The Ongoing Goal of the MLRS

The Minerals and Land Reporting System (MLRS) is a customer-centric, geospatially-enabled land information system that employs nationally standardized business processes. Subsequently ensuring the quality and accuracy of land and mineral records and data. And finally securely delivering land records information to relevant Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees, customers, and the public. The objective of the MLRS project is the development of a modern system that will enable the storage and retrieval of public land and mineral records. These will document the rights and interests of the U.S. in the form of electronic documents and metadata to include geospatial references.

A Need For Data and Functionality to Make Informed Decisions

This effort has undergone multiple studies to explore the feasibility of a comprehensive redesign and implementation of its existing mineral, land, and related record systems. This would result in a single bureau-wide system incorporating the latest advancements in data systems and computer technology including national and state system re-use. These studies yielded various responses which indicated that business requirements would need to be further refined to obtain a better estimate of system development and implementation costs.

Xentity architected mission critical systems with heavy data workflow and GIS applications, services, and modules. The team created RFP Requirements for major implementation. This included analyzing entire program GIS needs, work products raster, vector, and cartographic product needs. They also analyzed enterprise architecture and infrastructure to support plans. Furthermore, they designed specification, requirements, schedule, scope, architecture. Finally, they provided an implementation plan, enumerated workflows, process, data and screens.

The goal was to provide the data and functionality needed to give BLM land managers state-of-the-art tools needed to make informed land use decisions that will withstand public and legal scrutiny. Xentity provided comprehensive data coverage that accounted for all US rights, title, interests, uses, and restrictions. They accurately provided data that allowed users to query and derive tabular and spatial land status information (both current and historical). This case represented all federal lands and minerals, including the public domain. They also provided data quality and integrity improvement that designed systems for portfolio integration, case auditing, and land status tracking. Finally, they improved publication and reporting and supported data services such as query, reporting, mapping, publishing, and document linking.

Access to Data Covering Millions of Acres of Federal Estate

Xentity developed assessments, requirements, and CONOPS that integrated the full lifecycle of energy and minerals. This consequently covered the scope of all fluids and solids for energy and non-energy across BLM national, state. Also, field offices for over 247 million acres of federal surface estate and 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate. This is a challenge that has been at work since the early 1990s for BLM. Xentity always strives to help organizations better use their data, and we believe that this will be no different.