What is plat?

plat meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A diagram drawn to scale showing the boundaries, subdivisions, and other data, established by survey, that are necessary to correctly identify and describe the units of which a relatively small tract of land is comprised. A plat often includes one or more certificates indicating official approval and may omit natural and cultural features normally depicted on a map, which are not essential to its legal purpose. Click here to see a manuscript plat prepared by George Washington in 1766 of lands he purchased adjacent to his plantation of Mount Vernon (courtesy of the Library of Congress) and here to see a 1920 plat map of the town of Auburn, Wisconsin. Because plat maps can be useful to genealogists, historical societies sometimes provide online access to them (see this example). See also: cadastral map.


reference: ABC-CLIO