Questions tagged [township-range-section]

Components of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) in the United States or Dominion Land Survey (DLS) in Canada.

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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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Using legal descriptions of lands and their subsections to draw polygon?

I have Legal descriptions of land (Section, Township, Range) and their subsections (N1/2, S1/2, E1/2, W1/2, NW1/4, SW1/4, N1/2NW1/4, etc.) I want to have a polygon encompass the subsections of the ...
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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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New Mexico Township and Range Shapefile

I'm having difficulty locating a shapefile for New Mexico PLSS Townships and Ranges. Does anyone have recommendations on where to find this data.
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What are TRW or TRE formatted locations?

I have data from a U.S. state and for each item, there is a Location ID in the format T##R##E-## Sometimes the E is a W. What is this format?
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Finding River Lots in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba using QGIS?

I have to border farmlands in Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba). Usually they give input in the form of DLS like SE-9-56-22-W4.So I use https://locator.scadalink.com/dls2latlng.html to find ...
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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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Checking Vegetation height accuracy in urban areas

I have digitized vegetation as polygons covering the canopy of trees in urban areas. Are there any suggestions to check the accuracy of height. I have been manually validating with visual checks, ...
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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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Locating property corners using plat map description?

I am interested in a piece of property for which I have a plat map description, giving what seem to be latitudes/longitudes of lines along the boundaries (not sure about this). The objective is to ...
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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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Finding British Columbia township grid?

I'm looking for a shapefile of the Dominion Land Survey township grid for British Columbia. Where might I find this data?
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Drawing the DLS Grid for Alberta, Canada

I have DLS grid data that I downloaded from http://www.altalis.com/products/property/ats.html (AltaLIS_ATS_V4.1_Coordinates data). But I don't know how to draw the grid on Google Maps. We have ...
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Plot Canadian (Alberta Province) township, range, and section data on Google Maps

We are working on a project where we need to plot some part of Canada (Alberta) over Google Maps. We can plot maps on Google with coordinates (lat/long) or geometry values. But our client provided us ...
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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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Seeking Mississippi Township Range Section shapefiles?

Does anyone know where I can get a full complete T/R/S for Amita County in MS? Geocomm shp files looks incomplete. The counties in Mississippi are not helpful. I ended up finding the TRS from ...
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How to split a polygon into quadrants?

I have a Alberta province (Canada) section polygon shapefile in GCS_NAD83 with 255,000 polygons. I like to split each section into 4 equal quadrants (NW, NE, SW, SE) The Alberta province has several ...
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Script to extract UTM Zone using Range and Meridian information

I am looking for a python or php script that will accept the Range and Meridian values of a location and use it to identify the UTM zone. I have a table that comprises of Easting, Northing, Range and ...
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How To Understand Geological Directions?

I was reading a "Guide to Some Minerals and Rocks in Indiana," which was published in the 1950s, and in it there were these bewildering directions: "Bluff along Mud Pine Creek 1.5 miles west of ...
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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 ...