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By Stephen V. Estopinal

ISBN-10: 0470230584

ISBN-13: 9780470230589

The nonsurveyor's definitive land survey sourcebook—now broadly updated

Over the final a number of a long time, the net has allowed people with a non-technical heritage to imagine extra regulate of land surveys. yet and not using a transparent knowing of the way to appropriately use land survey info, and confronted with the demanding situations of speaking particular standards to a pro land surveyor, conflicts usually come up that bring about litigation.

A consultant to realizing Land Surveys bridges the ever-expanding communique hole among the clients of land boundary details land surveyors.

This quintessential consultant basically explains the features and systems required in each survey (routine or otherwise), and the position of a surveyor of their research and re-establishment. it's a must-have source for identify legal professionals, paralegals, realtors, govt brokers, and others who depend on the data amassed and provided through land surveys.

Written in nontechnical language and supported through a number of line drawings, A advisor to figuring out Land Surveys not just is helping readers achieve a robust familiarity with a survey, plat, or land description, yet allows them to correctly overview it, become aware of any inadequacies, and make the correct alterations to procure approval.

The 3rd version of A advisor to figuring out Land Surveys has been elevated with thirty percentage new fabric and is absolutely up to date to mirror the most recent perform instructions and expertise, together with using GPS and GIS in land boundary re-establishment. additionally integrated is necessary new fabric on how expertise could be interpreted in assessing the standard and accuracy of a land survey.

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The most common form of directional control in boundary surveys of this type is an assumed north created by the recovery of a reported bearing. A “reported bearing” simply indicates that two or more marks set by a previous Land Surveyor were found and that the direction between these marks reported by the previous Land Surveyor was used as the directional control for the present work. Sometimes the control direction may be entirely “assumed”; that is, the Land Surveyor did not use a known or recoverable direction as a control.

True north is widely claimed but almost never used as this control meridian. The most common form of directional control in boundary surveys of this type is an assumed north created by the recovery of a reported bearing. A “reported bearing” simply indicates that two or more marks set by a previous Land Surveyor were found and that the direction between these marks reported by the previous Land Surveyor was used as the directional control for the present work. Sometimes the control direction may be entirely “assumed”; that is, the Land Surveyor did not use a known or recoverable direction as a control.

Both azimuths describe the same line. Azimuths are always less than 360 degrees. 8. BEARINGS Bearings are “reckoned” clockwise or counterclockwise2 from the meridian and are always less than or equal to 90 degrees. ” 2 “Clockwise” is defined as a turn to the right from the meridian, and “counterclockwise” is defined as a turn to the left. 8. BEARINGS 39 of bearings, the reporter defines lines as being east or west of north, or east or west of south. This method is easily comprehended and widely favored by most users of real property information.

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