Basemap data is a hot commodity, and right now you can get authoritative PLSS and Texas Survey data when you purchase the TractBuilder Tools for ArcGIS. The software can be purchased or rented from http://www.tractbuilder.com/storefront/.
“Our Tools help people create new polygons from legal descriptions, descriptions that reference data found in these and other datasets. People need basemap data, I am happy that through our partnerships we are able to get our customers more than just software.” – Kyle Souza, Sales Manager, TractBuilder – “The Quartering Tool will come with Township, Section, and Lot data from ten of the western states; the reason for the limited selection is quality. Just like with our tools, we want the data we distribute to be high quality, and this data adheres to strict standards of content and format. And with the Metes & Bounds Tool a customer will receive a statewide dataset containing the original Spanish Land Grants A.K.A. Surveys & Abstracts of Texas.”
Data files will be available as GDB, SHP, or KML files. Plans to include more data with the Tools are underway. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.