Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-01-25
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Professional surveyors and many civil engineers must understand the laws of boundaries and the evidence necessary for efficient and accurate boundary determination. This new edition of the preeminent text/reference on the subject is brought completely up to date, with new material on the use of technology in surveying and its legal ramifications, the use of forensic investigative techniques in the discovery of obscured evidence, new case law examples throughout, and new exhibits help illustrate the concepts presented.

Author Biography

Walter G. Robillard is a Principal at World Boundaries, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. Donald A. Wilson is President of Land Boundary Consultants, Inc. based in Newfields, New Hampshire. Curtis M. Brown (deceased) was a partner at Brown Hall in Sacramento, California.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Definition, Scope, and Nature of Evidencep. 13
Words as Evidencep. 48
Evidence and Technologyp. 72
Other Types or Species of Evidencep. 86
Calculations and Measurements as Evidencep. 134
Plats as Evidencep. 184
Evidence of Water Boundariesp. 207
Using Historical Knowledge as Evidencep. 233
Recording and Preserving Evidencep. 309
Procedures for Locating Boundaries Described by Wordsp. 329
Original Surveys and Related Platting Lawsp. 368
Unwritten Transfers of Land Ownershipp. 385
Guarantees of Title and Locationp. 427
Using and Understanding Words in Boundary Descriptionsp. 444
Professional Liabilityp. 499
Professional Staturep. 517
The Surveyor in Courtp. 534
The Surveyor, the Law, and Evidence: A Professional Relationshipp. 564
The Surveyor's Reportp. 611
Wooden Evidencep. 620
The [Quasi-] Judicial Function of Surveyorsp. 625
Geodaesiap. 635
Land Acts that Created the Public Landsp. 649
Indexp. 661
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