Public Land Survey System - a georeferencing system used in the United States for land surveys

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Does anyone use TRS (Township, Range, Section) data?

I recently had a request for TRS/PLSS data and I didn't know anything about it. I have researched it and it looks like it is purely mathematical (for the most part) based on geo-coordinates but I'm ...
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COGOing Legal Descriptions

I successfully used the COGO traverse tool to create a polygon for a piece of property described in a legal description. My issue arose because it did not line up with data I already have of the area. ...
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How to align Town/Range with section lines?

Is there a tool that will allow me to snap or align a township/range layer to the section layer? The layers that I have don't quite line up.
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What does it mean if a topographic map is indicated to be “West of fifth Meridian”

The Natural Resources Canada topographic map A 741, 83 C/7, edition 3 has a (bilingual) indication at the bottom stating: WEST OF FIFTH MERIDIAN       OUEST DU ...
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Public GIS data for lots within sections of township and range for NM, USA

Anyone know where to find a publicly available shapefile/fc of lot divisions within sections for township and range of New Mexico? I've been to several government websites that offer this type of ...
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How would I flatten a projected vector dataset to georeference a historic map to it?

So I have vector data for quad lines, township/range lines and section lines for this area. The data is already projected into NAD83 UTM zone 10N and the lines are no longer straight. They warp ...
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Legal description polygon mapping/creation with Arcpy

What I have: an excel file with the names of properties within an area that is part of the PLSS in which Township/Range, Section and Lot numbers are used. The file contains a legal description for ...