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ARE YOU PLANNING A TRAINING OR CONFERENCE?

ARE YOU PLANNING A TRAINING OR CONFERENCE?

In addition to regular seminar tours, SES provides "in-house"  training to a variety of groups in government, as well as the public and private sectors.  Many of these are by request and are customized to meet the educational needs and demands of the organization.  If your  municipality, state surveying society or company is planning a training or conference,  full day and half day seminars or workshops may also be selected from the following topics.  If you don't see a topic of interest, please contact us to discuss your plans.

Below is a list of available seminars and workshops. "Full Day Seminars and Workshops" may be one or two days in length.  The "Short Presentations"  may be one- to four-hour "mini-seminars" suitable for half-day sessions, banquet talks or similar presentations.

Please follow the link below to download the catalogue for your consideration. Companion Resource Notebooks from many of these seminars and workshops are available from our bookstore.

Click here to download the Seminar & Workshop Catalogue

Short Presentations

Short Presentations

Click here to view one-  to four-hour presentations, suitable for half day workshops, seminars, after-dinner banquet topics.
One- or two-day Seminars

One- or two-day Seminars

Adverse Possession & Other Unwritten RightsA one-day workshop stressing the legal system and unwritten rights, including adverse possession, acquiescence, estoppel, agreements and practical location. Several case studies illustrate these topics.
Airphoto InterpretationA two-day workshop covering principles of photogrammetry and photo interpretation. Topics include stereoscopic vision, measurements of distance, direction, area and height, tree identification, films, filters, available photography and the use of photography as evidence in court.
Anatomy of a RetracementAnatomy of a RetracementOne Day Seminar: This seminar focuses on one or more actual retracement cases, and follows them from beginning to conclusion. Along the way, obstacles in the form of incorrect surveys, ambiguous and incomplete descriptions, loss of important records, and records existing but difficult to locate are encountered. Each obstacle is evaluated and dealt with according to its importance, relevance and potential contribution to the outcome of the project.
BIG Mistakes Made by Many Surveyors and Most OthersBIG Mistakes Made by Many Surveyors and Most OthersOne Day Seminar A little knowledge can be dangerous: there are several pitfalls that are easy to fall into!  This seminar focuses on those which often mislead people, sometimes even the knowledgeable, careful surveyor.  Topics discussed are: searching in the wrong places for information; believing that all abutting properties extend to the centerline of a road; trying to derive answers without any or from inadequate research; accepting the wrong evidence; being misled by numbers: confusing adverse relationships with types of agreement.
Boundary Control & Legal PrinciplesBoundary Control & Legal PrinciplesLegal principles of description interpretation, interpretation of evidence and the resolution of conflicts. Topics include riparian boundaries, research, documentary evidence, simultaneous and sequential conveyances, highways.
Boundary LawA one-day presentation of the philosophy of the law, types and effect of laws, legal research and legal principles, both general and specific. Topics include adverse possession, boundaries, deeds, easements, highways, navigable waters, public lands, waters and water courses, as well as several other minor topics.
Boundary Retracement Using Modern ToolsThis one day seminar presents the legal aspects and philosophies of retracement and the surveyors duty. The discussion of "Modern" tools includes: the use of the internet to obtain materials such as maps, photographs, satellite imagery, documents and delcination data; the use of GPS in retracement; and sources of information and date for the analysis of field evidence. A field exercise is incorporated in the program empasizine the use of computer research and field investigation. (Field clothes optional, a hand held GPS receiver needed to get the full benefit of the exercise. Please be familiar with the basic operation of your personal unit.)
BSI: Boundary Scene InvestigationThis one day seminar focuses on clues and problem solving for the location of boundaries. The discussion includes the requirements of law for land surveying, the philosophy and history of forensic investigation and methodology applied to both record evidence and physical items and features. Proven techniques for problem-solving and case studies are reviewed.
Cemeteries & Burial SitesCemeteries & Burial SitesA full-day seminar dealing with the identification of burial sites on the ground and exploring the title documents to find title and rights in the site. A field exercise is incorporated into the seminar to visit a local cemetery, locate it with GPS coordinates, photograph it, and evaluate the site from a surveying perspecitvie.
Court Decisions Every Surveyor Should Know AboutA review of 40 significant cases from around the U.S. dealing with surveying, description interpretation, rules of construction, retracement and other important surveying-related issues. This seminar is aimed at improtant and noteworthy decisions of significance to the practicing land survgyeor. An in-depth examination of the dispute, its analysis and resolution is provided for several cases. Examples included ranje from the early 1800s to recent times and have been selected from a variety of locations to illustrate important points in subject artress of description interpretation, rules of construction, retracement and liability. A number of legal principles and procedures are discussed.
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