Seminar Details

Introduction to Private Easements and Practical Location (2 PDH)
Is it a right of way? Where is it? A brief introduction to private easement creation and a discussion of basic concepts regarding such easements, including Practical Location.
Recording password: Easements2020
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CURSES?! #%&; No. Cursive (2 PDH)
A vexing problem for many retracement surveyors is reading the cursive script found in many older land records. Surveyors who cannot effectively read cursive risk missing important information, or simply fearing they may have.
Reading old cursive does not need to be as daunting as some believe. It is not a foreign language, and as with any other surveying task, study and practice is the key.
This seminar will offer tips on interpreting cursive writing, from odd abbreviations and contractions to confusing letter styles, and the instructor will help the class "translate" several old documents.
Recording password: Curses?2020
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Frank Brown's Deadly Dream (2 PDH)
Robert B. Stanton and the Denver, Colorado Cañon & Pacific Railroad Survey
In 1889, railroad company president Frank M. Brown, Engineer Robert Brewster Stanton, and several workers embarked upon a railroad survey down the Colorado River to the Gulf of California in Mexico. This was the first major exploration of Grand Canyon since Major John Wesley Powell's expeditions in 1869and 1871-72.
The expedition's six boats soon proved to be fatally inadequate.Abandoning the remaining boats and catching their equipment, they trudgedout of Marble Canyon. Returning with much improved boats, they successfully floated and portaged through the Grand Canyon. eventually abandoning the idea of accurately surveying a complete route, they made a detailed reconnaissance supplemented with hundreds of photographs, several of whichare used in the presentation.
The rough terrainand raging river limited the amount of measuring done with a chain,and the seminar includes discussion o the triangulation and stadia surveying methods used.
Recording password: FrankBrown2020
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Metes and Bounds Property Descriptions; Bad Examples and How to Do Better (2 PDH)
Don will discuss a few examples of problem descriptions, but will primarily provide a step by step guide to constructing a metes and bounds description which will meet West Virginia Minimum Standards, clearly convey the intent of the client, and avoid future conflicts and confusion.
Recording password: MetesAndBounds
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