Course 4: Restoration of Lost Corners

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Course Description

This course consists of four videos, some reading, and three exercises, on the “Restoration of Lost Corners”. The legal, mathematical, and practical applications of the methods of proportioning, as found in the Manual of Surveying Instructions, are presented. Students will be able to address what corners control in most situations, how to proportion properly, what legal principles are involved when proportioning, and how to deal with the latitudinal curve. A lengthy discussion of convergence and curvature in the PLSS is also included.

Course Objectives

  • Define the three corner conditions listed in the Manual of Surveying Instructions
  • Describe, identify applicability, and compute proportions using all methods
  • Demonstrate an understanding of curvature in the PLSS

Course Instructors

Dennis Mouland, Bureau of Land Management
Ron Scherler, Bureau of Land Management

Instructions

Please print the Course Map before you begin to help guide you through the course.

Each topic has a study guide associated with it. Each topic has a study guide associated with it. You can view/print a specific study guide under the Materials tab in each topic.

The Complete Course 4 Study Guide contains everything needed to complete the course. It is included for those who wish to print everything necessary prior to starting the course. Please note that the full Course 4 study guide is 163 pages.

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