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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person Spring 2020 Workshops have been postponed (date TBA). In the meantime, the NYSAPLS Education Committee has created a series of webinars to help you continue to get your Continuing Education hours.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/1/2020 to 6/4/2020
When: June 1-5, 2020
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Contact: NYSAPLS
518-432-4046


Online registration is available until: 6/4/2020
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person Spring 2020 Workshops have been postponed (date TBA). In the meantime, the NYSAPLS Education Committee has created a series of webinars to help you continue to get your Continuing Education hours.

 

The Spring Webinar Week is available to all licensed Land Surveyors and NYSAPLS members interested in expanding their survey education. The Spring Webinar Week includes 4 days of 2 hour webinars and ends with our First Friday webinar series. Sign up for all or just 1, the choice is yours.

 

MEMBERS who sign up for all 4 webinars get our June 5th First Friday webinar for free! (automatic registration/non-transferrable).

 

2020 Spring Webinar Week Includes:

 

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8:00am
General Rules of Construction

Featuring: Knud Hermansen
Approved for 2.0 NY LS/PE CE Hours

 

This seminar explains boundary retracement principles and procedures known as the Rules of Construction. The seminar will review the rules of construction as they apply to surveying practice. Priority of evidence, analysis of evidence, and reporting of a defensible opinion will be explained.

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:00am

Acquiescence, Estoppel, Practical Location, Prescription and Adverse Possession

Featuring: Knud Hermansen
Approved for 2.0 NY LS/PE CE Hours

 

Practitioners often encounter situations where the client's possession boundary does not coincide with the record boundaries. Depending upon the circumstances, the possession boundary may become the ownership boundary. In other cases, acts of the landowners and surrounding circumstances may locate the boundary that the record alone fails to fix with clarity. The workshop will explain and discuss estoppel, acquiescence, practical location, agreement, and adverse possession. In addition to a basic understanding of these doctrines, the practitioner will learn what their role and responsibilities are in these cases.

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 8:00am
Applying Geodesy to Boundary Surveys
Featuring: Raymond Hintz
Approved for 2.0 NY LS/PE CE Hours

 

The historical nature of working in assumed plane so-called ground coordinate systems, prior to the use in surveying of GNSS, created an incredibly simple mathematical solution that unfortunately ignored geodesy. It did work great on a HP calculator. Software solutions in the GNSS revolution have tried valiantly to attempt to mix our simplified plane surveying world with the often scary reality that geodesy confronts us with. This seminar will begin with basic geodetic concepts inherent in our use of GNSS including datums, realizations, and gravity models. The focus will then move to the historical nature of plane projection systems in North America and how to deal with the coordinates derived from them. Obviously, this will lead to the concept of grid vs. ground distance that has always been the major source of rise in blood pressure. The seminar will be very question and answer oriented with presentation of real data.

 

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:00am
Low Distortion Projections
Featuring: Raymond Hintz
Approved for 2.0 NY LS/PE CE Hours

 

The Low Distortion Projection (LDP) is simply a way to minimize the difference between grid and ground distances. It is an evolution of state plane projection parameters developed in the early 1900's to a more modern approach to how surveying is conducted today. It will be shown how some areas have existing LDP's and how they are used. It will then be shown how it is easy to create one's own LDP on a local or job based scenario. The alternative to LDP of using a combined average factor to bring coordinates to a local (ground) system will be compared. It will be shown how to document LDP type parameters on survey plans and reports. The seminar will be very question and answer oriented with presentation of real data.

 

June 5, 2020 at 8:30am  (MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY)
Advantages of Using UAS LiDAR and Imagery for Land Surveying

Featuring: Dustin Gaessner and Stephen Paul, PLS
Approved for 1.0 NY LS/PE CE Hours

 

About our Speakers

Knud Hermansen is a licensed surveyor, engineer and attorney at law. He is a retired professor in the surveying program, within the College of Engineering, at the University of Maine. He provides consulting services in boundary location, liability, roads and easements, and title.

Raymond J. Hintz is a professor of surveying engineering technology at the University of Maine, and is program coordinator for the B.S. program in surveying engineering technology.   Prior to his present position from 1983 to 1987 he was an assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Florida.   He has B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering with emphasis in surveying and photogrammetry from the University of Wisconsin.  His research interests lie in automation of data collection and processing of surveying and photogrammetric information. Specific to the topic of interest, he has been responsible for development of the Cadastral Electronic Field Book, which enables automatic entry of measurement and automated field note information into Cadastral Measurement Management (CMM).  At the heart of CMM is a least squares analysis driver for conventional survey measurements and GPS.  Both products were developed for the Bureau of Land Management.  Also in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management, he has developed Geographic Measurement Management which is the approved tool for development of their Geographic Coordinate Data Base. GMM has a least squares analysis system which is designed for record survey information.  A third project was partial responsibility for the development of Florida Department of Transportation's Electronic Field Book, data processing, and topographic data modeling software system.  His primary involvement in this project was the Electronic Field Book Processer (EFBP) which is the least squares analysis engine for an automated link from raw data to final coordinates.  EFBP has in recent times been adapted to also accept SDMS (AASHTO) format data and various vendor raw survey data formats.  He has published more than 50 articles in journal and conference proceedings, and is a registered land surveyor in the states of Maine and Florida.


PRICING:

Members (licensed):

1 course: $99

2 courses: $159

3 courses: $179

4 courses: $199 - BEST VALUE! Includes FREE Registration to our June 5th First Friday Webinar (automatic registration/non-transferrable)

 

Non-Members:

1 course: $129

2 courses: $199

3 courses: $259

4 courses: $289

 

Members (non-licensed):

Unlimited sessions: $99

 

Students (must be student member):

Unlimited sessions: Free



Two-step registration process:

1. Register on NYSAPLS website.

2. Follow the link provided on your confirmation to complete the second registration step for each registered course. You will be directed to the gotomeetings.com website to enter your name and email to complete your registration. THIS STEP IS MANDATORY TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION - DO NOT SKIP IT
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After both steps are completed, registrants will receive an email confirmation that includes a unique web-link for the webinar. This web-link 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.

 

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