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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: Rocky!
Date: May 28, 2011 03:11PM
This is a GREAT place for information that I've been wondering about for years, and Lab-Bob is a Brainiac for sure. I have some buildings, long gone, in existing cities, that I would love to find the exact sites they were originally built on.
Where might I find the old maps to start my searching?

Loving this new approach-(for me that is.. :o)

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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: May 28, 2011 06:35PM
This would be a good place to start,search through the pages here and see what is
available,sent you a PM also.

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Re: I agree you guys are the greatest, thanks for all your time especially LB
Posted by: MHNC
Date: November 14, 2011 02:05PM
Thanks

Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: jmt48
Date: December 18, 2012 03:40PM
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3:Simply,overlay the map capture,on the appropriate section.

LabradorBob, I did all the steps you've outline and was successful with all of them...however, I see absolutely no similarities (landmarks, etc) between my overlayed and google earth? I've double and triple checked the section numbers on the topo map and verified I was overlaying them on the proper section numbers identified in Google Earth. Any suggestions?

Thanks you!

..and by the way, this a very good post!

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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: December 18, 2012 06:02PM
How old is your overlay?
Remember Township is the first to look for.
it will be the orange dots if using the township range section viewer i posted.
It will tell you the northing and westing coordinates,or in kansas southing and easting.
You need the Township first range second,section third!
Each township is usually 36 square miles,Range is west or south inMissouri and Kansas.
Section is 1 through 36 for the square miles in the township.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/18/2012 06:33PM by LabradorBob.

Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: shadow10g
Date: January 08, 2013 02:13PM
And Is the purpose of this Just to get a grid coordinate? Wouldnt it be better just to learn to read a topo map to get a grid?

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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: January 08, 2013 05:20PM
Actually No, it is easy to get a grid co-ordinate off a topo.
The purpose is once you find say an old school on an 1879 topo map.how to locate where it is at on a modern map.
The topo should have a section number, and then find that section on the modern map and overlay the old topo section onto the new or modern map.
or, Just by having the section number from both old and new,should be able to get fairly close to where the target once was!

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And Is the purpose of this Just to get a grid coordinate? Wouldnt it be better just to learn to read a topo map to get a grid?



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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: martygene
Date: March 15, 2014 04:17PM
Ummm... did you have to subscribe to the service to get it to work? I don't see how to get to any of the maps without having to pay.

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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: GKMan
Date: March 17, 2014 11:55AM
It looks like at least some of the features require a subscription... See below


Subscriptions

A subscription is recommended for the enhanced features of Earth Point. These are:

Township and Range grid on Google Earth
Excel To Google Earth
Coordinate Grids on Google Earth
Calculate Polygon Area
Batch Convert

Enhanced features are marked with a

However, if you are just looking, or if you don't use the enhanced features of Earth Point, then there is no need to purchase a subscription.

If there are several people in your office and you would like one billing for all of them, the solution is to put these accounts into "sub-accounts". If you would like assistance, I can easily convert existing accounts into sub-accounts.

Three subscription types are available.

Option 1 $50 per year per user (group rates available) or $5 per month per user. This is tailored for business users who want a fixed billing regardless of use.

The following group rates apply to Annual accounts:

Users Cost/User Discount
1 - 4 $50.00 per user 0%
5 - 10 $42.50 per user 15%
11 - 20 $40.00 per user 20%
21+ $37.50 per user 25%

Option 2 put $10 into a pre-paid account. A good choice for infrequent users; your Earth Point account is reduced pennies at a time based upon your activity. For the money, you get about the same amount of use as a fixed-rate user, but you can take spread it out over time. You have the option of "Automatic Recharge", which automatically purchases more credit when the account gets low. Rates: Township and Range, Coordinate Grids, $0.01 per grid refresh (which is triggered by a position change in Google Earth); ExcelToKml, $0.0001 per mapped row, first 200 rows free.

Education/Humanitarian - No charge for students, teachers, or non-governmental charitable relief organizations. Approvals on a case-by-case basis.

Governmental organizations in developed countries, except for schools and universities, are asked to get a paid subscription. If you have budgeting issues, I can approve a free trial subscription to get you through the current fiscal year.

Everyone is welcome to use whichever option best fits their needs.

User accounts are not needed for the other features of Earth Point. Boise area real estate and property search are free, as are the conversion utilities on the Township and Range and the Convert Lat/Lon pages. However, if you do not have an account, then the Enhanced Features cannot be used to their full capacity. For example, the "Township and Range" the "Coordinate Grid" links on Google Earth expire after a few moves, and the ExcelToKml spreadsheets are limited to 200 rows.



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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: March 17, 2014 12:17PM
Yes but on the township and range you can delete it from google earth if it quits and just download it again.
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