Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles

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ISBN-13: 9781118431436
ISBN-10: 111843143X
Author: Walter G Robillard; Donald A Wilson; Curtis M Brown
Pages: 552

Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles 7th Edition is the classic reference to boundary law for property surveying and has been updated and expanded to reflect ongoing changes in surveying technology and surveying law. The scope of professional surveying services is changing, and this book has all the necessary information to navigate the complex, evolving area of boundary law. Improving upon its usefulness for both professionals and students alike. Features include:

  • The latest changes in case law, with examples
  • Improved organization and presentation
  • Expanded coverage of metes and bounds
  • New material on applying the priority of calls to retracements
  • Consideration of the ethics and moral responsibilities of boundary creation and retracements.

The book includes the latest information on technologies advancing boundary law, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Also a wealth of case studies on federal and state nonsectionalized land surveys demonstrates real-world examples of covered material. This edition has been updated notably by adding water boundary expert George Cole as a contributor to revamp information on Riparian and Littorial Boundaries. Additionally, a new appendix has been introduced containing a comprehensive list of surveying books that have been referenced in court cases and legal decisions as persuasive authority over the years. Indispensable reading for students and practicioners studying for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying licensure exam.