Public Land Survey API Service, Minnesota

The PLS (public land survey) API (application programming interface) service provides public land survey descriptions, UTM coordinates, and some place names for point locations in Minnesota. An interactive webpage lets you type in coordinates (UTM, geographic, or PLS) or place names (county, quad name, township name) for a point location and then displays all of those coordinates and place names for that point.<br/><br/>The PLS API homepage links to the interactive webpage and to a technical description of the API service.<br/>

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Last Updated April 17, 2019, 10:03
Created January 13, 2015, 09:01
dsAccessConst None.
dsCurrentRef The API uses section corner data as recorded on the most recent edition of the U.S. Geological Survey's 1:24,000-scale 7.5-minute quadrangle maps available. Map dates ranged from the late 1940s to the late 1970s.
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/apps/pub/us_mn_state_mngeo/loc_pls_api_service/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2019-04-16 23:59:20
dsOriginator Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
dsPurpose PLS API partially replaces the SECTIC-24K software program (which does not run on Windows 7 64-bit computers). SECTIC-24K, last revised in the 1990s, is a database of public land survey section corners of Minnesota as recorded on the most recent edition of the U.S. Geological Survey's 1:24,000-scale 7.5-minute quadrangle maps available at that time. The database attempted to best fit the section corner locations shown on the published maps, even though better real world data for the locations of the section corners might be available elsewhere. Note that the PLS API service does not do NAD27 <-> NAD83 translations as SECTIC did.

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