The following books, authored or co-authored by Don Wilson, deal with topics of interest to the land surveyor, engineer, attorney and paralegal.
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Interpreting Land Records,
Boundary retracement entails the recovery of historical documents related to the original boundary, correct interpretation and analysis, and the accurate application of historic survey principles with correlation to conditions on the ground. This builds a legally-sound defense to the location of the boundary, and is crucial element to any project or transaction concerning land. Interpreting Land Records is the pre-eminent reference to help readers:
Interpret historical land records, understanding their creation and documentation
Become familiar with the various methods of historic surveys
Overcome common research issues, including lost or corrupted records
Establish boundaries free of vagueness or abstraction, with clear documentation
Haphazard retracement leaves a boundary open to dispute and complicates future retracement efforts. Accuracy depends in part on quality research and the accurate interpretation of available documents. Interpreting Land Records provides comprehensive, practical guidance toward retracement based on sound evidence and technique.
Easements Relating to Land Surveying & Title Examination
The definition, use, defense, and retirement of easements are areas of active work for land surveyors, lawyers, and the holders and buyers of easements, such as utility companies and highway departments. Easements Relating to Land Surveying and Title Examination is the most up-to-date reference that succinctly and incisively covers easements and reversions, written for land surveyors and title examiners.
This comprehensive guide covers the various forms of easements, their creation, reversion, and termination. Its numerous case studies offer examples of situations in which easements resulted in litigation and reveal how these cases were decided by the courts. The book also includes coverage of undescribed easements and guidance on how to properly write new easement descriptions.
Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation ($105)
Learn to be a good investigator and a successful retracement surveyor. Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation is the first book to present the application of investigative forensic techniques to the field of land boundary retracement.
Covering basic logic, document research, and the interpretation of physical evidence on site, Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation is an indispensable guide for surveyors faced with a difficult retracement having little or faulty evidence.
Forward by Dr. Henry C. Lee, renowned forensic scientist and Founder of the Forensic Science Program at the University of New Haven (CT)
Brown's Boundary Control & Legal Principles, 7th Ed.
BOUNDARY CONTROL & LEGAL PRINCIPLES, 7TH ED ($135)
THE UPDATED EDITION OF THE STANDARD RESOURCE ON BOUNDARIES:
The new edition of has been updated to reflect ongoing changes in surveying technology and surveying law, 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. It is indispensable reading for students and practicioners studying for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying licensure exam.
EVIDENCE & PROCEDURES FOR BOUNDARY LOCATION - 6th Ed. ($135)
Since "Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location" was first published more than four decades ago, this landmark resource has been a vital reference for surveying practitioners. This thoroughly revised Fifth Edition upholds the same superior presentation of boundary laws and evidence as its predecessors, while providing new case law and exhibits, more material on negligence and liability, additional coverage on the use of technology in surveying and the insights into the use of measurements.
INTERPRETING LAND RECORDS ($105) Focuses on finding, reading and understanding descriptions of lands and boundaries. Measurement systems, sources and research techniques, maps, aerial photographs and forensic techniques for altered and faded documents, meaning of words and phrases.
EASEMENTS & REVERSIONS ($80)
Over the years there have been many articles concerning easements and several books which either made easements their focus, or devoted a separate chapter to them. While the emphasis has been on what an easement is and how they are created, little analysis has appeared on the termination of easements and the fate of the land burdened by them. This treatment attempts to address that topic and the reversion rights and boundaries that acompany easement termination.