: In a word, no. Geographic Information
Systems, along with Global Positioning Systems, are among the marvels of the
21st Century. For example, you may have tried using the satellite images and the
locating technology on Google Earth to zoom in on your own property – and to
zoom back out to see your tiny presence on this huge planet. The vast quantity
of data, the capabilities of processing that data and the instant gratification
of the internet have all come together to make that exercise possible. Within a
few years, we may be able to use a GPS-enabled wristwatch to find a location
that is accurate to within the diameter of a pencil point, and to give you every
detail about that point and on what parcel of land it lies.
It is tempting to conclude, therefore, that you will also be able to download
an extremely accurate map of your property with the associated GIS data, thus
eliminating surveys and costly property line disputes forever. It’s tempting,
but untrue. Here's why.
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