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Surveying Units and Terms


22 May 2014

Here is our list of units of measure, surveying terms, surveyors' slang and abbreviations, water descriptions, and trees.

If you don't see your favorite obscure units or terms, please let us know. We're happy to add to our list.

Units of Measure


Standard Surveying Terms


Surveyors' Slang

Surveying, like any profession, has its special terms and slang. Some are just humorous, some help distinguish similar sounds (e.g. eleven and seven), and some are just plain strange!


Surveyors' Abbreviations

You might find the following abbreviations on a plat drawing. When a surveyor resurveys a tract they will "find" evidence of earlier surveys and will "set" new markers of their own. Thus F and S are common in abbreviations.


Water Terms


Trees


Sources

You can find definitions for most of these units, terms, and words in any good unabridged dictionary. There are also books dealing with units of measure and surveying.


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