How do you calculate section township and range?

Check the “Show labels” checkbox in the lower left corner of the map to see the names of township and range, section and quarter quarter section on the map.

How do you read township coordinates?

Sections are numbered beginning with the northeast-most section (#1), proceeding west to 6, then south along the west edge of the township and to the east (#36 is in the SE corner). Range Lines: The north to south lines which mark township boundaries.

How do you change coordinates to UTM?

You can press ENTER to calculate UTM in the lat long input box. If you click on the UTM easting and UTM northing input box, it will auto select the value. You can also get the lat long and the UTM values by clicking on the map.

How far is it between the boundary lines of a township?

These range lines and township lines divide the tract into townships. The lengths of the east and west boundaries of a township are theoretically equal to 6 miles.

How many sections are in a range?

36 sections
Each 36-square-mile parcel identified by a township and range number is further divided into 36 sections, each section theoretically being 1 square mile, or 640 acres. The cells are numbered “boustrophedonically”, or “as the cow plows”, which means that the numbers wrap around in an “s” shape.

Can Google maps show townships?

Does Google Maps show township boundaries? This Civil Townships map tool shows township boundaries on Google Maps. You can also show township name labels on the map by checking the box in the lower left corner of the map.

How do you label a township and range?

The descriptions are generally read from front to back. For example, the description above would be read “The north 1/2 of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 24, township 32 north, range 18 east.” However, the easiest way to interpret descriptions is from back to front (or, right to left).

What is the township and range system?

Township lines run north and south, Range lines run east and west. Their intersections create a grid of townships. Each township is further divided into sections, quarter sections and legal subdivisions.

How do you convert Eastings and Northings to grid reference?

To convert a National Grid Reference to Eastings and Northings:

  1. Remove the two letters at the beginning of the reference: e.g. NS1234 becomes 1234.
  2. Split the reference into it’s East and North components: e.g. 12 East and 34 North.
  3. Work out the numerical reference for the two letters: e.g. NS = 200km East and 600km North.