This coverage contains the section lines for the Public Land Survey System (PLSS). These lines form polygons which are labelled for PLSS township, range and section number. Coordinates were digitized from U. S. Geological Survey 7.5' topographic maps (paper copies) using a digitizing program developed in-house by the Geological Survey Bureau, Iowa DNR. The digitizing tablet accuracy was 1/50 inch. Section lines from individual quads were combined and edited using PC Arc/Info.