describes the legal boundary of a parcel of land. The boundary is established by a professional surveyor
using a transit
and modern Global Positioning System (GPS)
technology. The coordinates of the property line are often described on a drawing called a "plot plan" or "plat
" by indicating the length of the boundary along a specific compass bearing in relation to a verifiable "point of beginning". The metes and bounds
method is also used to provide a legal description of a property.