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BLM methods of survey

In Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methods used to relocate lost corners, distance during the application of proportionate measurement becomes controlling over direction.

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  • Student Surveyor

    I appreciate the input guys. According to my Brown's "Boundary Control And Legal Principles" school book, distance is controlling and has been accepted by most courts. Yet in the interpretation of metes and bounds descriptions, federal courts and many state courts have declared that direction is superior when the two are are in conflict.

  • Hello Clint,


    You may want to consider the reduction to cardinal direction when proportioning which is attention to direction...this is a good resource for proportioning:



    if you create a pdf with your survey, I'd like to look at it. In any event I hope this helps,


  • I am not a PLS surveyor so.....

    But my understanding is that it depends on which corner you are trying to replace. Double proportion replacement method is what I have heard to use when you are looking at an interior corner.

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