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A Statute of Limitation on Boundaries

June 16, 2014

 Clarifications on property law’s built-in limitations periods


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Rules of Surveying

May 1, 2014

 At the end of the day, bring your equipment home. 


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Getting to the Bottom of Subsurface Rights

May 1, 2014

 Mineral rights and mining interests in land have become more critical than ever in recent years, and disputes over conflicting property rights are common.  


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Readers Sound Off on Issues

March 1, 2014

 POB wants to hear from you. To share your thoughts on this column—or any other article in POB—let us know by sending an email to pobeditor@bnpmedia.com. Or send a Tweet to @POBMag, leave a message on the Point of Beginning Facebook page or connect on LinkedIn


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Surveyors Can Help Colleagues by Preserving Records

March 1, 2014

Over the years, I have met quite a few impressive Pennsylvania surveyors. One in particular retired more than a decade ago, and as I remember it his attorney advised that he destroy all his records and plans. His lawyer’s logic was they could only serve to create trouble for him in retirement.


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How Practical is 'Practical Location'

March 1, 2014
Practical location is one member of a nebulous pantheon of principles (also including acquiescence, agreement, adverse possession and estoppel) by which the courts attempt to fix disputed boundaries on the ground. The original dispute might have been caused by overlapping (or nonexistent) surveys and deeds, or by the inevitable loss of original monumentation over time.
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Professional Surveyors: Ensuring the American Dream

March 1, 2014

 If only this were the case. How different would the land surveying profession be if this were the general perception people had about land surveyors over the past several decades? How different could the land surveying profession be if we made this a reality in the very near future?   


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RPLS Network Provides Opportunities to Connect

March 1, 2014

Have you ever wondered what your fellow land surveyors think? From Maine to California, from Minnesota to Texas, and from all around the world, the RPLS Network allows you to find out what your colleagues are thinking, saying and doing. You may even be able to help out a fellow surveyor.


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Professional Surveyors – Ensuring the American Dream

February 14, 2014
If only this were the case. How different would the land surveying profession be if this were the general perception people had about land surveyors over the past several decades? How different could the land surveying profession be if we made this a reality in the very near future?
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Surveyor's Footsteps

Breaking Records in Surveying

Archiving records can help colleagues out in the future
February 12, 2014
Over the years, I have met quite a few impressive Pennsylvania surveyors. One in particular retired more than a decade ago, and as I remember it his attorney advised that he destroy all his records and plans. His lawyer’s logic was they could only serve to create trouble for him in retirement.
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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.

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POB July 2014

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In the July 2014 issue, POB explores the growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States across residential, commercial and utilities markets. Also, read how an innovative system ensures the vertical alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge.

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