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Basics of Fractional Sections in the USPLS

Basics of Fractional Sections in the USPLS

Basics of Fractional Sections in the USPLS

Dennis J. Mouland, PLS
Dennis J. Mouland, PLS
on behalf of GeoLearn, LLC

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Basics of Fractional Sections in the USPLS
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Description

In this course we present what we really mean, as surveyors, when we use the term fractional section. We will learn about the federal law (not any state laws that may apply in your locality) that applies when dealing with fractional sections and how and when to apply them. The discussion concludes with specific terms used in the USPLS and definitions that the surveyor must keep in mind. The danger of adopting one of the many common misunderstandings for terms such as fractional, controlling corner, returns and fixed are defined and discussed. Such understanding is essential to be able to move on to other topics such as that discussed in the next tutorial: computing a mean, weighted bearing and how to apply it to completion surveys.

Objectives

Objective 1
Learn what fractional section means in the context of a surveying practitioner, so that the learner is able to distinguish what is really meant. This has consequences for the way the measurements and analysis of field evidence is done.
Objective 2
Understand how federal law applies to this topic, and distinguish it from local (state) laws, both statute and case law that may further modify depending on the situation and the ownership so that mistakes are not made.
Objective 3
Learn the meaning of terms such as controlling corner, returns and fixed in the context so that the learner can know that discriminating what is actually meant must be often ferretted out before beginning any surveying work. Lack of understanding by those involved, including surveyors, of the terms can lead to incorrect conclusions.
Dennis J. Mouland, PLS

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Dennis J. Mouland, PLS
on behalf of GeoLearn, LLC

Dennis J. Mouland is a registered professional surveyor in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management, and has been in the surveying profession since 1972. His experience is evenly split between the private sector, including his own surveying firm, and federal government employment.
Dennis has been an instructor and course manager for the BLM/Forest Service “Advanced Cadastral School” and more recently served as the National Cadastral Training Coordinator for BLM in Phoenix, AZ (2005 – 2011). In that position he developed the Certified Federal Surveyors Program for the Department of the Interior. In addition to having over 300 technical articles published in the U.S. and Canada, Dennis is a contributing author to the textbook “The Surveying Handbook,” and authored “Ethics for the Professional Surveyor” in 1996, now in its third printing. He has conducted seminars for the surveying and real estate professions since 1984. To date, Dennis has instructed over 100,000 students on survey subjects.
Dennis has taught boundary law subjects in higher education institutions since 1995, and is currently a Surveying Instructor at the University of Wyoming and Oklahoma State University. He lives near Durango, Colorado.

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  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • 1.00 Hours

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