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Classes We Present

On this page we list class titles, who presents them, and the length of each class. For a description of a particular class, click on its title. For a biography of the presenter, click on that person's name.

We present the information organized in two different ways. The first table presents an alphabetical list of all classes presented by all speakers. Please note that the area of focus identified for each class is only a generalization, and that many classes address multiple business, professional, legal, and technical aspects of surveying and land interests.

The second table organizes the classes by their general area of focus (Business, Cadastral and Title, Floodplain Management, GIS, GPS and UAS, Legal, PLSS, Professional, Technical). Because many classes cover multiple facets of topic, they may appear in more than one section of this table.

Some of our courses are available on–line through visit geo-learn.com

Alphabetical List of Our Classes

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 Class Title  Presenter   Length  Area
3D LASER Scanning J. A. Cavell 4 hours business, professional, and technical
Advanced Mapping Using a Hand–Held GPS: Data Logger J. A. Cavell hands–on 1 to 3 days technical
ALTA Surveys J. Dorsey half or full day business
Applied Ethics I W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours business and professional
Applied Ethics II W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours business and professional
The Art and Science of the Real Property Description: Situational Awareness W. Lathrop half day cadastral and title, legal, and professional
Basements and Crawlspaces: What's the Difference, and Who Cares? W. Lathrop one hour floodplain management
Basic GPS Requirements J. A. Cavell 4 hours business, professional, and technical
Basic HTML Coding for the Web W, Lathrop half or full day technical
Boundaries, Titles, and Constructive Notice J. Dorsey half or full day title
Bulletproofing Your Surveys (or How to keep your surveys from being thrown out of court) J. Paiva 4 hours business, legal, and professional
Center Stage – A Workshop on Public Speaking and the Tools to Succeed W. Lathrop half day business and professional
Continuing Professional Development J. A. Cavell customized length to 4 hours professional
Continuous Quality Improvement J. Paiva 4 hours business and professional
CSI – Corner Site Investigation (Forensics of Surveying) S. Parrish half day legal and professional
Contemporary Boundary Retracement and Unwritten Property Rights J. Dorsey full day legal
Creating and Transferring Rights in Real Property C. Karayan full day title
Deeds and Descriptions (a course for Non-Surveyors) W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours legal and title
Design, Land Use, and Planning in the NFIP W. Lathrop 4 to 8 hours professional and floodplain management
Disputes Between Adjoining Landowners W. Lathrop half day legal
Documentation: Self Defense for the Surveying Professional W. Lathrop half day business
Double Monumentation – Physical and Inferred S. Parrish half day legal and professional
Dykes v. Arnold: A Discussion of Unwritten Property Rights J. Dorsey 2 to 4 hours title
Easements J. Dorsey half or full day title
Elevation Certificates W. Lathrop half day floodplain management
Evidence, Exhibits and Testimony – Boundaries and Beyond C. Karayan full day legal
FEMA Flood Insurance Mapping Issues W. Lathrop half day floodplain management
Floodplain Development: Technical Guidance W. Lathrop half day floodplain management
Floodplain Management Customized Courses W. Lathrop 1 to 16 hours floodplain management
From A to Z in the NFIP (or "A" is for "Accessory Building", "Z" is for "Zone") W. Lathrop 2 days floodplain management
GIS Custom Training Courses R. Somers variable GIS
GIS from A to Z J. Jackson 1 hour to half day GIS
GIS Implementation and Management R. Somers 4 to 32 hours GIS
GPS Fundamentals, How GPS Works J. A. Cavell 8 hours professional and technical
Highways, Byways, and Private Roads W. Lathrop half day title and legal
How to Use Modern Surveying Equipment Effectively (and not get yourself into trouble) J. Paiva half day or full day technical
The Hunt for an Illusive 1872 Patented Placer Claim S. Parrish half day PLSS
IBLA – Interior Board of Land Appeals S. Parrish half day PLSS
Integrating Unmanned AIrbourne Systems (UAS) Into a Geospatial Business J. Paiva 4 to 8 hours business, GPS and UAS, and technical
Integrating GIS Into a Survey Business R. Somers full day business and GIS
Introduction to the Global Positioning System J. A. Cavell 4 hours technical
Learning to Intersect J. Jackson half day GIS and business
Legal Descriptions C. Karayan half day title
Legal Research Basics W. Lathrop half or full day business and legal
Mapping Common Interest Subdivisions (Condominiums) J. Dorsey full or half day title
Measurements, Monuments, and Maps C. Karayan full day legal
Minimum Standards for Property Boundary Surveys (Louisiana and other states) J. A. Cavell 2 to 4 hours professional
National Society of Professional Surveyors Model Standards of Practice J. A. Cavell 2 to 4 hours professional
New Era - New Opportunities: GIS for Surveyors, Engineers & Construction Professionals J. Jackson one hour GIS and business
Our Legislative Process J. A. Cavell custom length to 4 hours business and legal
Ownership versus Possession W. Lathrop half day legal and title
The Para–Professional and the Public: “Energy, Commitment, and Attention to Detail” J. A. Cavell 4 hours business and professional
The Power (and Weakness) of the Written Word W, Lathrop 2 to 4 hours business, professional, and technical
Private–Federal Boundaries (A Suburban Challenge)S. Parrish half day PLSS and professional
Professional Ethics in Land Survveying J. Paiva 2 to 4 hours business and professional
Professionalism and Ethics J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours business and professional
Public Land Survey System Descriptions – Theory and Reality C. Karayan half day PLSS
Public Land Survey System – The General Plan and Original Surveys C. Karayan half day PLSS
Private–Federal Boundaries (A Suburban Challenge) S. Parrish half day PLSS and professional
Railroad Rights-of-Way J. Dorsey half day legal
Reclamation Act of 1902 (Surveys and Their Impact) S. Parrish half day PLSS
Record Research: Paper versus Ground Truth W. Lathrop half day legal and title
Rectangular Irregularities and Descriptive Discrepancies S. Parrish half day PLSS
Re-engineering Surveyors and Their Businesses J. Paiva 4 to 8 hours business and professional
Research – Recovery – Remonumentation – Recordation S. Parrish half day PLSS and legal
Responding to RFP's J. Jackson 1 hour to half day GIS and business
Restoration of Lost or Obliterated Corners – 2009 Manual Chapters V, VI, VII S. Parrish full day PLSS
Reviewing Legal Descriptions J. Dorsey half or full day legal
Rights and Responsibilities in the Lands of Others - The Effect of Easements on Surveyors' Work W. Lathrop half day legal
Role of Wood Evidence in the PLSS S. Parrish half day PLSS and legal
The Science of Surveying Measurements J. Paiva 4 to 8 hours technical
Streets and Rights–of–Way C. Karayan half day title
So…You're a Surveyor! Why Don't Your Measurements Ever Agree With Those From the Description or Another Surveyor? J. Paiva half day technical
Succeeding in the NFIP W. Lathrop full day floodplain management
Surveying the Comstock (MS, PLSS, Townsites and County Lines) S. Parrish half day PLSS and professional
Surveying with GPS (or How to Use GPS Optimally) J. Paiva half day GPS and technical
Surveying with Total Stations (or How to Use Total Stations Optimally) J. Paiva half or full day technical
The Surveyor and Marketing, or Five Little Piggies J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours business
The Surveyor in Court S. Parrish full day professional and legal
The Surveyor's Role in The FEMA Flood Insurance Program J. A. Cavell 4 hours business and floodplain management
Title Commitments and Reports: What's In Them and Why We Care W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours title and legal
Titles, Boundaries, Corners, and Monuments J. Dorsey half or full day title and legal
Title, Location, and Water Boundary Problems in the PLSS C. Karayan full day PLSS and title
Title Problems Caused by Legal Descriptions J. Dorsey half day legal
To Accept or Not To Accept…That is the Question W. Lathrop half day (or full day co–presented w/ S. Parrish) legal
Tracking the Railroads W. Lathrop half or full day legal and title
Unconventional Surveys Within the Rectangular System (HES, MS) S. Parrish full day PLSS
Understanding Land Surveys, Descriptions and Boundaries J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours cadastral and legal
Understanding What State Plane Coordinates Really mMean J. Paiva 4 hours technical
Update on Where the FAA Stands on Drone (UAS) Regulations J. Paiva 2 to 4 hours GPS and UAS, technical
Using LSU's GULFnet Network RTK, Precise 3D GPS Positioning with GULFNet J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours, or hands–on 1 to 3 days business, professional, and technical
Utilities, Public and Otherwise W. Lathrop half day legal
Walking in the Footsteps (of Previous Surveyors) S. Parrish halfor full day PLSS
Water Boundaries C. Karayan full day title and legal
Water Boundaries in California C. Karayan half day title and legal
What Comes First? The Corner or the Monument? J. Dorsey half day legal
When is a Fence a Fence and When is it a Boundary? C. Karayan full day legal
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Classes Organized by General Focus

Many of our classes address multiple facets of a topic. The sections in this table are extremely generalized. Therefore, classes often cover more than the broad focus areas under which they are categorized here.

 Class Title   Presenter   Length 
Business
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3D LASER Scanning J. A. Cavell 4 hours
ALTA Surveys J. Dorsey half or full day
Applied Ethics I W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
Applied Ethics II W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
Basic GPS Requirements J. A. Cavell 4 hours
Bulletproofing Your Surveys (or How to keep your surveys from being thrown out of court) J. Paiva 4 hours
Center Stage – A Workshop on Public Speaking and the Tools to Succeed W. Lathrop half day
Continuous Quality Improvement J. Paiva 4 hours
Documentation: Self Defense for the Surveying Professional W. Lathrop half day
Integrating Unmanned AIrbourne Systems (UAS) Into a Geospatial Business J. Paiva 4 to 8 hours
Integrating GIS Into a Survey Business R. Somers full day
Learning to Intersect J. Jackson half day
Legal Research Basics W. Lathrop half or full day
New Era - New Opportunities: GIS for Surveyors, Engineers & Construction Professionals J. Jackson one hour
Our Legislative Process J. A. Cavell custom length to 4 hours
The Para–Professional and the Public: “Energy, Commitment, and Attention to Detail” J. A. Cavell 4 hours
The Power (and Weakness) of the Written Word W, Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
Professional Ethics in Land Survveying J. Paiva 2 to 4 hours
Professionalism and Ethics J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours
Re-engineering Surveyors and Their Businesses J. Paiva 4 to 8 hours
Responding to RFP's J. Jackson 1 hour to half day
The Surveyor and Marketing, or Five Little Piggies J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours
The Surveyor's Role in The FEMA Flood Insurance Program J. A. Cavell 4 hours
Using LSU's GULFnet Network RTK, Precise 3D GPS Positioning with GULFNet J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours, or hands–on 1 to 3 days
Cadastral and Title
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The Art and Science of the Real Property Description: Situational Awareness W. Lathrop half day
Boundaries, Titles, and Constructive Notice J. Dorsey half or full day
Creating and Transferring Rights in Real Property C. Karayan full day
Deeds and Descriptions (a course for Non-Surveyors) W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
Dykes v. Arnold: A Discussion of Unwritten Property Rights J. Dorsey 2 to 4 hours
Easements J. Dorsey half or full day
Highways, Byways, and Private Roads W. Lathrop half day
Legal Descriptions C. Karayan half day
Mapping Common Interest Subdivisions (Condominiums) J. Dorsey full or half day
Ownership versus Possession W. Lathrop half day
Record Research: Paper versus Ground Truth W. Lathrop half day
Streets and Rights–of–Way C. Karayan half day
Title Commitments and Reports: What's In Them and Why We Care W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
Titles, Boundaries, Corners, and Monuments J. Dorsey half or full day
Title, Location, and Water Boundary Problems in the PLSS C. Karayan full day
Title Problems Caused by Legal Descriptions J. Dorsey half day
Tracking the Railroads W. Lathrop half or full day
Understanding Land Surveys, Descriptions and Boundaries J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours
Water Boundaries C. Karayan full day
Water Boundaries in California C. Karayan half day
Floodplain Management
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Basements and Crawlspaces: What's the Difference, and Who Cares? W. Lathrop one hour
Design, Land Use, and Planning in the NFIP W. Lathrop 4 to 8 hours
Elevation Certificates W. Lathrop half day
FEMA Flood Insurance Mapping Issues W. Lathrop half day
Floodplain Development: Technical Guidance W. Lathrop half day
Floodplain Management and NFIP Customized Courses W. Lathrop 1 to 16 hours
From A to Z in the NFIP (or "A" is for "Accessory Building", "Z" is for "Zone") W. Lathrop 2 days
Succeeding in the NFIP W. Lathrop full day
The Surveyor's Role in The FEMA Flood Insurance Program J. A. Cavell 4 hours
GIS
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GIS Custom Training Courses R. Somers variable
GIS from A to Z J. Jackson 1 hour to half day
GIS Implementation and Management R. Somers 4 to 32 hours
Integrating GIS Into a Survey Business R. Somers full day
Learning to Intersect J. Jackson half day
New Era - New Opportunities: GIS for Surveyors, Engineers & Construction Professionals J. Jackson one hour
Responding to RFP's J. Jackson 1 hour to half day
GPS and UAS
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Basic GPS Requirements J. A. Cavell 4 hours
Integrating Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS) Into a Geospatial Business J. Paiva 4 to 8 hours
Introduction to the Global Positioning System J. A. Cavell 4 hours
Surveying with GPS (or How to Use GPS Optimally) J. Paiva half day
Update on Where the FAA Stands on Drone (UAS) Regulations J. Paiva 2 to 4 hours
Using LSU's GULFnet Network RTK, Precise 3D GPS Positioning with GULFNet< J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours, or hands–on 1 to 3 days
Legal
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The Art and Science of the Real Property Description: Situational Awareness W. Lathrop half day
Bulletproofing Your Surveys (or How to keep your surveys from being thrown out of court) J. Paiva 4 hours
CSI – Corner Site Investigation (Forensics of Surveying) S. Parrish half day
Contemporary Boundary Retracement and Unwritten Property Rights J. Dorsey full day
Deeds and Descriptions (a course for Non-Surveyors) W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
Disputes Between Adjoining Landowners W. Lathrop half day
Double Monumentation – Physical and Inferred S. Parrish half day
Evidence, Exhibits and Testimony – Boundaries and Beyond C. Karayan full day
Highways, Byways, and Private Roads W. Lathrop half day
Legal Research Basics W. Lathrop half or full day
Measurements, Monuments, and Maps C. Karayan full day
Our Legislative Process J. A. Cavell custom length to 4 hours
Ownership versus Possession W. Lathrop half day
Railroad Rights-of-Way J. Dorsey half day
Record Research: Paper versus Ground Truth W. Lathrop half day
Research – Recovery – Remonumentation – Recordation S. Parrish half day
Reviewing Legal Descriptions J. Dorsey half or full day
Rights and Responsibilities in the Lands of Others - The Effect of Easements on Surveyors' Work W. Lathrop half day
Role of Wood Evidence in the PLSS S. Parrish half day
The Surveyor in Court S. Parrish full day
Title Commitments and Reports: What's In Them and Why We Care W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
Titles, Boundaries, Corners, and Monuments J. Dorsey half or full day
Title Problems Caused by Legal Descriptions J. Dorsey half day
To Accept or Not To Accept…That is the Question W. Lathrop half day (or full day co–presented w/ S. Parrish)
Tracking the Railroads W. Lathrop half or full day
Understanding Land Surveys, Descriptions and Boundaries J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours
Utilities, Public and Otherwise W. Lathrop half day
Water Boundaries C. Karayan full day
Water Boundaries in California C. Karayan half day
What Comes First? The Corner or the Monument? J. Dorsey half day
When is a Fence a Fence and When is it a Boundary? C. Karayan full day
PLSS
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The Hunt for an Illusive 1872 Patented Placer Claim S. Parrish half day
IBLA – Interior Board of Land Appeals S. Parrish half day
Private–Federal Boundaries (A Suburban Challenge) S. Parrish half day
Public Land Survey System Descriptions – Theory and Reality C. Karayan half day
Public Land Survey System – The General Plan and Original Surveys C. Karayan half day
Reclamation Act of 1902 (Surveys and Their Impact) S. Parrish half day
Rectangular Irregularities and Descriptive Discrepancies S. Parrish half day
Research – Recovery – Remonumentation – Recordation S. Parrish half day
Restoration of Lost or Obliterated Corners – 2009 Manual Chapters V, VI, VII S. Parrish full day
Role of Wood Evidence in the PLSS S. Parrish half day
Surveying the Comstock (MS, PLSS, Townsites and County Lines) S. Parrish half day
Title, Location, and Water Boundary Problems in the PLSS C. Karayan full day
Unconventional Surveys Within the Rectangular System (HES, MS) S. Parrish full day
Walking in the Footsteps (of Previous Surveyors) S. Parrish half or full day
Professional
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3D LASER Scanning J. A. Cavell 4 hours
Applied Ethics I W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
Applied Ethics II W. Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
The Art and Science of the Real Property Description: Situational Awareness W. Lathrop half day
Basic GPS Requirements J. A. Cavell 4 hours
Bulletproofing Your Surveys (or How to keep your surveys from being thrown out of court) J. Paiva 4 hours
Center Stage – A Workshop on Public Speaking and the Tools to Succeed W. Lathrop half day
Continuing Professional Development J. A. Cavell customized length up to 4 hours
Continuous Quality Improvement J. Paiva 4 hours
CSI – Corner Site Investigation (Forensics of Surveying) S. Parrish half day
Design, Land Use, and Planning in the NFIP W. Lathrop 4 to 8 hours
Double Monumentation – Physical and Inferred S. Parrish half day
GPS Fundamentals, How GPS Works J. A. Cavell 8 hours
Minimum Standards for Property Boundary Surveys (Louisiana and other states) J. A. Cavell 2 to 4 hours
National Society of Professional Surveyors Model Standards of Practice J. A. Cavell 2 to 4 hours
The Para–Professional and the Public: “Energy, Commitment, and Attention to Detail” J. A. Cavell 4 hours
The Power (and Weakness) of the Written Word W, Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
Professional Ethics in Land Survveying J. Paiva 2 to 4 hours
Professionalism and Ethics J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours
Private–Federal Boundaries (A Suburban Challenge) S. Parrish half day
Re-engineering Surveyors and Their Businesses J. Paiva 4 to 8 hours
Surveying the Comstock (MS, PLSS, Townsites and County Lines) S. Parrish half day
The Surveyor in Court S. Parrish full day
To Accept or Not To Accept…That is the Question W. Lathrop half day (or full day co–presented w/ S. Parrish)
Using LSU's GULFnet Network RTK, Precise 3D GPS Positioning with GULFNet< J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours, or hands–on 1 to 3 days
Technical
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3D LASER Scanning J. A. Cavell 4 hours
Advanced Mapping Using a Hand–Held GPS: Data Logger J. A. Cavell hands–on 1 to 3 days
Basic GPS Requirements J. A. Cavell 4 hours
Basic HTML Coding for the Web W, Lathrop half or full day
GPS Fundamentals, How GPS Works J. A. Cavell 8 hours
How to Use Modern Surveying Equipment Effectively (and not get yourself into trouble) J. Paiva half day or full day
Integrating Unmanned AIrbourne Systems (UAS) Into a Geospatial Business J. Paiva 4 to 8 hours
Introduction to the Global Positioning System J. A. Cavell 4 hours
The Power (and Weakness) of the Written Word W, Lathrop 2 to 4 hours
The Science of Surveying Measurements J. Paiva 4 to 8 hours
So…You're a Surveyor! Why Don't Your Measurements Ever Agree With Those From the Description or Another Surveyor? J. Paiva half day
Surveying with GPS (or How to Use GPS Optimally) J. Paiva half day
Surveying with Total Stations (or How to Use Total Stations Optimally) J. Paiva half day or full day
Understanding What State Plane Coordinates Really Mean J. Paiva 4 hours
Update on Where the FAA Stands on Drone (UAS) Regulations J. Paiva 2 to 4 hours
Using LSU's GULFnet Network RTK, Precise 3D GPS Positioning with GULFNet J. A. Cavell 4 to 8 hours, or hands–on 1 to 3 days

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Some of our courses are available on–line through visit geo-learn.com

page last updated February 5, 2017
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