98 0 4300-4399 100 6 1 93 93 TRUE 93 0 4400-4499 100 12 1 87 87 TRUE 87 0 4500-4599 100 9 0 91 91 TRUE 91 0 4600-4699 9 0 0 9 9 TRUE 9 0 Totals 4611 155 48 4408 4408 4408 0 report date: 6/3/2014 Note: 1-999=999+3 w/suffix=1002 (Suffix: 191.1, 200.1, 304.1)
The dataset is registered to the County Assessor's Cadastral Parcel Landbase dataset. The County assessor's cadastral Parcel Landbase dataset has no established level of accuracy and is based on printed Assessor's Map Books. Due to the nature of its construction the County Assessor's Cadastral Parcel Landbase dataset has varying degrees of positional precision. It is useful to distinguish between positional accuracy and positional precision. In the Assessor's Cadastral Parcel Landbase feature class, the former refers to the relative accuracy of a given group of spatially related parcel polygons. In other words, for any given polygon, are the neighboring polygons in a proper or accurate relationship spatially with our subject polygon? Subjectively we find that the Assessor's Cadastral Parcel Landbase feature class positional accuracy is good to excellent. On the other hand, positional precision refers to an actual ground location and how well any determinable cadastral point in the dataset is related to this established ground location. As stated previously, this will vary depending on its general location. In those areas which were initially spatially referenced to the 1990's Flood Control Topo Map Sets, which are the areas of Santa Barbara city, the Carpinteria valley, the Goleta valley, the Santa Ynez valley, and the Santa Maria valley, there is consistently a positional horizontal error of between 3 and 6 feet. The lower figure would be within the city blocks themselves, and the higher figure in the areas outside the numbered orthogonal blocks. Outside of this control set, the nature of the precision may be quite varied. In the unpopulated areas outside the control of the Knopf GPS road set, there may be variances of more than 100-200 feet. For the majority of the populated areas, any horizontal positional precision would be between these general values, and more closer to the lower side given a reasonable distance and tie-in to the Knopf GPS road set. Ultimately it must be remembered that for many of the more antique legal descriptions that might reference, say, a rancho line, that a precise location of any given cadastral point is by its nature an abstraction unless referenced by a modern record of survey, and even then there may be serious discrepancies in the various surveys that are available. The southern Tepusquet Rd area is a prime example, where it would take a survey and the signed acquiescence of all of the affected property owners to truly call that area spatially precise in cadastral terms. "Notice: Assessor Parcels are for tax assessment purposes only..." In general, Rancho areas with less monuments and fewer records of measured distances are less accurate, whereas urban areas with a higher density of recorded monuments and therefore more repeated distance measurements are more accurate.
Survey-collected GPS coordinate data from a small sample of monuments were compared to corresponding vertices in the County Assessors’s Cadastral Parcel Landbase (Assessor's Parcel Layer). Verifying Survey data was obtained from horizontal positions derived by GPS observations holding Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) or Control Points fixed as shown in Record of Survey Books, based on California Coordinate System 1983 (CCS83) 1991.35 epoch. The County Assessor's Cadastral Parcel Landbase dataset (Assessor's Parcel Layer) was obtained from the County Assessor.
Most records are printed on 8.5"×11" cardstock. A template, BORPELS - 1297 is available from http://www.pels.ca.gov/pubs/forms/corner_record.pdf
Internal feature number.
live link to information from Surveyor Downloads page
Category of record
Corner Record serial number
Hyperlink in HTML format
Assessor's Parcel Number
Nearest street name
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