Workshop: Tools to Solve Boundary Survey and Land Title Problems

Data management skills are critical for successful land surveyors as we move into the work of massive digital data. How do you manage digital data effectively? What are the different approaches to data organization, and what are there benefits and advantages? In this workshop Landon Blake used an example project implementing a GIS for the inventory and survey of Public Land Survey System monuments to teach basic data management skills for land surveyors. The audience will also learn basic GIS concepts and will be helped to understand how GIS can be used by land surveyors as a data management tool. As part of the workshop exercises, the audience will identify the input data, GIS tasks, and output data (deliverable) for a number of tasks in the example project.

Workshop Outline

  • The Types of Problems Land Surveyors Discover
  • Why Land Surveyors Disrupt Neighborhoods
  • Tools to Solve Problems
  • Working With A Land Attorney
  • Working With A Land Title Officer
  • Working With Land Owners
  • Working With a Project Design Team
  • Working With a Public Agency
  • Communicating Risk and Uncertainty
  • Addressing Boundary Survey and Land Title Problems In Your Proposal

Workshop Exercises

  • Exercise #1:¬†Identify Potential Boundary Survey and Land Title Problems
  • Exercise #2: Analyze Solutions
  • Exercise #3: Proposal Strategies for Problem Identification and Resolution