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Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: December 30, 2009 07:53AM
1: Ok, Lets say you have an old plat map that shows an old School.
actually this is a quadrangle map,thats why it shows the houses and schools,churches,etc.
Could be anything,But i am using a school for this example.
The school is located in Township 26N,Range 33W, Section 13.
It was called BlackJack school.





2:This is the BLM Township,Range and Section Viewer for Google Earth.
You can download from my Township,Range and Section Post.Now here http://www.earthpoint.us/Townships.aspx at the site,click view on google earth,and then double click the file that downloads.
Once downloaded,it will be in your places category in Google Earth.
You can turn it off by unchecking the little box.


If you rest your pointer on the orange dots,it will show the township and range,and will highlight the whole township.
If you rest your pointer on the Purple dots,it will show you the section number.




3:Simply,overlay the map capture,on the appropriate section. My capture was one section,which is a square mile!

also,the Township range and section viewer will let you scroll in or out five times. They want you to pay for it,but i just delete it if it quits and download it again.
also,if you download it eight times, you need to go into where it is downloading and delete the older ones.
if it quits working. Delete it in your places section in google earth.
Then simply download it again!



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/18/2012 06:21PM by LabradorBob.




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It will take some time and practice, but I like it.:thumbup:N/T
Posted by: John - Maryland
Date: December 30, 2009 07:13PM

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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: The Beep Goes On
Date: December 30, 2009 09:51PM
Thanks for setting up this forum LB...appreciate the time you put into it! I can see that I have some reading to do.

Beep

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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: December 31, 2009 07:46AM
LB..... does google earth give you GPS, sure would be as simple for me to find. I have one of those air cards and google hates me i think.

Dew

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Yes, you can enter the coordinates onto your GPS.
Posted by: Neil in West Jersey
Date: December 31, 2009 11:56AM
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dewcon4414
LB..... does google earth give you GPS, sure would be as simple for me to find. I have one of those air cards and google hates me i think.

Dew

Just make sure you are using the correct system coordinates: DD MM SS, or Decimal Degrees,



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Re: Yes, you can enter the coordinates onto your GPS.
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: December 31, 2009 12:13PM
You can change co ordinate systems by going to tools,options in google earth.

Harold

Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: grumpyolman
Date: December 31, 2009 07:25PM
Why are you using Township, Section, and Range? Why not UTM all the way? Jim

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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: December 31, 2009 07:40PM
I just use township,Range, and section to overlay the maps,I have
co ordinates set to display utm at the bottom on Google earth.
I like UTM better on my GPS,I feel its more accurate.
LabradorBob

Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: grumpyolman
Date: January 01, 2010 11:27PM
I use and leave the UTM lines on my topos when I export them to GE for an overlay. It gives me a more accurate way to place the overlay. I use street intersections in addition to the width of the streets. That usually happens when working a Sanborn map into GE. I haven't found reference to any system of location on the Sanborns. Maybe they started at the Mill and everything is relative and in scale to that but I am not aware of a specific location like the rock in Oregon that Township and Range is measured from. Help me out here if I am missing something....Jim

Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: silvereagle
Date: January 02, 2010 02:22PM
ok this is good,i am learning,do i use google earth map,or does the bing maps work just as well?

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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: January 02, 2010 02:31PM
if your talking about using maps for overlays,you can use any map.
but old maps work the best.

LabradorBob

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Now I load the map right into my handheld GPS...No more google earth!!N/T
Posted by: Neil in West Jersey
Date: February 26, 2010 11:20AM

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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: pdsniper
Date: August 06, 2010 02:03AM
LB, this is probably the most useful forum I have ever experienced. Thanks

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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: August 06, 2010 01:05PM
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pdsniper
LB, this is probably the most useful forum I have ever experienced. Thanks

Thanks for the compliment!

LabradorBob



Missouri




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Re: Plat Map Tutorial:
Posted by: BeachBumm
Date: September 30, 2010 02:43AM
Here is a link to his Township, Range and Section Post: http://www.findmall.com/read.php?69,1118124

Thanks for all of your very helpful and informative posts! :wink:

HH, Mark :minelab:

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