Referring to the snap below, i want to automate the legal decription like W2NE, NENE, NWNE and so on... available inputs are Section, Township and Range info. I am using QGIS 2.8.3. I have so many legal descriptions like this(snap attached below) which we are doing manually till now.

How can I automate this?

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  • What exactly do you want to automate? Please describe your current process and the rules you apply. If you need a description one by one a Python script may be helpful. If it is possible to generate all at once a Process Model may be appropriate. – Detlev Sep 16 '18 at 5:13
  • 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 QQ sections are used. Here are some examples of the individual legal descriptions: W2NE - west half of northeast quarter in section - 12, Township - 13N and Range- 12W – user128360 Sep 16 '18 at 6:28
  • The excel data contains these fields. attached in the snap – user128360 Sep 16 '18 at 6:28
  • What I want to do: I would like to write a script in QGIS 2.8.3 that goes through the excel table and adds features to a feature class based on the legal descriptions of every property. – user128360 Sep 16 '18 at 6:29
  • @Detlev , Could you please share the script that works in QGIS 2.8.3 for the automation said above? – user128360 Sep 16 '18 at 7:47

I don't know if this is what you need, but if you have azimuths and distances you can use the plugin Azimuth and Distance Plugin. You can install it from the QGIS repository. It works only with QGIS 2.x. There are some instructions in this page: QGIS: Azimuth and Distance Plugin

  • No, this is not the one i am looking for, these are used when metes and bounds descrption given – user128360 Sep 16 '18 at 8:15
  • @GeoJohn , the same you did in ArcGIS, is this possible in QGIS please share the script – user128360 Sep 16 '18 at 8:19

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