The up-to-date, new edition of the classic reference For over two decades, Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Locationhas been the cornerstone volume for surveying practitioners. In itsFourth Edition, this book upholds its superior presentation ofboundary laws and evidence, and now introduces significantlyrevised content covering current laws, legal procedures andpractices, courtroom responsibilities, use of GPS and GIS data, andwaterway boundaries. This current edition prepares surveyors forthe new legal, technical, and administrative aspects ofsurveying. The first section of this book covers resurveys or retracements offormer surveys based on land records. It deals with the methodsused for locating corners, lines, and parcels of these surveys,while detailing all types of evidence, including maps anddocuments; measurements; monuments and trees; and digital data. Theincreasing importance of an area's history to surveyors is also afeatured topic. The later chapters examine the creation of newparcels of land from a legal standpoint. This edition also includesan 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 LegalPrinciples, Fourth Edition, or on its own, Evidence and Proceduresfor Boundary Location, Fourth Edition, continues to stand as thefundamental reference for licensed practicing surveyors, lawyers,property owners, civil engineers, and students in surveying coursesin two- and four-year programs. Its practical applications havealso made it a widely used study guide for land surveyorexaminations.
Easy-to-read, practical best-seller on the what's, why's and how's'' of boundary location laws. Covers technical, legal and administrative elements. Reflects the most recent legislative changes in locating land boundaries, the courts' changing interpretation of land boundary laws, the increasing liability of the surveyor and unwritten title rights. The new edition contains increased historical coverage, replaces long legal quotes with narrative descriptions and logically distinguishes field and verbal evidence.
This new Fifth Edition of the preeminent reference on the subject is completely up-to-date with new material on the use of technology in surveying and its legal ramifications, the use of measurements as evidence, new case law examples throughout, new material on finding original evidence, and new exhibits help illustrate the concepts presented.
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 pre-eminent 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 measurements as evidence, new case law examples throughout, new material on finding original evidence, and new exhibits help illustrate the concepts presented. Key Features Updated throughout with new case law examples and exhibits Expanded coverage of negligence and liability issues New material on how and when to locate original evidence to support findings Detailed coverage of the use of technology in surveying and the impact technology has on the use of data as evidence Additional coverage of the use of measurements as evidence Detailed coverage of all types of evidence: maps and documents; measurements; monuments and trees; and digital data How to report this evidence and use it in court How to conduct oneself in court, both as a defendant and as an expert witness
Widely acclaimed as the authoritative source on the legal aspects of surveying and boundary problems, Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles is now updated and expanded in this fourth edition. Distinguished by the precision and clarity of its presentation, this indispensable reference book covers land boundary law, the science of measurements, evaluation of evidence, and the traditions and customs that have defined boundaries. A unique resource, it brings together material that would otherwise require research through dozens of publications. It includes full, easily accessible coverage of the legal elements for determining boundary location and the federal and state laws that govern these elements. Common law and legal principles, synthesized from a comprehensive review of court cases, are presented as a cohesive set of guidelines for the practicing professional. This Fourth Edition features new material that: Explores the distinction between GLO creation by statute law and metes and bounds creation by common law Provides expanded coverage of title examination, certification, and easements Examines Riparian boundary questions Defines new surveying terminology In the tradition of its previous editions, Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles, Fourth Edition remains the essential reference for all land surveyors and civil engineers, land owners, realtors, attorneys dealing with surveying and boundary law, and students in surveying courses. GPS SATELLITE SURVEYING Second Edition Alfred Leick GPS Satellite Surveying, Second Edition includes all the material that made the first edition the standard work in the field, and provides up-to-date information on the most recent developments. Comprehensive and thorough in its presentation, GPS Satellite Surveying is designed to help the modern land information specialist gain full use of GPS surveying techniques and a firm understanding of the resulting measurements. Coverage includes a complete and mathematically rigorous theory of positioning with GPS that integrates astronomy, time, statistics, geodesy, and electronics. 1995 (0-471-30626-6) 560 pp. A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING LAND SURVEYS Second Edition Stephen V. Estopinal "I recommend the book; every surveyor should have several on hand, and give them to prospective clients." —Professional Surveyor A guide to making sense of the complexities of surveying, this handsomely illustrated book not only describes the variety of documents surveyors produce, but the technology and practice essential to their production. Designed for the layperson involved in selling, transferring, developing, or building on land, the Guide is a seminar on the real-world basics of interpreting and using land survey data. 1993 (0-471-57717-0) 248 pp. EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURES FOR BOUNDARY LOCATION Third Edition Curtis M. Brown, Walter G. Robillard, and Donald A. Wilson This expanded, updated edition of the classic bestseller remains the industry standard for its coverage of the laws of boundaries and the evidence needed to make accurate boundary determinations. Its presentation of the technical, legal, and administrative aspects of boundary location includes changes in content and organization that reflect new developments in the field and make the book easier to use than ever before. 1994 (0-471-55219-4) 528 pp.
Land is important to all aspects of human life and has a key role in the economic well-being of society therefore, land tenure, land ownership, and real property law is a critical part of any developed nation. Together, the processes of how land parcels are held; how they are defined, measured, and described to allow economic transactions; how they are marked to allow their use and defense; and how they are legally protected have allowed for the orderly possession and use of land. In doing so, these processes have also provided the basis for the advanced economy of most developed nations. Very often, these processes—land tenure, boundary surveying, and cadastral systems—are considered separately. They are very much interrelated, and none of these processes may be completely understood without an understanding of the others. Land Tenure, Boundary Surveys, and Cadastral Systems provides an introduction to land tenure, cadastral systems, and boundary surveying, including an understanding of the interrelationship of these areas and their role in land tenure and real property law. This is especially true considering the advent of georeferenced cadastral maps reflecting the location of land parcels relative to many other components of the physical and legal infrastructure. Although intended as a basic text for college-level surveying courses, this book should also be of significant value to cadastral mappers, real property attorneys, land title professionals, and others involved with land transactions.
Learn to be a good investigator and a successful retracement surveyor In the era of CSI, forensic science has taken on an unaccustomed glamor. The fact is, forensic science plays as crucial a role in the field of land surveying and title investigation as it does in flesh-and-blood criminology. Land location, the stability of property lines, and the sanctity of title documents are of utmost interest to the legal system in general, and the court system in particular. Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation is the first book to present the application of investigative forensic techniques to the field of land boundary retracement. Covering basic logic, document research, and the interpretation of physical evidence on site, Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation is an indispensable guide for?surveyors faced with a difficult retracement having little or faulty evidence. Demonstrating the techniques that can be applied to boundary location, this fascinating and useful introduction to forensic science: * Covers basic logic with tips for avoiding assumptions during the investigation that might result in error and bad conclusions * Explains the standard operating procedures, common to all forensics fields, for the protection of scenes, evidence collection, and photography * Provides detailed information on records research, reconstructing historical documentation, dealing with damaged documentation, and interpreting historic records containing antiquated measurements and wording * Includes a unique presentation of physical evidence investigation techniques including interpreting stone, wood, and metal evidence found on site * Takes an international approach, presenting universal investigative techniques and methods beyond the specifics of any single country * Includes advice on using the Internet for research and how to draw upon surprising sources of historic information such as postcards, advertisements, and family histories This extensive treatment is sure to become a standard reference work for professionals in many fields related to land investigation as well as a practical text for the training of investigators in the evidence recovery and interpretative processes leading to successful property location and ownership.
For over 40 years Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location and Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles have provided the cornerstones of any land surveyors practice. Now available in their 5th editions as a convenient two-volume set, these books have been thoroughly updated with current practice, new case law citation, additional coverage of negligence and liability, the use of technology as evidence, and additional real-world examples.
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.