Each diagram covers six USPLSS sections, and shows the computed grid lengths and the grid bearings of the exterior boundaries of each USPLSS quarter section; all monuments erected; the number of degrees, minutes, and seconds in the interior angles of each quarter section; the State Plane Coordinates of all quarter-section corners, together with their USPLSS identification; the elevations (orthometric heights) of all monuments; and the basic control stations established by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and utilized to tie the public land survey corners to the geodetic control datum, together with the coordinates of those stations. The angle between geodetic and grid bearing is shown, as is the combination scale and sea level reduction factor used to convert grid to horizontal ground level distances. The theta angle and combination scale and sea level reduction factor shown on the diagrams are computed for the coordinated one-quarter section corner nearest the geographic center of the six-section area of each diagram. In addition, the diagrams show the area in acres of the USPLSS quarter sections surveyed as computed using ground level distances.
The full set of Control Survey Summary Diagrams consists of 632 documents. The CSSDs are available in hardcopy format on 11-inch by 17-inch paper media. The CSSDs are also available in digital format as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.