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Wilma Caldwell
Architectural technologist
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What is the Cadastral Survey in Surveying?

What is the Cadastral Survey in Surveying?

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Theodore Ray
Planning and development surveyor

Generally, Cadastral Surveying is used for subdividing land into parts to established the boundaries of previously surveyed land to determine the physical extent of ownership and transfer of the property line.

Here below, I attached an image of an example of a cadastral survey plan.

What is the Cadastral Survey in Surveying?
Ricardo Kuhn
Construction Foreman

Cadastral survey (also referred to as ‘Reki’) is part of the survey relating to land ownership and boundary markings. Basically, you need to hall out areas with different ownerships before laying complete authority to proceed with any project. The surveying activity for that is a Cadastral survey.

Sometimes, Cadastral surveys also include marking out of trees, pipelines, and other important details that need to be located before proceeding with any job on a given land.

Ricardo Kuhn
Construction Foreman

Cadastral survey is a comprehensive study of land, its location, its value, etc. A cadastral survey shows the extent, boundaries, value, and ownership of land. Through these surveys, authorities assign a numerical identity to land.