Deed lines or occupation?

Posted By Andy Nadeau on 6/16/2009 at 5:08 PM

In reference to a thread below, by coincidence I just came across this quote from Daniel Beardslee.

"Although it may seem like a non sequitur, land surveyors don't really care where boundaries are located. More correctly, they don't care where they are with respect to the landowners' expectations. If a line doesn't fit an existing fence or runs through someone's house, that fact by itself is not particularly important. The real issue that concerns the surveyor is whether or not the lines that get reproduced on the ground accurately reflect the legal descriptions that are being surveyed. Of course, to the landowner(s), the location of the line, especially with respect to site improvements is of utmost importance"

What is our purpose - to locate lines as described, or describe lines as located?

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