RedVector is happy to announce the addition of 3 new Land Surveyor courses to our comprehensive Land Surveyor library. In the first course, we will look at the how the long-established priority of calls is used to weigh boundary evidence. The second course will guide you through the process of managing constantly moving boundaries, such as ambulatory water boundaries. In the third course, we will look at some of the legalities around torts and discuss strategies to reduce professional liability.
Priority of Calls in Boundary Resolution
Retracement surveyors encounter conflicting boundary evidence in the field almost every day, and it is the task of the surveyor to resolve these inconsistencies. Following in the footsteps of previous surveyors is challenging. This course teaches surveyors how the long-established priority of calls is used to weigh boundary evidence. You’ll learn how certain types of evidence is considered more reliable–and legally defendable–than others. You will be presented with court decisions governing boundary resolution, and then review case studies that reflect real-world situations.
Surveying Riparian and Littoral (Water-Related) Boundaries
Imagine if the boundary you surveyed was constantly moving. Ambulatory water boundaries – boundaries that are subject to change due to the nature of riparian or littoral action – present some of the most difficult and time-intensive property location issues that a surveyor may encounter. In this interactive online course, you will learn about shoreline changes, the effects of inland accretion or reliction, erosion or inundation changes and the effects of avulsion (the process of sudden detachment or addition of land), navigability, and how these actions may affect property boundaries. You will also review the basic principles of boundary law that apply to riparian surveys.
Torts and the Surveyor
A tort is defined as a “civil wrong,” not simply negligence. Surveyors guilty of a tort may be sued for something as simple as cutting a tree limb or as complex as a re-establishment of a 150-year-old boundary. Surveyors, like all professionals, have liability for their errors. Most surveyors who are sued encounter a lawsuit in the form of a tort action resulting from a claim of negligence. This interactive online course reviews the specific elements considered to comprise a tort and recommends strategies to reduce professional liability. It also compares the differences between negligence and tort and underlines that a tort is a more serious charge. Learn about the standard four elements of any tort – duty, breach, cause and damage – and how to reduce your professional liability.