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Schwergw
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Before I ask my question, please know I am not trying to gain answers to the exam without putting in the effort of studying!

I have been approved to sit for the RI state exam, and on the list of exam reference material are two links that apparently will not work. I've tried Google searching the books that can be used during the open book exam, but still cannot find them.  Here is what has been provided to me:

Madison’s Red Book on Land Surveying in Rhode Island go to- website:

http://www.rispls.org/rispsl%20bookstore.htm

Don Wilson’s Rhode Island Boundary Law (“Blue Book”) go to- website: http://www.rispls.org/rispsl%20bookstore.htm

Of course I've tried contacting the administrative assistants but with no luck. Does any one know what two books these links refer to? Thanks!

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NotSoMuch
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As for "Uncle" Ted Madson, here's what I found for a current web site:

Home

 

I took his 3 day course on Connecticut boundary law, and my name is on the resulting book, way back in the early 1980's.  I don't know when the Rhode Island book was assembled, but I would guess that it's a good compendium of early law and court cases and could be used as a starting point to work your way forward in time.

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JOHN MACOLINI
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Laws, rules, regulations, ethics

http://www.bdp.state.ri.us/surveyors/resources.php

Technical standards

http://www.bdp.state.ri.us/documents/surveyors/2015ProfessionalLandSurveyorRulesRegulations.pdf

Learn what the Providence foot is

 

 

 

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Do you happen to know where I can find information on the "Providence foot" conversion? 

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JOHN MACOLINI
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I can't seem to find the reference, but it's something about them having an incorrectly calibrated tape when laying out a lot of the city's roads.

So many of them are 50.15' wide instead of 50.00'

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Posted by: JOHN MACOLINI

I can't seem to find the reference, but it's something about them having an incorrectly calibrated tape when laying out a lot of the city's roads.

So many of them are 50.15' wide instead of 50.00'

"Incorrectly" is a bit off the mark, as there was no single agreed standard when many New England cities were laid out. It depended on who you got your chain from.  At the Surveyors Historical Society meeting in Philadelphia we were told that fact, and that one manufacturer in the 20th century still offered a Philadelphia Tape that matched the old measure used there.  I vaguely recall the scale factor vs the modern standard was similar to that quoted.

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