What is a Land Survey? - Definition & Types


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Which type of survey relies upon measurement and deeds?

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1. Which of the following surveys take into account the Earth's curvature?

2. An engineering firm has been hired to construct a new freeway. What type of survey will it use to help in the construction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this worksheet and quiz, you'll be tested on different types of land surveys and how they are used. Discover what you know about this area of study and follow up with post-quiz explanations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these interactive study resources to:

  • Identify the type of survey that relies on deeds and measurement
  • Name the type of survey that takes the Earth's shape into account
  • Recognize the survey to be used in the construction of a new freeway
  • Pick out examples of a land survey
  • Determine the survey to be used when deciding on property lines

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of Earth's shape and how it is connected to a type of survey
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of survey based on deeds and measurements
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about land surveys

Additional Learning

Make use of the lesson titled What is a Land Survey? - Definition & Types to delve deeper into the subject of surveys and how they are used. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Analyze the different types of surveys
  • Assess real world scenarios of how they are used
  • Define survey