have a question about this
I have a question regarding these numbers on my survey map. im trying to find the iron pipe in my front yard as this survey was done in 1979. I will attach a picture. it says found iron pipe and then in a box says N 0.09, E 0.29. are these coordinates from the pipe . there's a drawing of something that looks like a pipe from where I remember the pipe being. hope I wasn't confusing. Thanks tom
Definitely small fractions of a foot. The pipes or other monuments would ordinarily control over a small difference in measurement, unless there was evidence the monument had been moved.
I like the other common way of expressing these differences, which would give the lengths of the lines as 100.0 record, 99.93 measured. It is good to show how well the monuments fit or don't fit, but the way done in your case is confusing.
"I searched for this iron pipe and found it. I accept this pipe as the corner, but it was just under 4 inches east and just over an inch north of where I expected it to be based on my mathematical calculations."
Must be a regional thing. Around here it means "I established the corner at the location shown, but I found a pipe 0.09'N & 0.29' east of the corner."
thank you everyone for answering . there is a drawing of what looks like a pipe on this map you can kinda see it in the drawing it looks like a wish bone or something lol its about 30 feet from this surveyors point. there was a pipe there when I was a kid. I remember seeing it exposed out of the ground when I was a kid I just never knew what it was. maybe it was an old gas pipe or water pipe.
Curtis Brown Page 361
…………Uncalled-for Monuments and Boundary Improvements
One of the more serious problems retracing surveyors encounter is what weight to give
to “Topsy" corners. This term was coined to represent the character "Little Topsy" in
Uncle Tom's Cabin. When asked where she came from, Topsy's response was "I don't
know. I guess I just growed." Uncalled for monuments that are supposed to identify
corners just seem to appear. Yet many people want to give them the same authority and
dignity as if they resulted from a survey and a description. Usually, no one knows who
set them or where they came from, nor when they appeared. These found uncalled-for
monuments should be approached with suspicion and control nothing.
A found monument that cannot be related to a title document should be given
Little or no credence…………………..