Chicago Map Society: Kevin Lewis, Public Land Survey System

Chicago Map Society Meeting
Thursday, September 15, 2011

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

How are Townships and Sections divided? Kevin C. Lewis, a working land surveyor for the past 25 years, will present a lecture on the history and origin of the Public Land Survey System in Illinois. Mr. Lewis will discuss some of the recorded documents available to surveyors including: Federal Township Plats of Illinois, Monument Records and Subdivisions as well as the use of State Plane Coordinates and Global Positioning Systems in Modern Public Land Survey System Retracement.