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Cadastral survey

Cadastral \Ca*das"tral\, a. [F.] Of or pertaining to landed property.

Cadastral survey, or Cadastral map, a survey, map, or plan on a large scale (Usually 1/2500 of the linear measure of the ground, or twenty-five inches to the mile or about an inch to the acre) so as to represent the relative positions and dimensions of objects and estates exactly; -- distinguished from a topographical map, which exaggerates the dimensions of houses and the breadth of roads and streams, for the sake of distinctness.
--Brande & C. [1913 Webster] ||

Usage examples of "cadastral survey".

Now the councilors owned much more, and what had been a substantial farm if not an estate for the magistrate would shrink to a smallholding as soon as the new administration produced a cadastral survey.

Science, a Baptism of the Cypress swamp, and even a Rebirth, not some hir'd Cadastral Survey by its nature corrupt, of use at Trail's End only to those who would profit from the sale and division and resale of Lands.