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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:
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.
|2||Nature, scope, and definition of evidence||12|
|4||Technology as evidence||64|
|6||Measurements as evidence||120|
|7||Plats as evidence||166|
|8||Evidence of water boundaries||187|
|9||Historical knowledge as evidence||213|
|10||Preservation of evidence||286|
|11||Procedures for locating boundaries described in writings and on maps||304|
|12||Original surveys and platting laws||341|
|13||Unwritten transfer of land ownership||356|
|14||Guarantees of title and location||396|
|15||Understanding and writing property descriptions||412|
|19||The surveyor in court||494|
|20||The surveyor, the law, and evidence : a professional relationship||524|
|App. A||The surveyor's report||570|
|App. B||Wooden evidence||580|
|App. C||The [quasi].judicial function of surveyors||585|
|App. E||Land acts that created the public lands||609|