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Metric

Description

All new surveys performed in Ontario are typically prepared using metric units. Imperial units were commonly used in the past with surveyors preferring imperial units in feet and tenths of a foot. Regulations require that a metric note and conversion factor be indicated on the face of the survey plan so distances shown in metres can be easily converted into imperial units.

Purpose

Identifies that metric units of measurement were used on the survey plan.

Why is this important?

Helps determine the correct units of measurement (metric or imperial) when measuring or scaling the physical boundary location from the survey plan.