(adjective) Related to the measurement of land boundaries and property ownership.
EXAMPLE: In many developing countries, cadastral measurement is merely by oral tradition and reference to geographic features, causing many legal disputes over land ownership.
a fish out of water
A person who does not fit in with other people; someone not in their proper environment.
EXAMPLE: Visiting a foreign country last year I went to a party just wearing a sweater, but everyone else was wearing formal clothing, and nobody spoke my language, so I really felt like a fish out of water.