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Friday Webinar - June 1, 2018 - Avoiding Boundary Problems: Understanding Surveyor Reports
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When: June 1, 2018
From 8:30am until 9:30am EST
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Presenter: Gary R. Kent, PS
Contact: NYSAPLS Office

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Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8:30 am
Featuring: Gary R. Kent, PS

Avoiding Boundary Problems: Understanding Surveyor Reports

NY CE: 1.0 NY Hour for PE/LS 

The importance of communicating with clients, title companies and attorneys about the results of a survey is an important, but typically overlooked part of completing a survey. Even though a surveyor may spend an inordinate amount of time searching for, sorting through, and weighing evidence related to determining a boundary, the final plat typically reflects little if any of that effort. Surveyors need to do a better job of communicating what has been done, and why, and perhaps most importantly, what the results of the survey mean (and do not mean). This program will present the concept of a Surveyor's Report and discuss what information is relevant and desirable to include in such a report - and why. A number of laws, standards and articles dealing with Surveyor's Reports will be reviewed so the audience can benefit from the ideas of others. Surveys will be used to generate an interactive dialogue with the audience on who will benefit from a surveyors report, what information it should and could include, and how it should be organized to best meet those objectives. A well-written, readily-understood Surveyors Report can be a vehicle to communicate meaningful information to the client and to other surveyors.


Seminar Goals and Objectives

  1. Explain the concept and value of surveyor's report.
  2. Outline the possible contents of a surveyor's report.
  3. Identify how a surveyor's report can be an effective communication tool in helping surveyors avoid problems in several ways.

About our Speaker

Gary Kent is the Integrated Services Director for The Schneider Corporation, a land surveying, GIS and consulting engineering firm based in Indianapolis and with offices in North Carolina, Texas and Iowa. He is in his 35th year with the firm and his responsibilities include account and project management, safety, corporate culture, training, coaching and mentoring members of the surveying staff, and advising the GIS Department on surveying matters.


Gary is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Land Surveying; he is registered to practice as a professional surveyor in Indiana and Michigan. He has been chair of the committee on ALTA/NSPS Standards for NSPS since 1995 and is the liaison to NSPS for the American Land Title Association. He is also past president of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and a twice past president of the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors.


A member of the adjunct faculty for Purdue University from 1999-2006, Gary taught Boundary Law, Legal Descriptions, Property Surveying and Land Survey Systems and was awarded "Outstanding Associate Faculty" and "Excellence in Teaching" awards for his efforts. Gary is on the faculty of GeoLearn (, an online provider of continuing education and training for surveyors and other geospatial professionals. He is also an instructor for the International Right of Way Association.


Gary has served on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors since 2004 and is currently chairman. He is frequently called as an expert witness in cases involving boundaries, easements and land surveying practice. Gary regularly presents programs across the country on surveying and title topics, and he also writes a column for The American Surveyor magazine.


Registration Fees: $49 members, $60 non-members 

Two-step registration process:

1. Register on NYSAPLS website.

2. Follow the link provided on your confirmation to complete the second registration step. You will be directed to the website to enter your name and email to complete your registration. THIS STEP IS MANDATORY TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION - DO NOT SKIP IT

After both steps are completed, registrants will receive an email confirmation that includes a unique weblink for the webinar. This weblink cannot be shared as it is unique to the individual registrant. But you can place the webinar on speaker phone so that staff in your office can participate in the program.

NYSAPLS Cancellation Policy:

Payment must be made in full upon registration. Purchase orders not accepted. Registrations cancelled 30 days or earlier will receive a full refund less a 10% processing fee. Cancellations 10-29 days prior will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations 0-9 days prior to the event will not receive a refund. Receipts will be provided at time of registration if requested. Schedules, presenters and programs subject to change without notice. Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather.

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