Using the U.S. Public Land Survey System
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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
9:00 am – 1:30 pm CST
Barry Savage PLS
Metes and Bounds and What Came Before the US Public Land
Survey System (PLSS)
Basic land description concepts: distances, directions, circular curves,
mathematical closure, state plane coordinates
Reading a metes and bounds description
Drawbacks of metes and bounds system
Development of PLSS, advantages and disadvantages
Basics of the U.S. Public Land Survey System (PLSS)
Principal meridians and baselines
The township: the basic building block of the PLSS
Ranges and sections
Irregular sections and aliquot parts
Describing and Locating Lands in the PLSS
“Part of” descriptions
Reading a PLSS description
Writing a description
Drawing a description
Software/websites for mapping, drawing and locating described lands
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4.0 PDHs (in Most States)
4.0 PDHs (in Most States)
(no credit for NY engineers or surveyors)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 4.0 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors in most states. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
This course has been approved by the Tennessee Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors and the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects and registered with the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers (#10202).
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). Most other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
This course is not approved in New York.
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).
Barry Savage PLS
Survey Products Group Manager with Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN
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.