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Public Land Survey System - a georeferencing system used in most, but not all states in the United States for land surveys.

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Do Public Land Survey System Townships have names? If so, why are they often left out of shapefiles

I am having trouble identifying names for PLSS townships. I am beginning to think it is because I am confusing political townships/PLSS townships/others. Could anyone clarify whether or not PLSS ...
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Determining which latitude and longitude values fall within township/district/polygons

Is it possible to export the boundaries of one layer, as well as the latitude and longitude falling within each boundary, from a program/by programming? I seem to have gotten fairly close to a ...
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Regarding Sec Town Range? [duplicate]

This is regarding Sec Town Range. I have received this in parcel shapefile. Is there any way to use this to index the data?
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PLSS and TIGER 2017 AIANNH dataset

I am having an issue with the PLSS boundaries and AIANNH boundaries aligning with each other. Both datasets are plotting in the correct region, but the difference between the two datasets varies ...
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An old point layer created from PLSS grid does not line up with current PLSS grid layer

I have two vector layers which I am having trouble lining up. First, I have a point layer that was developed a decade ago to sample information from Public Land Survey System records in Washington and ...
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Duplicate labels in ArcGIS Server REST map service OpenLayers 5

I'm trying to export PLSS grid from ArcGIS map server and I have a duplicate labels in PLSS map service. Using OpenLayers 5 My code mapPLSSTownshipLayer = new ol.layer.Tile({ extent: [-...
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Understanding CadNSDI versus GCDB PLSS datasets difference and accuracy?

I recently submitted some coordinates I acquired via ArcGIS to the BLM to go out into the field and pinpoint some locations. When I did the work at the computer I used ArcGIS and leveraged the BLM's ...
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Seeking Louisiana PLSS GIS data - Converting (Township Range & Section) to Lat Long coordinates in 2018

I have seen this question asked before for other US States, but based upon my understanding of Public Land Survey System, each State has its own reference grid. It appears that the US Government once ...
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Automation of legal description( section - township- Range - Location)

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 ...
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PLSS Shapefile for Adams county CO

Where can I find a simple TOWNSHIP/RANGE, SECTION, QUARTER SECTION shapefile for Adams County Colorado?
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How do you account for no geometry at location of overlay during Intersect Analysis?

I have a script that takes a user-provided lat/long, plots it as a point and performs overlay analysis using arcpy.Intersect_analysis() in order to acquire attributes of interest such as land ...
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ESRI Shapefile --> Halliburton GeoGraphix .cdf via Data interoperability

I'm building a landgrid Public Land Survey System (PLSS) file for the state of Oklahoma using ArcMap and the data interoperability extension for use in LMKR's GeoGraphix. I've downloaded section grid ...
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Using PLSS or BLM Boundaries in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma should i be using the PLSS or BLM Boundaries I am struggling with: Which Surveying system to use in ArcGIS. The PLSS (Public Land Survey System) or the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) ...
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Plotting PLSS (Township Range Section) Data to ArcMap?

I work for a Tribal Environmental Department and I have been asked to map locations and area of culturally significant sites. unfortunately for me, most of there data Township Range Section format. ...
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Creating a sections polygon layer from tic points

I am working in Arcmap v10.3. I'm trying to create a "sections" (PLSS) layer from the section corners (tics). I know I could convert the points to X,Y coordinates and use the coordinates to create ...
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Texas and New York Township, Range, and Section GIS Data

I have a number of lat/long coordinates that I need to identify township, range, and section for. I am using QGIS to do it. The coordinates are in different states and I was able to most states' ...
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Convert PLSS (Section, Township, Range, Meridian) to Latitude and Longitude using R package or Python

I have data in the form of Section, Township, Range and meridian. I have 300,000 data points from all over the USA. Is there any way i can write R or python scripts to batch convert all the points to ...
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Generating properly-aligned shape from land survey description?

I'm looking through a variety of land surveys from construction permits in Florida, and I'm trying to generate a set of lat/lon points from them, in order to map them out. The surveys list a PLSS ...
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Using well survey data to pinpoint wells from BLM section division

I feel like there has to be a good way to do this in ArcGIS but can't seem to find it. I have well survey's that pinpoint well locations using the FSL (From southern line of section)/FWL (From ...
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Create a PLSS quarter-quarter grid using QGIS

Is there a way to create quarter-quarter sections (of the PLSS township/range/section grid) using QGIS? I've already found http://ianbroad.com/creating-quarter-quarter-section-grid-python/ but using ...
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PLSS shapefiles - alternative to geocommunicator.gov?

The BLM's website geocommunicator.gov is down and I'm wondering if anyone knows of a second source for PLSS shapefiles.
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Creating points from an Annexation Ordinance description [duplicate]

I would like to be able to draw points in ArcMap using information provided by an Annexation Ordinance. I use ArcMap 10.3 with a Basic License Not having much experience in working with documents ...
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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 ...
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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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Aligning Town/Range with section lines using ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there a tool in ArcGIS Desktop 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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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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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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How to identify township range and section from longitude and latitude

I have several hundred coordinates in an Excel file. I would like to identify the township range and section they are located--what is the easiest way to do this? I have you QGIS and basic GIS skills (...
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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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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 ...