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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

Evidence & Procedures for Boundary LocationEvidence & Procedures for Boundary LocationThis one-day seminar, based on the book of the same title, introduces types of evidence, the legal basis of evidence, identification and interpretation of various types of evidence including wood, metal and stone, preponderance of evidence and the best available evidence, preservation and presentation of evidence.
Evidence & Procedures for Boundary LocationA two-day workshop covers, in-depth, types of evidence, the legal basis of evidence, identification and interpretation of various types of evidence including wood, metal and stone, preponderance of evidence and the best available evidence, preservation and presentation of evidence.
Fences - Acceptance or Rejection?Since fences are one of the most common items encountered in a field survey or investigation, questions frequently arise whether they relate to the boundary and, if so, how. This program reviews the history of fences, types and uses of fences, the laws relating to fences and case studies which both accept and reject fences as indicators of the location of boundaries depending on the circumstances.
Finding & Locating Colonial GrantsOne day on the origin of original grants and locating their boundaries. Emphasis is on court resolution of problems and disputes.
Following the FootstepsOne Day Seminar This seminar covers the philosophy and basics of retracement. Discussion includes understanding what the original surveyor did, who that surveyor was, what instruments and techniques may have been used, and the evidence left by the surveyor. The goal is to reproduce that survey and locate the original marks or theirs positions. Court resolution of selected problems and disputes is included.
Forensic Approaches tp Evidence Discovery & LocationForensic Approaches tp Evidence Discovery & LocationFocusing on proper techniques for the discovery, evaluation, processing and preservation of a boundary scene, whether an entire land parcel, one boundary, one corner or a related feature, this one day seminar is based on Mr. Wilson's recent book, Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation.
Forensic Techniques in Land Records InvestigationA one-half day presentation on overcoming obstacles in searching land records and compiling chains of title. Also included are records outside of the traditional court house search with a discussion on mechanical and photographic techniques of document examination and analysis.
History of Eastern LandsA one-day review and summary of the land grants, settlement patterns, discovery and exploration, including the surveying and mapping, of the eastern states. Presentation concludes with the establishment of the U.S. Public Land Survey System and the influence of Thomas Jefferson.
Interpretation and Writing of Land DescriptionsA one-day presentation covering the rules and techniques for proper interpretation of land descriptions. Includes types of descriptions, legal terminology in words and phrases, photographic analysis of documents, and historical aspects of land description. A study of the basic rules for description writing and adding notes to related documents such as plans is included along with numerous examples of proper wording and phraseology.
Investigating Cold Boundary CasesInvestigating Cold Boundary CasesOne Day Seminar: A cold case may be a few days old or several hundred years old, and each situation demands a particular plan of investigation to suit its characteristics and idiosyncrasies. Cold cases may arise from a variety of sources: from deficient previous investigation, incorrect choices having been made, or from newly discovered evidence casting a dramatic change on the scenario. The seminar is a review of the assessment and procedures for researching a “cold” case to evaluate its status and to result in a conclusion either supporting or refuting the previous one
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