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A Guide to Understanding Land Surveys by Stephen V. Estopinal

By Stephen V. Estopinal

The nonsurveyor's definitive land survey sourcebook—now generally updated

Over the final a number of a long time, the web has allowed people with a non-technical historical past to imagine extra regulate of land surveys. yet and not using a transparent knowing of the way to properly use land survey facts, and confronted with the demanding situations of speaking particular requisites to a pro land surveyor, conflicts usually come up that bring about litigation.

A advisor to realizing Land Surveys bridges the ever-expanding verbal exchange hole among the clients of land boundary info land surveyors.

This essential consultant basically explains the features and approaches required in each survey (routine or otherwise), and the function of a surveyor of their research and re-establishment. it's a must-have source for name legal professionals, paralegals, realtors, govt brokers, and others who depend upon the data accumulated and offered by way of land surveys.

Written in nontechnical language and supported through a number of line drawings, A consultant to knowing Land Surveys not just is helping readers achieve a powerful familiarity with a survey, plat, or land description, yet permits them to effectively assessment it, notice any inadequacies, and make the right kind changes to acquire approval.

The 3rd version of A consultant to knowing Land Surveys has been elevated with thirty percentage new fabric and is totally up to date to mirror the most recent perform instructions and expertise, together with using GPS and GIS in land boundary re-establishment. additionally incorporated is critical new fabric on how expertise can be interpreted in assessing the standard and accuracy of a land survey.

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Chief among these advantages is the ease with which such a system is established. The Land Surveyor has a wide choice of methods of directional control and complete freedom in choosing the point of tangency. This freedom reduces to a minimum the fieldwork required to map a particular parcel of land. Knowledge of the elevation or geodetic position of the area being surveyed, in order to account for the earth’s shape, is not necessary. Because the shape of the earth is ignored, there is no need to collect information on the geodetic positions of points within the parcel.

The professional land surveyor serves as the bridge between the physical limits to the exercise of real property rights on the land and the imaginary concepts of ownership boundaries. The great value often attached to continued enjoyment of real property rights demands permanence and recoverability of the physical limits of real property boundaries. The boundaries cannot shift with every improvement in the science of geographic measurements. It is people who must use the land. People are accustomed to straight lines, regular shapes, and consistency in the configuration of real property parcels.

8. BEARINGS 41 2. The bearing of straight lines (except for north–south lines and the equator) vary throughout the line. Because none of the north–south lines are parallel, then a straight line that crosses several north–south lines must do so at a different angle for each north–south line. A simple examination of a globe is all that is needed to confirm that north–south lines (lines of longitude) are not parallel (they meet at the poles). East–west lines (lines of latitude), however, are parallel but, except for the equator, none are straight land lines.

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