April 05, 2013
This partial PLSS corner tie sheet inventory of copies was compiled by the city of Madison Engineering Division simply for convenience. This is not a complete PLSS inventory. All originals must be filed in accordance with WI Statutes with the County Surveyor Office. A complete PLSS inventory and datasets must be obtained from records maintained by the County Surveyor Office.
February 03, 2005 - The most recent previously recorded tie sheet for each corner was scanned and
added to this site.
April 20, 2004 - All of the tie sheets previously available here have been superceded by revised tie sheets. The revised tie sheets contain corrections to coordinate values, corrections to location sketches, and/or other corrections. All of the revised tie sheets contain revisions to terminology regarding datums, coordinate systems, and units. It is strongly recommended that you replace any previously printed tie sheets with the new tie sheets.
The City of Madison, Wisconsin has contracted for the acquisition of GPS based control on the PLSS corners in, and around, the city. This contract also includes rehabilitation of damaged corners, remonumentation of lost corners, setting new corner ties, and the preparation of new tie sheets. Those new tie sheets will be made available at this site as as they are received from the contractor.
To view a map, in PDF format, of PLSS corner tie sheets completed to date click here.
To download the latest version of the Adode Acrobat PDF reader click here.
If time permits, the city may back scan previous tie sheets and make them available at this site. The City expects the control survey to be completed in the summer of 2003, if funding permits. When this work has been completed the City will make a complete set of tie sheets available for purchase on CD-ROM. The tie sheets on this site, and on CD-ROM, are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The tie sheets may be viewed in your web browser, printed from your web browser, or saved to your hard disk.
The index number in the upper right corner of the tie sheet is used by the contractor and the
City to reference the tie sheets. The first three digits represent the township and the last
three digits are the corner number. The three digit corner number is common to all townships.
To view a PDF file of the tie sheet numbering schematic click here.