The Geomatics Reference Network™ (GRN™) is a cloud-based platform and repository for all types of historical and modern geomatics data. Map content inside the GRN™ is sourced from contributions along with publicly available data from the geomatics and engineering communities.
The primary mission of the GRN is to store and disseminate geomatics information to professionals for better decision making and following in the footsteps of our predecessors. The GRN currently has over 5,000 real-world located property corners and right of way monuments, along with the ability to contribute historical maps and other documents. The GRN is a private, secure, browser-based mapping application with national content, but local solutions for the surveying community.
About Jacob Pierce: Bachelors in Forestry, Auburn University; Masters in GIS, Auburn University. Served on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors since 2016.
3.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Approved for Alabama & Florida.
Presented by Jacob Pierce
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.
This course qualifies for the state requirement for licensed land surveyors of 4 PDHs for standards of practice every 2 years.
Qualifies for required standards education for Alabama licensees every 2 years.
4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Presented by Thomas Brooks
About Thomas Brooks: Survey Manager for Hunt, Guillot & Associates (HGA). He has over 29 years experience as a Professional Land Surveyor (AL #17521), Tennessee Professional Survey (TN#2118) and Professional Surveyor and Mapper (FL#6780). He is also a licensed Surveyor in 12 other states. Thomas is responsible for the routing, detailed mapping, property master development, describing and platting for major transportation pipelines. This responsibility requires a detailed knowledge of how existing right‐of‐ways, easements and other types of encumbrances impact the placement of new easements. Thomas has taught continuing education courses in Right‐of‐ways, Standards, Photogrammetry Support, and other topics throughout the Southeast as well as at ACSM National Conference
Presented by Gary Kent
About Gary Kent: Gary is chair of the NSPS committee on the ALTA/NSPS Standards and is the liaison to NSPS for the American Land Title Association (ALTA). In addition to presenting seminars on this topic, he also helps to answer questions in “News and Views."
An updated presentation focusing on the different types of ethics and the grey area within professional ethics. This fulfills the state requirement for licensed land surveyors of 1 hour of Ethics classes each year.
1 Professional Development Hour (PDH)
ASPLS 2021 Summer Conference
June 30 - July 1, 2021
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
Courses and registration materials are coming soon!
Book your hotel now: Click here to reserve rooms
Beach front conference!
Venue information The Lodge at Gulf State Park. Rates start at $249 per night, directly on the beach! Address: 21196 East Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 36542. You can make your reservation at this time by phone at (251) 923-2917 or via the link below.
Hotel: The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel
Group Name: AL SOCIETY PROF LAND SURVEYORS
Group Booking Code: APLS
Booking your room online is available only for June 29, 30 and July 1. If you would like to extend your stay, our rate is valid through July 4th but you must call to make your reservation: (251) 923-2937.
More information: https://www.aspls.org/Conferences
Cancellations Fees: On or before June 22: $25. June 23 or after: No refunds.
Executive Director: Jim Ranieri
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, AL 35216
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