2022 ASPLS Summer Conference

The Lodge at Gulf State Park
21196 East Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, Alabama, 36542

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Time  Session  Room 
4:00 - 6:00 pm  Registration; Exhibitors Set Up  TBA 
6:00 - 8:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting TBA

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Time Session Room 
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration; Breakfast TBA
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 1A: Standards of Practice in Alabama presented by Tony Manary (4 PDHs) TBA
8:00 am - 12:00 pm  Session 1B: CST Training  presented by Jason Bailey TBA 
9:40 - 10:20 am Morning Break TBA
12:15 - 1:15 pm Session 2: Ethics presented by Kevin Hinkle (1 PHD) and Lunch TBA
1:30 - 5:00 pm Session 3A: How to Make a Boundary Determination that will Win in Court presented by Jeff Lucas (3.5 PDHs) TBA
1:30 - 5:00 pm Session 3B: CST Training  presented by Jason Bailey TBA 
3:00 - 3:30 pm Afternoon Break TBA
TBD pm  Social activity to be determined  TBA 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Time Session Room 
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration; Breakfast TBA
8:00 - 11:30 am Session 4: Identification of Snakes and Other Wildlife Hazards for Surveyors presented by Dr. Wesley Anderson (3.5 PDHs) TBA
9:30 - 10:00 am Morning Break TBA
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own  
1:00 - 4:30 pm Session 5: Property Rights and the Land Surveyor presented by Jeff Lucas (3.5 PDHs) TBA
2:30 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Break, vendors can break down and depart TBA
4:30 pm  Meeting concludes   



Course Descriptions

All courses are approved for continuing education in Florida and Alabama (and other self-reporting states).  Courses are being reviewed for Tennessee approval.

Session 1A: Standards of Practice presented by Tony Manary (4 PDHs)

Description: An in depth lecture and attendee participation and discussion of the current Standards of Practice for Surveying in the State of Alabama effective January 1, 2017. The discussion will analyze the definition of Surveying (Rule No. 1.02), Surveying Standards for field and office (Rule No. 1.03), Vertical Control and Topographic Surveys (Rule No. 1.04) and the Miscellaneous Section (Rule 1.05). The discussion will also cover the different types of surveys and the accuracy requirements for field and office work, monumentation of corners, and the preparation of legal descriptions. Attendee participation is encouraged and real world examples will be presented and discussed.

Session 1B/3B: CST Training presented by Jason Bailey

Enhance your career with Certified Surveying Technician designation. Prepare for the test with this course. More details coming soon. 

Session 2: Ethics presented by Kevin Hinkle (1 PDH)

Description: Provided over lunch, the session will satisfy Alabama licensed land surveyor annual education requirements for Ethics.  A slide show and discussion of codes of Ethics for professions will be reviewed and consider situations land surveyors will encounter. 

Session 3A: How to Make a Boundary Determination that will Win in Court presented by Jeff Lucas (3.5 PDHs)

For a surveyor in court defending your survey map or your opinion on the location of the property boundaries, this course is a study of the relevant evidence standards, different types of evidence, the standard of care, and explores the process of rendering a well-reasoned opinion on the only question that is within the purview of the retracing surveyor—the location question.

The importance of deeds and the role they have in boundary determination, the interpretation of deeds, finding intent, and how and when the boundary establishment doctrines come into play. The “Ultimate Issue Rule” will be discussed and its importance relative boundary determinations and liability. If you eventually find yourself in court over a boundary dispute, losing in court is not an option. The boundary surveyor who has rendered a well-reasoned opinion on the boundaries based on the law and the facts, is in a much better position to win in court than the surveyor who simply applied math and measurements, setting out new lines and corners in places where they have never existed before; in essence, upsetting the status quo. Power Point Presentation.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

Session 4: Identification of Snakes and Other Wildlife Hazards for Surveyors

Join Dr. Wesley Anderson, Alabama Extension specialist, as he discusses wildlife hazards surveyors may encounter in the field. Topics will include identification, avoidance, and safety around everything from wild pigs to alligators to stinging insects. Anderson will also attempt to dispel common myths and misconceptions surrounding these species. A special emphasis will be placed on proper snake identification and how to avoid a snakebite.

Session 5: Property Rights and the Land Surveyor presented by Jeff Lucas (3.5 PDHs)

What are real property rights and where do they come from? Should the land surveyor be concerned with property rights? How have the courts reacted to the issue of property rights and the land surveyor? This seminar will examine these questions and many other related topics. Subjects to be covered include: Torts that can impact property rights, written conveyances, deed interpretation, unwritten rights, junior & senior rights, adverse possession, estoppel, and more. These issues will be covered through court opinions from across the country. In addition to examining the problems associated with property rights, common solutions for the most common problems will be explored. Resolving conflicts in boundaries should be a high priority for any practicing boundary surveyor concerned with the property rights of the client and adjoining property owners.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

Speakers' Bios

Tony Manary is the President of ASPLS and this will be his second consecutive year for presenting Standards of Practice. Tony owns 2 The Point Surveying.  

Kevin Hinkle is the Vice President of ASPLS and this will be his first presentation of Ethics. Kevin brings over 35 years of surveying experience and is a partner at Montgomery & Hinkle in Tuscaloosa. 

Jeffery N. Lucas is the Survey Manager, Alabama Operations, for ESP Associates AL, Inc, a multi-disciplined engineering and surveying firm headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina (Charlotte area). Lucas has been in the surveying business since 1976. He is a licensed land surveyor registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Lucas is a licensed attorney and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2003. Lucas specializes in land boundary issues as an attorney, land surveyor, consultant, mediator and expert witness. He has been a seminar leader on surveying topics that include boundary law, law of easements, water boundaries, surveying evidence and procedures, expert witness testimony, business law, contract law, torts and liability. He has over 30 titles that he has developed in his seminar library. Lucas is the author of “Alabama Boundary Law,” “The Pincushion Effect, The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying” and “Illinois Boundary Law” which was featured in February, 2013, at the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA) conference in Springfield, Illinois. He has also authored over 100 articles on surveying and boundary issues and writes a regular column for P.O.B. Magazine since 2004.

Wesley Anderson is a wildlife specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and an assistant professor in the College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. His research interests include conservation of nongame species and management of nuisance wildlife. He is particularly fond of solving snake-related issues for stakeholders. Wes received a BS in Biology from Davidson College and an MS in Wildlife, Aquatic and Wildland Science and Management from Texas Tech University. Prior to arriving in Alabama, he was living in Florida while completing a PhD in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida. In Florida he spent much of his time on a cattle ranch researching impacts by wild pigs on wetlands and wildlife and assisting with studies on wild pig ecology.


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