From earliest times there was a need to mark and describe the boundaries of parcels of land. It is recorded that in about 1400 B.C. Egypt developed a system to reestablish land boundaries after each flood. The need to accurately establish and describe land boundaries has persisted to this day. To transfer ownership one must be able to describe what land is being considered, and where it is located. In the United States the three primary systems used to define land boundaries and location are the metes and bounds, block and lot, and rectangular systems.
KeywordsBase Line Primary System Agricultural Engineer Practice Problem West Boundary
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