Lucas & Company, LLC

Retracement and the 2009 Manual

Retracement and the 2009 Manual – Half Day or Full Day (Nominally 4.0 or 8.0 Contact Hours)
Is the Manual relevant to your practice? Perhaps we will answer that question once and for all. The “next edition” of the Manual is out; that is the Manual of Surveying Instructions 2009 (2009 Manual), which effectively replaces the previous 1973 edition of the Manual. This seminar will explore those chapters that are most relevant to the land surveyor in private practice who must deal with the system of rectangular surveys, most commonly referred to as the Public Land Survey System (PLSS). The 2009 Manual gives expanded treatment of the duties and responsibilities of the local surveyor who was to subdivide the sections into their aliquot parts and the good faith efforts of the original entryman in finding his claim on the ground. The 2009 Manual also corrects over 100 years of misinterpretation and confusion over the evidence standards applicable to corners within the system, but does it also introduce new confusion? Original surveys and retracement surveys will be discussed under the instructions of the 2009 Manual. 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.