Boundary Retracement – Half Day or Full Day (Nominally 4.0 or 8.0 Contact Hours)
The vast majority of surveying work being performed by land surveyors in the modern era is retracement surveying. Original surveying work is still be performed, but nothing like when the United States was young and large grants in the east were being subdivided into smaller and smaller tracts, or when the vast public domain consisting of 1.5 billion acres of land was subdivided into one-mile squares. The fundamental principles of boundary surveying are that the land surveyor is either an original surveyor setting out original property lines for the very first time, or the surveyor is a retracing surveyor following in the footsteps of the original surveyor. An original survey is a math and measurement task. A retracement survey is an evidentiary exercise, having little to do with math and measurements. Unfortunately, many land surveyors treat the latter like the former. This program will examine the fundamental principles of retracement surveying through ample real-world case studies. Power Point presentation.
OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.