Brown's Boundary Control
and Legal Principles - 6th Edition
Surveying and Land Law Reference for Surveyors, Engineers and
By Walter G. Robillard,
Donald A. Wilson, Curtis M. Brown
Essentials of Land Law and Boundary Determination
new edition of Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles–the
classic surveying and land law reference–is significantly revised to
reflect the latest advances in the field, while providing new
insights into the historic basis for boundary determinations.
It addresses new changes to laws of boundary
evidence; locating easements and reversions; and ownership,
transfer, and description of real property.
The latest information on the technologies
advancing boundary law is covered, including Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and their impact
on surveying measurements.
A wealth of case studies on federal and state
nonsectionalized land surveys demonstrates real-world examples of
About The Authors:
Walter G. Robillard is President of Walter
G. Robillard & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia.
Donald A. Wilson is President of Land &
Boundary Consultants, Inc., of New Fields, New Hampshire.
The late Curtis M. Brown was a partner
of Brown & Hall, a major land surveying firm in Sacramento,
Table of Contents:
1. History and the Concept of Boundaries.
2. How Boundaries are Created.
3. Ownership, Transfer, and Description of
4. Boundaries, Law, and Presumptions.
5. Creation of Metes and Bounds and
6. Creation of Glo Boundaries.
7. Federal and State Nonsectionalized Land
8. Locating Easements and Reversions.
9. Riparian and Littoral Boundaries.
10. Resurveying and Retracing
11. Locating Sequential Conveyances.
12. Locating Simultaneously Created
13. Locating Combination Descriptions and
14. Role of the Surveyor.
Glossary of Terms.
496 Pages, Hard-Cover
Published February 2009