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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

How would you describe the extreme southeastern 40 acres of section 20 in the middle diagram?

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The way in which one would describe the extreme southeastern 40 acres of section 20 in the middle diagram.

Explanation

The United States uses a different system apart from the latitude and longitude to locate land areas which are known as the U.S. Public Lands Survey System. The north-south lines are known as principle lines and east-west lines are known as baselines. These divide the land into parcels.

The meridians are perpendicular to the baselines but they are adjusted to accommodate the curvature on the Earth. The survey system forms almost square-shaped parcels of land called townships of 6 miles on a side which are laid out in horizontal tiers north and south of the baselines and in vertical columns ranging east and west of the principal meridians...

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