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41 Cards in this Set

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Name 3 methods used to describe property:
2)rectangular survey
square mile=___________ acres
__________ feet in a mile
For the purpose of the US Geological Survey,datum is defined as the mean sea level at __________________.
New York Habor
The general datum plane used by IL surveyors is _____________ .
the USGS datum
A spot survey shows ___________________.
the location,size, and shape of buildings on the lot
A sketch survey shows ___________________.
the location and dimensions of the parcel of land
In describing a lot from a recorded subdivision plat,what 3 idntifiers are used?
1)lot-and-block number
2)name or number of subdivision plat
3)name on county and state
What 3 things must a township description included?
1)designation of the township tier in which the township is located
2)designation of the range strip
3)name or number of the prime meridan for that area
What is the IL Plat Act?
When an owner divides a parcel of land into 2 or more parts,any of which is less than 5 acres,the parts must be surveyed and a plat of subdivision recorded
What princple meridians are used in desribing land in IL?
Which one is not in IL?
1) 2nd(not in IL;IN)
square yard=________square feet
square foot=_______square inches
How many sections in a township?
Section=__ miles x __ mlies
1 mile x 1 mile(640 acres)
cubic yard=__cubic feet
_________=square feet per acre
Define principal meridian:
the main imaginary line running north and south and crossing a base line at a definite point,used by surveyors for reference in locating & describing land under the rectangular survey system of legal description
Define ranges:
a strip of land 6 miles wide,extending north & south and numbered east and west acording to its distance from the principle meridan in the rectangular survey system of a legal desription
Define rectangular survey system:
system established in 1785 by the federal goverment,provided forsurveyingand describing land by reference to principal merdians and base lines
Define sections:
a portion of township under the rectangular survey system --a section is a square with mile-long sides and an area of i square mile or 640 acres
Define townships:
the principal unit of a rectangular system -- a township is a square with 6 mile sides and an area of 36 square miles
Define township lines:
lines running east & west parallel to the base line and 6 miles apart in a rectangular survey system in a legal description
Define township squares:
the basic unit of the rectangular survey system; where the horizontal township lines and the vertical range lines intersect,they form squares
Define township tiers:
a strip of land 6 miles wide, extending east & west and numbered north & south according to its distance from the base line in the rectangular survey system of a legal description
Define goverment survey system:
rectanglar survey system
Define legal desription:
a desription of a specific parcel of real estate complete enough for an independent surveyor to locate and identify it
Define lot-and-block system:
a method of desribing real property that identifies a parcel of land by reference to lot and block numbers within a subdivision,as specified on a recorded subdivision plat
Define metes-and-bounds method:
a legal description of a pacel of land that begins at a well marked point and follows the boundaries, using directions and distances around the tract, back to the point of beginning
Define monuments:
a fixed or artifcial object used to establish real estate boundaries for a metes-and-bounds description
Define plat map:
a map of a town,section, or subdivision indicating the location & boundaries of individual properties
Define point of beginning (POB):
in a metes-and-bounds legal description,the starting point of the survey,situated in one corner of the parcel
Define correction line:
provisions i the rectangular survey system made to compensate for the curvature of the earth's surface--every 4th township line is used as a corrrection line on which the intervals between the north & south rane lines are remeasured and corrected to a full 6 miles
Define datum:
a horizontal plane from which heights and depth are measured
Define fractional sections:
a parcel of land less than 160 acres,usually found at the edge of a rectangular survey
Define goverment check:
the 24 mile square parcels composed of 16 townships in the rectangular survey system of legal description
Define govermet lots:
fractional sections in the rectangular survey system that are less than one quarter sectionin area
Define air lots:
a designated airspace over a piece of land
Define base lines:
the main imaginary line running east & west crossing a principal meridan ata definite point,used by surveyors for reference in locating and describing land under the rectangular survey system of a legal description
Define bench marks:
a permanent reference mark or point established for use by surveyors in measuring differences in elevation
What number section is set aside for schools in a township?