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2018 June 8 MSS Chesapeake College Seminar
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When: Friday, June 8, 2018
7:00 AM
Where: Chesapeake College
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, Maryland  21679
United States
Contact: Khea Adams

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Maryland Society of Surveyors Chesapeake College Seminar      

Chesapeake Community College
Building 3 - Kent Humanities Building
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, Maryland 

 Friday, June 8, 2018


Registration Fees 

All Day Registration Licensed Members


All Day Registration Non- Members Licensed


All Day Registration Non-Licensed (Must be a member of MSS or MSGIC )                    

Cancellation Policy for Seminar:  Cancellations received by Friday, May 25, 2018 will be refunded in full
minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be given after May 25.

If you are not a member of MSS and would like to join, click here.
If you need any assistance registering or logging onto the MSS website, please do not hesitate to contact the MSS office at 800-303-6770.  We will be happy to assist.

MSS does not provide printed copies of speaker handouts.  If the presenter has a handout for a session, it will be indicated.  Click on the link and print or download the handout to bring to your session. (NOTE: Check program periodically for handout updates.  We will post handouts as received).  If no handout is required for a session, that will be indicated.


Continental Breakfast
Room 107
Statutory Laws of Maryland Relating to Land Surveying
Room 114

This session coincides with the publication of the newest edition of the book, Statutory Laws of Maryland Relating to Land Surveyors (the “Black Book”).  It will feature a discussion of the most recent statutes and appeals court cases which have been published in the replacement of the previous “Red Book”. This latest collection of statutes and rules found in the “Black Book” offers a convenient legal starting point and a reference work for all of the land surveyors in the State of Maryland and the seminar will feature Mr. Demma’s analysis and insight on the laws and cases, as well as their relevancy to and impact on the practice of surveying in Maryland.

  8 CPC/PDH (this session will be in the morning & afternoon for a total of eight credits)
  Click here for the Handout for this Session
  Presenter:  James J. Demma, Esq., Miles & Stockbridge P.C.


Imagery and GIS For Surveyors
Room 113

In this class, Kass Green, author of the recent book, Imagery and GIS, published by Esri, will introduce surveyors to the uses of imagery for various geospatial applications and survey projects, including for GIS.  Topics to be covered include using imagery in GIS, controlling image variation, classifying variation on the ground, digital elevation models, image classification, and managing and serving imagery, with an emphasis on accuracy assessment.

  No Handout for this Session
  Presenter: Kass Green, Kass Green & Associates

Equipment Maintenance, Repair and Calibration
Cadby Theatre

What should every professional surveyor, field technician, and other personnel know about maintaining, repairing, and calibrating total stations and other instruments to assure accuracy, functionality, and value of this equipment? The class will start with the basics of how to properly move equipment in and out of the carrying case and how to correctly set up an instrument tripod. It will progress to how to accurately put the instrument on the tripod before going through the steps to calibrate the total station.  The step by step process will be explained in detail to complete the field calibration process.  Additionally, panelists will discuss “Check & Adjust” to help surveying personnel better understand when to run the Check & Adjust, proper conditions for running a Check & Adjust, step by step procedures, and understanding the results.  Finally, methods for adjusting tripods, poles and tribrachs will be presented, as well as battery and IP ratings and peg testing levels.

  No Handout for this Session
  Presenters: Christopher Guagliardo, Keystone Precision Instruments; John DiCarlo, DiCarlo Precision Instrument, Inc.; and Bill Murphy, Leica  Moderator:  Rena Butler, MSS President


When to Use Ground, Aerial, & UAS Collection Techniques
Room 113

This session will cover today’s decision-making process for employing three automated surveying technologies when approaching a mapping project.  The session will present considerations for using land surveying, aircraft, UAS and/or a combination of the 3 techniques for a particular mapping project.  Consideration of scope, accuracy, precision, site location, site conditions, site access, FAA airspace limitations, deliverables, budget and schedule are all factors to be evaluated in order to be competitive, meet client requirements and expectations, and be in compliance with applicable state and federal law.

  No Handout for this Session
  Presenters: Justin Lahman and William Derry, Axis Geospatial, LLC

COMAR Compliance - Refresher and Audit of Maryland Professional Surveyor Licensing Regulations
Cadby Theatre

As a licensed professional land surveyor in Maryland, each practitioner must keep abreast of relevant laws, rules and regulations.  The Board for Professional Land Surveyors regulates the practice of surveying under the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 15 and the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 9, Subtitle 13. In furtherance of serving and protecting public health, welfare, and safety, this class is a review of law and regulations governing professional land surveyors in Maryland.  It will review Title 15, COMAR requirements, particularly the most recent revisions, to assist surveyors with knowledge and awareness of such requirements and compliance thereto.  Dan Lavelle, Lavelle & Associates, Inc., who recently stepped down after several terms on the Board for Professional Land Surveyors is the instructor.

  Handouts Needed for this Session:
1) Click Here for Handout #1
2) Click Here for Handout #2
3) Click Here for Handout #3
4) Click Here for Handout #4
5) Click Here for Handout #5
6) Click Here for Handout #6

  Presenter: Dan Lavelle, Lavelle & Associates, Inc.

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