"Wheres the Center", Again

Posted By Paul G DOPUCH on 3/8/2009 at 4:36 PM

Back on 10/3/2007 I posted a pdf

and asked where's the Center of the Section? I received many excellent responses. I made my decision to Hold the position established by the 1874 (& 1897) County Surveyor. However, I am from the Great Deed Staking State of MO (even though we must comply with min standards for "PROPERTY BOUNDARY" surveys...not "Deed" Surveys). I am now being questioned why I did not use the stautory Center. Something in the Oct 2007 response from Richard Schaut got me thinking whether that this subdivision more closely represents "aliquot parts" rather than MO's Statutory procedure. The County Surveyor in 1874 set the midpoint of the N-S line connecting the N & S 1/4 corners, he divided the section into the E & W 1/2's and by setting the midpoint of that line, he would have divided those halves into N & S halves. If you quarter these “halves of halves”, would these not be considered “quarters”? Surprisingly, the method that the 1874 County Surveyor used more closely results in subdivision of this section into “aliquot” parts (by the definition of aliquot). Just because the Center is not set by Statutory procedure, I don't see where an "aliquot" part description would be in error using the 1874 position.

Once again, any help is appreciated.

To read the rest of this thread go to www.i-boards.com/bnp/pob/messages.asp?MsgID=1376924&ThreadID=130708&IsResponse=False#1376924

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


POB April 2015 Cover

2015 April

In this April 2015 issue of POB, we explore how AVEVA solutions and laser scanning gave international contractor Ariosh some real competitive advantages in challenging oil and gas revamp projects.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Is Work Better Today?

Surveyors, how has the newest technologies available to the profession affected you? Compared to five years ago, work today is …
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.