I am trying to convert Section, Township and Range data from Excel into ArcGIS

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06-27-2017 01:41 PM
TuckerCross
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The ArcGIS addon default map is great for addresses, states, counties, cities, etc...but I need to make a map which will measure section, township and range. There are obviously plenty of layers for that type of thing, but I need ArcGIS ITSELF to be able to sort that data. So far, I haven't been able to find a solution. Please help! I am specifically working within Oklahoma PLSS right now.

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AdrianWelsh
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Tucker,

If you're referring to https://community.esri.com/groups/arcgis-maps-for-office?sr=search&searchId=17e56892-e8a7-4bb5-a589-..., then you can use custom location types (which would be your PLSS polygons):

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/maps-for-office/design-and-use/location-types.htm#ESRI_SECTION1_E96FB9B9D0B...

In that link description, there is another link that walks through how to make these custom types.

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TuckerCross
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Thanks Adrian, I will check this out. Does this not still mean, however, that I would have to custom program something that could detect and plot my excel data into a section, township, and range format?

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AdrianWelsh
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Tucker,

I'm not really sure since I have not used Maps for Office. I would have to play around with it to get a better feel for it. I would suggest moving this thread to the https://community.esri.com/groups/arcgis-maps-for-office?sr=search&searchId=fba9be38-a624-456b-909c-...‌ group to get more visibility on this question (if you are using Maps for Office). 

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