Vertical air photo: MB89021-6-153
Flight height: 30,800 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.860 mm.
Scale: 1:59,200 (approx.)
Date: August 7, 1989
Location: Junction of the
Longitude: 97º 30'W
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62H
1:50,000 62H/13 Elie
The DLS system, used over most of Agro-Manitoba, produces a pattern of squares (a checkerboard pattern) based on sections one square mile in area. The DLS system is seen in the northeast 1. However, along the Red River, the Assiniboine River as far west as
Both systems have a profound influence on road locations and directions and on the distribution of settlements. Note for example the road running northeast 5 from St. Francois Xavier parallel to the strips of the long lot system and compare this with gravel roads running north/south and east/west along section lines in the northeast 6. In the latter area farmsteads are widely distributed along section lines 7, whereas close to the river farmsteads are closely spaced at the south end of strips of land 8.
The photo also illustrates the capacity of the human eye to distinguish minor variations in grey tone. On the northeast side of First Creek 9, which flows southeast to join the