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2018 Fall Workshop (Riverhead): The Art of Land Surveying
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Join us for this full-day workshop to learn about "The Art of Land Surveying", based on long standing principles of the rights of the entryman and case law.

When: Friday, October 19, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Residence Inn Marriott
2012 Old Country Road
Riverhead, New York  11901
United States
Presenter: Milton E. Denny, PLS
Contact: NYSAPLS office
(518) 432-4046

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The Art of Land Surveying

Approved for 8.0 NY LS/PE CE hours
Register EARLY! Limited Seats Available!

About the workshop:

Today, with the common use of GPS and modern technology, science seems to be getting the upper hand in this age old struggle between the Art of Surveying and the Science of Surveying. This has resulted in surveyors setting many additional corners, in some cases next to established property corners. In some instances this has resulted in court fights and lawsuits that are totally unnecessary. The modern surveying profession needs to understand more about the art of accepting and proofing evidence of existing property boundary locations. Learning to survey properly not just based on technology or mathematical calculations.


This seminar will attempt to present the case for the "Art of Land Surveying", based on long standing principles of the rights of entryman and case law. Where the entryman is occupying property based on the good faith effort of hte original surveyor that used different standards and technology to locate the property description on the surface of our earth. My belief is much of this information may come as a surprise to many recently licensed surveyors' that only studied the science of surveying. Many older surveyors had a mentor that taught us as apprentices the Art of Surveying. This system is for the most part lacking today which has resulted in the multiple corner dilemma and many court cases that should never happen.


As Paul Harvey said many times this is the "Rest of the Story".



About Our Speaker: Milton E. Denny, PLS

Milton E. Denny is a registered surveyor in seven states, and a veteran of surveying, mapping and GIS. His special interest has always been in project development and management of firms.  He is a past president of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, a Fellow in the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and served for many years on the Board of Direction. Mr. Denny is the author of many manuals dealing with surveying, mapping and GIS. His a nationally known speaker and lecturer on these subjects and writes a column called "The Business Side" for a trade magazine. He was instrumental in the starting of a new member organization in the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping called the "Geographic and Land Information Society". He served as the first president. Mr. Denny recently finished publishing a book on the history of surveying measurement called "Surveying the Land: Survey Measurement Devices 1620 to 1920". He also does a first person presentation of the Colonial Surveyor Andrew Ellicott. Since retirement, he has formed the firm of Denny Enterprise, LLC to better serve the surveying and mapping community. He is currently working at off campus location for Auburn University teaching basic and advanced surveying for the Alabama Department of Transportation. He is available for consulting on many different issues, including Buying and Selling a Company, Business Planning, Future of Surveying Technology, and Training at both the entry and advanced level for field and office personnel. 

Workshop Fees
NYSAPLS Members (licensed)
By September 25 ....................$235
After September 25 .................$285


NYSAPLS Members (Non Licensed)

By September 25 ....................$185
After September 25 .................$235

By September 25 ...................$335
After September 25 .................$385

Workshop Schedule 

7:30am - 8:00am


8:00am - 12:15pm

Workshop Begins

12:15pm - 12:45pm

Lunch Break (Now Included!)

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Workshop Resumes


Sign-out/Workshop Concludes


* LUNCH: Please note, lunch is now included with your registration fee and will be provided on site.

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.


In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodations to that disability. If you have any questions, please call the NYSAPLS office at 518-432-4046.

146 Washington Avenue
Land Surveyors Building
Albany, NY 12210
518-432-4046 -- (f) 518-432-4055

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