Public Land Survey System/Related Articles
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- U.S. Department of the Interior : As opposed to the Interior Departments or Ministries of many countries, which are responsible for police and internal security, this United States cabinet department is primarily responsible for natural resources
- Bureau of Land Management : Add brief definition or description
- Cadastral systems : A system used to locate, describe, and transfer real property. Examples of a cadastral system would be the Public Land Survey System used in the Western United States of America and the metes and bounds cadastral system used in the Eastern United States of America.
- Land surveying : The practice of precise measurement, especially of the earth and features on, above or below the earth's surface. Includes many specialized fields of measurement, such as bathymetry, photogrammetry, and geodesy
- Metes and bounds cadastral system : A cadastral system in which metes (surveying) (or measurments) and bounds (surveying) (or adjoining boundaries) are used to locate, describe, and transfer real property.
- : A unit of the Public Lands Survey System that was typically 6 miles wide and 6 miles tall. A township was typically made of of 36 sections, where each section was approximately one square Mile (Unit of Measurement).
- : A former agency of the United States Federal Government that administered public lands. Also administered and maintained the Public Land Survey System. Its duties are now cared for by the Bureau of Land Management or BLM.