I'm just wondering if there is a way to automate the tracing of PLSS parcels in ArcMap. I am digitizing oil and gas leases based on Twp, Range, Section, and Descriptions (for a very large area). For example: 20N 17E 36 Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, N2, N2S2. Another example would be 18N 20E 36 W2NW4, NE4NE4, S2NE4. This data is only available in text form. Rather than hand-tracing these parcels using Cadastral layers in ArcMap, is there a script or a program or a Toolbox that would automate the digitizing of this info in ArcMap? A tool/program that would also allow for the addition of attribute data?
I have come across expensive programs, such as those made by TractBuilder (http://www.tractbuil...uartering-tool/), but I was wondering if there is a less expensive (preferably free) tool or program out there that anyone is aware of. (I'm just a grad student...)
Thanks for your help!