Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) Exam: Standards and Specifications (v3)

PLSS, FEMA, USNMAS, and More!

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Every land surveyor is expected to be both accurate and precise. And you can't do that without knowing the standards and specifications that form the foundation of our profession. Learn about laws, the PLSS, Topo, Boundary surveys, and more!

Buy Now US$ 99.99
Buy Now US$ 99.99

Every land surveyor is expected to be both accurate and precise. And you can't do that without knowing the standards and specifications that form the foundation of our profession. Learn about laws, the PLSS, Topo, Boundary surveys, and more!

Buy Now US$ 99.99

Facilitators

Dr. Tony Nettleman, PhD, RPLS, Esq

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.

Course Syllabus

1 Introduction to the Public Land Survey System (PLSS)

  1. Download the Introduction the PLSS Workbook
  2. Watch the Introduction to the PLSS Lecture
  3. Read the Introduction to the PLSS Article
  4. Take the Introduction to the PLSS Concept Review

2 Mechanics of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS)

  1. Download the Mechanics of the PLSS Workbook
  2. Watch the Mechanics of the PLSS Lecture
  3. Read the Mechanics of the PLSS Article
  4. Take the Mechanics of the PLSS Concept Review

3 Lost Corners in the Public Land Survey System (PLSS)

  1. Download the Lost Corners in the PLSS Workbook
  2. Watch the Lost Corners in the PLSS Lecture
  3. When surveying yourself, how far will you go before a corner is found to be "lost"?
  4. Take the Lost Corners in the PLSS Concept Review

4 Restoration of Lost Corners

  1. Download the Restoration Workbook
  2. Watch the Restoration Lecture
  3. Calculating the location of lost corners is very difficult, but this YouTube channel is a great resource!
  4. Download the Restoration Figure Before Starting the Concept Review
  5. Take the Restoration of Lost Corners Concept Review

5 FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency

  1. Download the FEMA Workbook
  2. Watch the FEMA Lecture
  3. Read the FEMA Definitions Handout
  4. Watch the FEMA YouTube Video
  5. Read the FEMA Article
  6. Take the FEMA Concept Review

6 USNMAS: United States National Map Accuracy Standards

  1. Download the USNMAS Workbook
  2. Watch the USNMAS Lecture
  3. Read the USNMAS Article
  4. Take the USNMAS Quiz

7 FGDC: Federal Geographic Data Committee

  1. Download the FGDC Workbook
  2. Watch the FGDC Lecture
  3. Read the FGDC Article
  4. Take the FGDC Concept Review
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