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Thursday, December 8, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CST


Presented by:
Avinash Prasad, PE, PLS, PP, PhD, MSCE, MSEM, F.ASCE, FF, EMT

Easements and Prescription Rights
What is an easement and why is it important for property owners to know about?
Different types of easements
Guidelines under which easement rights can be transformed to prescription rights
Complications that may arise if the property owner is not aware of his/her easement rights/obligations

Riparian and Littoral Rights
What is Riparian Rights?
What is Littoral Rights?
Differences between Riparian and Littoral Rights
Special conditions under which the property rights are affected of Riparian and Littoral owners
Various terminologies relevant to Riparian and Littoral Rights
Illustrative practical examples of Riparian and Littoral Rights 

Map Projections and State Plane Coordinates
Different types of Map Projection
Different types of State Plane Coordinates
Terminologies relevant to Map Projections and State Plane Coordinates
Suitability of a particular type of Map Projection
Horixontal and vertical datums used in Map Projection
Types of Map Projection systems suitable for various states of the US 

Significance of GIS and GPS in Surveying
Significance of GIS in surveying
Significance of GPS in surveying
Historical background of GIS
Working mechanism of GPS technology
Different development phases of GPS technology
Terminologies relevant to GIS and GPS technology
How GIS and GPS are related
Future goals of GIS and GPS technology in surveying   

Subdivision of Land & Survey of public land
What is the US Public Land Survey System (PLSS)?
Historical background of PLLS
Terminologies relevant to PLLS
Role of the surveyor in land subdivision
Block and lot standard
Subdivision design principles and standards


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Land Surveyors:
7.5 PDHs (in Most States)*


Continuing Education Credit Information 
 This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.5 PDHs for professional land surveyors in most states. 

 This course has been approved by and/or registered with the following boards: the Tennessee Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors, the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects, and the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers (#10381). 

 This course has been pre-approved and/or recognized only by the listed boards. This course is not approved for New York land surveyors. 

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


Dr. Avinash Prasad PE. PLS. PP. PhD. MSCE. MSEM. F.ASCE. FF. EMT

Dr. Avinash Prasad is a licensed professional engineer, land surveyor, professional planner with more than three decades of professional experience in civil engineering, surveying & management field since his graduation. He has recently earned Doctor of Philosophy degree from New York University in Civil Engineering. Dr. Prasad has double Master of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from New Jersey institute of technology, NJ and BS Degree in Civil Engineering. He has more than 2000 hours of continuous professional education as instructor/participating professional (1990-2022) excluding formal education. Dr. Prasad is a (NJ) state certified emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical responder (EMR), fire fighter (FF). He is a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and also an active member of several professional organizations such as: AREMA, PMI, AISC, NYSAPLS etc. His technical papers were accepted in multiple ASCE journals and various other organizations like ASCE, AREMA & NYSAPLS conference proceedings for presentation and or publication multiple times.