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Old 02-23-2010, 11:51 PM
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The government is collecting GPS coordinates. As a land surveyor, we are required to turn them in on all government projects now, and many states are starting to require them on all surveys. Also, county tax assessors are now collecting that kind of data on your structures (house, sheds, barns, etc.), as are 911 administrators, etc. It all goes into a massive GIS database. Right now, most of the databases are on a local level, but a national one is currently being compiled, with most of the information being supplied by the agencies I just listed along with the Census Bureau, the Forest Service, the BLM, and information gathered from private surveyors and other sources. Hello, Big Brother....
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