To distribute survey-related data to the general surveying community
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Division of State Lands, Bureau of Survey and Mapping
The Land Boundary Information System (LABINS) began in 1984 as a means for distributing survey-related data that is maintained and managed by federal and state agencies to the general surveying community. The original system was on main-frame computers that used dial-in modems for communications. The system soon migrated to the personal computer environment and delivered to surveyors on floppy disks and CD-ROM.
Today LABINS is available over the Internet and has been greatly enhanced by the addition of digital images of many of the original documents that support the textual data bases. Putting public data into the hands of the people who can use and benefit from it the most is the goal of the Bureau of Survey and Mapping and the developers of the software, the Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center (FREAC).
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of State Lands, Bureau of Survey and Mapping, has contracted with the Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center, Florida State University, to collect the attendant data from Federal, State, and local agencies for use by the private sector. The Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Analysis Center make no warranties, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability for any particular purpose of the data contained herein. Furthermore, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Analysis Center assume no liability associated with the use of such data.
Since this data was developed and collected with U.S. Government and the State of Florida funding, no proprietary rights may be attached to it, nor may it be sold to the U.S. Government or the Florida State Government as part of any procurement of products or services.