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Course Descriptions

THURSDAY MORNING SESSIONS


Deeds Conveyances and Boundaries, Part 1
Thursday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter – Jeff Lucas
4 PDH

The resolution of any property boundary issue is a two-part question. The legal question is: “What is the property?” This is the title question, generally answered by the title documents, namely the deed. The separate but equally important factual question is: “Where is the property located?” The location question is not a legal question, it is fact-based and involves the gathering and evaluation of collateral and extrinsic evidence. The first question involves the role of the title examiner, the second involves the role of the boundary surveyor. This program examines the law as it applies to deeds and legal descriptions, and the role they play in the conveyance of real property title. In addition to the conveyance of real property title, this program will also focus on the factual question as to the location of the property that was conveyed. Fundamental title and location doctrines will be discussed along with case examples. This program will be accompanied by a Power Point presentation.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.


NGS Overview and Discussion of NATRF2022, NAPGD2022, and SPCS2022
Thursday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter – Jeff Jalbrzikowski, PS, GISP, CFS
4 PDH

The session will start with an overview of the many Products and Services that NGS provides to the geospatial community and will move into a discussion of NSRS Modernization, which is the blanket term for our forthcoming new datums and other improvements to our Nation’s geodetic infrastructure.  For those that have not already heard, NATRF2022 will replace NAD83, NAPGD2022 will replace NAVD88, and SPCS2022 will replace SPCS83.  Specific details such as: what will be different about the geometric Reference Frame as compared to NAD83, what it means to be working in a Geopotential Datum, new terminology that will be used in the modernized system, the deprecation of the US Survey Foot, and some ways to prepare will be presented


Board of Licensure Discussion Panel
Thursday, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
2 PDH

Questions and answer panel with various members and staff of the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Engineers and Land Surveyors.


The Hole that Put the National Corvette Museum on the Map
Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter - Dennis D. Smith, PE, PLS, F.ASCE, F.NSPS
2 PDH

In the early morning hours of 12 February 2014, the National Corvette Museum (NCM) and the Bowling Green, Kentucky community were awakened to the realization that Mother Nature is still in control.  Who would have ever expected that a sinkhole large enough to swallow a portion of a building and 8 Corvettes would open anywhere in the world, much less inside the iconic Frustum at the National Corvette Museum!

Within minutes of this terrible disaster, various engineering teams were on site to assess the situation and to begin formulating a plan on how to address the situation.

During the initial assessment of the situation, safety was paramount, both for the staff at the NCM and the professionals called in to review the immensity of the collapse.  Numerous questions were fielded by various groups…....Could the cars remaining on display in the Frustum be saved?  Could the structure itself be saved?  Could the cars that plummeted into the abyss be recovered?  How long will the recovery take? How can we make sure the building is still not moving?

Meanwhile, the National Corvette Museum Team made a very important decision.  That decision was to publicly announce this tragedy, not for publicity, but to be completely open and above board with all the NCM members as the NCM always has been.  The result was that the Museum was able to take what could have otherwise been a terrible and devastating situation and turn it into something meaningful and worthwhile.  Or to use the old phase, “lemons to lemonade.”

In all this disaster, it was quickly realized that if it had to happen it could not have happened at a better time. No one was present, thus no one was injured. The Frustum could have been full of school children, the NCM staff Cleaning Crew that works both after hours and before early morning hours could have been right there.   The timing was a true blessing from God.

This presentation will highlight key points from that early morning to the conclusion of the first phase of stabilization of the project site and the important role surveying played in the recovery and restoration.


THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS


Deeds Conveyances and Boundaries, Part 2
Thursday, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Presenter – Jeff Lucas
4 PDH

The resolution of any property boundary issue is a two-part question. The legal question is: “What is the property?” This is the title question, generally answered by the title documents, namely the deed. The separate but equally important factual question is: “Where is the property located?” The location question is not a legal question, it is fact-based and involves the gathering and evaluation of collateral and extrinsic evidence. The first question involves the role of the title examiner, the second involves the role of the boundary surveyor. This program examines the law as it applies to deeds and legal descriptions, and the role they play in the conveyance of real property title. In addition to the conveyance of real property title, this program will also focus on the factual question as to the location of the property that was conveyed. Fundamental title and location doctrines will be discussed along with case examples. This program will be accompanied by a Power Point presentation.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.


A Deeper Dive into NGS: Vertical Datums, Geoids, OPUS, NCAT, and more
Thursday, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Presenter – Jeff Jalbrzikowski, PS, GISP, CFS
4 PDH

We will discuss details of vertical datums and geoid models of the NSRS, OPUS Static, OPUS Rapid Static, OPUS Projects, working in datum epochs, and some other general geodesy.  Live demonstrations of the NGS Coordinate Conversion and Transformation Tool (NCAT), the NOAA VDatum application, and other online resources will be performed.  A walk-through of OPUS Projects will be demonstrated, to better inform surveyors of its capabilities.  As always questions and discussions will be welcome, and you are invited to send any specific questions to jeff.jalbrzikowski@noaa.gov ahead of time, to be addressed during the session.


3D for Engineers and Surveyors
Thursday, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Presenter – David Carter, PE, PLS
4 PDH

A new generation of integrated 3-D scanning devices are now becoming available that add exciting new options for the Surveyor.  These 3-D surveying devices, when paired with the appropriate software and data sources, allow todays Surveyor to capture, analyze, visualize and deliver 3-dimensional data in ways unimaginable in the past.  This four (4) hour seminar will address a variety of considerations regarding data sources, the usage and the benefits of 3-D Surveying.  Among the topics covered will be terrestrial and hand scanners, drones, point clouds, DEM’s and DTM’s.  As the Surveyor begins to work in 3-D and is using data from a variety of sources, data integration processes become critical.  Items covered will be data sources, software options and accuracy issues and integration options.  Sample workflows using AutoCAD Map, ArcGIS and Quantum GIS will form the classroom examples and exercises. 


FRIDAY MORNING SESSIONS


Legal Research for the Land Surveyor, Part 1
Friday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presenter – Jeff Lucas
4 PDH

Ignorantia juris non excusat – ignorance of the law is an excuse for anyone. Nowhere is this maxim truer than in the professional services arena, and in particular, land surveying services. This seminar will explore the law, the sources of the law, and the difference between the law and equity. The court system will be studied and legal writings (i.e., court opinions and secondary sources of the law) will be introduced. Resources for finding the law will be discussed. The legal research project will be studied from beginning to end. A live internet search will be conducted that will include finding the law in several key areas that affect surveyors in their everyday practice, including, but not limited to: liability; statutes of limitations; boundary disputes; property law; deeds and instruments of conveyance; and contracts. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the law and how it affects the professional land surveyor. Workshop Requires a Live Internet Connection for actual on-line research. Power Point presentation and live internet search.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.


Ethics, Code of Conduct, & Standards of Practice
Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter – Nick Jerdon, PLS
4 PDH

Focus on the Standards of Practice – KRS & KAR, our responsibility to protect the public; KRS Chapter 322 – definitions, exceptions, licensure requirements, investigation/complaints, makeup of the board & qualifications; code of Professional Practice and Conduct – definitions, conflict of interest, records retention, qualifications/competence, direct supervision; Standards of Practice – history of the Standards, most common Standards of Practice deficiencies, definitions, classifications for surveys, measurement specifications, monumentation, Section 13 non-boundary survey work; Q&A


Proper Personnel Management and Leadership
Friday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presenter – Jared Wilson
4 PDH

A dynamic and energetic analysis of proper administrative disciplines, management, and leadership, which include hiring, development, and management of employees so that they become valuable to the organization.  Topics include the following: conducting job analyses; planning personnel needs, and recruitment; selecting the right people for the job; orienting and training; determining and managing wages and salaries; providing benefits and incentives; appraising performance; resolving disputes; communicating with all employees at all levels; and effective leadership.

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS


Legal Research for the Land Surveyor, Part 2
Friday, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Presenter – Jeff Lucas
4 PDH

Ignorantia juris non excusat – ignorance of the law is an excuse for anyone. Nowhere is this maxim truer than in the professional services arena, and in particular, land surveying services. This seminar will explore the law, the sources of the law, and the difference between the law and equity. The court system will be studied and legal writings (i.e., court opinions and secondary sources of the law) will be introduced. Resources for finding the law will be discussed. The legal research project will be studied from beginning to end. A live internet search will be conducted that will include finding the law in several key areas that affect surveyors in their everyday practice, including, but not limited to: liability; statutes of limitations; boundary disputes; property law; deeds and instruments of conveyance; and contracts. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the law and how it affects the professional land surveyor. Workshop Requires a Live Internet Connection for actual on-line research. Power Point presentation and live internet search.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.


Setup Scanning
Friday, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Presenter – Jared Wilson
4 PDH

Thinking about scanning?  A fundamental overview of terrestrial scanning requirements, setup, and applications.  Participants will be exposed to how to correctly setup a scanning project, what design and scan parameters will be needed, and what, if any, limitations current equipment may have.  This seminar would be hands on, students would need to download FARO Scene, current version (demo), and have a computer to handle small scans (normally a decent laptop can handle 5(ish) scans).  We would walk through demo projects, scans, register scans, and utilize the software to obtain measurements.


Kentucky Surveyors:  Our First Historian
Friday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter – Kandie Adkinson
2 PDH

Participants will learn the history of the land patenting process in the Commonwealth and how to access records on the Secretary of State’s Land Office Website. Each participant will receive a copy of the Loughridge Map during a short session on the mapping of the Jackson Purchase.


Surveyors and Kentucky Cities
Friday, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Presenter – Kandie Adkinson
2 PDH

Participants will learn the provisions of KRS 81A.470 relating to the surveyors’ role in changes to city boundaries.

SATURDAY SESSIONS


Ethics, Code of Conduct, & Standards of Practice
Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter – Jonathan Payne, PLS
4 PDH

Focus on the Standards of Practice – KRS & KAR, our responsibility to protect the public; KRS Chapter 322 – definitions, exceptions, licensure requirements, investigation/complaints, makeup of the board & qualifications; code of Professional Practice and Conduct – definitions, conflict of interest, records retention, qualifications/competence, direct supervision; Standards of Practice – history of the Standards, most common Standards of Practice deficiencies, definitions, classifications for surveys, measurement specifications, monumentation, Section 13 non-boundary survey work; Q&A


Brown and Clark as Applied to Kentucky Boundaries and Case Law
Saturday, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenter – Jonathan Payne, PLS
4 PDH

A four hour professional development course exploring how the frequently used introductory text for boundary surveying, Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles, and another commonly referenced text, Clark on Boundaries and Surveying, aligns with existing Kentucky case law as researched through the book Commonwealth of Kentucky Case Law for Land Boundary Issues.  Also briefly explored will be methods to research case law either through Google Scholar or through the Harvard Law School CaseLaw Access Project website.



KAPS

Kentucky association of professional surveyors

Email: kaps@kaps1.com
Phone: (502) 695-2349

Address:
PO Box 436451
Louisville, KY  40253

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