Items Tagged with 'Deed research'


Fixing Old Survey’s Measurement Errors Difficult, But Can Be Done

 On a recent project, I retraced a 40-year-old survey in order to establish the boundary lines for a partial topographic survey of a 31-acre parcel. There was bad news and good news.

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How Practical is ‘Practical Location’

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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. One theory holds that practical location may be considered a holdover from a much earlier method of property conveyance, where a potential grantor and grantee would consummate the sale of a parcel by acts on the land itself, rather than by the more modern method of conveyance by writing.
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Fence Line Surveyors–Did They Get a Bad Rap?

At this late date in the history of land surveying, surprisingly and sadly, there is no clear definition of what it means to survey property.
For one surveyor, it can mean simply utilizing the measurements (bearings and distances) in the client’s deed, acquiring a starting point and an azimuth

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Title v. Location

Black’s1 defines “title” in the real property sense as the “formal right of ownership of property.
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On One Condition

Conditional or consentable boundary lines are often referred to in deed descriptions.
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A Second-Class Profession

Land surveyors are second-class professionals by their own choosing. The title “professional” is largely achieved through self-proclamation.
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Stand Like a Statute

While easements are often created by the common law principles of dedication and acceptance, land surveyors must also be aware of the significance of statutory law, particularly when a proposed dedication of streets or other areas is intended for public use.
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HxGN Live

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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2014 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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