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Friday, October 13, 2023
8:30 am – 3:50 pm EDT

Presented by Michael B. Davis, PLS

What is a Boundary and How are Boundaries Created?

  • Black’s Law Dictionary
  • NSPS
  • Boundary vs. occupation

Who/What Determines a Boundary?

  • Surveyor vs. GIS
  • Law vs. geometry
  • Competent jurisdiction

Concept of Title

  • Levels of title
  • What is fee and why is it simple?

Easements vs. Right-of-Way – Are They Different?

  • Types of easements
  • Dedication vs. express grant

Role of the Surveyor – ‘Follow in the Footstep’

  • Retracement vs. original survey
  • Research – how much is too much?
  • Field work
    • Obliterated vs. lost corners
  • Analysis – putting it all together
    • To hold or not to hold

Quasi-Judicial Function of the Surveyor by Thomas Cooley

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

Land Surveyors:
6.0 PDHs

6-Hour Learning Opportunity

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar and concurrent webcast are open to the public and are designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors in Maryland.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers and land surveyors in Maryland.

This course offers a six-hour learning opportunity to attorneys licensed in Maryland where continuing legal education is not required.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the course for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate.


Michael B. Davis

Professional Land Surveyor with Dewberry

Mr. Davis is a professional land surveyor in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia, with over 30 years of experience. This varied experience includes small individual boundary surveys, surveys for both commercial and residential land development projects, ALTA Land Title Surveys, and surveys for long range transportation projects, including rail and highway. In addition, Mr. Davis is an adjunct faculty professor at the Community College of Baltimore County in the Surveying/ Civil Engineering program. Classes taught include Elementary Surveying, Survey Computations, Topographic Mapping, Sediment Control and Hydrology, and Storm Drain Design. In 2016, Mr. Davis was awarded the Russell E. Lowman Memorial Educational award from the Maryland Society of Surveyors for his contribution to the education of surveyors.

Seminar Price: $319.00

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