Arguing the legal points of a good boundary case is FUN and instructive!! This six hour online course presents interesting land boundary cases that I''ve enjoyed over the years. They are particularly instructive as to the proper application of boundary location principles for METES AND BOUNDS land parcels. For each case, I''ll give a problem statement and then I''ll suggest alternate approaches, principles, and solutions.
For each, you must then solve the case according to what you think is the proper application of survey principle. I''ll then give my 'best practices' solution and defend it with the reasons why I think my solution is the 'best practices'. You may or may not agree, but you''ll learn from this course.
HERE ARE THE INCLUDED CASES: (1) Frost''s Survey, (2) Henderson et al, (3) Simple 300x100 Parcel, and (4) Stefanic et al. You can also take these as individual courses offered on RedVector.com. You should do one or the other. Take all four together in this course, or take them individually.
If you love to discuss boundary location situations, then you will love this course and learn something new. You will also learn other viewpoints for your consideration. Even though the cases are tough ones, the beginner can benefit from the instruction they give as much as or more than the experienced practitioner. I hope you enjoy them!!!
At the conclusion of this course, the student will reach the following objectives:
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Dave Gibson, 2002
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Dave Gibson is the founding Program Director of the Geomatics Program at the University of Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati (1967), a Master of Science degree from the University of Miami (1970), and has recently completed a Ph.D. program at the University of Alabama (2002). He holds academic interest and has instructed courses in a broad sector of the geomatics field including geographic information systems, mapping, cadastral systems, route design, and photogrammetry. Research interests include the economic evaluation of information systems, land boundary definition and resolution, riparian rights, and methods of building base layers for geographic information systems.
In Florida, he has been active in GIS, holding a gubernatorial appointment as founding chair of the state’s base mapping advisory committee (BMAC) and a charter appointment to the state’s Geographic Information Board (GIB). Professional activities include more than twenty years with ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, where he has served at the commission level and on the ABET board for several appointments. He recently held a gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers for two terms, serving as board chair for two years. For nearly 25 years, he has been active in the surveying examination program of the NCEES, currently serving as surveying examination consultant. He has also served in numerous professional associations including the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and the Urban and Regional Information System Association.
He is the author of a nationally distributed textbook, “Route Surveying and Design, 5th Edition” by Meyer and Gibson, and has instructed numerous continuing education seminars for surveyors and mappers.