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Friday, 22 February 2013

Township and Range - Public Land Survey System (PLSS)

Township and Range - Public Land Survey System (PLSS)

In “[Rockhounds] Schröckinglerite” at:
http://lists.drizzle.com/pipermail/rockhounds_lists.drizzle.com/2013-February/000610.html ,
J Bryan Kramer wrote

“BTW I found a site that converts Township/Range/
Section to a Lat/Long for the center of the section.
It works for Western States (US) mostly:

http://wefald.com/testtrs2ll.html

A lot of the location information I have is in the worthless
T_R_S format.”

There is a Google Earth application that can be used
either to search for a specific Township and Range in
Google Earth or view the Public Land Survey System
(PLSS) in Google Earth. It can be downloaded from
“PLSS in Google Earth (PLSGE)” at
http://www.metzgerwillard.us/plss/plss.html

Useful information and GIS layers for the PLSS grid
can be found in the web page “Download Public Land
Survey System (PLSS) Data” at:
http://www.geocommunicator.gov/GeoComm/lsis_home/home/
http://www.geocommunicator.gov/ARCGIS/REST/services/PLSS/MapServer
http://www.geocommunicator.gov/GeoComm/lsis_home/townshipdecoder/index.htm
and http://www.geocommunicator.gov/GeoComm/

A commercial web page is “Township and Range –
Public Land Survey System on Google Earth.” at
http://www.earthpoint.us/Townships.aspx

Yours,

Paul H.