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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
8:30 am – 4:00 pm CDT (incl. 90-mins of breaks)


Presented by:
Gary Kent

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 and 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 upon
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
A surveyor’s role in boundaries


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Civil Engineers:
6.0 PDHs in Most States

Land Surveyors:
6.0 PDHs/CE Hours in Most States


Continuing Education Credit Information
The Art of Retracement for Surveyors
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs/continuing education hours to civil engineers licensed in most states, and 6.0 PDHs to land surveyors licensed in most states except New Jersey and Delaware.

This educational activity has been evaluated and accredited by The Practicing Institute of Engineering for 6.0 PDHs. It is deemed approved for New York Engineers and Land Surveyors via this accreditation (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2)).

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. CE10600325), Maryland and North Carolina (S-0130).

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has assigned this course number 10050 for surveyors.

This course has been evaluated and approved by the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects for 6.0 PDUs.

HalfMoon Education is not seeking course approval for New Jersey land surveyors.


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 past president 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.