Questions tagged [plss]

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...