SECTIC-24K, PLSS Database, Minnesota

SECTIC-24K is a digital file of the Public Land Survey (PLS) section corners of Minnesota as recorded on the U.S. Geological Survey's 1:24,000 7.5-minute quadrangle maps (map dates ranging from the late 1940s - 1970s). The database attempts to best fit the section corner locations shown on the published 1:24,000 maps, even though better real-world data for the location of the section corner might be available elsewhere. The SECTIC-24K data set also includes a program which has the following utilities:<br/><br/>Utility A: Section corner extraction from the SECTIC-24K database by county, 1:24,000-scale quad, or township.<br/>Utility B: Conversion among PLS, UTM, or LAT/LONG coordinates, either interactively or by file conversion. It also allows NAD27 - NAD83 conversions.<br/>Utility C: Creation of a dBASE output file from SECTIC-24K.<br/><br/>This program does not run on Windows 7 - 64 bit computers (it does run on Windows - 32 bit). There is also a web service that generates much the same info as the SECTIC program. The main differences are it may not do NAD27/NAD83 shifts and it doesn't have a batch mode. A batch mode could be created using the web service and the scripting code of your choice. Find the web service at:<br/>

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Last Updated January 30, 2016, 11:03
Created January 28, 2016, 11:04
dsAccessConst None.
dsCurrentRef Section corner locations were recorded from the most recent edition of the U.S. Geological Survey's 1:24,000 7.5-minute quadrangle maps that were available at the time the dataset was last revised in the mid-1990s. Map dates ranged from the late 1940s to the late 1970s.
dsModifiedDate 2016-01-29 23:47:47
dsOriginator Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
dsPurpose This database was developed to provide section corner locations for mapping applications which use the U.S. Geological Survey's 1:24,000 7.5-minute quadrangle as a base map.

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