2021 IPLSA Virtual Annual Conference

2021 IPLSA Virtual Annual Conference
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Are you licensed in multiple states, needing a convenient way to earn PDHs, or looking forward to networking at IPLSA's largest event? IPLSA is excited to host our first ever virtual conference!

POLICIES

REGISTRATION DEADLINES - Earlybird registration closes at 5 PM on December 21, 2020 (registrations must be received in the IPLSA office at that time). NO EXCEPTIONS.
Regular registration closes at 5 PM on January 15, 2021 (registrations must be received in the IPLSA office at that time). NO EXCEPTIONS.
Late r
egistration closes at 5 PM on January 27, 2021 (registrations must be received in the IPLSA office at that time). NO EXCEPTIONS.
 
CANCELLATIONS - Refunds will be made for cancellations received PRIOR to January 8, 2021, less a $50 fee. No refunds will be issued after that date. Registrations may be transferred to another Land Surveyor if notice is provided to the IPLSA office no later than 5 PM on January 27, 2021. 
 
RECORDING WAIVER (Photography, Audio & Video) - Portions of this IPLSA meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By registering, individuals agree that the IPLSA may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that IPLSA may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission.
 
PAYMENT - Full payment must accompany your registration forms.

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Student registration restrictions apply.  Please contact the IPLSA office for more information.

When
2/2/2021 8:00 AM - 2/5/2021 5:00 PM

Program

   

Tuesday, 02 February 2021

 
IPLSA will make attendee email addresses available to vendors again this year.  Please choose this option if you do not want your email address to be sent to vendors.

Retired Navy Commander, Mary Kelly, PhD, kicks off our conference with inspiration and leadership insights gained from 21 years on active duty in the US Navy. Gain a competitive advantage with a strategic leadership review, and use tactical action items to implement tools right away to increase employee morale, be more effective, and elevate organizational efficiency.

Participants receive a leadership assessment that they can use with their teams to develop even better leaders at all levels.  Mary explains the cycles of a crisis, and why leadership has to be focused on individuals, not on demographics.  Fun, funny, and fast-paced for busy leaders who need to get more accomplished, become even better leaders, and adapt to changing situations quickly.
Time
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
12:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Knud Hermansen
Communications is an important part of surveying services.  Documentation of the agreement and written evidence of the agreement sent to the client is a part of the communication process.  The failure of the surveyor to provide proper notification of the agreement to the client may subject the surveyor to discipline and is often a source of liablility.  This workshop will focus on simple written contracts, contents, and letters of engagement.
Category
General Education
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

PDH=1
Tom Bryant, Seiler Geospatial; Kelly Harris, Seiler Geospatial; Derek Twente, TWM, Inc.; Dave Kuxhausen, Woolpert, Inc.
This is a session in best practices for identifying and implementing a checklist for implementing new technologies in your surveying firm.
Category
General Education
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

Part 1, PDH=1
Speaker: Jacob Heck
NGS is in the process of modernizing the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), preparing to replace the horizontal datum NAD 83 with a suite of terrestrial reference frames (including NATRF2022), the vertical datum NAVD 88 with a geopotential datum NAPGD2022, as well as updating the State Plane Coordinates Systems. This talk will provide background on reference frames and geopotential datums. It will also cover NGS’s efforts to modernize the NSRS, including the latest news related to them and how the modernization will impact surveyors. The talk will also show what you can do to help NGS improve the new NSRS through activities such as GPS on Bench Marks.
Category
General Education
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

Part 1, PDH=1
Speaker: Kory Allred
The new national datums are coming in the next couple of years. Major changes will include using the international foot, a dynamic vertical reference system, and increased number of state plane zones. In this seminar we’ll discuss the other differences between current and planned datums and how they’ll affect the daily work of surveyors.
Category
Statutes and Standards
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

PDH=1 Kevin Closson ACI, CTT Whether you are new user or already “in-deep” struggling with existing workflows, the simple acts of displaying, modifying and managing Survey data can prove to be quite the challenge. Regardless of where your skillsets place within this spectrum, ask yourself these following questions: ·      Is our all-inclusive Styles Template complete, standardized and streamlined for success? Am I maximizing my software investment? Is there an easier and/or more efficient way to perform my daily and repetitive tasks? If any of your answers have fallen a bit short, then this is the perfect session for YOU! Join us as we explore industry proven techniques that will streamline and automate your drawings right from the start. Take control of your drawings today!
Category
General Education
Time
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
2:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Knud Hermansen
Communications is an important part of surveying services. Documentation of the agreement and written evidence of the agreement sent to the client is a part of the communication process. The failure of the surveyor to provide proper notification of the agreement to the client may subject the surveyor to discipline and is often a source of liability.  This workshop will focus on simple written contracts, contents, and letters of engagement.
Category
General Education
Time
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
2:00 PM

Part 2, PDH=1
Speaker: Jacob Heck
NGS is in the process of modernizing the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), preparing to replace the horizontal datum NAD 83 with a suite of terrestrial reference frames (including NATRF2022), the vertical datum NAVD 88 with a geopotential datum NAPGD2022, as well as updating the State Plane Coordinates Systems. This talk will provide background on reference frames and geopotential datums as well as NGS’s efforts to modernize the NSRS including the latest news related to them and how the modernization will impact surveyors. The talk will also show what you can do to help NGS improve the new NSRS through activities such as GPS on Bench Marks.
Category
General Education
Time
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
2:00 PM

Part 2, PDH=1
Speaker: Kory Allred
The new national datums are coming in the next couple of years. Major changes will include using the international foot, a dynamic vertical reference system, and increased number of state plane zones. In this seminar we’ll discuss the other differences between current and planned datums, and how they’ll affect the daily work of surveyors.
Category
General Education
Time
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
2:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Darren Forgy
Have you ever wondered how to obtain underwater survey information?  This presentation will cover typical hydrographic surveys including the types of sensors available, software required, accuracies of different sensors, and methods for data collection.  The presentation will include recommendations for the do-it-yourself surveyor and information on more advance methods, equipment, and sensors.
Category
General Education
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
3:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Knud Hermansen
Communications is an important part of surveying services. Documentation of the agreement and written evidence of the agreement sent to the client is a part of the communication process. The failure of the surveyor to provide proper notification of the agreement to the client may subject the surveyor to discipline and is often a source of liability.  This workshop will focus on simple written contracts, contents, and letters of engagement.
Category
General Education
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
3:00 PM

PDH=1
Speakers:  Eric Kara and John Pesek, Kara Company, Inc.
Best practices for problem solving in the field, confirming equipment accuracy and accessory precision.
Category
General Education
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
3:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker:  Tim Burch
Tim Burch, Vice President of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, will talk about national trends impacting surveyors and the surveying profession.
Category
General Education
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
3:00 PM

Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall to connect with exhibitors and sponsors!
Category
Events
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Grab your favorite beverage and test your knowledge at our virtual Trivia Happy Hour.  Prizes will be awarded!
Category
Events
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

Wednesday, 03 February 2021

 
PDH=1
Speaker: Todd Horton
Category
General Education
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Knud Hermansen
Many surveyors (even the best surveyors) often face the challenge of dealing with a complaint filed against them with the state board of licensure. This workshop will discuss how to recognize situations that often result in a complaint, how to avoid complaints, and how to deal with complaints when they occur.
Category
General Education
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker:  Robert Shotts
Category
Other State Mandatories
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM

Part 1, PDH=1
Speaker: Dick Bales
Curt Brown has been called "the most prolific and influential land surveyor of the 20th century." Much of his work was published in The American Congress on Surveying and Mapping's journals and magazines. The Curt Brown Chronicles has now been published in book form. Dick Bales will  relate how the issues that Curt talks about impact today's surveyor. In addition, Dick has compiled an extensive treatise on the law of easements, and he will discuss such things as easements appurtenant, easements in gross, and the creation of easements by operation of law.
Category
General Education
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker:  Todd Horton
Category
General Education
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Knud Hermansen
Many surveyors (even the best surveyors) often face the challenge of dealing with a complaint filed against them with the state board of licensure. This workshop will discuss how to recognize situations that often result in a complaint, how to avoid complaints, and how to deal with complaints when they occur.
Category
General Education
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker:  Robert Shotts
Category
Other State Mandatories
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Part 2, PDH=1
Speaker: Dick Bales
Curt Brown has been called "the most prolific and influential land surveyor of the 20th century." Much of his work was published in The American Congress on Surveying and Mapping's journals and magazines. The Curt Brown Chronicles has now been published in book form. Dick Bales will  relate how the issues that Curt talks about impact today's surveyor. In addition, Dick has compiled an extensive treatise on the law of easements, and he will discuss such things as easements appurtenant, easements in gross, and the creation of easements by operation of law.
Category
General Education
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall to connect with exhibitors and sponsors!
Category
Events
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Knud Hermansen
The practice of a profession often requires a practitioner be prepared to effectively communicate an opinion in court. The practitioner must be prepared to present their opinion and analysis in a clear, understandable, and concise manner. This session will focus on the duties, use, credibility, assistance, and presentation techniques employed by expert witnesses.
Category
General Education
Time
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
10:30 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Todd Horton
Category
General Education
Time
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
10:30 AM

PDH=1
Speakers: Rob Sinclair and Matt Bainbridge
During this session we will take you along a digital journey processing various types of remote sensing data? We will discuss specific software workflows for processing various types of photogrammetry, mobile and terrestrial LiDAR, 360 images/videos, etc.? Platforms that will be covered are Autodesk, Pix4D, Leica, Matterport, and many others.
Category
General Education
Time
10:30 AM - 11:20 PM
10:30 AM

PDH=1
Speaker:  Renee Powers
Twenty Years – Twenty Lessons Learned Reviewing Plats and CSMs

What are reviewers thinking when they are examining my plat or map?  And…..what should they be thinking about?  Understand the role of a plat reviewer.  Lessons shared with new and not so new reviewers.  In the end, it’s all about getting to “yes”.
Category
Other State Mandatories
Time
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
10:30 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Knud Hermansen
The practice of a profession often requires a practitioner be prepared to effectively communicate an opinion in court. The practitioner must be prepared to present their opinion and analysis in a clear, understandable, and concise manner. This session will focus on the duties, use, credibility, assistance, and presentation techniques employed by expert witnesses.
Category
General Education
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11:30 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Todd Horton
Category
General Education
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11:30 AM

PDH=1
Speakers:  Rob Sinclair and Matt Bainbridge
During this session we will take you along a digital journey processing various types of remote sensing data.? We will discuss specific software workflows for processing various types of photogrammetry, mobile and terrestrial LiDAR, 360 images/videos, etc.? Platforms that will be covered are Autodesk, Pix4D, Leica, Matterport, and many others.
Category
General Education
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11:30 AM

PDH=1
Speaker:  Renee Powers
Twenty Years – Twenty Lessons Learned Reviewing Plats and CSMs

What are reviewers thinking when they are examining my plat or map?  And…..what should they be thinking about?  Understand the role of a plat reviewer.  Lessons shared with new and not so new reviewers.  In the end, it’s all about getting to “yes”.
Category
Other State Mandatories
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11:30 AM

NON-PDH SESSION
Join local BBQ expert, Matthew Schorfheide of Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce, for indoor BBQ tips and a chance to win his famed BBQ sauces and other prizes.
Category
Events
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

NON-PDH SESSION
Speaker: Patricia LaBounty
The Union Pacific Railroad Museum, based in Iowa, hosts several noted exhibits, including the Lincoln Collection and Building America. Join Patricia LaBounty, Museum and Collections Manager, for an interactive discussion about the building of the transcontinental railroad.
Category
Events
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

NON-PDH SESSION
Speaker: Mary Kelly (Keynote)
Proactive companies know that leadership succession planning is not just about the senior positions.  EVERY position in an organization is important and contributes to the success of the vision and mission. Who Comes Next is about identifying the 7 groups of people affected by a challenge, change, or transition in the business, and making sure employees, senior leaders, top talent, suppliers, board members, customers, and board members all understand the process and how they are impacted. Succession planning is a critical part of any strategic plan, and Mary makes the process easy.
Category
Events
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

Thursday, 04 February 2021

 
Category
Events
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
11:30 AM

Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall to connect with exhibitors and sponsors!
Category
Events
Time
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
12:15 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Gary Kent
Recent changes to ALTA/NSPS Standards
Category
Statutes and Standards
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Kory Allred
Network adjustments are not only necessary for accurate point locations, but they are required in some state and organization standards. In this session, we’ll use measured networks and various software to apply the theory of relative positional precision discussed by Todd Horton. Datasets will be available so that participants can follow along and perform the analysis as we go.
Category
General Education
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

PDH=1
Category
Other State Mandatories
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Tim Murphy
Category
General Education
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Gary Kent
Recent changes to ALTA/NSPS Standards
Category
Statutes and Standards
Time
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
2:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Kory Allred
Network adjustments are not only necessary for accurate point locations, but they are required in some state and organization standards. In this session, we’ll use measured networks and various software to apply the theory of relative positional precision discussed by Todd Horton. Datasets will be available so that participants can follow along and perform the analysis as we go.
Category
General Education
Time
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
2:00 PM

PDH=1
Time
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
2:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker:  Tim Murphy
Category
General Education
Time
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
2:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Gary Kent
Recent changes to ALTA/NSPS Standards
Category
Statutes and Standards
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
3:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Kyle Lazell
Category
General Education
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
3:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Kory Allred
Network adjustments are not only necessary for accurate point locations, but they are required in some state and organization standards. In this session, we’ll use measured networks and various software to apply the theory of relative positional precision discussed by Todd Horton. Datasets will be available so that participants can follow along and perform the analysis as we go.
Category
General Education
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
3:00 PM

PDH=1
Category
Other State Mandatories
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
3:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Gary Kent
Recent changes to ALTA/NSPS Standards
Category
Statutes and Standards
Time
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
4:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Kory Allred
Network adjustments are not only necessary for accurate point locations, but they are required in some state and organization standards. In this session, we’ll use measured networks and various software to apply the theory of relative positional precision discussed by Todd Horton. Datasets will be available so that participants can follow along and perform the analysis as we go.
Category
General Education
Time
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
4:00 PM

PDH=1
Category
Education
Time
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
4:00 PM

PDH=1
Speaker: Melissa Roberts
Join presenter, Melissa Roberts, risk management and insurance broker with USI Insurance Services LLC in a review of existing and emerging risk management practices.  The program will include claim trends, illustrations and terminology to know and put to good use in contracts and documentation. If you have any questions or topics, send them in advance to melissa.roberts@usi.com.
Category
General Education
Time
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
4:00 PM

Represent your IPLSA Chapter or just cheer them on as the chapters face off for bragging rights and an IPLSA-sponsored party for the winner!
Category
Events
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

Friday, 05 February 2021

 
General introduction and review of the various types of evidence that relate to land boundaries. PDH=1 Speaker: Tony Gregory
Category
General Education
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM

PDH=1
Michael Cook, Senior Applications Engineer at TopoDOT
This presentation aims to show a concise, efficient and intuitive process for establishing LiDAR project data requirements, incorporating them into project requirements and assessing the data against those requirements. An overview of LiDAR technology and data uncertainty provides insight into the reasoning behind point cloud and calibrated image data requirements. Methods for assessing the spatial orientation of the data yield a well-documented lineage from the data to network survey control coordinates. Additional methods are presented to assess the fundamental characteristics of point clouds and calibrated images assuring extracted features, measurements and models will meet project requirements. Examples employing TopoDOT® software tools demonstrate the execution of each process. The examples contained herein are predominately for civil infrastructure applications although the methods may be broadly applied in other areas.
Category
General Education
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Kory Allred
Land Surveyors are given the opportunity to be part of the best profession there is, as long as they do it sensibly and ethically. In this session, we’ll review an updated set of court cases related to land surveying as well as some industry practices then discuss if we can do it more responsibly.
Category
Ethics
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Gary Kent
Professional Surveyors frequently encounter railroad rights of way in their work as they retrace boundaries, deal with questions of seniority between public roads and railroads, address abandonments or reversionary rights, or guide clients on their needs for easements or licenses over railroad rights of way. In the process they often face confusion over the status of a railroad right of way: Is it a fee ownership or just an easement? Is it abandoned or just inactive? Is it active? How does one know? How does one find Railroad Valuation Maps and vesting deeds? What about "Rails to Trails?" In this session, we will review several judicial decisions regarding railroad rights of way including Preseault v. Interstate Commerce Commission (U.S. Supreme Court, 1990), Howard v. U.S. (2012), several contemporary state cases, Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Lewellen, and Clark  v. CSX. We will also exam the National Trails System Act of 1969 and its 1983 amendment in order to better understand the "Rails to Trails" process and how the standing of a railroad's right of way can be perplexing.
Category
General Education
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM

PDH=1 Speaker:  Steven Zeets, Whirrx
Steve will share his background and experiences with the commercial use of drones in Surveying & Engineering applications. He will go over what he has learned to do, and what not to do, for obtaining the highest vertical accuracy possible with Drone Photogrammetry; which is less than 0.05ft at the 95% Confidence Level. He will showcase a variety of projects completed using Drone Photogrammetry, from Industrial Sites to Interstate Highways.  After this class, you will have a better understanding of how to successfully integrate drones at your company for use on High Accuracy Engineering Design Projects.
Category
General Education
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Advancements in technology over the past few decades have affected the field and office processes and methodologies involved in finding and incorporating boundary evidence. How can the modern land surveyor stay current with these advancing technologies without affecting the accuracy of the results of their boundary type? PDH=1 Speaker: Tony Gregory
Category
General Education
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Kory Allred
Land Surveyors are given the opportunity to be part of the best profession there is, as long as they do it sensibly and ethically. In this session, we’ll review an updated set of court cases related to land surveying as well as some industry practices then discuss if we can do it more responsibly.
Category
Ethics
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Gary Kent
Professional Surveyors frequently encounter railroad rights of way in their work as they retrace boundaries, deal with questions of seniority between public roads and railroads, address abandonments or reversionary rights, or guide clients on their needs for easements or licenses over railroad rights of way. In the process they often face confusion over the status of a railroad right of way: Is it a fee ownership or just an easement? Is it abandoned or just inactive? Is it active? How does one know? How does one find Railroad Valuation Maps and vesting deeds? What about "Rails to Trails?" In this session, we will review several judicial decisions regarding railroad rights of way including Preseault v. Interstate Commerce Commission (U.S. Supreme Court, 1990), Howard v. U.S. (2012), several contemporary state cases, Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Lewellen, and Clark  v. CSX. We will also exam the National Trails System Act of 1969 and its 1983 amendment in order to better understand the "Rails to Trails" process and how the standing of a railroad's right of way can be perplexing.
Category
General Education
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Land surveyors "follow the footsteps" of original and other previous surveyors, and need to also leave "footsteps" for future retracement surveyors to follow. These "footsteps" provide for the theory of location applied to determine the location of boundary corners. PDH=1 Speaker: Tony Gregory
Category
General Education
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

1 PDH
Speaker Ladd Nelson
True Field to Finish is one of the most powerful tools a Land Surveyor can use to reduce the office time required to produce a finished product. But it remains one of the most underutilized. This session will cover the complete field to finish process including pre-collection office and field setup, field collection coding techniques and office processing for surveying maps made easy. We will use Carlson SurvPC and Carlson Survey to demonstrate the complete solution.
Category
General Education
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Part 1, PDH=1
Speaker:  Marilyn Sucoe
Marilyn Sucoe, Acting Illinois NFIP Coordinator, will be discussing flood maps, how to determine the base flood elevation, prepare an accurate Elevation Certificate, and submit a LOMA.
Category
General Education
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Gary Kent
Professional Surveyors frequently encounter railroad rights of way in their work as they retrace boundaries, deal with questions of seniority between public roads and railroads, address abandonments or reversionary rights, or guide clients on their needs for easements or licenses over railroad rights of way. In the process they often face confusion over the status of a railroad right of way: Is it a fee ownership or just an easement? Is it abandoned or just inactive? Is it active? How does one know? How does one find Railroad Valuation Maps and vesting deeds? What about "Rails to Trails?" In this session, we will review several judicial decisions regarding railroad rights of way including Preseault v. Interstate Commerce Commission (U.S. Supreme Court, 1990), Howard v. U.S. (2012), several contemporary state cases, Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Lewellen, and Clark  v. CSX. We will also exam the National Trails System Act of 1969 and its 1983 amendment in order to better understand the "Rails to Trails" process and how the standing of a railroad's right of way can be perplexing.
Category
General Education
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Some states, including Indiana, require written surveyor reports to be included with boundary survey plats. In addition to providing a method to explain the theory of location used to determine the location of boundary corners, the reports allow for statements of uncertainty relative to found monumentation, lines of occupation, conflicts with adjoining parcel descriptions , and precision of measurements. PDH=1 Speaker: Tony Gregory
Category
General Education
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
11:00 AM

Part 2, PDH=1
Speaker: Marilyn Sucoe
Marilyn Sucoe, Acting Illinois NFIP Coordinator, will be discussing flood maps, how to determine the base flood elevation, prepare an accurate Elevation Certificate, and submit a LOMA.
Category
General Education
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
11:00 AM

PDH=1
Speaker: Gary Kent
Professional Surveyors frequently encounter railroad rights of way in their work as they retrace boundaries, deal with questions of seniority between public roads and railroads, address abandonments or reversionary rights, or guide clients on their needs for easements or licenses over railroad rights of way. In the process they often face confusion over the status of a railroad right of way: Is it a fee ownership or just an easement? Is it abandoned or just inactive? Is it active? How does one know? How does one find Railroad Valuation Maps and vesting deeds? What about "Rails to Trails?" In this session, we will review several judicial decisions regarding railroad rights of way including Preseault v. Interstate Commerce Commission (U.S. Supreme Court, 1990), Howard v. U.S. (2012), several contemporary state cases, Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Lewellen, and Clark  v. CSX. We will also exam the National Trails System Act of 1969 and its 1983 amendment in order to better understand the "Rails to Trails" process and how the standing of a railroad's right of way can be perplexing.
Category
General Education
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
11:00 AM

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