Kris Kline, PLS L-3374, is president of 2Point Inc., Alexander, N.C. Kline teaches several classes on boundary retracement but remains a student of the discipline. He can be reached at email@example.com. More information on Kline’s available continuing education courses can be found at www.2point.net. Kline’s books, “Rooted in Stone: The Development of Adverse Possession in 20 Eastern States and the District of Columbia,” and the newly-released “Riparian Boundaries and Rights
of Navigation,” are available from the author.
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.
Surveyors are intimately familiar with the frequent disagreements between private landowners over a disputed boundary line. However, the disagreements most likely to make headlines are those situations where adjoining states are unable to agree on the location of their common boundaries.