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"Beginning surveyors, experienced surveyors, attorneys and title experts will be enlightened and further educated as they read and ponder the advice, and case law supported examples, presented in this latest writing by Don Wilson. this book is a welcome addition to our land surveying library of references and must have for all land surveyors."
-- John "Steve" Parrish, PLS, CFedS, Sparks, Nevada, USA
Boundary Retracement Processes and Procedures
The survey and the transference are the distinctive and operative acts in the transmission of real property and, where they differ from each other, one must of necessity control the other.
This book addresses the aforementioned concepts by external explanations in order to understand the discrepancies between them. It also helps to avoid expensive and wasteful litigation over boundaries that were previously not in conflict. The text offers an extensive review of the law for boundary retracement and cites numerous case examples.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. The Concept 1
2. Title Issues 37
3. Corners, Lines and Surveys 69
4. Protracted Boundaries 105
5. Which Set of Footsteps is which? 141
6. Figures, Numbers, and Symbols 181
7. Resolving/reconciling Errors 227
8. Recognizing What Was Left Behind 245
9. Boundary Agreements 263
10. Proper Procedure 287
11. The Lost Corner 309
12. Nonfederal Rectangular Surveys 333
13. Resolving Overlapping Grants 351
14. Forensic Applications 371
Appendix 1: Significant Cases on Following Footsteps by State 377
Appendix 2: Lost Corners, by State 405
Final Thoughts 435
Table of Authorities (Over 750 Cited Cases) 437
"... a valuable contribution to the knowledge base of boundary retracement and a tremendous new resource for the surveying profession."
-- Gary R. Kent, The Schneider Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Note: All prices in US Dollars
"Mr. Wilson has done an excellent job of explaining the complexities and challenges associated with land boundaries and the related art and science of land surveying. His thoughtful inclusion of pertinent case law follows a logical pattern and his ability to extract key points is a talent and a lost art. This book should be mandatory reading for all surveyors and anyone dependent on land surveyors such as attorneys, engineers, title authorities, governmental agencies, and state testing authorities."
-- Michael Pallamary, The American Surveyor Magazine, Frederick, Maryland, USA