The Art of Retracement & The 2021 Minimum Standards for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
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This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online!
There is also the Self Study options. (see below)
Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.
8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
8:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Lunch (on your own)
12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT
1:00 – 4:40 pm EDT
The Art of Retracement
• Retracement boundary survey
• Original boundary survey
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
• 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
• 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
• Other requirements and standards of practice
Normal standard of care
• Rights of way and access
• Lines of possession and improvements along boundaries
• Easements and servitudes
• Water features
Preparation of the plat/map of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey
• Boundary, description, dimensions, closures
• Easements, servitudes, rights of way, access, documents
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Indiana Professional Engineers
& Land Surveyors
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 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.