I wanted to introduce myself and say that I am pleased with this new site. I am a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Texas and held a License as a Land Surveyor in the State of New Jersey. I started my business in Texas in 1992 and started as a rodman in 1978.
Some of you may be familiar with me as I was prolific on POB and other surveyor related websites for many years. I have been banned from most of those sites because many Land Surveyors are opposed to the Land Surveying theory and practice I espouse. Often they resort to attacking my personal character because they can't make a rational argument against the theory and practice I advocate. Much of my business these days is centered around expert witness duties on Land Surveyor negligence cases and Surveying related legal action.
Here is a link to an example of some of the Land Surveying problems I see on a daily basis. This particular problem revolves around an individual who files an affidavit of possession and ownership of a portion of a dedicated street after having a surveying firm describe and stake that area. At some point the City refuses to issue an quit claim to this area. Years go by and I am contracted to survey this property for a potential buyer. After carefully searching and reviewing documents of public record I produce a survey which shows the subject tract as much smaller than what the seller believes they own. My survey is rejected and the surveyor who described the additional area is hired to produce a survey for the closing. The result is stated in the link.
I am looking forward to discussing theory and practice of Land Surveying on this forum and am glad to be a part of this enterprise.
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