Rectangular Survey System: Definition & Uses


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How many principal meridians are there?

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1. What is another name for the Rectangular Survey System?

2. Sections of a township are identified by what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These tools will help you assess your knowledge of concepts pertaining to the Rectangular Survey System. Concepts will include principal meridians, the PLSS, and how sections of a township are identified.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on:

  • The number of principal meridians there are
  • Another name for the Rectangular Survey System
  • The president who initially proposed the PLSS
  • How to interpret a legal description of a township

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Rectangular Survey System lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding our system of identification for sections of a township and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of the principal meridian system

Additional Learning

Find out what else you're able to learn about this system with the help of our corresponding lesson. This lesson, Rectangular Survey System: Definition & Uses, will aid you with subjects like:

  • The mechanics of the survey
  • What the survey measures
  • Real-world applications of the survey
  • The history of this survey system