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FIELD NOTES AND A TRUE LINE PLAT ARE PREPARED

The surveyor initially creates the official survey record by transcribing field data into the official survey record format. This includes both field notes and the true line plat.

  • Field Notes represent the survey in text form containing the written record describing the survey (monuments found or set and related information), and also the reporting of direction and length of lines.
  • True Line Plat represents the survey in pictorial form. accurately depicting the boundaries surveyed in direction and length
  • Automated word processing procedures are utilized enabling the transfer of data through a disk medium.

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