Land disputes are relatively common, especially if there has been a recent change in property ownership. Many times, conflict can arise between neighbors who are trying to determine who is to maintain a previously placed fence, who should be responsible for the maintenance of the land, or simply where the property begins and ends.
Land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them. These points on the surface of the Earth are used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownerships, locations or other governmentally required or civil law purposes. This field is complex and can be difficult to understand, and therefore there are several myths about land surveying that exist.