I have a data set with records containing Township, Range and Section information but no X,Y coordinates. I would like to bring in the data to ArcGIS with each section as a polygon or a x,y point in the center of each polygon. Is this possible?

   #  name  date    time        T.N R.W S.E
    1 801   11/16/061100    A   64  9   33SE
    2 801   1/7/05  1122    A   63  9   7SW
    3 801   6/19/00 1352    A   63  8   34NW
    4 801   9/25/00 1455    A   63  8   26SW

What I am ultimately hoping to do is to make a polyline shapefile with the lines moving from one observation to the next but was thinking of starting with points and then working to lines.

closed as unclear what you're asking by PolyGeo Mar 29 '16 at 2:22

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  • This is the first time that SPCC sections have been mentioned on this site so to attract potential answerers I think you will need to provide more information (and preferably a picture) about what the numbers in your table represent. I'm assuming that this is a US-centric term (which is not where I am from), and it sounds like it may be related to TRS and/or PLSS, so perhaps you can search here on those terms. – PolyGeo Mar 29 '16 at 2:22