GEOG 450: Legal Aspects of Geomatics and Land Surveying


Urban Economic Systems



Course Description

Standards of practice and conduct for legal surveys. Rights, liabilities, responsibilities and professional ethics for Professional Land Surveyors. Common and statutory law as it pertains to land and land ownership. Varying methods and types of conveyances and title. Types and uses for evidence in litigation of legal surveys and land boundaries.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the rights, duties, responsibilities and liabilities of the Professional Land Surveyor
  • Understand the functions and types of legal surveys
  • Understand the standards of practice for land surveys
  • Be familiar with evidentiary rules and classification
  • Be familiar with common and statute laws pertaining to land and conveyance
  • Be better prepared for the Illinois professional licensure exam

Course Format

Lecture. Exam and research paper.