Continuing Education Courses for Land Surveyors

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  • Aerial Photogrammetry: 5 PDH

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    In this course the student will understand procedural guidance, technical specifications, and quality control (QC) criteria for performing aerial photogrammetric mapping activities.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Discuss the fundamentals & principles of aerial photogrammetry
    • Explain photographic scale, geometry and coordinate system equations
    • Discuss operational procedures and standards
    • Discuss all aspects of planning
    • Explain aerial image acquisition & aerial triangulation
    • Understand digital photogrammetric mapping workflow

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies five professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Airborne Topographic LiDAR: 3 PDH

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    In this course the student will review the principles of Airborne Topographic LiDAR and learn how to utilize methods to employ this technology in the field.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Explain what Airborne Topographic LiDAR is
    • Understand the principles and methods of operation
    • Discuss overall planning concepts
    • Discuss LiDAR data processing and report generation

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies three professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Construction Surveying Curves: 3 PDH

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    In this course the student will learns to locate points using angles and distances for establishing curves. An essential tool in construction surveying when determining the line of a curve for road layout or some other type of curved construction.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Understand & calculate simple horizontal curves
    • Explain obstacles to curve locations
    • Calculate & discuss Compound and Reverse Curves
    • Explain & calculate Transition Spirals
    • Discuss & calculate Vertical Curves

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies three (3) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Corner Restoration Fundamentals: 2 PDH

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    In this course the student will understand the understand federal guidelines of resurveying corner monuments and the procedures and laws to successfully reestablish these boundaries.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Explain proportionment problems and methods
    • Discuss Property rights and boundaries
    • Understand and explain water boundaries
    • Discuss non-conventional Cadastral survey

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies two (2) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Description of Lands: 3 PDH

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    This course provides guidance for documenting accurate boundary descriptions and locations by survey in the standards followed for Executive and public land orders and proclamations.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Discuss land descriptions
    • Explain the public land survey system
    • Discuss metes-and-bounds surveys
    • Discuss lot and block descriptions
    • Explain illustrations and coordinates
    • Understand form and arrangement

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies three (3) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Introduction to Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for Land Surveyors : 4 PDH

    $24.00
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    This course is an introduction of using sUAS in land surveying. From FAA licensing requirements to common sUAS products and software, with an understanding of these basics a land surveyor can easily get started in using this up and coming technology.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Describe how sUAS will decrease costs and increase accuracy for land surveying
    • Explain important FAA regulations in operating sUAS for land surveying
    • Discuss sUAS operations for accuracy and repeatability
    • Describe the various equipment and sensors commercially available today

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies four (4) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Land Surveyor’s Ethics: 2 PDH

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    In this ethics course the student will understand the standards of professional behavior for adherence to the highest ethical conduct and revisit the emphasis that the holder of a professional license has a direct and vital impact on the safety, health, and welfare of the public.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Describe the value of being a Professional and discuss the various aspects of professionalism
    • Understand the responsibilities of being a professional land surveyor
    • Discuss ethical principles and codes of conduct including the land surveyor’s ethics creed and cannons
    • Discuss the nine aspects of the principles of land surveyor ethics
    • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

      You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies two professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Public Land Survey: Rectangular System: 8 PDH

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    In this course the student will review the rectangular surveying system which has been used continuously in the United States since 1785. As all facets of this system occasionally come into use, the student will become well versed in the field procedures of conducting an original survey covering both historical and current methods.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Explain the general scheme of the rectangular system: points, meridian, base lines, parallels, etc.
    • Understand township boundaries
    • Discuss subdivision of townships
    • Discuss extension and completion surveys
    • Explain methods of section subdivision
    • Discuss protraction diagrams and developing amended diagrams
    • Explain methods of surveying amended protraction diagrams
    • Discuss meandering & swamp/overflowed lands
    • Discuss limits of closure for original survey & soil classification
    • Understand legal settings of Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM)

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 25 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies eight professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Satellite Photogrammetry: 2 PDH

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    In this course the student will learn about satellite photogrammetry and its commom applications. The student will review geo-positioning from satellite images and procedures for creating stereo pairs from satellite imagery as well as reviewing the top things to consider in buying optical satellite imagery.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Explain the characteristics of the most popular high- and medium-resolution commercial imaging satellites
    • Discuss planimetric, classification, and topographic mapping
    • Discuss geo-positioning and convergence angles
    • Discuss what to consider in buying optical satellite imagery

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies two professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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