Articles by Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS, Esq.

Why Should Land Surveying Remain Regulated?

As a threshold matter before we can even talk about why land surveying should remain regulated, we have to consider why land surveyors even exist.


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Acquiescence … It's Not Just an Establishment Doctrine

Acquiescence, under the right circumstances, is a boundary establishment doctrine, but as we are going to examine this month, it is much more than that.


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Saving Surveying Starts Simply Enough

I have heard and seen a lot of things relative to surveying and the land surveying profession over these many years, but one thing I have heard constantly and one thing that I have not heard bother me the most.


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A Statute of Limitation on Boundaries

 Clarifications on property law’s built-in limitations periods


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A New Practice Model

When anybody can be an expert measurer, and the perception is that a GIS map is just as good as a survey, then the land surveying profession as we currently know it will cease to exist. 


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Professional Surveyors: Ensuring the American Dream

 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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Professional Surveyors – Ensuring the American Dream

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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What's Wrong with the Land Surveying Profession

This isn’t a question. It’s a lead-in to another example of what is wrong with the land surveying profession, as if we need another example.
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Looking at Fraud in the Land Surveying Profession

I imagine most land surveyors don’t give the idea of committing fraud a second thought in their everyday practice. I know this because in my discussions with land surveyors over a 30-plus year career, and in traveling across the country and meeting surveyors at various conferences and other venues, I have yet to come across a surveyor who gave me the impression that they wanted to mislead their clients in any way. As a matter of fact, the vast majority of these surveyors seem to pride themselves in trying to do the right thing, even though as we know, the road to you-know-where is paved with good intentions.
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Land Surveyor as Equity Judge

 Many learned minds with a better understanding of the law or land surveying, or both, have expressed the idea that the land surveyor is both judge and jury when it comes to rendering a well-reasoned opinion on the location of property boundaries.  


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In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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