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01-20-2005, 07:28 AM
"The north merdian used in the above desciption is that adopted for this area by the Deptartment of the Army Corps of Engineers."
Any idea what is intented by the statement listed above?
Where would I go to find what they have adopted for the area?
Thanks for your help
My guess is that they are trying to explain what the bearing of north is based on for the description. ACOE projects that I have worked on used state plane coordinates so north would have been based on grid north instead of astronomic or otherwise. Can you contact the local Corps office for assistance? Is there any other record info for the neighboring properties that might shed some light on this?
Not sure I helped much.
01-21-2005, 04:48 AM
I believe LS 7702 is close to the truth.
I was the Chief Surveyor for the Kansas City District from April 2002 until March of last year. I didn't make a very good bureaucrat. Ethics was a major reason I left. I could not perform my duties the way I was asked to perform them.
Back to your question.
It is most likely based on the state plane coordinate system if it was actually surveyed. Corps of Engineer District Offices have cartographers in their real estate offices. It is common practice across the country for these folks to reference deeds together in base maps using an arbitrary North. From these, metes and bounds easements, and property descriptions are often written. It would be my guess, based on the phrase "...adopted for this area...", that this is exactly what you are facing. Sometimes, they actually have a survey for part of the area.
Keep in mind, they are the Federal Government, and think they don't have to follow the rules.
Chris Wickern LS, Mo.; Applicant, Ca.
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