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What is the Public Land Survey and Why Do We Still Use It?

What is the Public Land Survey and Why Do We Still Use It?

Have you ever wondered why on legal documents your house is not listed with your address but rather by parcel location?  If you have ever seen something akin to the southwest corner of the northeast corner of the northwest corner of Section 21, Township 4, that coordinate system is the […]

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Why GIS Doesn’t Replace the Need for Surveyors

Why GIS Doesn’t Replace the Need for Surveyors

With all the readily available aerial and satellite imagery, it is a legitimate questions to ask if GIS can be used to replace surveyors to understand property issues and to resolve legal disputes involving parcel lines.  The ability to access Google Maps or a local agency’s online mapping application to […]