The 2009 Manual of Surveying Instructions
For purchase by the public of the 2009 edition of the Manual of Surveying Instructions, the Bureau of Land Management has partnered with the Public Land Survey System Foundation (PLSSF) and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). For information on how to order your copy of the Manual, visit the PLSSF BLM Survey Manual website at: www.blmsurveymanual.org
Copies of Agreements
Memorandum of Agreement between the BLM and ACSM.
Charter document for the PLSSF.
The Bureau of Land Management respectfully requests that readers of the Manual of Surveying Instructions (2009) (Manual) report any errors found. Errors should be brought to the attention of the Bureau of Land Management Chief Cadastral Surveyor, by sending an email with the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Errata and related adjustments are posted here and can be viewed by date or chapter listings.
Errata by Date | Errata by Chapter
Robert W. (Bob) Dahl, Cadastral Surveyor
U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Minerals, Realty & Resource Protection Directorate
Division of Lands, Realty & Cadastral Survey (WO-350)
U.S. Post Office Address: 1849 C St. NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, D.C. 20240
FEDEX, UPS & Street Address: 20 M St. SE, Room 2134LM Washington, D.C. 20003
Voice: (202) 912-7344
Fax: (202) 912-7182
Bob Dahl and Don Buhler, BLM Chief Cadastral Surveyor will present on the U.S. Public Land Survey System and BLM’s 2009 Manual of Surveying Instructions at the District of Columbia Association of Land Surveyors Spring Banquet at Crystal Banquet Hall, 619 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC, March 21, 2012. For more information visit the DCALS website at: http://www.dcals.org/
Bring your 2009 and 1973 editions of the Manual to the presentation.
Key Reference Material
Federal Register Notice of Availability - September 24, 2009
Frequently Asked Questions - Next Edition/2009 Manual of Surveying Instructions
Articles - Various published papers, email, general information.
Manual presentations - Presentations made discussing the Manual of Surveying Instructions (2009) relative to the practice of private land surveying.