1st Edition

Boundary Retracement Processes and Procedures

By Donald A. Wilson Copyright 2017
    496 Pages
    by CRC Press

    496 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The survey and the transference are the distinctive and operative acts in the transmission of real property and, where they differ from each other, one must of necessity control the other. This book addresses the aforementioned concepts by external explanations in order to understand the discrepancies between them. It also helps to avoid expensive and wasteful litigation over boundaries that were previously not in conflict. The text offers an extensive review of the law for boundary retracement and cites numerous case examples.

    Preface. Author. The Concept. Title Issues. Corners, Lines, and Surveys. Protracted Boundaries. Which Set of Footsteps Is Which? Figures, Numbers, and Symbols. Resolving/Reconciling Errors. Recognizing What Was Left Behind. Boundary Agreements. Proper Procedure. The Lost Corner. Nonfederal Rectangular Surveys. Resolving Overlapping Grants. Forensic Applications. Appendix 1: List of Significant Cases on Following Footsteps, by State Appendix 2: Lost Corners, by State Final Thoughts. Table of Authorities


    Donald A. Wilson is affiliated with Land and Boundary Consultants, Inc. of New Hampshire, USA.

    "Mr. Wilson has done an excellent job of explaining the complexities and challenges associated with land boundaries and the related art and science of land surveying. His thoughtful inclusion of pertinent case law follows a logical pattern and his ability to extract key points, is a talent and a lost art. This book should be mandatory reading for all surveyors and anyone dependent on land surveyors such as attorneys, engineers, title authorities, governmental agencies, and state testing authorities."
    — Michael Pallamary, The American Surveyor Magazine, Frederick, Maryland, USA

    "Don Wilson is one of the most respected professional surveyors in the United States. His well-researched book Boundary Retracement: Processes and Procedures is a valuable contribution to the knowledge base of boundary retracement and a tremendous new resource for the surveying profession."
    — Gary R. Kent, The Schneider Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

    "Mr. Wilson’s latest work will be a major new resource for land use professionals. The age-old concept of ‘original footsteps’ is linked to detailed analysis of the many methods by which they may be established. Original survey procedures and principles are considered along with best practices for retracement. This volume also includes in-depth discussion of the various elements found in property descriptions or on survey maps. Mr. Wilson includes strategies for evaluating written title documents, and legitimate methods of resolving overlaps or inconsistencies in the written record."
    — Kristopher M. Kline, 2Point, Inc., Alexander, North Carolina, USA

    "Don Wilson, in his customary manner, has tackled a fundamental tenant of our land surveying profession with keen understanding and exemplary explanation. Beginning surveyors, experienced surveyors, attorneys and title experts will be enlightened and further educated as they read and ponder the advice, and case law supported examples, prese