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January 20, 2021 Virtual Zoom Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: Workshops

JANUARY 20, 2021 WORKSHOP Is Going Virtual-Zoom
This engaging course will offer 7 PDHs for the day, with breaks offered as well.  This workshop will be held virtually on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 8am - 4 pm.  Lunch hour 12pm-1pm.  A Zoom link (for those who have not used this before, Zoom is a FREE virtual meeting app you can use/download on your phone, laptop or desktop computer) will be sent to you on Friday, January 15, 2021 with a reminder email on the day of the course.


Registration Fees:
SLSI Member ~ $95
Non-Member ~ $150

Speaker: Gary Kent, PLS


8:00AM - 11:00AM
The New 2021 ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards

The new 2021 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys were approved and adopted by ALTA and NSPS in October 2020. In this session, each of the many changes coming in 2021 will be detailed, including an explanation of the reason for each revision. In addition, an overview of the purpose for an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey will be provided and the relationship between title insurance and land title surveys will be explained. The program will also include answers to a broad wide variety of Frequently Asked Questions including certification issues, dealing with lenders, the optional items of Table A and the Relative Positional Precision measurement standard.

11:00AM - 4:00PM
The Art of Retracement

Every professional surveyor across the United 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? 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. By adopting a broader view of their roles and responsibilities, surveyors will be much better equipped to help steer their clients (and their affected neighbors) away from the angst and cost of litigation, and towards an amicable solution when conflicts are encountered.


 Abour our speaker:

Gary Kent is a part-time Professional Surveyor with Schneider Geomatics, a land surveying and consulting engineering firm based in Indianapolis. He is in his 37th year with the firm and upon his shift to part-time status, he formed Meridian Land Consulting, LLC in order to provide training, consulting and expert witness services.
Gary is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Land Surveying; he is registered to practice as a professional surveyor in Indiana and Michigan. He has been chair of the committee on ALTA/NSPS Standards for NSPS since 1995 and is the liaison to NSPS for the American Land Title Association and chair of the joint ALTA/NSPS Standards committee. He is also past- president of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
A member of the adjunct faculty for Purdue University from 1999-2006, Gary taught Boundary Law, Legal Descriptions, Property Surveying and Land Survey Systems and was awarded “Outstanding Associate Faculty” and “Excellence in Teaching” awards for his efforts. Gary is on the faculty of GeoLearn (www.geo-learn.com), an online provider of continuing education and training for surveyors and other geospatial professionals. He is also an instructor for the International Right of Way Association.
Gary has served on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors since 2004. He is frequently sought as an expert witness in cases involving boundaries, easements, riparian rights, survey standards and land surveying practice. He has presented programs on boundary law, easements and rights of way, surveying standards and practice, and leadership in all 50 states and three times in Europe. He is also a columnist for The American Surveyor magazine.



 Cancellation Policy -   If you are unable to participate you may cancel before January 18th, your registration fee will be returned minus a $20 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after January 18th. Substitutions allowed until January 18, 2021.  Questions call 515-284-7055.