Create a link to a map of ANY Section, Township and Range, including your CURRENT location

If you have a website that makes use of legal land descriptions, now you can quickly create a link to a map centered on any Section, Township and Range.  Or if you are traveling looking at large land parcels, you can see what Township, Range and Section you are currently* in.

This is an advanced capability of the Section Township Range on Google Maps tool.

To zoom into a particular Section, Township and Range, create a link such as this:

https://www.randymajors.org/township-range-on-google-maps?state=CO&s=15&t=4&td=N&r=69&rd=W

Clicking this link takes you to this map:

Map of Section 15, Township 4 North, Range 69 West, Colorado

TIP: copy/paste the link above and customize to suit your needs

The parameters you can use are as follows:

      • state – REQUIRED FIELD.  Expects a two character state abbreviation, such as ?state=CO
      • s – Optionally include a particular section number, such as &s=15 (if not included, the map will center on the entire township and range) 
      • t – REQUIRED FIELD.  This is the Township number, such as &t=4 
      • td – REQUIRED FIELD.  This is the Township direction indicator and must be N, S, E or W, such as &td=N
      • r – REQUIRED FIELD.  This is the Range number, such as &r=69 
      • rd – REQUIRED FIELD.  This is the Range direction indicator and must be E, W, N or S, such as &rd=W
      • color – optionally choose the color used for the Map Title. Expects a 6-character hex color code without the leading # character, for example, &color=00FF00 would create a green map title (free tools are widely available on the internet to find your hex color)
      • title – optionally creates a title for the map, such as &title=Sec+15+T4N+R69W+CO

      To zoom to your PRESENT* Section, Township and Range, create a link such as this:

      https://www.randymajors.org/township-range-on-google-maps?loc=true&color=00EE00&title=My+Current+Township+Range+Section

      The parameters you can use are as follows:

          • loc – REQUIRED FIELD.  Expects to be set to true in order to use your current location, such as ?loc=true
          • color – optionally choose the color used for the Map Title. Expects a 6-character hex color code without the leading # character, for example, &color=00FF00 would create a green map title (free tools are widely available on the internet to find your hex color)
          • title – optionally creates a title for the map, such as &title=My+Current+Township+Range+Section

          A few important things to make this work:

          1.  You must use the question mark ( ? ) right after , as shown above

          2.  Do NOT use spaces anywhere in the URL or query parameters

          3.  You must separate query parameters using the ampersand ( & ), as shown above

          4.  User the + character to represent spaces in the title parameter



          TIP:  For simplicity, you can drop the https://www from the front

          Your current location is typically more accurate on smartphones and other devices containing a GPS; desktop browsers typically show an approximate location.





          Happy mapping!