That is a very disheartening video. Whether licensed or a member of the public, it is a shame that his interpretation of deeds versus monuments is going to be propagated to all of the unwitting viewers.
It seems he is a currently licensed land surveyor in Florida.
He also has a video called The Boundary Survey. It's an "art".
I would like to hear from him about why he came to the conclusion he came to. The pin could just be really bent, and the base falls where the red dot is. I imagine there has to be other information regarding this we aren't being told about, even if that doesn't change anyone's opinion on the corner. From his other video, he understands the importance of original, called for monuments. I also don't know if the pin he is referring to was an original monument or a retracement monument. A lot of explanation is missing from this video.
I would like to hear from him about why he came to the conclusion he came to. The pin could just be really bent, and the base falls where the red dot is.
It's possible. But damn it all, that's a pretty critical missing piece of evidence, and as a result the video only manages to muddy the waters for unknowing viewers. Protection of the public does include the ability to explain things to the public.
This is why candidates for licensure really should be tested on the ability to clearly communicate basic surveying concepts as well as analysis of evidence. A handful of short answer or essay questions are a far better gauge of someone's grasp of professional practice concepts than a multiple guess exam, and a good indicator of whether someone is up to the task of explaining complex decisions or processes to other surveyors, engineers, clients, or the public.
I need a red dot detector.
Most Surveyors I know would just kick the IR back to the red dot. 😉