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Practical Boundary Surveying


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Table of Contents

Getting Started.- Basic Legal Concepts.- Basic Technical Concepts.- Surveying Instruments.- Road Geometry.- The Public Land Survey System.- Making a Boundary Survey.- Boundary Survey Research.- Starting Field Work.- Field Work - Finding Monuments.- Field Work - Traversing.- Water Boundaries.- Calculations.- Setting Lot Corners.- Survey Plans.- Unwritten Titles.- Easements.

About the Author

Paul L. Gay is an attorney and licensed land surveyor with 35 years of experience in the field. Mr. Gay has taught in the Engineering Division at Bristol Community College. He has developed and taught a course on wind power under a grant from the National Science Foundation. He is developing a new Land Surveying legal course under a grant from the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers. He currently specializes primarily in boundary surveying, with a special interest in boundary dispute resolution. Mr. Gay has served as an expert witness in many trials involving land and boundary issues from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to Alaska. He has written books and articles on surveying, geology, local history and wind power, as well as Survey, a computer program for surveying calculations, Metrology, a Windows units conversion program, and Tide, a program for calculating tides for any date at many U.S. coastal locations. He is also President of Solar Star Energy Inc. which sites and installs photovoltaic solar systems. Due to his expertise in designing wind turbines, controls for wind power systems, and land use and siting, his unique skill-set makes him a sought-after resource for businesses and individuals exploring the option of adding renewable energy installations to their properties. Mr. Gay holds a B.S. degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, a ScM degree in geological sciences from Brown University and a J.D. degree from New England School of Law.

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