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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT (incl. a 15 min. break)


Presented by
Barry Savage, PLS

Understanding The Survey Process
Research: Title research vs. boundary research
Field work: Reconnaissance, measuring angles and distances, GPS
Understanding what controls location
• The importance of monuments and descriptions
• The primary function of measurements in descriptions
• Order of importance of conflicting elements

Understanding Survey Drawings and Legal Descriptions
North basis
Understanding bearings and azimuths
Title identity
The importance of qualitative calls
Closing the description
Handling water boundary issues
Precision vs. accuracy
Handling special situations: arcs, chords, curves, etc.

Writing Metes and Bounds and Strip Descriptions
Easement basics
Preparing strip descriptions for routes
Do’s and don’ts when writing descriptions
Writing the qualitative portion first
Including measurements with survey precision in mind
Metes and bounds description workshop: writing two sample descriptions



Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs (excluding New York)

Land Surveyors:
6.0 PDHs (states not requiring preapproval)

Florida Land Surveyors:
6.0 CE Hours (Provider No. CE81, Course No. 10135)

Missouri Land Surveyors:
6.0 PDUs

Rhode Island Land Surveyors:

Tennessee Land Surveyors:

No credit offered to DE, NJ, and NY land surveyors


HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (S-0130).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for land surveyors licensed in Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, North Carolina (S-0130).

These courses are not eligible for New York professional engineers or land surveyors.
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete these events, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Barry Savage, PLS

Survey Products Group Manager with Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN

Barry Savage Prior to his service at TVA, Barry Savage was in private survey practice for 10 years specializing in dispute resolution and expert witness services. He has surveyed several disputed state boundaries to resolve jurisdictional conflicts. Mr. Savage is an adjunct professor at Cleveland State Community College where he teaches courses in boundary law, geodesy, GIS, and surveying fundamentals. He has researched and retraced the historical surveys of Henry David Thoreau and has published several articles on the subject. Mr. Savage teaches exam review and continuing education seminars at various state and local conferences across the country.