be an alphanumeric symbol that is stamped on the respective disk monument. The name that appears on
the control point for publication purposes should be the same as the name that actually appears on the
monument. Old stations that are reestablished are given the previous name with a numerical suffix
added. In the absence of guidance from the customer, adhere to the following rules:
Use the name of a nearby geographical feature.
Use short names with a maximum of 25 characters, including spaces.
Include the name of the agency or unit that set the monument if it is not precast.
Make sure the station name is spelled correctly on all documents.
Do not use special characters such as periods, commas, slashes, or equal signs.
Do not include nondescriptive terms or personal names.
2-51. Landowner Permission. Permission must be obtained before conducting a survey on any private
land. The survey section sergeant or the party chief, working through the local Judge Advocate General
(JAG), will contact and negotiate with landowners for access to prospective station sites. Written
permission to enter the land is preferred because it is documented. The local JAG will assist in this
matter and will help keep the military out of potential trouble.
a. Survey Land Within the United States. Reconnaissance and survey parties should have a right-
of-entry letter from their headquarters to enter a selected area. This letter does not entitle the survey
team to access private property or restricted areas without further permission. When the landowner is
contacted, a full explanation of the work to be done is given without any attempt to conceal any
inconveniences or damage that may arise. Government regulations concerning damage claims should be
explained. In the case of an absentee owner, a letter explaining the work and requesting consent to
access the property should be mailed.
b. Survey Land Outside of the United States. When working in other nations, the appropriate
officer of the US embassy within that country will generally negotiate the right-of-entry letters for
overall areas within that country. However, a right-of-entry letter or approval from the host nation is not
always sufficient for access to all public lands within the national boundaries. It is sometimes necessary
to contact the local officials where the work is to be performed. Agreements will be conducted
according to local customs. Some countries consider an oral agreement, or any statement that could be
construed to be an oral agreement, to be contractual and binding. Any transfer of assets (material or
otherwise) requires close coordination with the JAG.