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2019 Annual Fall Conference
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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


The exhibit hall will feature "Tech Time" again this year. The exhibit hall is an important part of the MSS conference.  That is where you learn about the latest products, services, hardware, software and equipment to enhance your surveying practice. But earning CPC/PDH credits is important as well. "Tech Time" integrates our exhibitors into the overall conference experience, provides access to the latest information on technology, and offers an opportunity to earn CPC/PDHs. There will be dedicated time in the exhibit hall in which conference attendees can not only interact with our exhibitors, but earn continuing education credit.  You must get the signature of 7 exhibit booth personnel to earn 1 CPC/PDH and you can get the signatures from 11 exhibit booth personnel to earn 2 CPC/PDHs. A form will be in your conference packet which you will complete and turn into MSS staff before departing the conference.

Professional Engineers - Many of the MSS Fall Conference sessions may qualify for CPC/PDH credit for Professional Engineers in Maryland. Conformance with COMAR requirements is the responsibility of each individual licensed professional.

GIS Professionals - Many of the MSS Conference sessions are specifically designed for GIS practitioners. These sessions may qualify for continuing education required for certification or re-certification. Conformance with GIS certification requirements is the responsibility of each individual. 

 
 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.


 

Wednesday, October 16   Room Location
6:30 AM MSS Off-Site Event - Fishing Excursion Morning Star Fishing
10:35 AM MSS Off-Site Event - Golf

Ocean City Golf Club
3:00 PM-
6:00 PM
Conference Check-In Open
Premiere Lobby 
4:00 PM-
6:00 PM

MSS Board of Directors Meeting                                             
                                                
Mako Room
4:00 PM-
6:00 PM
Early Exhibitor Setup
Exhibit Hall  
4:00 PM-
6:00 PM
Silent Auction Setup
Drop off auction items
Exhibit Hall 
8:00 PM Keystone's 30th Anniversary Hospitality Suite
(Room 209 is located outside the pool deck.  All conference attendees invited)
Room 209
     
Thursday, October 17    
6:00 AM Conference Check-In Open Premiere Lobby
6:00 AM-
7:00 AM
Exhibitor Setup Exhibit Hall
6:45 AM-
7:45 AM
Breakfast & Keynote Session - Today’s Surveyors Require Today’s Technologies
Keynote Speaker:  Dawn Veatch, Manager, Salisbury Regional Airport

Today’s technology is growing faster than one's imagination can keep up with, and UAS/ drones are no exceptions.  What took surveyors many hours to measure, assess, or collect data, can now be done quickly, is precisely repeatable, and digitally collected for analysis like never before. This session will be an exploration of new technology application for UAS/drones and the new UAS Center for Innovation in Salisbury.
1 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM-
9:40 AM

QBS for Federal and State of Maryland Contracting
Presenter: John Palatiello, MSS Executive Director

Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) has long been the process for competing for Federal surveying contracts. With the enactment of HB 478, QBS now applies to contracts for land surveying services by certain agencies in Maryland state government. This session will discuss how QBS works, how firms compete, and the implementation of the new law in the State Highway Administration.

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Aruba

8:00 AM-

9:40 AM

Mobile, Aerial and Static LiDAR Data Acquisition, Processing, and Remote Sensing Applications
Presenters: Rob Kundrick and Joe Kovach, GPI Geospatial

Remote sensing in the 21st century has evolved into collecting high-resolution digital imagery and high-density LiDAR from multiple platforms, such as rotary or fixed-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), mobile vans, and terrestrial scanners. These advanced sensors collect positional and rotational data, referred to as an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), simultaneously with imagery and LiDAR. This airborne GPS data is used in conjunction with survey ground control to calibrate and register the point cloud. The combination of multiple platform technologies creates advantages, such as a cost savings for both the client and project owner; achieving high accuracy design data; reducing field survey schedule; and increasing safety, accuracy and laser penetration in obscured areas. Like any advancement in technology, many challenges are associated with merging multiple LiDAR datasets from different platforms to create a seamless product.  Potential challenges include mismatches in the calibration or alignment; gaps, excessive overlap, separations in the point cloud; and various collection times and density causing variations in surface models. In this session we will explore the sensors, equipment, procedures and mapping products generated from remote sensing applications. Specific topics will include discussions on photogrammetry; aerial, mobile and terrestrial LiDAR; orthophotography; and compliance with ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Datasets.
4 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR HANDOUT #1 AND CLICK HERE FOR HANDOUT #2 NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Dominica
8:00 AM-
9:40 AM
ALTA/NSPS
Presenters:  Steve Jones and Daniel Burke, Jr., Charles P. Johnson & Associates

This session will review the 2016 ALTA/NSPS standards, and discuss updates to the standards, critical proposal language that should not be overlooked, and how to efficiently prepare an ALTA survey that will keep the lender and client happy.  Additionally, the session will cover the perils and pitfalls encountered along the way, especially with Table A items.
2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Cayman
8:00 AM-
9:40 AM

How the Counties Got Their Boundaries, 1632 to Today

Presenter:  Pat Simon, Baltimore County Land Survey Division

Sir George Calvert (1st Lord of Baltimore) was granted the charter to Maryland on June 20, 1632. Since then, Maryland’s county boundaries have been drawn, revised, surveyed, resurveyed, litigated and continue to be debated as recently as 2008. This session will explain the “how” and “why” we got the county shapes that make-up Maryland, as well as field surveys of many of their boundaries.

2 CPC/PDH

TWO VERSIONS OF THE HANDOUT ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS SESSION.  CLICK HERE FOR 3 SLIDE VERSION OR CLICK HERE FOR 6 SLIDE VERSION

Barbados
9:40 AM-
10:20 AM
Exhibit Hall Open and "Tech Time" Exhibit Hall
10:20 AM-
12:00 PM
FAA Regulations on UAS Operations
Presenter: Bryan Haynie, Century Engineering

This session will review the current rules and regulations that govern the operation of UAS or "drones" for commercial activities, including surveying and mapping, as well as preview forthcoming rules under consideration by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will affect surveyors' ability to use these aircraft for projects.

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Eleuthra
10:20 AM-
12:00 PM
Mobile, Aerial and Static LiDAR Data Acquisition, Processing, and Remote Sensing Applications (Continued)
(Continued - Description above)
Dominica
10:20 AM-
12:00 PM
Least Squares Adjustment with Star*Net
Presenter:  James M. Shaw, Jr., Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson Inc.

The 2016 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys and the MDOT SHA Field Procedures Manual - 2018 Consultant Version both require survey control to be least squares adjusted. Arguably, the Maryland Minimum Standards of Practice (COMAR 09.13.06) also requires a least squares adjustment. Utilizing MicroSurvey's Star*Net as the example, this session will explore the reasons for making a least squares adjustment, accurately weighing the adjustment, and critically examining the results of the adjustment.
2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUTS NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Cayman
10:20 AM-
12:00 PM
Minimum Standards Open Forum
Presenters: George Wigfield; Jeremy Burns, The Wilson T. Ballard Co.; Dave Comer, Ben Dyer Associates; Bill Pugh, Charles P. Johnson & Assoc.; Daniel Burke, Jr., Charles P. Johnson & Assoc.

Are the COMAR minimum technical standards subject to interpretation?  How do firms implement a proper QA/QC process to assure compliance with the standards? Are your drawings compliant with the Minimum Standards of Practice? This forum will be an open discussion to identify procedures firms can use when preparing surveys to improve the quality of the drawings as well as being sure they are consistent with the Minimum Standards. A review of the minimum standards will be integrated into the discussion as they pertain to deliverables to clients.

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

2 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR THE HANDOUT FOR THIS SESSION

Barbados
12:00 PM-
1:00 PM
Lunch, Exhibitor Briefings and Installation of MSS Officers
Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM-
2:40 PM
Maryland LiDAR
Presenters: Arthur Lembo and Logan Hall, Salisbury University

Members of Salisbury University’s Department of Geography and Geosciences will provide an overview of Maryland’s LiDAR server and plans for future missions; demonstrate how to obtain data from the LiDAR server; discuss other Maryland GIS servers and services; and create a small hypothetical project that downloads data from the Maryland servers using open source GIS with GIS analysis.
4 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Dominica
1:00 PM-
2:40 PM
Ethics Roundtable
Presenters: George Wigfield Panelists: Jeremy Burns, The Wilson T. Ballard Co.; Dave Comer, Ben Dyer Associates; Bill Pugh, Charles P. Johnson & Assoc.; Daniel Burke, Jr., Charles P. Johnson & Assoc.

This session will examine the role and purpose of ethics in the business and profession of surveying. The objective of this session is to share experiences and increase the understanding of ethical issues and the responsibilities of surveyors as professionals and business leaders.  Topics include vigilance in implementing policies and procedures that will continually improve business ethics, the surveyor's professional image, the conduct of surveyors, and enhance social responsibility. The sharing of case studies and ethical dilemmas from session participants for presentation for group discussion is encouraged.

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Eleuthra
1:00 PM-
2:40 PM
Amazing Situations of Liability Traps and Indemnity Clauses That Caught A Surveyor
Presenters: Kyle Damalouji and Mark Amirault, Klein Agency, LLC

This session will provide guidance on professional liability, risk management, and loss avoidance .  We will examine situations to avoid based on war stories and claims in real situations where a surveyor found himself in potential negligence, lost productivity, and lost income.  Additional topics include the challenges of shifting Project Delivery Methods (i.e. Contractor-led design/build projects) and the exposures and payment issues they can cause for the surveyor, key elements of a contract for surveying services and how to manage risk, and indemnification clauses to avoid.

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

4 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Aruba
1:00 PM-
2:40 PM

Mason and Dixon Line – The Current Inventory

Presenters: Pat Simon, Baltimore County Land Survey Division; Richard Ortt, Maryland Geological Survey; and Chris Connallon, Maryland Geological Survey

This legendary line was surveyed over 250 years ago with resurveys and inspections happening ever since. Maryland and Pennsylvania surveyors are working with Maryland and Pennsylvania agencies to have the markers included into the National Registry for protection. Learn about the progress and how to be a part of it.

2 CPC/PDH

TWO VERSIONS OF THE HANDOUT ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS SESSION.  CLICK HERE FOR 3 SLIDE VERSION OR CLICK HERE FOR 6 SLIDE VERSION

Cayman
2:40 PM-
3:15 PM
Exhibit Hall and "Tech Time"
 
3:15 PM-
5:00 PM
Maryland LiDAR
(Continued - Description above)
Dominica
3:15 PM-
5:00 PM
Managing the Survey Division of an A/E Firm
Panelists:  Bill Orsinger, GPI; Steve Jones, Charles P. Johnson & Assoc.; Barry Hoyle, Macris, Hendricks & Glascock; Bryan Haynie, Century Engineering; Brian Stickles, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson

Whether you are a surveyor who works in the surveying division of an engineering, architecture/engineering, or other multi-disciplinary design firm, or you are an engineer in such a firm, you'll want to attend this provocative and informative session. Led by a panel of distinguished and experienced surveyors who hold senior positions in multi-disciplinary design firms this session will review unique challenges and opportunities in managing an Engineering/Surveying firm from a surveyor's perspective. Topics discussed include marketing, project manager development, business acumen, client diversity, staff mentoring, engineers and surveyors working together to achieve business goals and an overall look into the four pillars of a successful firm: getting work, performing work, billing work, and getting paid. The objective of this session is to review the elements that make an A/E firm successful.

2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Eleuthra
3:15 PM-
5:00 PM
Liability Traps and Indemnity Clauses
(Continued - Description above)
Aruba
3:15 PM-
5:00 PM
Successful Methods for Tree Identification
Presenter: Steve Allison, Rodgers Consulting

This session will focus on methods and resources used to identify trees in the field successfully. This discussion will center around key physical attributes of both coniferous and deciduous species, along with an overview of identification terminology, basic tree health, and biology. Winter identification will be reviewed and focus on persistent characteristics including branching, buds, bark, and habitat. By the end of this session, participants will be able to perform best practices and make practical observations to identify trees in the field successfully.
2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Barbados
5:00 PM-
6:00 PM
Past President's Reception and Awards Presentations Palmetto 5
6:30 PM-
9:30 PM
Dinner, Beer Tasting and Trivia Contest Exhibit Hall
9:30 PM Young Surveyors Chapter Salon Palmetto 5
     
Friday, October 18    
6:00 AM Conference Check-In Open Premiere Lobby
6:45 AM-
7:45 AM
Breakfast (Plat Winners Announced) & Keynote Session: What Every Surveyor Needs to Know About Opportunity Zones in Maryland
Presenter: Frank Dickson, MD Department of Housing and Community Development

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created Opportunity Zones. They provide tax benefits, as well as funding, for real estate development projects in designated areas, urban and rural, across the United States and in Maryland.  In this session, surveyors will learn from the Director of Strategic Business Initiatives in the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development how Opportunity Zones could be used on projects and with clients.

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

1 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM-
12:00 PM
National FS Exam Prep
Presenters: George Wigfield; Erick Quintanilla, Maryland Environmental Service; Dave Comer, Ben Dyer Associates

Topics covered: Math Topics; The Fundamentals of Surveying (FS)

**For the FS all students must bring a calculator, preferentially one approved by NCEES. Click here for NSPS approved calculators. All other materials are provided in class.

Aruba
8:00 AM-
9:40 AM 

Miss Utility Eastern Shore
Presenter: Dora Parks, Miss Utility

In this session learn how the Design Ticket related to underground utility location and designation can benefit your efforts and what to expect after the project design phase is completed.
2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION


Cayman
8:00 AM-
9:40 AM

NATRF 2022
Presenter: David Doyle, Base 9 Geodetic Consulting Services

This session will discuss the foundational reference frame differences between the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Terrestrial Reference Frame of 2022 (NATRF 2022).  These will include:  closer alignment with the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF), Beta 3-dimensional datum transformations (xGeoid19), and planned 5-year updates.
2 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR THE HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Dominica
8:00 AM-
9:40 AM

Dedications - Expressed and Implied
Presenter: James Demma, Esq., Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Is the grant a dedication or is it in fee simple?  Or, could it be an implied or an “intended” dedication?  Was the dedication created by plat or by usage? What evidence is there of it being an easement or a “right of way?” What about “non-acceptance,” or a “revision?” And, what is a “paper street?” - All to be explained.

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

2 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR THE HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Eleuthra
8:00 AM-
9:40 AM

Digital Transformation
Presenter: Sam Dougherty, AECOM

Digital Transformation and delivery continues to redefine the surveyor's role in complex projects, handling multiple formats of captured data.  This session will explore advanced project delivery paired with advancements of emerging technologies.  Topics will include Scan to Delivery (S2D), Scan to BIM (S2B), BIM, BrIM, CiiM, artificial intelligence, machine learning, asset management, and digital twins.
2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Barbados
9:40 AM-
10:20 AM
Exhibit Hall and "Tech Time" Exhibit Hall
10:20 AM-
12:00 PM

NAPGD 2022
Presenter: David Doyle, Base 9 Geodetic Consulting Services

This session will describe the significant differences between classical vertical datums such as the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) defined by leveling and the planned North American – Pacific Geopotential Datum (NAPGD) which will be defined by gravity and GNSS observations.  Discussion will include outline of Gravity for the Redefinition of the American Vertical Datum (GRAV-D) program, Beta 3-dimensional datum transformations (xGeoid19) and NGS requirements for an improved vertical datum transformation tool.
2 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR THE HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Dominica
10:20 AM-
12:00 PM
Most Everything You Need to Know about Alleys in Maryland
Presenter: James Demma, Esq., Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

What actually is an “alley?”  Who owns the alley? What rights do adjoining owners have in the alley? What is the effect of abandoning an alley? What effect do homeowners association and condominium declarations have on the maintenance of such alleys? - All to be explained.

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

2 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Eleuthra
10:20 AM-
12:00 PM
GIS Data Management in a Near Real-Time World
Presenters: Douglas Adams, GISP, GIS Program Manager, Baltimore County, Department of Public Works; Mary Buffington, GISP, Project Manager, Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC)

GIS Data Management has evolved into a complex organism that has taken on a life of its own.  The sheer volume of data combined with the requirement of constant maintenance creates all types of new challenges and opportunities.  The requirement for metadata, including documentation of the database schema, data quality, and attribute and lookup value definitions, is more critical than ever before.  The proliferation of Open Data Portals and online data services make this information essential in evaluating data for fitness for use.  GIS data managers are responsible for acquiring and delivering ever-increasing volumes of data, such as high–definition LiDAR and orthophotography, along with more traditional layers of parcels, street centerlines, and infrastructure.  GIS data managers are responsible for data quality even when most of the data is derived from other data; however, GIS data is persistent with maintenance over time that adds to the complexity of delivery and access.  GIS data managers have the responsibility to provide the highest quality data to the entire community, which includes surveyors.  The survey and GIS communities’ relationship is symbiotic in nature.  We are collaborators in building the geospatial data that is prolific in the marketplace today.  This session will include discussion on data management, documentation and comparisons of the differing uses of geospatial data.

2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Cayman
12:00 PM-
1:30 PM
Lunch (Photo Contest Winner Announced) & General Session: Licensing Town Hall
Presenters: John Mettee, III, Tom Orisich, TJ Frazier

Ever wonder what kind of issues the licensing board tackles? Do you have a question about CPC requirements or other regulations? Do you wonder what happens when a complaint is filed? This is your opportunity to get answers to your questions!

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

1 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Exhibit Hall
1:30 PM-
5:30 PM
National PS Exam Prep
Presenters: George Wigfield; Erick Quintanilla, Maryland Environmental Service; Dave Comer, Ben Dyer Associates; Bill Pugh, Charles P. Johnson & Assoc.

Topics covered: Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS); National Exam Prep

All materials are provided in class.

Aruba
1:30 PM-
3:10 PM

FEMA Elevation Certificates
Presenter: Kevin Wagner, Maryland Department of the Environment

This session will provide background information on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and how the FEMA Elevation Certificate (EC) is an important administrative tool for the local NFIP community to help ensure compliance with their floodplain management regulations.  We'll go over the form, compliance pitfalls, and talk about the changes coming to the new form.  The EC is also essential for communities that participate in the NFIP's Community Rating System (CRS). Finally, we'll talk about how the EC can be used to support Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) requests to FEMA.
2 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR THE HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Barbados
1:30 PM-
3:10 PM

Revisions to the Maryland Coordinate Systems
Presenters: David Doyle, Base 9 Geodetic Consulting Services, Jeremy Burns, The Wilson T. Ballard Co

With the transition to NATRF2022, NGS has conducted significant research into ways to improve the State Plane Coordinate System first published in 1934.  This session will outline several planned changes and the impact they may have on future surveying and GIS activities.

2 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR THE HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Dominica
1:30 PM-
3:10 PM
Cases Involving the Beach at Ocean City
Presenter: James Demma, Esq., Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Who owns the beach at Ocean City?  Is the area of the beach a dedication or is it in fee simple?  Can someone claim an ownership interest in fee simple for a part of the beach by adverse possession?  All to be explained with the background of three important Maryland cases, among others: Nathans Associates v. The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City; Windsor Resort Incorporated t/a Trimper’s Rides v. Mayor and City Council of Ocean City; and Mayor and City Council of Ocean City, Maryland v. Taber.

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

2 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Eleuthra
1:30 PM-
3:10 PM

Submerged Gravel Wetlands
Presenter: Bill Stephens, Stephens Environmental

Submerged Gravel Wetlands (SGWs) are arguably the Best Management Practices (BMPs) most suitable for impaired or challenged sites including sites contributing hydrocarbon and/or nutrient impacted runoff (Compost Facilities, CAFOs, etc), and/or sites such as Brownfields and LUST sites where infiltration is undesirable. These BMPs are ideal for large sites greater than 1 acre, especially sites designated as “Hot Spots” in the regulations. Unlike other BMPs, SGWs have extensive performance monitoring records thanks to the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center. These records show that no other BMP can compete in terms of nutrient and hydrocarbon removal efficiencies. Maryland and Delaware both have approved standards that generally resemble the UNHSC model as well as offering assigned credit for 100% of RPV, though the standards are in the process of revision. We will discuss scenarios where the use of this BMP is deemed appropriate and recommended. Explained in detail will be case studies from Maryland and Delaware sites and we will work through at least one (1) design example. Examples will include drone and ground-based video and photographs of active construction and completed projects.

4 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Cayman
3:10 PM-
3:50 PM
Exhibit Hall and "Tech Time" Exhibit Hall
3:50 PM-
5:30 PM

Coastal Maryland Subsidence/Sea Level Change
Presenter:  David Doyle, Base 9 Geodetic Consulting Services

This session will review NGS activities for identifying areas of vertical change due to subsidence in the Chesapeake Bay region, together with activities by the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) for measuring tidal variations and sea level differences in Maryland over the past 115 years.  This program will also highlight CO-OPS near-future plans for an updated National Tidal Datum Epoch (NTDE).
2 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR THE HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Dominica
3:50 PM-
5:30 PM

Most Everything You Need to Know about Spite Strips/Reservations and Spite Fences; and a General Discussion on Fences

Presenter: James Demma, Esq., Miles & Stockbridge P.C. 

What is a “spite strip” or a “reservation?”  What is the purpose of such spite strips and reservations? How does one acquire title to a spite strip or a reservation? What is a “quiet title action?” What about “spite fences?” Also included is the general case law concerning fences, and their importance in determining boundary lines and adverse possession - All to be explained.

"This session may qualify to meet the requirements of COMAR 09.13.08.03(B) for ethics, law, and standards of practice."

2 CPC/PDH

CLICK HERE FOR THE HANDOUT FOR THIS SESSION

Eleuthra
3:50 PM-
5:30 PM

Submerged Gravel Wetlands
Presenter: Bill Stephens, Stephens Environmental
(Continued - Description above)

Cayman
3:50 PM Exhibitor Tear Down
Exhibit Hall
4:00 PM E-Auction Ends
Exhibit Hall
5:30 PM Pick Up Auction Items  
6:00 PM-
9:00 PM
Dinner and Cornhole Tournament Exhibit Hall
     
Saturday, October 19    
6:00 AM Conference Check-In Open Premiere Lobby
7:00 AM-
8:00 AM
Breakfast and General Session: New Programs for Surveying Education & Workforce Development
Presenter: Jamie Alvarez, CCBC

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is implementing improvements in its Surveying Technology program, in partnership with the Maryland Society of Surveyors.  This session will provide an introduction to new offerings to  make classes easier to access, lead to a 4-year degree, and provide introductory, credit, and continuing education for surveying personnel, from the entry-level technician to the licensed professional.

1 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Exhibit Hall
7:45 AM-
3:00 PM
CST Exam
Exam Proctor:  George Wigfield

Be in the testing classroom by 7:45 AM. Each participant must bring an approved calculator (Click here for NSPS approved calculators). You may bring any properly bounded reference materials.

Breakfast is available in Exhibit Hall at 7:00 AM..  Please be in the exam room no later than 7:45 AM

Aruba
8:00 AM-
10:00 AM
Beach Renourishment & Canal Dredging
Presenters: Perry Otwell, MD DNR ; Paul Mauser, OC Engineering Manager; Justin Callahan and Thomas Laczo, USACE

The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District works with the Town of Ocean City and Maryland Department of Natural Resources to provide coastal storm damage reduction to the Town.  The Atlantic Coast of Maryland Shoreline Protection Project was completed in 1994 and consisted of a 1.4-mile steel sheet pile bulkhead, 6.9-mile vegetated sand dune, and an 8.3 mile beach.  This session will discuss the initial project construction as well as ongoing Beach Renourishment (borrow areas, geotechnical testing, environmental assessments, construction operations, post-placement beach surveys including use of "the CRAB", construction templates, and more).
2 CPC/PDH

NO HANDOUT NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Eleuthra
10:00 AM-
12:00 PM

Stand in the Gap - Bridging the Gap Between Surveyor and Lawyer
Presenter: Kevin Norris, PLS, Lorenzi, Dodds and Gunnill


Have you ever wondered why attorneys and surveyors see things differently or why an attorney is asking for something you do not feel is necessary? This session will explore various topics that may be familiar, but from a different perspective. The topics will include (1)  a review of the Doctrine of After-Acquired Title; (2) Rule Against Perpetuities; (3) implied easements; (4) easement by necessity; and any other topics as time permits.                   
2 CPC/PDH


NO HANDOUTS NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Eleuthra
8:00 AM-
10:00 PM

Maryland Law Exam Prep
Presenters:  Jeff Elkins, VanMar Associates; James Shaw, Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson Inc.

This course will review trespass, cemeteries, condominiums, mechanics liens, patents, the Maryland Coordinate System, ethics, and a variety of other topics.

***The Black Book is required for exam success and will be available for purchase. The student will need an NCEES approved calculator, sticky tabs/flags, paper and pencils.

CLICK HERE FOR HANDOUT #1, CLICK HERE FOR HANDOUT #2 AND CLICK HERE FOR HANDOUT #3 NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION

Dominica
10:00 AM-
12:00 PM

Maryland Minor Engineering Prep
Presenter: Jeremy Burns, The Wilson T. Ballard Co.

This course will review vertical curves, storm drain pipe design, culvert design, open channel flow, and Environmental Site Design. Attendees should already have a working knowledge of these topics as this course will assist in preparing the provided reference materials in order to be successful on the exam.

The student will need an NCEES approved calculator, scale/triangles, sticky tabs/flags, paper and pencils.

 

Dominica
     
     
     
     
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