I don't know about you but this is the worst procedure and practice I think I have ever witnessed. This may be acceptable and common practice in some other location in the United States but it is contrary to everything I have been taught and learned about Land Surveying.
It is disturbing to me that a Professional Land Surveyor (I presume the person at the instrument in this video holds a license) would post something like this for the public to see.
My main objection is that this is simply poor practice to not report the facts on a survey as you found them. Proper procedure in the area of the country I am in would be to report the existing monument's location and condition on the map of survey and on the written description prepared for the land in question. A new monument is set at the position you believe the original corner was located at. This gives later Land Surveyors and the concerned parties the opportunity to judge the facts for themselves. The Land Surveyor in this video claims that the procedure I described above is "creating a pin cushion." My opinion is nothing could be further from the truth! Moving an original monument that is found 5 feet away to a place you think it was located at without informing anyone is creating a "pin cushion" in my opinion and borders on fraud as far as I am concerned.
There are so many considerations for the original location of the monument in question in this video that I become distressed wondering if this Land Surveyor even looked at adjoining descriptions much less surveyed them in determining where the "original" monument should be moved to. After all a monument always controls both the boundary you are surveying and the boundary of some other lands. In this case it appears to be the boundary of a roadway also!
I am not trying to attack this Land Surveyor in particular but there are so many things wrong with the procedure demonstrated in this video I just had to post this. I saw this video on another chat board for Land Surveyors that I happened to visit this morning.