Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location / Edition 4

Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location / Edition 4

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 procedures

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Overview

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.

Author Biography: Walter G. Robillard is an attorney at Land Consultants, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
Donald A. Wilson is with Land Boundary, Inc. in New Fields, New Hampshire.
The late Curtis M. Brown was a partner of Brown & Hall, a major land surveying firm in Sacramento, California.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471390916
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/1902
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Nature, scope, and definition of evidence12
3Verbal evidence42
4Technology as evidence64
5Other evidence76
6Measurements as evidence120
7Plats as evidence166
8Evidence of water boundaries187
9Historical knowledge as evidence213
10Preservation of evidence286
11Procedures for locating boundaries described in writings and on maps304
12Original surveys and platting laws341
13Unwritten transfer of land ownership356
14Guarantees of title and location396
15Understanding and writing property descriptions412
16Professional liability462
17Professional stature462
18Professional stature479
19The surveyor in court494
20The surveyor, the law, and evidence : a professional relationship524
App. AThe surveyor's report570
App. BWooden evidence580
App. CThe [quasi].judicial function of surveyors585
App. DGeodaesia595
App. ELand acts that created the public lands609

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