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2020 Technical Seminar Agenda and registration details below.

1/16/2020 to 1/18/2020
When: Thursday, January 16-18, 2020
Where: Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta
1775 Pleasant Hill Roac
Duluth, Georgia  30096
United States
Contact: Ginger Jones
770-947-1767


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Make your reservation at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta TODAY!  Use the block code SAMSOG0120 and call 1-855-463-3095 or online SAMSOG Annual Technical Seminar 2020 to receive our group rate of $114.00 + tax per night.  Reservation deadline is Thursday, January 2, 2020.

 

AGENDA

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 am     Check-in, Continental Breakfast and Sponsor Exhibits – Georgia Pre-function and Georgia Ballroom

8:00 - 8:30 am     Welcome / Opening Remarks / Introduction of Booth Sponsors – Phillip Brown, President

8:30 - 10:00 am   The Certified Floodplain Surveyor Program presented by Bart Crattie, PLS TN, GA; CFM ASFPM, CFS TN (1.5 PDH) - Independence Ballroom

9:00 – 10:00 am  RESOURCE TRAINING SESSION (1 PDH).  “Using UAV LiDAR in place of field run topo- The differences” PART I presented by eGPS- Athens

10:00 – 10:30 am   Break and Sponsor Exhibits – Georgia Ballroom

11:00 am – noon   RESOURCE TRAINING SESSION (1 PDH).  “Using UAV LiDAR in place of field run topo- The differences” presented by eGPS Athens                                                                             

10:30 am – noon The Certified Floodplain Surveyor Program prented by Bart Crattie, PLS TN, GA; CFM ASFPM, CFS TN (1.5 PDH) - continued                                                  

Noon – 1:30 pm  Awards Luncheon – Plat & Mapping Contest Awards: SAMSEF Raffle, SAMPAC Raffle and Sponsor Exhibits - Georgia Ballroom

1:30 – 3:00 pm    The Certified Floodplain Surveyor Program, Bart Crattie, PLS TN, GA; CFM ASFPM, CFS TN - continued (1.5 PDH)

2:00 – 3:00 pm    RESOURCE TRAINING (1 PDH): “Merging Data from Different Collection Platforms” presented by GPI -  Athens                                                                           

3:00 - 3:30 pm     Break and Sponsor Exhibits– Georgia Ballroom

4:00 – 5:00 pm    RESOURCE TRAINING (1 PDH): "Setting up a SAMSOG Employer Multi-Person Pension Plan" presented by Henssler Financial - Athens

3:30 – 5:00 pm    The Certified Floodplain Surveyor Program, Bart Crattie, PLS TN, GA; CFM ASFPM, CFS TN (1.5 PDH) - continued              

5:00 – 7:00 pm    Dinner sponsored by Allen Precision/Leica Solutions Center - Bahama Breeze (directly across the Street from the Sonesta - 3590 Breckenridge Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096                               

7:00 – 9:00 pm    SAMSOG Board and General Membership – Independence Ballroom - Immediately following Allen Precision Equipment/Leica Geosystems Dinner at Bahama Breeze.  Officers, Directors, and Chapter Representatives are voting positions – Members and Guests Welcome!

Friday, January 17, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 am     Check-in, Continental Breakfast and Sponsor Exhibitors – Georgia Pre-function and Georgia Ballroom             

7:45 - 8:00 am     Welcome / Opening Remarks / Introduction of Booth Sponsors – Phillip Brown, President  - Independence Ballroom                      

8:00 – 9:30 am    The Surveyor’s Judicial Role presented by Gary Kent, PS, Integrated Services Director with The Schneider Corporation (1.5 PDH) - Independence Ballroom

8:00 – 9:00 am    RESOURCE TRAINING (1 PDH): Topic to be announced - Athens

9:00 – 10:00 am RESOURCE TRAINING (1 PDH): Combining Technology- LIDar, Bathymetry, Photogrammetry presented by Spicer Group Inc. - Athens

9:30 – 10:00 am  Break and Sponsor Exhibits – Georgia Ballroom

11:00 am – noon RESOURCE TRAINING (1 PDH): Topic to be announced - Athens                       

10:00 am – noon The Surveyor’s Judicial Role presented by Gary Kent, PS, continued (1.5 PDH) - Independence Ballroom

noon - 1:00 pm    Annual Varsity Lunch sponsored by eGPS Solutions - Georgia Ballroom

1:00 – 3:00 pm    The Surveyor’s Judicial Role, Gary Kent, PS, continued (2.0 PDH) - Independence Ballroom     

3:00 - 3:30 pm     Break and Sponsor Exhibits – Georgia Ballroom

3:30 – 5:00 pm    The Surveyor’s Judicial Role, Gary Kent, PS, continued (2.0 PDH) - Independence Ballroom                                 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

8:00 - 8:30 am     Check-in and Continental Breakfast – Georgia Pre-function and Independence Ballroom

8:30 – 10:00 am Practical Review of the Georgia Board of Registration Rules presented by Mark Chastain, PLS, Chairman GA Board of Licensing and Registration and Trent Turk, PLS (3.0 PDH) - Independence Ballroom

10:00 - 10:15 am Break

10:15 - 11:45 am Practical Review of the Georgia Board of Registration Rules, continued

11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch

12:45 - 2:15 pm   Mock Trial: Illustration Application of the Standards and Consequences presented by Mark Chastain, PLS, Chairman GA Board of Licensing and Registration and Trent Turk, PLS (3.0 PDH) - Independence Ballroom

2:15 - 2:30 pm     Break

2:30 – 4:00 pm    Afternoon Session continued

4:00 pm               DRIVE HOME SAFELY!

 

SESSION DETAILS

 

REGULAR SESSIONS
Thursday, January 16, 2020

8:30am – 5pm
The Certified Floodplain Surveyor Program – PDH 6.0
   
Bart Crattie, PLS TN, GA; CFM ASFPM, CFS TN

A few years back, the North Carolina Society of Surveyors partnered with FEMA to establish a program to train land surveyors on the many aspects of floodplain issues, most especially, the forms land surveyors are expected to prepare. The Certified Floodplain Surveyors program was the result of this partnership. Tennessee adopted this program based on the North Carolina model in 2017. In the Fall of 2019, the National Society of Professional Surveyors formally endorsed the Certified Floodplain Surveyors program. Each state will administer the program, provide training and retain all of the fees associated with the program. Mr. Crattie will speak generally about the CFS and then present the entire 2-1/2 day required training course in a one day period. Put your seatbelts on and hold on to your hats. CFR 44 and other administrative issues will be touched upon but the emphasis of Mr. Crattie’s talk will be the Elevation Certificate, Letters of Map Change (LOMC), eLOMA’s and the MT-1 and MT-EZ forms. He’s made all the mistakes with FEMA that one can make and has plenty of stories to relate so you don’t make those same mistakes on your applications and hopefully reduce your liability. Do not fill out a single FEMA form unless you are qualified. You are a land surveyor, not a floodplain professional.

C. Barton (Bart) Crattie is a Land Surveyor in Tennessee and Georgia, a Certified Floodplain Manager through ASFPM and is a Certified Floodplain Surveyor (TN003). He currently serves as Secretary for the Surveyors Historical Society. Crattie represents the State of Tennessee as its Director with the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) and Chairs that state's History Committee. He has authored numerous articles over the years for Backsights, the old ACSM Journal, American Surveyor magazine, state publications, and various news outlets.  He consulted with and appeared on the television program “How the States Got Their Shapes”. Bart has presented to various organizations on the Bilby Steel Tower for Triangulation, Property Descriptions, the GA/TN state line controversy and multiple floodplain issues. He currently, is Chairman of the Certified Floodplain Surveyors Committee for the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

 

REGULAR SESSIONS
Friday, January 17, 2020

8:00am – 5:00pm
The Surveyor’s Judicial Role – PDH 7.0
Gary Kent, PLS
The Schneider Corporation, Integrated Services Director

This program is aimed at getting surveyors to think outside the box and accept an expanded role in boundary determinations.  Only two persons can truly resolve a disputed boundary or title problem.  Those persons do not include attorneys, title companies or surveyors.  And, in a sense, they do not even include judges and juries - at least not of their own volition.  This program explores the role that the professional surveyor can, and arguably should, take in helping property owners establish or maintain their common boundary in the location that they were perfectly satisfied with - at least until the surveyor showed up!  We will look at the role of the surveyor as related to boundaries, not only from a statutory standpoint, but also as eloquently expressed by Thomas Cooley in his seminal 1881 treatise "The Judicial Function of Surveyors."   As a part of this, we will review the dynamic that exists between matters of title and matters of survey, including a close look at title insurance.  We will also review several examples that demonstrate the problem, and offer an alternative to what is often the standard approach by surveyors.  We will outline a new approach that has the surveyor helping property owners avoid the expense and angst of unnecessarily litigating boundaries when there has been acquiescence to an accepted line by both owners.

Gary Kent, is in his 36th year as a professional surveyor with The Schneider Corporation, a surveying, engineering and GIS firm based in Indianapolis and with offices in North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Iowa. Since 1995, he has been chair of the NSPS and ALTA committees responsible for the ALTA/NSPS Standards.  Gary is a past-president of both the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors, and for seven years he taught boundary law, legal descriptions, property surveying and land survey systems for Purdue University. Gary has served on the Indiana Board of Registration for Professional surveyors since 2004. He is frequently called as an expert witness in cases involving boundaries, easements, riparian rights, surveying standards and land surveying practice. Gary has presented programs in all 50 states and two European counties, and he writes a column for The American Surveyor magazine.

 

SPECIAL SESSION
Minimum Technical Standards
Saturday, January 18, 2020

8:30am – 11:45am
Minimum Technical Standards Morning Session - PDH 3.0   
Mark Chastain, PLS, Georgia Board of Licensing and Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors, Chairman
Trent Turk, PLS

This session will include a practical review of the Georgia Board of Registration Rules for professional practice including the minimum technical standards for property surveys.  In additions to a discussion regarding minimum technical standards, included also is discussion of applicable business regulations such as sealing of documents, direct supervision, and Certificates of Authorization.  A brief discussion of pending new regulations of topographic maps and UAV capture of data will accompany rule 180-7-.04. 

12:45pm – 4pm
Minimum Technical Standards Afternoon Session – PDH 3.0
Mark Chastain, PLS, Georgia Board of Licensing and Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors, Chairman
Trent Turk, PLS

This session will consist of a mock trial format where participants will defend actual recorded surveys to illustrate application of the standards and consequences of not doing so.  The surveys to be used will be actual recorded plats from 2019, taken from Georgia public records.    All identifying matters will be removed or changed to protect the identity of the survey preparer.

Mark Chastain, PLS is a graduate of Southern College of Technology (now Kennesaw State University) and is licensed to practice in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Alabama.  He has served continuously on the Georgia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors since the initial appointment in 2003.  He is president and principal of Chastain & Associates, P.C. in Ellijay, Georgia.

Trenton D. Turk, PLS, is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University) and is licensed to practice in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Florida.   Trent has served in many capacities with SAMSOG, including President.   He is currently the Chairman of the SAMSOG Education Foundation.   He is also the Vice Chairman of the Kennesaw State University Foundation.   He is the CEO/President of GeoSurvey, Ltd., in Marietta, Georgia.

 

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