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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you came to the right place Deward...LSU is built for just this type of discussion.   If you like, feel free to start a Land Surveying Theory group and watch it grow.  I think you will find many similar minded surveyors on here who like you, got tired of other surveying boards...express yourself here!  welcome!

check out the beta test on the podcast version of the forum..comes out pretty clear!

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Wow, Justin that is pretty neato!

 

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found you again.  But seriously, "neato"?

 

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Good Discussion Karl...

B and B Surveying Company has won the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2011. I would like to point out that I was banned from Point of Beginning and Surveyors connect because other Land Surveyors constantly attacked my personal character and the business practice I espoused. The reason they did this is because the views I espoused exposed their own rhetoric to questions of credibility.  My crime was defending myself and my practice. If anyone cares to be banned from either of those sites, go there and post the fact that I won the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2011 and have one of the best track records in the United States on Angie's List as far as customer reviews of my service and product. I would also point out that maintaining this type of reputation is next to impossible because as a Land Surveyor who is ethical and uncompromising I am constantly delivering bad news to my clients. To my detractors who have claimed that I am everything from mentally disturbed to a classless idiot I say "chew on that". 

If you still visit either of those sites my advice to you is to quit going and try a site where professional and personal views are not suppressed. Land Surveyors United. 

way to go Karl!!  We are all so proud of you and of course agree about the other sites.  Did you see how that SC site is blatantly copying our state boards forums?  what a bunch of spineless characters those guys are.... Looking forward to 2012...this is gonna be our year!!!  Awesome news about BandB Surveying!!

Deward Karl Bowles said:

B and B Surveying Company has won the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2011. I would like to point out that I was banned from Point of Beginning and Surveyors connect because other Land Surveyors constantly attacked my personal character and the business practice I espoused. The reason they did this is because the views I espoused exposed their own rhetoric to questions of credibility.  My crime was defending myself and my practice. If anyone cares to be banned from either of those sites, go there and post the fact that I won the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2011 and have one of the best track records in the United States on Angie's List as far as customer reviews of my service and product. I would also point out that maintaining this type of reputation is next to impossible because as a Land Surveyor who is ethical and uncompromising I am constantly delivering bad news to my clients. To my detractors who have claimed that I am everything from mentally disturbed to a classless idiot I say "chew on that". 

If you still visit either of those sites my advice to you is to quit going and try a site where professional and personal views are not suppressed. Land Surveyors United. 

beyond awesome...great work Karl!

I have noticed the fact that these other sites are copying the format and look of Land Surveyors United.  It makes it fairly obvious who thinks and who does not.

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