Missouri Society of
Professional Surveyors


Writing Boundary Descriptions Rules,
Suggestions, and Examples

a live webinar by
Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE
Rolla, Missouri

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (CST)
(Webinar login begins at 8:15 a.m.)

Webinar Information


Wednesday, March 13, 2024


Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE, Archer-Elgin Engineering & Surveying
Dick Elgin is a rare surveyor: A practitioner, having owned and operated a surveying and mapping firm for 24 years, sealing about 15,000 surveys. An author, most recently writing “The U.S. Public Land Survey System for Missouri,” “Riparian Boundaries for Arkansas” and “Riparian Boundaries for Missouri.” An educator, being Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Surveying at Missouri University of Science & Technology. A researcher, being the codeveloper of the “ASTRO” celestial observation software. A collector, owning one of the largest private collects of early American surveying equipment in the United States.

Webinar Abstract

Many title and boundary issues can be laid at the feet of the poorly prepared boundary description crafted by the poorly prepared individual who wrote the description, those poorly prepared individuals being lawyers, realtors, engineers, those in the title industry and…Professional Surveyors. The boundary description must succinctly, clearly, with specificity an certainty describe only one possible tract of land that neither causes nor creates gores or overlaps with its adjoiners. This high standard requires one trained in the art of crafting the boundary description…whether by metes and bounds, a “strip” description, by reference, or by some proportional part. This presentation offers rules of construction and suggestions and examples for preparing a boundary description.

Continuing Education

The Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects has reviewed and approved this course for 4.0 PDU’s (2.0 of which approved as Missouri Standards Education Credits).
This webinar is based on a forthcoming book by Dr. Elgin of the same title.

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Cancellation Policy

The deadline for registrations is Monday, March 11, 2024, After this date, a 10% processing fee will be added to all registration fees. 
MSPS reserves the right to cancel the program and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration. A participant may cancel a registration at any time, however ALL REFUNDS are subject to a $25 processing fee.

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Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS)
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Jefferson City, MO 65101
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