Choose the way you want to learn!

This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online!
There is also the Self Study options. (see below)

* If you choose to attend the live in-person seminar, please note that the seminar manual will be provided as PDF document, which will be emailed to you shortly before the seminar. If you wish to pay $20 to obtain a paper copy of the manual, please call HalfMoon customer service at 715-835-5900.


8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Lunch (on your own)
12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 4:40 pm EDT


Presented by:
Gary Kent

The Art of Retracement
• Retracement boundary survey
• Original boundary survey
Introduce flowchart
Intent – the Holy Grail
Determining if there was an original survey
• Yes, there was an original survey
• The surveyor’s responsibility – follow in the footsteps
The surveyor’s challenges
Identifying the best evidence of intent
Determining the best evidence of the original survey
• Direct
• Indirect
• Determining the acceptable precision of indirect evidence
• Summarizing intent and direct & indirect evidence
No original survey (or I don’t know if there was an original survey)
• Retracing when there was no original survey
• Determining the best evidence to rely on
• Patent
• Latent
• Explaining/solving patent ambiguities in the legal description
• Explaining/solving latent ambiguities by exploring and analyzing extrinsic evidence
Analyzing the evidence and applying the appropriate boundary law principles
Potential conflicts independent of the resolved boundary
Completing the survey

The 2021 Minimum Standards for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
Purpose and development of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey
• Elements of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey
Ordering the survey
Surveying standards and standards of care
Effective date
• Other requirements and standards of practice
Normal standard of care
Boundary establishment
Measurement standards
Records research
• Monuments
• Rights of way and access
• Lines of possession and improvements along boundaries
• Buildings
• Easements and servitudes
• Cemeteries
• Water features
Preparation of the plat/map of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey
• Fieldwork
• Boundary, description, dimensions, closures
• Easements, servitudes, rights of way, access, documents
• Presentation
Table A
Items 1-19
Item 20


Indiana Professional Engineers
& Land Surveyors
8.0 PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 8.0 PDHs to professional engineers
and land surveyors licensed in Indiana.

The Indiana Land Surveyor Board has approved HalfMoon Education as a
continuing education provider (No. CE10600325). This course offers land surveyors
8.0 hours of continuing education, based on 50 minute hours. The State Board of
Registration for Professional Engineers has approved HalfMoon Education as a
continuing education provider (No. CE21700059). This course offers engineers 8.0
hours of continuing education, based on 50 minute hours.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the
seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates
not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event
online, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows
the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Gary Kent

Gary Kent is in his 39th year with Schneider Geomatics in Indianapolis – having transitioned to part-time status in 2020. He also provides training, consulting and expert witness services as manager and owner of Meridian Land Consulting, LLC. He has served as chair of the Joint ALTA/NSPS Committee responsible for the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey standards since 1995. He has also served on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors since 2004 and is a pas tpresident of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. Mr. Kent has presented programs on boundary law, easements and rights of way, surveying standards and practice, and leadership in all 50 states.