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This course is intended to satisfy the continuing education requirement in Board Rule 180-11- .03, and is intended to be comprehensive as to the rules and laws pertaining to the professional practice of Land Surveying in the state of Georgia. The content required, specified per Board Policy 15-1, adopted 1/31/2015, is outlined – in full – in the following pages of this course
This course is designed to fulfill six (6) hour of continuing education required by the Georgia Engineers and Land Surveyors. This course will present the Minimum Technical Standards for Georgia Engineers and Land Surveyors.
This course will cover GIS systems and its two specific purposes:• Creating thematic maps which represent a given theme, such as displaying a certain combination of data in order to visually describe a desired concept. For example, a crime map that shows all of the car thefts in a particular area of a city, occurring between the years of 2001 to 2005.• Analyzing spatial and database data, then outputting the results to a map composition or in a textual form
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of preparing land descriptions that are free from ambiguity and need no interpretation.
This course covers the topics of adverse possession and prescriptive easements. Both are legally-established means in which a party may acquire either legal title, or the deeded privilege, to use land belonging to another party without the expressed consent of that owner. Surveyors who perform boundary retracement surveys must be familiar with this legal doctrine; these types of boundary surveys are often muddled by the existence of an adverse possession or prescriptive easement situation.
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.
In this course, we will explore the ethics of engineering and land surveying. We will look at different aspects of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) as well as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Code of Ethics. Principles, examples and violations will be discussed. Upon completion of this course, the student will better understand the benefits and importance of ethical practice in engineering and land surveying.
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.
Boundary Control Fundamentals is designed to introduce the surveyor into
the world of property law and boundary principles. It will assist in
preparing the surveyor for professional licensure and, once that goal is
achieved, to understand how best to serve clients’ needs. Although
there are no formal pre-requisites for this course, it is desirable that
the student have a basic knowledge of survey measurements,
instrumentation and mathematics prior to attempting it.
This course introduces the basic GIS concepts used to visualize real-world features, establish patterns, analyze and obtain feedback information, and output that information to others visually through the use of maps, or textually through tabular data.
This course is designed to fulfill continuing education credits for land surveyors. This course will focus on legal descriptions that are written on warranties and deeds.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides the maps and regulatory basis for floodplain management. It is the primary source of insurance for floodplain properties.
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 covers the topic of land seizures using the
power of the eminent domain law. Eminent domain is a legal power legislatively granted
to city, state or federal government entities for the purpose of seizing
private property deemed necessary to serve the best interests of the general
The word “utility” implies usefulness to the public, but surveyors may find that what is considered a “utility” in one place is not always a utility in another jurisdiction. The distinction between regulated and unregulated utilities defines the legal rights and protections these utilities may have, or the restrictions to which they may be subject. The distinction also affects how surveyors access or interpret information about the location of utilities. The statutes and case law included in this class are intended to help those who plan or stake out new or relocated utility facilities, or recover existing utility locations in the field.
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.