ADCi Public Land Survey System (PLSS)-Digital Section Lines
Public Land Survey System (PLSS) is part of a standard reference system established in 1785 by the United States government.
Section lines are depicted as closed line strings, one for each section. The township, range and section number are stored as blocks inserted inside each section.
1:100,000 scale DLG files from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps.
PLSS 1:100,000 Data
The PLSS of the United States includes 29 states and part of Ohio.
Note: Gray areas indicate where PLSS is available.
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The section lines form a rectangular grid consisting of township, range lines and section lines as closed polygons. The township range and section number are stored as attributes in each section.
- Esri - shape (.shp) and File Geodatabase format
- MapInfo - .TAB and mid/mif
- Geographic Decimal Degrees (Lat/Long) - WGS84, NAD83, NAD27
- State Plane Coordinates (SPC) - NAD83 feet or meters, NAD27 feet or meters
- Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) - NAD83 feet or meters, NAD27 feet or meters