The Public Land Survey System is an elegant system for dividing and describing unique in the world. Land surveyors in the Western United States regularly interact with elements of this system. However, evidence of original PLSS monuments and their accessories are gone from many places. How do you pragmatically trace surveys in this circumstance? How do you retrace a PLSS survey in which it is clear that the GLO surveyor falsified his official field notes? When is it appropriate to use topographic calls to establish missing PLSS corners? This workshop answers those questions and examines the lessons drawn from 3 real life PLSS retracement surveys in Central California.
- What is pragmatic surveying?
- What has happened to original corners and accessories in many places?
- Example Survey #1: Section 23 for the FAA
- Example Survey #2: 1600 Acre Vineyard Survey
- Example Survey #3: The Wakefield Family Highway 88 Inholding
- The Pragmatic Order of Controlling Elements for PLSS Surveys
- Rethinking the Standard of Practice for PLSS Surveys
Total workshop time is 4 hours.
Example Survey #1 Filed Survey Maps
Example Survey #1 GLO Maps
Example Survey #1 Survey Diagrams
Example Survey #2 Filed Survey Maps
Example Survey #2 GLO Maps
Example Survey #2 Survey Diagrams
Example Survey #3 Filed Survey Maps
Example Survey #3 GLO Maps
Example Survey #3 Survey Diagrams