Corner Post
Quarterly Newsletter of the Saskatchewan
Land Surveyors
Association

Letter from the Editor

Gene E. H. Seis

SLS, P. Surv.

SLSA CornerPost Editor

 

Winter is here and so is the new edition of the Corner Post. Thanks to Carrie for her work on preparing this issue, Calvin Bourassa for the cover photo, Carl Shiels for the link to the “NSW land registry” article, as well as the regular contributors.

 

Thanks to James Jacobson for the article on “plotting lines on a satellite photo”, this inspired researching the two related articles. These stories are a new version of the issue we have always faced in that we need to explain to the public that property boundaries are governed by monuments on the ground. They cannot be magically measured in by some arbitrary means, their true location can only be determined with certainty by a Professional Land Surveyor analyzing the physical and documentary evidence related to those boundaries. These articles are a great illustration of how the benefits of technology are amazing as long as society doesn’t overestimate the value of the information that it provides.

 

We have also included an update on the Teranet class action appeal, and a little history along with the regular features so enjoy the reading. If there are any other types of articles you would like to see in future issues please let us know.

 

Submissions to the news letter by any member are welcome, please send them in. We still need photos for the cover page so if you have any send them to Carrie or me along with a brief note about them.

 

Gene Seis