Note: this guideline is issued by the Surveyor-General under section 7(1)(ga) of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002 about the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010 and is not legally binding.

The following information relates to the general purpose of a cadastral survey dataset (CSD) and provides links to further detail about CSD structure, information required in a CSD, CSD purposes and types, CSD certification and compliance, and dispensation from the rules.

A cadastral survey dataset (CSD) provides an authoritative source of information as to where a boundary is located, where a parcel of land is located, and the attributes of that parcel and boundary. This information enables the correct and unambiguous allocation and management of land rights and the correct re-establishment of the boundaries in the future.

The following articles explain the rules that relate to the structure of a CSD, the different types of CSDs, the information required in different types of CSDs, and CSD certification:

Last Updated: 7 April 2017
Authority: Surveyor-General - Section 7(1)(ga) of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002
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