Conversion of Saskatchewan Land Description
to Map Coordinates
A number of people who have a Saskatchewan land description of their family's Home Quarter or of a cemetery wonder how to find it's location on an online map like Google Map. One must usually enter into Google Map a set of map coordinates for example: 52.6631°N
The Saskatchewan land description was used in the provinces west of Ontario is in the form of: NW 34-42-4-W3. This is understood to contain these elements:
North West quarter,
West of the Third Meridian.
The internet site lsdfinder.com/map has a Co-ordinate Converter that works quite well. You type in a land description, and it will take you there on Google maps, where you can also choose to see the satellite view, if you wish.
Please remember that a quarter section of land is 160 acres, that is a half mile-square and quite large.
Another such a site recommended by a visitor is: prairielocator.com. (It requires you to register your email address).