Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location / Edition 5

Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location / Edition 5

by Walter G. Robillard, Donald A. Wilson, Curtis M. Brown
     
 

The up-to-date, new edition of the classic reference

For over two decades, Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location has been the cornerstone volume for surveying practitioners. In its Fourth Edition, this book upholds its superior presentation of boundary laws and evidence, and now introduces significantly revised content covering current laws, legal

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The up-to-date, new edition of the classic reference

For over two decades, Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location has been the cornerstone volume for surveying practitioners. In its Fourth Edition, this book upholds its superior presentation of boundary laws and evidence, and now introduces significantly revised content covering current laws, legal procedures and practices, courtroom responsibilities, use of GPS and GIS data, and waterway boundaries. This current edition prepares surveyors for the new legal, technical, and administrative aspects of surveying.

The first section of this book covers resurveys or retracements of former surveys based on land records. It deals with the methods used for locating corners, lines, and parcels of these surveys, while detailing all types of evidence, including maps and documents; measurements; monuments and trees; and digital data. The increasing importance of an area's history to surveyors is also a featured topic. The later chapters examine the creation of new parcels of land from a legal standpoint. This edition also includes an in-depth examination of:

  • Professional liability
  • How to report evidence and use it in court
  • Court conduct, both as a defendant and as an expert witness
  • The origins of boundary evidence

Whether used in conjunction with Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles, Fourth Edition, or on its own, Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location, Fourth Edition, continues to stand as the fundamental reference for licensed practicing surveyors, lawyers, property owners, civil engineers, and students in surveying courses in two- and four-year programs. Its practical applications have also made it a widely used study guide for land surveyor examinations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471694472
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/07/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. Nature, Scope, and Definition of Evidence.

3. Verbal Evidence.

4. Technology as Evidence.

5. Other Evidence.

6. Measurements as Evidence.

7. Plats as Evidence.

8. Evidence of Water Boundaries.

9. Historical Knowledge as Evidence.

10. Preservation of Evidence.

11. Procedures for Locating Boundaries Described   in Writings and on Maps.

12. Original Surveys and Platting Laws.

13. Unwritten Transfers of Land Ownership.

14. Guarantees of Title and Location.

15. Understanding and Writing Property Descriptions.

16. Professional Liability.

17. Professional Stature.

18. The Surveyor in Court.

19. The Surveyor, the Law, and Evidence: A Professional Relationship.

Appendix A: The Surveyor's Report.

Appendix B: Wooden Evidence.

Appendix C: The [Quasi-]Judicial Function of Surveyors.

Appendix D: Geodaesia.

Appendix E: Land Acts that Created the Public Lands.

Index.

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