Lucas & Company, LLC

Pincushion Effect

Pincushion Effect – The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying: Half Day or Full Day (Nominally 4.0 or 8.0 Contact Hours)
The “pincushion” corner is the name that has commonly been assigned to the phenomenon of multiple monuments that have been set by surveyors in the vicinity of a single land boundary or property corner. The pincushion corner is the bane of the land surveying profession because it represents the physical manifestation of the land surveying profession’s collective confusion over their duties and responsibilities toward property boundaries. Within the context of retracement surveying and the land surveyor’s concomitant duties and responsibilities toward boundaries, there is no reason for multiple monuments to exist when only one corner is contemplated under the law. This seminar explores the phenomena of the pincushion corner and the dilemma it creates for the land surveying profession. The surprising causes of the pincushion corner will be discussed and ways to avoid starting a new pincushion or adding to an existing one will be explored. Presentation is based on the book, “The Pincushion Effect, The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying,” by Jeffery N. Lucas. 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.