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Texas Laws | Natural Resources Code
NATURAL RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 2. PUBLIC DOMAIN

(4) The Texas Coordinate System of 1927, South Central Zone, and the Texas Coordinate System of 1983, South Central Zone, is a Lambert conformal projection, having standard parallels at north latitudes 28 23' and 30 17', along which parallels the scale shall be exact. The origin of coordinates is at the intersection of the meridian of 99 00' west longitude and the parallel 27 50' north latitude. The origin of the 1927 coordinate system is given the coordinates: x = 2,000,000 feet (720,000 varas) and y = 0 feet (0 varas). The origin of the 1983 coordinate system is given the coordinates: x = 600,000 meters (708,660 varas) and y = 4,000,000 meters (4,724,400 varas). (455)

(5) The Texas Coordinate System of 1927, South Zone, and the Texas Coordinate System of 1983, South Zone, is a Lambert conformal projection, having standard parallels at north latitudes 26 10' and 27 50', along which parallels the scale shall be exact. The origin of coordinates is at the intersection of the meridian 98 30' west longitude and the parallel 25 40' north latitude. The origin of the 1927 coordinate system is given the coordinates: x = 2,000,000 feet (720,000 varas) and y = 0 feet (0 varas). The origin of the 1983 coordinate system is given the coordinates: x = 300,000 meters (354,330 varas) and y = 5,000,000 meters (5,905,500 varas). (456)

(b) The position of the Texas Coordinate System of 1927 and the Texas Coordinate System of 1983 shall be as marked on the ground by triangulation or traverse stations established in conformity with the standards adopted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for first-order and second-order work, whose geodetic positions have been rigidly adjusted on the North American datum of 1927 or 1983, and whose coordinates have been computed on the system defined in this subchapter. Any of these stations may be used for establishing a survey connection with the Texas Coordinate System of 1927 or the Texas Coordinate System of 1983. (457)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2358, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 616, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (458)

Sec. 21.077. UNIT OF MEASUREMENT. (459)(Text)

The unit of measurement in this subchapter has the following values, based on the International Meter established by the National Bureau of Standards: (460)

(1) one meter = 39.37 inches exactly; (461)

(2) one foot = 12.00 inches exactly; and (462)

(3) one vara = 33-1/3 inches exactly. (463)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2359, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (464)

Sec. 21.078. TERMS "X COORDINATE" AND "Y COORDINATE". (465)(Text)

(a) The plane coordinate values for a point on the earth's surface, to be used in expressing the position or location of the point in the appropriate zone, of either system, shall consist of two distances, expressed in U.S. Survey Feet and decimals of a foot or varas or tenths of a vara when using the Texas Coordinate System of 1927 and expressed in meters and decimals of a meter, in U.S. Survey Feet or decimals of a foot, or in varas or tenths of a vara when using the Texas Coordinate System of 1983. (466)

(b) One of these distances, to be known as the "x coordinate," shall give the position in an east-and-west direction; the other, to be known as the "y coordinate," shall give the position in a north-and-south direction. (467)

(c) These coordinates shall be made to depend on and conform to the plane rectangular coordinate values for the monumented points of the North American Horizontal Geodetic Control Network as published by the National Oceanic Survey/National Geodetic Survey, or its successors, and whose plane coordinates have been computed on the systems defined in this subchapter. (468)

(d) Any station described in this section may be used for establishing a survey connection to either the Texas Coordinate System of 1927 or the Texas Coordinate System of 1983. (469)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2359, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 616, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 991, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (470)

Sec. 21.079. LAND IN MORE THAN ONE ZONE. (471)(Text)

If a tract of land to be defined by a single description extends from one zone into another of the coordinate zones, the positions of all points on its boundaries may be referred to by either of the zones, the zone which is used being specifically named in the description. (472)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2360, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 616, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (473)

CHAPTER 23. COUNTY SURVEYORS (474)(Text)
Sec. 23.001. DEFINITIONS. (475)(Text)

In this chapter: (476)

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the General Land Office. (477)

(2) "Land office" means the General Land Office. (478)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2367, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (479)

SUBCHAPTER B. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS (480)(Text)

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