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Cadastral Survey Activities in the United States

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Abstract:

The cadastral survey activities of the United States vary in scope and detail. Cadastral surveys are primarily a function of county governments; there are over 3000 counties in the United States. Most of the cadastral systems are built upon a rectangular survey system, with the exception of the metes and bounds systems in the states of the original thirteen colonial. The Bureau of Land Management has the responsibility for this rectangular survey system and facilitates the creation of a national cadastre.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2006

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  • Surveying and Land Information Science (SaLIS) is the official publication of the American Association of Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) and the Geographic and Land Information Society (GLIS).

    SaLIS is a scientific journal devoted to reporting research and new work conducted to advance geodetic surveying, land surveying, large-scale mapping, and geographic information systems designed to advance the development and management of the cadastral parcel data layer and other land information applications. SaLIS publishes research articles, technical papers, technical notes, papers on the current state of surveying education, surveying history, book reviews, and current literature reviews. Every four years, the journal publishes the U.S. Report to the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). The Proceedings of the Surveying Teachers Conference are published bi-annually.

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    For information about GLIS visit www.g-lis.org

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