PLSS Sections

SDE Feature Class

Tags
Sections, Township, Range, Public Land Survey System, PLSS, location

Description

6/12/13 - Errors in section attributes were corrected in the PLSS poly layer, primarily within the Sisseton Reservation area and along the Red River.

This coverage represents the sections in the US Public Land Survey System for North Dakota. It is derived from the PLSS layer compiled from ND Public Service Commission data by staff of the North Dakota Geological Survey in 1993.

When my predecessors at the North Dakota Geological Survey left in 1993, they left little or no documentation as to how they compiled any of their GIS coverages. I took posession of their data early in 1994, and in my experience, this layer is a reasonable representation of the North Dakota PLSS. Bear in mind that it was developed at the 1:24,000 scale, which National Map Standards, (simply stated and generalizing to a certain extent) approximate a plus/minus 40ft accuracy. Having worked extensively with, maintained, and been the steward for this layer over the last 19 years, I know that it has a few areas that need some corrections, however, as a whole, it is a decent product. Currently, I plan to replace this layer with a GCDB based representation, but work on that will only progress once the GCDB is complete for North Dakota.

- Rod Bassler, GIS Coordinator, North Dakota State Water Commission, formerly GIS Coordinator for the North Dakota Geological Survey


Summary

Shows North Dakota Public Land Survey System sections. 

Credits

Rod Bassler, GIS Coordinator/Cartographer, North Dakota State Water Commission

Use limitations

Not intended for use at scales greater than 1:24000

Scale Range

Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  location


*Content type  Downloadable Data

Citation 

Title PLSS Sections
Publication date 1993-10-01 00:00:00
Revision date 2013-06-12 00:00:00


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Individual's name Rod Bassler
Organization's name North Dakota State Water Commission
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4998

Address
Type both
Delivery point 900 E. Boulevard Avenue
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58505
Country US
e-mail addressrbassler@nd.gov

Hours of service
M-F 8am-5pm



Resource Details 

Dataset languages* English (UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Spatial representation type* vector


Supplemental information
*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0.5.4400


Credits
Rod Bassler, GIS Coordinator/Cartographer, North Dakota State Water Commission

*Name NDHUB.PLSSSections

Extents 

Extent
Temporal extent
Beginning date 1993-10-01 00:00:00
Ending date 2013-06-12 00:00:00

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -104.048894
*East longitude -96.554483
*North latitude 49.000586
*South latitude 45.934976
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude -104.048894
*East longitude -96.554483
*South latitude 45.934976
*North latitude 49.000586
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Individual's name Rod Bassler
Organization's name North Dakota State Water Commission
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4998

Address
Type both
Delivery point 900 E. Boulevard Avenue
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58505
Country US
e-mail addressrbassler@nd.gov

Hours of service
M-F  8am-5pm



Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use

Not intended for use at scales greater than 1:24000


Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Geographic
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Coordinate reference details
Geographic coordinate system
Well-known identifier 4269
X origin -400
Y origin -400
XY scale 999999999.99999988
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 8.98315284119521e-009
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Left longitude -180
Well-known text GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983", DATUM["D_North_American_1983", SPHEROID["GRS_1980", 6378137.0, 298.257222101]], PRIMEM["Greenwich", 0.0], UNIT["Degree", 0.0174532925199433], AUTHORITY["EPSG", 4269]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 4269
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 7.4.1


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name NDHUB.PLSSSections
*Object type  composite
*Object count 71470



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 71470
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Distribution 

Distributor
Available format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
*Location Server=ndhubracp1; Service=5151; User=ndhub; Version=SDE.DEFAULT
*Access protocol ArcSDE Connection
*Description  Downloadable Data



Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object NDHUB.PLSSSections 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 71470


Field OBJECTID
 
*Alias OBJECTID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source
ESRI

*Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field SECTION
 
*Alias SECTION
*Data type SmallInteger
*Width 2
*Precision 5
*Scale 0
Field description
Feature geometry.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field TOWNSHIP
 
*Alias TOWNSHIP
*Data type SmallInteger
*Width 2
*Precision 5
*Scale 0
Field description
Area of feature in internal units squared.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Area is always zero for point coverages.  Values are automatically generated.





Field TDIR
 
*Alias TDIR
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Perimeter of feature in internal units.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Perimeter is always zero for point coverages.  Values are automatically generated.





Field RANGE
 
*Alias RANGE
*Data type SmallInteger
*Width 2
*Precision 5
*Scale 0
Field description
Internal feature number.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field RDIR
 
*Alias RDIR
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
User-defined feature number.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field TWPRNG
 
*Alias TWPRNG
*Data type Integer
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
Length of feature in internal units.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.





Field TWPRNGSEC
 
*Alias TWPRNGSEC
*Data type Integer
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
Internal feature number.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field SECTWPRNG
 
*Alias SECTWPRNG
*Data type Integer
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
Feature geometry.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field AREA_MI2
 
*Alias AREA_MI2
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 38
*Scale 8




Field AREA_ACRES
 
*Alias AREA_ACRES
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 38
*Scale 8




Field SHAPE
 
*Alias Shape
*Data type Geometry
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Feature geometry.

*Description source
ESRI

*Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field SHAPE.AREA
 
*Alias SHAPE.AREA
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field SHAPE.LEN
 
*Alias SHAPE.LEN
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0






Details for object sections.aat 
Field FID
 
Field description
Internal feature number.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field Shape
 
Field description
Feature geometry.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field FNODE#
 
Field description
Internal node number for the beginning of an arc (from-node).

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field TNODE#
 
Field description
Internal node number for the end of an arc (to-node).

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field LPOLY#
 
Field description
Internal node number for the left polygon.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field RPOLY#
 
Field description
Internal node number for the right polygon.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field LENGTH
 
Field description
Length of feature in internal units.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.





Field SECTIONS#
 
Field description
Internal feature number.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field SECTIONS-ID
 
Field description
User-defined feature number.

Description source
ESRI



Field RANGE
 


Field RDIR
 


Field TWPRNG
 


Field SECTWPRNG
 




Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


*Metadata identifier {5ECFF21C-167B-4977-955F-847A04FDD221}


Scope of the data described by the metadata* dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2013-07-02


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2013-06-13 09:15:50
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2013-07-02 08:45:01


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2013-07-02 08:45:01

Published to an ArcIMS Metadata Service Published



Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Rod Bassler
Organization's name North Dakota State Water Commission
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4998

Address
Type both
Delivery point 900 E. Boulevard Avenue
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58505
Country US
e-mail addressrbassler@nd.gov

Hours of service
M-F  8am-5pm



Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Metadata Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use

Not intended for use at scales greater than 1:24,000