Problem of the Week: Public Land Surveying Sytsem Descriptions

In researching a chain of title, a surveyor finds that land patented in a particular township in 1919 as an aliquot part is now designated by the tract number 37. An official resurvey of the township was conducted in 1980. The type of survey was

(A) a retracement

(B) a dependent resurvey

(C) a contract survey

(D) an independent resurvey

The answer is (D).

This is problem 34 (7-6) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visitwww.ppi2pass.com.