09.13.06.02

.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "As-constructed survey" has the meaning stated in Regulation .07 of this chapter.

(2) "Bench mark" means an identifiable stable reference point established as a record for future use or reestablishment of the elevation datum of a survey requiring vertical data.

(3) "Boundary survey" has the meaning stated in Regulation .03 of this chapter.

(4) "Consumer" means a property owner or a prospective property owner, as the case may be, for whose benefit surveying services are performed.

(5) "Date" means the date of the latest field work.

(6) "Licensee" means:

(a) A professional land surveyor as stated in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-101(l), Annotated Code of Maryland; or

(b) A licensed property line surveyor as stated in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-101(g), Annotated Code of Maryland.

(7) "Metes and bounds description" has the meaning stated in Regulation .08 of this chapter.

(8) "Monument" means an identifiable object or marker which physically identifies the location of property division lines or other survey points on the ground.

(9) "Planimetric survey" has the meaning stated in Regulation .05 of this chapter.

(10) "Plat" means a drawing prepared at an appropriate scale to show the results of the findings and conclusions of a survey.

(11) “Relative positional precision” means the length of the semi-major axis expressed in feet or meters, of the error ellipse representing the uncertainty due to random errors in measurements in the location of the property evidence, marking any corner of the surveyed property relative to the property evidence, and marking any other corner of the surveyed property at the 95 percent confidence level (two standard deviations).

(12) "Right of way/easement survey" has the meaning stated in Regulation .09 of this chapter.

(13) "Special purpose survey" has the meaning stated in Regulation .10 of this chapter.

(14) "Survey" means the process of conducting research, performing field measurements and observations, and applying mathematical principles to determine or obtain the data necessary to record, display, or indicate, or all of these, land boundaries, land areas, and the position and characteristics of any natural or artificial, or both, features on or near the surface of the earth.

(15) "Survey marker" means, within the meaning of COMAR 09.13.03, an identifiable point, object, or mark which physically identifies the location of any point utilized or established to fix the position of a survey control station.

(16) "Surveyor" means:

(a) A professional land surveyor as stated in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-101(l), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(b) A licensed property line surveyor as stated in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-101(g), Annotated Code of Maryland; or

(c) An individual otherwise authorized to practice professional land surveying or property line surveying under Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-303, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(17) "Topographic survey" has the meaning stated in Regulation .04 of this chapter.

(18) "Witness monument" means an identifiable point, object, or marker offset from the position of a survey marker, boundary point, or line which is used for the purpose of identifying the position of the survey marker, boundary point, or point on line through the use of distance measurements or angular measurements, or both.