Township and Range - Public Land Survey System on Google Earth.
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This page maps the United States Public Land Survey System onto Google Earth.
Displays townships, sections, and quarter-quarter sections (western states have quarter/quarters mapped,
central states do not). Displays calculated
area and corner points.
For more information about the land survey, Wikipedia has a good
. You can read about locating parcels
Earth Point Blog
In mountainous areas it might be helpful to turn off the terrain layer in Google
Earth. Otherwise, the survey grid can look distorted as it shapes itself to
the earth's surface.
Information: BLM Township and Range
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cadastral survey program is responsible for
the official boundary surveys for all federal agencies in the U.S. that together
manage over 700 million acres. The Public Land Survey System also called the Rectangular
Survey System is the foundation for many survey-based land information systems.
The geographic coordinates and their associated products are NOT legal land survey
records. These coordinates can NOT be used as a substitute for a legal land survey.
They can be used for record keeping, mapping, graphics and planning purposes only.
No warranty is made by the Bureau of Land Management for use of the data for purposes
not intended by BLM.