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Howdy, friend!

When you are running around in the field, do you take notice of the beautiful scenery? Better yet, are you taking photos?

Some of my favorite types of posts in the Surveyor Connect forums are those containing photos of “Today’s Office.” I love it when you share your photos so that I can live vicariously through you.

It just so happens that we have a forum just for you: Today’s Office.

The photo featured in this week’s issue of The Cut Sheet was posted in the Today’s Office forum by member SmithSurveying, under the post title, “Cadastral Surveyors Office”. Check it out!

And don’t forget about this year’s Photo Contest, where you can submit your amazing photos for a chance to be published in our 2023 wall calendar. Plus, you could win some seriously cool Surveyor Connect merch from!

Photo by SmithSurveying

🔥 Forum Highlights

Both the plaintiff and defendant lose

I was reviewing an adverse possession case where both parties lost. The plaintiff lost because they squatted from 1958 to now … The defendant lost because they received a quit claim deed from a RR that did not own it.

Deed vs long term occupation

The neighbor’s fence is between a foot and three feet over the deed line. And the fence is shown on a 1990s survey. This is holding up the building permits, because if the fence is treated as the boundary, the house no longer fits within the setbacks.

I love what I do

But… then there are days that start off like today. I should have known better. It was bound to happen.

What would you make of this? 📷

I’m locating the south ROW the length of this subdivision and into the curve on Lot 6, a portion of the ROW is drawn as a tangent with a length of 46.14′. Width of the ROW is consistently (?) 50′. A drafting error? The width can’t be 25′ either side of centerline if that segment is a tangent.

Deed copiers

Ran across a deed that didn’t close for 2 feet. Upon checking, I noticed that the last call read, “two hundred sixty five and twenty three one hundredths of a foot, (263.23′)”

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👋 Before you go

Hey, you! Yeah, you. In case you missed it, our 2023 Photo Contest has officially launched. So, grab your camera and take some shots from your field “office” and enter them to win!

We’ve sweetened the pot this year, too. The grand prize winner will be featured in the calendar and take home a $100 coupon code from as well as a couple of our 2023 wall calendar featuring his or her winning photo. We also send a few miscellaneous Surveyor Connect swag goodies.

11 honorable mentions will also be featured in the calendar and get a $20 coupon code, copy of the calendar, and miscellaneous swag.

Enter today or anytime until midnight on October 14, 2022. You can enter as many photos as you like. 🙂

Thank you!

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Happy traversing,

Wendell T. Harness

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