Welcome to the Legal Aspects of Land Surveying! This 8 CEU land surveying course will teach you all about how the surveying profession relies on court cases and statutes to set liability, determine negligence, determine how much work needs to be done in the office and the field,
Welcome to Module 1 of Legal Aspects! In this module, you will be given a brief overview of the entire 8-hour course. The goal of this lesson is explain why the Legal Aspects is important and highlight some of the most interesting topics of the class.
Welcome to Module 2 of Legal Aspects! In this module, the two main focuses are (1) the different branches of government and (2) how the state and federal courts function. We all probably learned some of these things in Government 101 but a refresher never hurts.
Welcome to Module 3 of Legal Aspects! In this module, we talk all about the history of boundaries. History is so important because many of the functions of the surveyor and laws of boundaries are derived from ancient practices. Learn some of these today.
Welcome to module 4! In this module, the dozens of ways that parcels are created will be discussed. Lots can be made by surveyor plats, court decisions, occupation/possession and more. Can you think of a few other ways that parcels are created?
Welcome to module 5! In this module, learn all the different ways that land is transferred and conveyed. Deeds, easements, covenants and patents all transfer land from one party to another, but they also have unique characteristics to know.
Land surveyors deal with conveyances everyday but may not understand all the ways land can be conveyed. Learn about all of them here!
Welcome to module 6! In this module, learn all about (1) the theory of adverse possession and best-use, the elements of adverse possession and how to thwart would-be possessors to protect your land!
Welcome to module 6! In this module, learn how the common estates in land like fee simple absolute and leaseholds. Plus, enjoy some new knowledge in the form of FSD, FSSCS, Pur Autra Vie and more!
Thanks for your interest in this course! This engaging and interactive learning experience includes videos, quizzes, discussions, polls and other powerful lessons that will help you better understand this topic.
Dr. Tony Nettleman is a Land Surveying Engineer and Attorney that has been practicing for over 20 years. He holds a BS, MS and PhD in geomatics as well as a law degree. Tony has helped thousands of professional surveyors obtain and keep their licenses.