Fall Seminar Descriptions


09/18/2020 – Waiting for updates from the speakers


Agriculture Exemption to Subdivision Regulations

      • Location: Kentucky Dam Village, 166 Upper Village Dr., Gilbertsville, KY 42044
      • Date: 10/26/2019, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
      • Instructor – Matthew Clark, PLS
      • Course #: 19-07-078 – 2 PDH
      • Members: $85.00 Non-members: $185.00

AGRICULTURE EXEMPTION TO SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS

A look at 2009-SC-000152-DG

Nash V/S Campbell County

This course will explore the “agricultural supremacy clause,” a doctrine or thread that is woven throughout KRS Chapter 100, through a look at a Kentucky Supreme Court case. It has been developed to take 2 hours of CPD time.  To gain credit, it is necessary to attend all 2 hours.  The course will cover limited definitions found in KRS 100, and materials form 2009-SC-000152-DG
Nash V/S Campbell County.  Attendees are encouraged to arrive with a professional scenario (real or contrived) concerning agriculture divisions in mind for discussion.

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The Role of Surveyors in the Development Process

      • Location: Kentucky Dam Village, 166 Upper Village Dr., Gilbertsville, KY 42044
      • Date: 10/26/2019, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      • Instructor – Roger Colburn, PLS
      • Course #: applying for approval – 4 PDH
      • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00
The course outline will address the following topics:
KRS 100 for Surveyors
Kentucky Local Planning & Zoning Requirements for Surveying Work
Floodplain management and surveying
Kentucky Procedures for Surveying City Limit Boundaries
Asset Management and Surveying
Surveying for Infrastructure Development

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Understanding Deed Calls and Monuments in a Boundary Retracement

      • Location: Kentucky Dam Village, 166 Upper Village Dr., Gilbertsville, KY 42044
      • Date: 10/26/2019, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
      • Instructor – James Knoth, PLS
      • Course #: applying for approval – 2 PDH
      • Members: $85.00 Non-members: $185.00

This course will address the following Topics:

What a boundary retracement surveyor is looking for in a deed

Monuments – what makes a monument? When is a monument not a monument?

Divining the intent of a phrase or group of words in a deed

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Standards of Practice, Ethics, & Code of Conduct

      • Location: Embassy Suites at Lexington Green, 245 Lexington Green Cir., Lexington, KY 40503
      • Date: 11/2/2019, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • Instructor – Jonathan Payne, PLS
      • Course #: 19-07-076 – 4 PDH
      • Members: $85.00 Non-members: $85.00

This course will fulfill the mandatory 4 hours in Standards of Practice / Ethics / Code of Conduct required every four years for Professional Land Surveyors in Kentucky.  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

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Trimble Business Center Tips & Tricks

      • Location: Embassy Suites at Lexington Green, 245 Lexington Green Cir., Lexington, KY 40503
      • Date: 11/2/2019, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Instructor – Tim Tong, PLS
      • Course #: 19-04-029 – 4 PDH
      • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00

Attendees will gain knowledge of what Trimble Business Center (TBC) is, and what this powerful program can do for you. Topics will include; project creation, Trimble Sync Manager, data editing, traverse adjustments, static post processing, importing NGS data (OPUS & datasheets) & RTX solutions, network adjustments, QA/QC of data, and final exports; live demo; Q&A session.

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Graphic Design Elements of Modern Survey Plats

      • Location: Horine Conference Center: 11808 Holsclaw Hill Road, Fairdale, KY 40118
      • Date: 11/15/2019, 8 a.m. Noon
      • Instructor – Ben Shinaberry, PLS
      • Course #: 19-04-030 – 4 PDH
      • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00

Graphic Design Elements for Modern Survey Plats, 4 HR PDH course for Land Surveyors in Kentucky, By Ben Shinabery, PLS
Abstract: For hundreds of years land surveyors have been graphically communicating land descriptions, boundaries, and topographic features by using survey plats. Land surveyors have well-developed skills outdoors finding property boundary evidence, measuring azimuth and distance, locating stakes, monuments, buildings, drains and ridge lines. We have been trained to calculate traverse closure, area, relative positional accuracy and ground scale factors; but in many cases, we have not learned effective ways to format information in a readable, understandable, or aesthetic way on our survey plats. There are current plat standards regulating the content shown on survey plats, yet not many apply to the way the plat may be formatted or presented. CAD systems provide assistance in producing survey plats that meet state requirements, but often times, the default settings on these CAD platforms hinder the intended communication. Surveyors should not settle for plain, dull, confusing survey plats. Our clients are looking for more. Our profession needs to expect a higher quality of survey plat design. We should value our work to the extent that we are compelled to deliver beautiful, readable, understandable survey plats. In this course, we will look at graphic design methods to improve the communication of our survey plats. How do fonts affect how a reader understands text on a page? What elements draw someone’s attention? Where does a person start reading a page? What visually associates graphics and text without a person realizing it? These and other questions will be answered by a Kentucky land surveyor and graphic designer throughout this four hour graphic design training course. CAD tips and tricks
will be given for multiple CAD platforms to help format and render all types of surveys. Learn how to take your survey plats and turn them into land survey artwork that will be noticed by your colleagues and clients.

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Cemetery Identification

      • Location: Horine Conference Center: 11808 Holsclaw Hill Road, Fairdale, KY 40118
      • Date: 11/15/2019, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
      • Instructor – Al Matherly, PLS
      • Course #: 19-07-080- 2 PDH
      • Members: $85.00 Non-members: $185.00

INTRODUCTION: 5 MINUTES
DEFINITIONS: 7-10 MINUTES
FAMILY CEMETRIES: 5 MINUTES
ABANDONED CEMETERIES IDENTIFICATION: 5 MINUTES
ABANDONED CEMETERIES SCOPE OF WORK: 45-50 MINUTES
KENTUCKY STATUTES / FILING FORMS: 15 MINUTES
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: 10-15 MINUTES; Q&A

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Crashing into Field to Finish

      • Location: Horine Conference Center: 11808 Holsclaw Hill Road, Fairdale, KY 40118
      • Date: 11/15/2019, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Instructor – Jason Graves PLS
      • Course #: 19-07-077 – 2 PDH
      • Members: $85.00 Non-members: $185.00

This is a TWO hour crash course on Field To Finish.  We will cover the functions, reasons to use, and parts of field to finish.  We will learn how to develop codes, how to build a file for the office, and how to use command codes. We will go over examples, and have a Q&A session.  This class will get you started on using field to finish.  This class will be taught using Carlson software, but the ideas & coding are transferable to many programs.

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Ethics, Code of Conduct, & Standards of Practice

      • Location: Shiloh Steakhouse, 218 Russell Dyche Memorial Hwy (E.80), London, KY 40741
      • Date: 11/15/2019, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Instructor – Jonathan Payne, PLS
      • Course #: 18-10-064 – 8 PDH
      • Members: $170.00 Non-members: $170.00

This course will fulfill the mandatory 4 hours CPD but give 8 total credit hours (must attend the whole 8 hours). Instruction will include concepts; ethics; code of professional practice and conduct; standards of practice for professional land surveyors; minimum standards of practice for mortgage inspections in Kentucky.

Ethics, Code of Conduct, & Standards of Practice 3 slides per page

Ethics, Code of Conduct, & Standards of Practice 6 slides per page

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3-D for Engineers & Surveyors

    • Location: Home Builders Association of Owensboro, 3515 Wathens Xing, Owensboro, KY 42301
    • Date: 11/22/2019, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Instructor – David Carter, PE, PLS
    • Course #: 19-07-054 – 4 PDH
    • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00

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.

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Law of Easements: Legal Issues & Practical Considerations in Kentucky

      • Location: Home Builders Association of Owensboro, 3515 Wathens Xing, Owensboro, KY 42301
      • Date: 11/22/2019, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Instructor – Christopher Wischer
      • Course #: 18-04-023 – 4 PDH
      • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00

We will discuss some of the different categories of easements, e.g. the difference between easements appurtenant and easements in gross or the various types of utility easements. We will discuss the various ways easements may be created, e.g. by express grant, by

necessity, by dedication on a plat, dedication by written instrument, by eminent domain, by implication. We will also discuss the scope of the easement. We will discuss the various ways easements can be terminated, such as abandonment, express termination, expiration of term. We will discuss the eminent domain process, in particular how a proper and good survey is critical to successful completion of an acquisition of an easement by eminent domain. We will discuss the various methods an owner of the easement my enforce his or her rights.

Law of Easements Slides

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Standards of Practice, Ethics & Code of Conduct

      • Location: Hebron Lutheran Church, 3140 Limaburg Road, Hebron, KY 41048
      • Date: 11/22/2019, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • Instructor – Nick Jerdon, PLS
      • Course #: 19-07-075 – 4 PDH
      • Members: $85.00 Non-members: $85.00

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

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Adverse Possession, Acquiescence, & Boundary Line Agreements:  Responsibilities of the Surveyor to Preserve Evidence

      • Location: Hebron Lutheran Church, 3140 Limaburg Road, Hebron, KY 41048
      • Date: 11/22/2019, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Instructor – Brent Webster, PLS, Esq
      • Course #: 19-07-051 – 2 PDH
      • Members: $85.00 Non-members: $185.00

The land surveyor is frequently called upon to give advice and testimony on boundary disputes. This class will focus primarily on discussion of the land surveyor’s role to document and preserve evidence relating to Adverse Possession, Acquiescence, and Boundary Line agreements. Using practical application and real world examples we will examine the role of the land surveyor as a consultant and how best to advise and assist clients and their representatives moving forward.

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GPS Best Practices For Professional Surveyors

      • Location: Hebron Lutheran Church, 3140 Limaburg Road, Hebron, KY 41048
      • Date: 11/22/2019, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Instructor – Mike Wilson, PLS
      • Course #: applying for approval – 2 PDH
      • Members: $85.00 Non-members: $185.00

This course will cover components (datums, ellipsoid, geoids, scale factors, coordinates) for utilizing GPS technology. We will take a look at planning tools available for preparing for utilizing GPS technology. We will discuss the different GPS surveying styles (static, RTK, PPK, VRS) and case studies utilizing each. We will discuss techniques for observing points and an overview of post-processing GPS data.

 

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