Practical Boundary Surveying: Legal and Technical Principles by Paul GayPractical Boundary Surveying: Legal and Technical Principles by Paul Gay

Practical Boundary Surveying: Legal and Technical Principles

byPaul Gay

Hardcover | January 7, 2015

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This complete guide to boundary surveying provides landowners, land surveyors and students with the necessary foundation to understand boundary surveying techniques and the common legal issues that govern boundary establishment. Far from a simple engineering function, boundary establishment is often a difficult and delicate matter, with real monetary and legal ramifications if not accomplished accurately. This book helps readers to understand why such challenges exist and what remedies may be available. Using only simple and logically explained mathematics, the principles and practice of boundary surveying are demystified for those without prior experience and the focused coverage of pivotal issues such as easements and setting lot corners will aid even licensed practitioners in untangling thorny cases. Practical advice on using both basic and advanced instruments is included, alongside clear explanations of legal regulations that will impact any surveyor's work. For those who desire a more in-depth treatment of the mathematical aspects of boundary surveying, the Appendix includes the underlying theory and many examples of typical calculations performed by boundary surveyors.
Paul L. Gay is an attorney  and licensed land surveyor with 35 years of experience in the field.  Mr. Gay has taught in the Engineering Division at Bristol Community College.  He has developed and taught a course on wind power under a grant from the National Science Foundation.  He is developing a new Land Surveying legal course under ...
Title:Practical Boundary Surveying: Legal and Technical PrinciplesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:335 pagesPublished:January 7, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319071572

ISBN - 13:9783319071572

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Table of Contents

Getting Started.- Basic Legal Concepts.- Basic Technical Concepts.- Surveying Instruments.- Road Geometry.- The Public Land Survey System.- Making a Boundary Survey.- Boundary Survey Research.- Starting Field Work.- Field Work - Finding Monuments.- Field Work - Traversing.- Water Boundaries.- Calculations.- Setting Lot Corners.- Survey Plans.- Unwritten Titles.- Easements.