The Bureau of Land Management Cadastral Survey Training Program was established in 1970. At that time there were extremely few publications available on the subject of Cadastral Surveying. For various reasons none were entirely suitable for use as teaching materials. In order to provide suitable materials for the training job at hand, a very considerable portion of the effort expended toward presentation of the training program involved development of training materials. This book was one such development.
This compilation of Public Lands Surveys is intended for self-study as well as for use in classroom instruction. It is intended that anyone versed in survey technology who uses this book and the Manual of Surveying Instructions could master the fundamentals of Public Lands Surveying, particularly the resurvey of those lands (as opposed to the original surveys.) In addition to its use as instructional materials, it is expected that this casebook can be used as a reference work for the practicing surveyor. A number of frequently occurring problems are not discussed in any other publication (from U.S. Department of the Interior, BLM, Cadastral Survey Training Program).
- Proportionment problems and methods
- Property rights and boundaries
- Water boundaries
- Non-conventional Cadastral surveys
Professional Development Hours: 3