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The objective of this course is to provide an overview of preparing land descriptions that are free from ambiguity and need no interpretation.
The objectives of this course are to teach the surveyor how to define and identify monuments; to understand what factors to assess when judging the validity of a monument; and to explain how better records and a better effort to document re-monumentation could eliminate disagreements among surveyors.
This course will cover the physical and legal issues involved in
locating the limits of various property rights associated with lands
that have coastal water boundaries.
This course will cover the origins of real property title, real property
ownership, deeds and legal descriptions, as well as conflicts of title.
Surveyors often find there is more than one opinion as to the location of interests and boundary lines between adjoiners. This course addresses such disagreements and some of their legally prescribed resolutions, including adverse possession, quiet title actions, estoppel, boundary line commissions, and boundary line agreements.
This course will focus on issues of liability which Land Surveyors may face, with an emphasis on. minimizing liability through documentation, understanding the work, and contracts. In addition, the course will provide a summary of the rules of evidence.
Forensic surveying is the topic of this course and it provides knowledge
in the areas of law of evidence, civil lawsuits, trial processes, and
This course is designed to fulfill professional development requirements for land surveyors and will focus on large floods, the most costly natural hazard in the United States.
This course integrates both technical and legal aspects of mapping, to provide an understanding of the technical and regulatory basis for appropriate mapping and map change application approvals.
Flood loss reduction is dependent upon the ability to plan and implement appropriate floodplain management. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) forms the basis of our nation’s approach to floodplain management.
This course will cover the applications of the Public Land Survey
System. Calculations regarding the subdivision of regular, closing and
fractional sections will be discussed in detail in this course.
This course will cover the basics of a Public Land Survey System (PLSS)
from the general plan to the historic title of public domain to the
origins of PLSS and Original surveys.
Land Surveyors are at risk for stress and burnout. A survey conducted to explore the experience of burnout among land surveyors found there was a widespread belief that the rewards enjoyed by surveyors as a result of their professional endeavors were not commensurate with their level of skill and responsibility.
This course is designed to provide an overview of how easements are used and how they affect the land surveyor.
This course will provide the student with a comprehensive overview of the applications of GIS by using case studies of companies across the U.S.