Category Archives: GLO

The GLO as Cartographic Art

By | May 30, 2023

The PLSS: As a cartographer at law, I am fortunate to work with the GLO (General Land Office) maps developed for the Public Land Survey System (PLSS). Lamentably, the PLSS is the most important national governmental effort you didn’t learn about in school. The US government created GLO plats to map frontier property to sell to its growing… Read More »

Family Maps

By | January 21, 2023

By William “Bill” Ambrose, DDS The “Family Maps” series of county land patentees has been an invaluable resource for Missouri Trail of Tears Association researchers in their efforts to better find the true path of the Trail of Tears across the state.  “Family Maps” are published by Arphax Publishing Co., and under copyright by Boyd IT, Inc., all… Read More »