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Manual of Instructions for the Survey of Canada Lands, 1st to 3rd Editions
This section contains the general instructions of the Surveyor General published in the 1st to 3rd editions of the Manual. The 1st and 2nd editions are available online as scanned images only. The 3rd edition is also available online in PDF format. Most of the amendments to the 3rd edition are available online in HTML format. Consult the Guide to Standards for Surveys, Survey Plans & Survey Records of Dominion and Canada Lands (in preparation) for further historical details.
The Supplement to the Manual of Instructions contains information that at one time formed part of the Manual of Instructions. It contains directions for determining the astronomical and magnetic meridians, on the use of instruments, and on problems connected with surveying the various township systems of Western Canada. In particular, it contains a number of tables specially adapted to these township surveys.
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|Manual||Date in Force||File Format|
|Addition (Part E)||August 1969||DJVU|
|Addition (Part G)||July 1977||DJVU|
|Addition (RS Plans)||June 1978||DJVU|
|Amendments (Appendix C)||June 1982||DJVU|
|Addition (Yukon-Placer)||May 1981||DJVU|
|Amendments (B9:10)||June 1984||DJVU|
|Amendments (Appendix 6)||August 1987||DJVU|
|Amendment 87-1 (C1:2)||January 1988||DJVU|
|Amendments (B8:2)||November 1991||DJVU|
|Amendments (INAC Agreement)||December 1991||DJVU|
|Addition (BC Agreement)||September 1992||DJVU|
|Amendments (INAC Agreement)||December 1993||DJVU|
|Addition & Amendments
(Registration Plans - 3rd Ed./D5 Prelim.)
|3rd Edition Vol. 1||January 1997||DJVU PDF|
|3rd Edition Vol. 2||January 1997||DJVU PDF|
|Amendments (B1-2)||February 1998||HTML|
|Amendments (D5 - Survey)||February 1998||HTML|
|Amendments (B2-1)||February 2000||DJVU|
|Amendments (B2-1)||March 2003||HTML|
|Amendments (B1-2, Framework)||December 2003||HTML|
|Amendments (B1-2, Schedule A)||March 2004||HTML|
|Supplement||Date in Force||File Format|
|Amendments (Copies - Scale)||1980-1983||DJVU|
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