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Chiseled "X" for a monument
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7/30/2013 at 2:11:46 PM GMT
Posts: 56
Chiseled "X" for a monument

In 2009 the State Board of Licensure clarified its position on the use a chiseled "X" as an appropriate monument.

 

Here is that position as reported by the State Board in 2009:

 

A CHISELED "X" DOES NOT MEET THE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BOUNDARY SURVEYING UNLESS IT IS SOMEHOW MARKED WITH YOUR LICENSE NUMBER PURSUANT TO THE MINIMUM STANDARDS.

 

The problem is not with the "X" itself but that, typically, Land Surveyors have not had the means to affix their license number as required by the Minimum Standards so they set only an "X". This does not meet the minimum standards. If a property corner is to be established in a concrete (or hard) surface there are basically two options:

  1. Drill the surface sufficiently to mark the corner with any standard monument that allows the use of a cap or other marker with your LS number affixed.
  2. Set a reference monument at a location near the corner and make a note of it on your drawing.



Burk Cornelius, PLS
Executive Director
Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors


11/22/2014 at 3:09:02 AM GMT
Posts: 1
A Statutory corner marked with an "+" has your name on it by virtue of being filed in accordance with the Corner filing record requirement. I do not believe this requirement was very well thought out and written by people that do not spend enough time in the field. (No offence intended)


12/10/2014 at 3:32:40 PM GMT
Posts: 7
Let us suppose that a statutory corner is marked with an "+", references set, properly filed and then through subsequent development loses some or all of it's references are destroyed. Now you show up on site to find not one but two or three "+" in the approximate location of the statutory corner. Further, one of the references is in and two of the found "+" match that single reference. Now the unmarked "+" is starting to look like not such a great idea. Now I'm wishing the previous surveyor who reestablished the statutory corner set something with his or her tag on it.


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