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 Export to Your Calendar 12/1/2020 to 12/3/2020
When: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Where: United States
Presenter: Gary Kent
Contact: MSPS

Online registration is available until: 11/30/2020
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Agenda (Each day will include a 30 min Q&A session)

December 1  4 PDH's
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - 2021 ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys

December 3  4 PDH's
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM - The Art of Retracement


Join us online at the MSPS 2020 Winter Seminar for two half-day sessions with Gary Kent, Schneider Geomatics. Read more about each course below.

2021 ALTA/NSPS Standards – An Overview

The 2021 version of the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys will be up for approval by NSPS and ALTA in October and November 2020 and will be effective on February 23, 2021.In this session, we will review each of the changes to the Standards and provide background information explaining the reason for each.

The Art of Retracement

Every professional surveyor across the Unites States knows the phrase “Follow in the Footsteps” as it relates to conducting a boundary retracement survey. But what does it really mean and what is the basis for following the footsteps? And exactly whose footsteps are we talking about? Surveyors also know the effect of the statute of frauds is that what is written in the conveyancing document is considered by the courts to be the highest and best expression of the parties’ intentions. But what happens when the evidence of the footsteps on the ground conflicts with the written title? What if there are seemingly no footsteps to follow? What then? In this program we will explore the concept of retracement, how it relates to and is dependent on the document of conveyance, and what controls when conflicts are inevitably encountered. When armed with a full understanding of the concept of retracement, surveyors will be much better equipped to help steer their clients (and their affected neighbors) away from the pain and cost of litigation, and towards an amicable solution based on well-placed confidence and understanding of their respective roles and responsibilities.



Gary Kent is in his 38th year with Schneider Geomatics in Indianapolis - having transitioned to part-time status this year. He also provides training, consulting and expert witness services as manager of Meridian Land Consulting, LLC. He has 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. Gary has presented programs on boundary law, easements and rights of way, surveying standards and practice, and leadership in all 50 states.


Professional Development Hours (PDH's): 8


Fee (Price below includes both sessions. Single day pricing is not available.)

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