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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

Retracement Using Modern Tools A discussion of the legal aspects and philosophies of retracement and the surveyor’s duty as well as the use of the internet to obtain materials: maps, photographs, satellite imagery, documents, and declination data. There will also be an analysis of field evidence, including sources of information and data and the use of GPS in retracement. A field exercise may be incorporated into the seminar, time and weather permitting.
Retracing Lines of Original Grants & TitlesOne Day Seminar: This seminar is an examination of the colonial surveyor -- the professional who was involved in the creation of original titles and boundaries of land parcels; how to track the individual in order to follow his footsteps; the person, their training and the tools, methods, records and evidence; a review of relevant court decisions.
Sequential vs. Simultaneous ConveyancingApportionment of Excess and Deficiency: When, Why and How. Focus is on sequential conveyancing where senior and junior rights exist; simultaneous conveyancing, such as in subdivisions and with wills and partitions; and the so-called "remnant rule." There are examples of each and a discussion of relevant court decisions. There is also an examination of the fundamentals of lot conveyancing and approaches to the solution of apparent gaps and overlaps.
Surveying in Colonial AmericaEarly surveyors, their equipment and techniques. Discussion of the value of knowing who went before, and how they may have done their work.
The Surveyor in CourtA discussion of the judicial system, rules of court and rules of evidence, and the role of the expert witness, both in court and in everyday practice. Emphasis is placed on the surveyor-attorney relationship.
Title, Research and LiabilityAn examination of the differences and similarities between title examination and deed research for survey purposes. Discussion of the liability resulting from either, or both. Emphasis is placed on the professional standards in effect.
Tree (and/or) Wood IdentificationOne or two days of discussion of the identification of trees, shrubs, and woods; the use of keys for identification; and the interpretation and use of wooden evidence. Real examples are presented and "hands-on" tree identification is included. One day for tree identification; one day for wood identification.
Water BoundariesA one-day workshop covering the various categories of water boundaries, including navigable and non-navigable waters; natural and artificial waters; and court decisions dealing with accretion, avulsion, reliction, submergence, etc. Local state laws are reviewed.
Whose Foosteps Are TheseWhose Foosteps Are TheseThe legal standard is to follow the footsteps of the original surveyor. But who was the original surveyor, and what constitutes an original survey which establishes the origin of the chain of ownerships? Making those determinations is sometimes the first obstacle to overcome. Sometimes there are many sets and combinations of “footsteps”, not all of which satisfy the legal requirement, and not all of which are reliable, but are misleading, sometimes erroneous and in conflict with one another. This half day seminar aids in the identification and separation of former footsteps in our endeavor to follow the right set at the right time and for the right reasons.
Wooden EvidenceAn examination of the various forms of wooden evidence and its evaluation, interpretation and identification. Minimal instruction on tree and wood identification except for prominent, local species.
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