Data format: Shapefile
File or table name: RS_Maps
Coordinate system: Lambert Conformal Conic
Theme keywords: Land Surveying, Record of Survey, Recorded Map, Cadastral Survey System
These polygons are a graphical representation of maps recorded in Books of Records of Survey, Records of Santa Barbara County, California.
The record of survey is the means by which field surveys relating to property lines, land boundaries or other subjects are brought to public attention. For more information, please see the Santa Barbara County Surveyor's Manual at http://www.countyofsb.org/pwd/pwsurveyor.aspx?id=5116
Metadata elements shown with blue text are defined in the Federal Geographic Data Committee's (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM). Elements shown with green text are defined in the ESRI Profile of the CSDGM. Elements shown with a green asterisk (*) will be automatically updated by ArcCatalog. ArcCatalog adds hints indicating which FGDC elements are mandatory; these are shown with gray text.
These polygons are a graphical representation of maps recorded in Books of Records of Survey, Records of Santa Barbara County, California. The record of survey is the means by which field surveys relating to property lines, land boundaries or other subjects are brought to public attention. For more information, please see the Santa Barbara County 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.
Books of Records of Survey are the third of the six book types that have a common numbering system. (Maps and Surveys, Maps, Records of Surveys, Misc. Maps, Official Maps and Condominiums) The first entry was recorded on 6/5/1922. This book type is active. For more information, see the downloads page at http://www.countyofsb.org/pwd/surveyor/pwd_rmlookup.aspx Polygons were either redrawn in CAD using distance and bearing measurements from the original record or traced from the County Assessor's Cadastral Parcel Landbase dataset. For multipage documents, the hyperlink field references only the first page. To view subsequent pages, manually type in the desired page in the address bar of the Web browser.
03/20/2020 - Updated
DISCLAIMER: The information regarding properties contained in this data is compiled from various public sources, including tax parcel information, recorded documents, survey information and historical cartography sources. The actual size, shape, acreage, boundaries, zoning, legal basis and title to properties may differ significantly from that information shown in this data. The existence of a tax parcel or an Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) for a property is not indicative that a given parcel is lawfully created and is legally divided from surrounding property. We recommend that prior to making decisions regarding purchase, sale, permitting or use of real property that you consult with an appropriate professional, such as an attorney, land surveyor, real estate broker or land title company to ascertain the accurate status of a particular parcel of real property. Santa Barbara County employees in various offices will endeavor to answer questions from the public, but they cannot provide legal advice or any recommendations regarding a particular property outside the scope of their office. Santa Barbara County makes no representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information, maps, or data contained herein. This data is for informational purposes and has not been prepared for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. This data is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user. The Santa Barbara County records, drawings, and other documents have been gathered over many decades, using differing standards for quality control, documentation, and verification. All of the data provided represents current information in a readily available format. This map is for reference only. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop the database may be reflected on this map. Santa Barbara County shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, or damages that result from inappropriate use of this document. No level of accuracy is claimed for the lines shown hereon and this map should not be used to obtain coordinate values, bearings or distances. Notification of any errors would be appreciated. If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it.
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Valid Values: Books 16-39, 42-44, 46, 49, 60-69, 80-89, 110-119, 140-149 and 170-179. Note: book numbers are not consecutive because the County Recorder has multiple book types that use the same numbering system. Valid pages: 1-226 (varies by book)
7/21/2014 Book GIS Count Index Pages Sucessive Sheets Multiples/PG 16 1 199 878 200 -6 +6 multiples on a page (+5,+1) 17 2 201 835 200 -5 +6 multiples on a page (+3,+3) 18 0 228 950 226 -5 +7 multiples on a page (+3,+4) 19 0 216 1158 225 -14 +1 multiples on a page (+1) 20 3 191 815 200 -9 +0 multiples on a page (+0) 21 4 180 573 200 -23 +4 multiples on a page (+3,+1) 22 96 113 191 98 -1 +16 multiples on a page (+1,+3,+1x10,+2) 23 61 172 430 167 -12 +17 multiples on a page (+1,+1,+1,+2,+1x9,+2,+1) 24 58 175 372 160 -3 +18 multiples on a page (+1,+1,+2,+1,+1,+1,+3,+1x6,+2) 25 256 320 320 200 First record on 7/5/1938 26 255 255 255 151 27 326 326 326 204 28 353 353 353 200 29 349 369 369 201 30 324 325 325 200 (30/119 not depicted. Kelp Beds Pt. Arguello to USA Mexico Boundary) 31 162 162 162 100 32 168 168 168 100 33 155 155 155 100 34 162 162 162 100 35 149 149 149 100 36 169 169 169 100 37 146 146 146 100 38 151 151 151 100 39 121 121 121 100 42-44 303 303 303 300 46 100 100 100 100 49 96 96 96 100 60-69 973 973 973 80-89 901 901 901 110-119 886 887 887 (111/40-41** Not depicted, "Replacement for certain City of Santa Barbara Monuments) 140-149 697 706 706 (9 Control surveys not depicted: 142/82-83; 147/17-23, 28-29, 57-61, 70-74, 98; CORS 148/29-44**; 149/16-17, 35-47. See tabular index and control surveys Web page for more information. 170-176 455 461 461 (6 Control surveys not depicted: 170/1-2, 47-49, 63-65, 78-82; 171/22-23**, 24-25) 177 61 61 61 178 60 60 60 179 54 54 54 Total*: 8057 9608 14135 to do: 1551 percent complete: 84% percent since 7/8/1938: 99.6% *Estimate only. Estimate may be based on page counts. There are unresolved duplicates in the Excel index and some pages may have more than one record. **Denotes Surveys not listed on the Geodetic Survey page. ID ControlPage R143/081 No R148/029 No R171/022 No R172/100 no R175/087 No R142/082 Yes R147/017 Yes R147/028 Yes R147/057 Yes R147/070 Yes R147/098 Yes R149/016 Yes R149/035 Yes R170/001 Yes R170/047 Yes R170/063 Yes R170/078 Yes R171/024 Yes R172/004 Yes
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 Flood Control Topo Map Sets, which are the areas of Santa Barbara city, 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 Assessorss 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.
Current map material is tracing cloth or polyester base film with black ink. Map size: is 18" x 26" or 460 x 660 mm. Historial records may vary.
HTML formatted hyperlink
Internal feature number.
Assessor's Parcel Number
Hyperlink to the scan
Recorded book number
First recorded page number
Number of pages
Project serial number
Project code (Project Type and Project Serial Number)
Surveyed at the request of
Second license number
Recorded or filed
Second license type
Position on the page
Recorder's serial number (resets annually)
Type of Record
Type of Project
Date filed for record
Second Assessor's Parcel Number
Later record that this item is corrected by
Month of Survey
Earlier record that this record corrects
Title stated on the Record of Survey
Does the survey coordinates derived from the California Coordinates System of 1983
Scan quality resolution in Points Per Inch
internal sequential serial number for sorting purposes only
Scanned Image file ID
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