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Surveying Links and Resources

These links and resources are provided for your interest and benefit.  Please note that the College does not endorse any opinion, report, product, or service described in them. If you would like to recommend other links or find links that are not working, please let us know.


A History of the Rectangular Survey System
Glossaries of BLM Surveying and Mapping Terms (zip file)
Earth From Space - Photos of cities as seen by astronauts from space
Handbook of Survey Notekeeping (PDF document)
Promoting Land Surveying in Our Schools - Online resource for instructors and guidance counselors.
Maps.com - One stop shop for maps.
MapTech Map Server - Online resource for topo maps, nautical charts, nva photos, and aeronautical charts
Microsoft TerraServer - High resolution USGS aerial imagery and USGS topographic maps
National Atlas of the United States
ESRI GIS Mapping Software -
California Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors - Board of Professional Licensing and Registration for Land Surveyors
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (A.C.S.M.) - Association that advances the sciences of surveying and mapping and related fields
Accreditation Board for Engineering Technologies - The Board promotes and advances education in applied science, computing, engineering and technology
California Land Offices - Historical changes in the California Land Office
Cool Surveying Sites - A excellent resource of surveying, mapping, and GIS Web sites
California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA) - The official site for CLSA
The Encyclopedia of Land Surveying Links - A comprehensive list of links
National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors
National Geodetic Survey (NGS) -  Official Web site for the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS)
National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) - A pathway to information about geospatial or spatially referenced data available from USGS
Orange County Surveyors' Office
Surveypath - Information on surveying as a career


Following are PDF files regarding laws regulating the practice of Land Surveying in California

Principal Meridians in TIF and PDF