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Legal Fine Points for Fractional Sections

Legal Fine Points for Fractional Sections

Legal Fine Points for Fractional Sections

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

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Launch date: 08 Apr 2016
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Last updated: 29 Oct 2019

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This concluding tutorial on fractional sections covers matter relating to how fractional sections in completion surveys are to be subdivided. We begin by defining completion again and then discussing concepts that may not seem appropriate. Terms such as junior and senior rights can well apply when dealing with completion surveys. A well-educated professional surveyor must understand how such issues can exist even in the USPLS.


Objective 1
Learn how fractional sections in completion surveys are to be subdivided. Erroneous conclusions may be reached if the considerations that are presented in this course are not presented.
Objective 2
Understand that even though USPSLS surveys are in effect subdivisions, the concepts of junior and senior rights may apply when dealing with completions surveys. Ignoring this important facet can result in serious mistakes of location.
Objective 3
Review the USPLS concept of completion surveys, as they are seldom encountered in many regions, and yet to apply the concepts described here, they must first be recognized.
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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