United States Definitions for Land Surveyors

United States Code (USC)—A compilation, under 50 subjects, or titles, of the general and permanent laws of the United States in force as of an indicated date. Most of the statutes governing the operations of the Bureau of Land Management appear in Title 43, Public Lands, and Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining.

United States National Map Accuracy Standards—See Standards, United States National Map Accuracy. See also Appendix C, “National Standards for Spatial Data Accuracy.”

United States Public Land Survey [USPLS]A metes-and-bounds survey executed to comply with one of various regulations for entry of public land; U.S. Survey [BLM].

United States standard datum—Renamed in 1913 as the North American Datum. See also Datum, North American; Datum, North American, 1927 (NAD 27).

Source: NSPS “Definitions of Surveying and Related Terms“, used with permission.

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