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Historic American Land Surveys (PDH324): 4 HSW Hours
This course seeks to study the historically important Mason-Dixon Line survey, the circumstances that led to the necessity of the survey, the surveyors who conducted the survey, and the methods and techniques they employed to complete their daunting project. Also, the lasting political and cultural effects of the survey will be examined and a timeline of events relating to the survey will be presented.
As the retracement surveyors of today are called upon to “follow in the footsteps” of those original surveyors who went before, it is useful and instructive to learn how and why the early surveyors conducted their projects. It is likewise worthwhile to consider the outcomes and consequences of the early land surveys that shaped and continue to influence America.
Ethics for Land Surveyors (PDH318): 2 HSW Hours
Ethics in land surveying are difficult to understand. The right and wrong decisions aren’t always distinct. In this course you will get a full introduction to ethics in the profession of land surveying. You’ll learn the definition of ethics and the origin of the term. You’ll understand the link between ethics and professionalism. You’ll find out about the different, and at times conflicting, areas of ethical obligation for land surveyors. You’ll also examine areas of ethical concern unique to land surveyors, such as ethics in the map review process and ethical considerations when setting property corner monuments as part of a boundary survey.
Tunnel Surveying and Deformation Monitoring (PDH323): 3 HSW Hours
Water Rights and Boundaries (PDH325): 3 HSW Hours
Historically, in the United States, determining water rights and boundaries has proven to be very difficult. Both represent some of the most complex and challenging problems regarding land ownership. This course will shed light on these problems by reviewing important definitions, federal law, state laws, and the history of determining water right and boundaries through multiple case studies.