Right-of-Way Surveying

Task Committee on Right-of-Way, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-850-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-850-7 (ISBN-10), 1991, Soft Cover, Pg. 15

Manual of Practice No.: 75

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


This manual, Right-of-Way Surveying Guide (Manual no. 75), is a revision and up-date of the Guide to Right of Way Survey Practices, published by ASCE in 1981. The surveying, monumenting, platting, and writing descriptions of easements and right of way is a subject that has not received much attention in the professional literature. Practice varies widely across the U.S. The objective of the guide is to offer recommendations for this activity to reduce this great variance and stabilize practice in accordance with good surveying principles. The implementation of multipurpose cadastries in many jurisdictions is creating pressures for modernization of land information systems. Easement records will provide a significant element in the cadastre, and attention on quality of documentation, survey, and spatial location of easements is sorely needed. This manual offers principles and recommendations to improve right of way survey, monumentation, and documentation practices.

Subject Headings: Surveys (non-geomatic) | Land use | Writing skills | Professional societies | Jurisdiction | Bibliographies


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