One of the most common — and erroneous — arguments contributing to the proliferation of purported corner markers representing a single corner is the idea that modern subdivision regulations and field procedures somehow supersede the more traditional legal principles relating to boundary retracement.
to a well-reasoned opinion on the location of property boundaries, also known
as a survey of property, is being able to properly interpret a deed. Proper
interpretation of a deed requires understanding uncertainty.
the outset, it would appear that the doctrine of merger falls well within the
province of the legal profession, but the land surveyor can glean valuable
lessons--and thereby avoid some professional blunders--from an understanding of
the various issues relating to this principle.