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Land Survey Methods - Chapter Summary
Review the various methods land surveys with this informative geography chapter. Our expertly taught lessons show how land surveys are used in all types of construction projects, from the building of fences to the construction of entire cities. You'll explore the rectangular survey system, the metes and bounds system, and the lot and block survey system. By the end of this chapter, you could be able to:
- Explain how surveys are used to identify boundaries and features of land to determine ownership
- Define and explain the uses of the Public Land Survey System
- Describe how pieces of real estate are identified using the lot and block system
- Discuss the history of the metes and bounds system in real estate surveys and how it is used
Our professional instructors offer clear and concise definitions and explanations to help you expand your knowledge of land surveys. You can study each lesson as many times necessary and use the corresponding worksheet or self-check quiz to gauge your comprehension of the material. Your dashboard will track your progress so you know what you've mastered and what you still need to work on.
1. What is a Land Survey? - Definition & Types
Surveys are used to identify boundaries and features of land to determine ownership. They are employed in construction projects ranging from building fences to entire cities. In this lesson, you'll learn what a survey is and about the different types of surveys used today.
2. Rectangular Survey System: Definition & Uses
The rectangular survey system is properly and legally known as the Public Land Survey System. This lesson defines how the survey system works and where in the United States it is used.
3. Using the Lot & Block Survey System
This lesson outlines how pieces of real estate are identified using the lot and block survey system. This system provides a means of recognizing additions, subdivisions, and addresses within a plat.
4. Metes & Bounds: Definition & Uses
This lesson will explain the history and description of the metes and bounds system in real estate surveys. By the end of the lesson, you will better understand where and how it's used.
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