Land Surveying as a Crucial Political and Legal Issue Introduction -Land Surveying -History, significance of legal precedence from inaccuracy -Legal and political power reflects initial surveying -Tom DeLay attempts to redistrict Legal Precedence -1805 Land Act -Attempts to alter Land Act -Diagonal Sectioning Surveying Errors -Inaccurate measuring -Modernization of measuring -Effects of and prevention of surveying tampering Political Power -Tom DeLay redistricting -Illegal redistricting another mark in surveying precedence -Surveying remains at the forefront of power as landowners have power Abstract: Land surveying is a crucial political and legal issue that has become more accurate with the advent of specific technologies, but has a...The end:
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