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Cathunter




Joined: 2003-09-10
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The WI DNR lists all it's location with some type of coordinates. Can anyone explain how to use them or convert them into something I can use? Here is an example-

Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods
State Natural Area (No. 95)
Location: Racine County. T4N-R22E, Section 14. 56 acres.




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GrouseTales
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

That is sort of a legal description of the land. It is information that you would probably only find in a Plat book. I think the T=Town, R=Range? The section is often seen on a topo map (I think). If you look at a topo, you sometimes see a number in the middle of a square grid. These often corresponded with section numbers on a Plat book map. I own several plat maps books, but haven't found any way to relate these numbers with the Lat/Lon system.
 
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MR Andersen
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

As I was looking at My Gazetteer book of WI after recommending on another topic, I found the T4N and R22E refenced on the map but not the section number.
 
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MR Andersen
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I think I figured the section numbers out.
The bottom left corner of the section is at approx N42 46.900 W87 52.333 and the top right corner is at approx N42.47.800 W87 51.250. That is a pretty big area to cover but I'll leave that for another night.
 
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jthorson
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

The best summary of this I've seen can be found at:

Sub division
 
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Trudy and the beast
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:41 am Reply with quote Back to top

JT's reference is excellent. I got the same info on a leaflet provided by Milwaukee Map Service years ago. (They were still on North Ave then).
~tb
 
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Cathunter




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks guys; although the info is of little use for our purposes, at least the mystery is solved.
 
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