REGISTER for the 2018 FALL SEMINARS!

Fall Seminar Descriptions 2018

  • 3D for Engineers and Surveyors (Gilbertsville, KY) 10/27/2018 – David Carter

  • UAV Licensing (Gilbertsville, KY) 10/27/2018 -Stephen Chino

  • Elevation Certificates & Community Rating Systems (Bowling Green, KY) 11/2/2018 – Christina Groves 

  • Graphic Design Elements for Modern Survey Plats (Bowling Green, KY) 11/2/2018 – Ben Shinaberry

  • Ethics, Code of Conduct, & Standards of Practice (Must attend FULL Day for credit) (Louisville) 11/16/2018 – Jon Payne

  • Surveying and the NGS (Lexington) 11/17/2018 – Wolfgang Ziegler

  • Trimble Business Center Tips & Tricks (Lexington) 11/17/2018 – Tim Tong

  • Standards of Practice, Ethics & Code of Conduct (Mitchell, KY) 11/30/2018 – Chris Gephart

  • Preparing for the Part 107 UAV/Drone Test & Overview of Completed Drone Projects

  • Neighbor Law Review


    3D for Engineers and Surveyors

    • Location: Kentucky Dam Village, 166 Upper Village Dr., Gilbertsville, KY 42044
    • Date: 10/27/2018, 8 a.m. to Noon
    • Instructor – David Carter, PE, PLS
    • Course #: 18-01-000 – 4 PDH
    • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00

    A new generation of integrated 3-D scanning devices are now becoming available that add exciting new options for the Surveyor. These 3-D surveying devices, when paired with the appropriate software and data sources, allow todays Surveyor to capture, analyze, visualize and deliver 3-dimensional data in ways unimaginable in the past. This four (4) hour seminar will address a variety of considerations regarding data sources, the usage and the benefits of 3-D Surveying. Among the topics covered will be terrestrial and hand scanners, drones, point clouds, DEM’s and DTM’s. As the Surveyor begins to work in 3-D and is using data from a variety of sources, data integration processes become critical. Items covered will be data sources, software options and accuracy issues and integration options. Sample workflows using AutoCAD Map, ArcGIS and Quantum GIS will form the classroom examples and exercises.

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    UAV Licensing

    • Location: Kentucky Dam Village, 166 Upper Village Dr., Gilbertsville, KY 42044
    • Date: 10/27/2018, 8 a.m. to Noon
    • Instructor – David Carter, PE, PLS
    • Course #: 18-01-000 – 4 PDH
    • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00

    1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

    Part 1: What to know before becoming a licensed UAV operator

    1:50 pm to 2:00 pm

    BREAK

    2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

    Part 1 Continued

    2:50 pm to 3:00 pm

    BREAK

    3:00 pm to 3:50 pm

    Emerging trends in UAV Technology and real world applications

    3:50 pm to 4:00 pm

    BREAK

    4:00 pm to 4:50pm

    Land Surveying applications and real world test cases using

    UAV derived data

    4:50 pm to 5:00 pm

    Questions and Closing Remarks

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    Elevation Certificates & Community Rating Systems

    • Location: Holiday Inn University Plaza, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103
    • Date: 11/2/2018, 8 a.m. to Noon
    • Instructor – Christina Groves, CFM
    • Course #: Exp. Requesting Update – 4 PDH
    • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00

    Instructor: Christina Groves, CFM ISO/CRS Specialist, ISO Community Hazard Mitigation
    Communities participating in the Community Rating System (CRS) are subject to higher standards of review and regulation in order to receive discounts on flood insurance premiums paid into the NFIP. The 2013 and subsequently the 2017 CRS Coordinator’s Manual changed Elevation Certificate (EC) requirements considerably for CRS communities. As a result, communities and surveyors should pay special attention to ensure completed ECs comply with the new requirements. This workshop will provide an opportunity to see and discuss what is required of CRS participating communities on the Finished Construction EC. 

    Who Should Attend?
    Local government staff involved in the review and acceptance of Finished Construction ECs, surveyors working within local jurisdictions, other local government staff including: Building Officials, Permitting Supervisors and Clerks, Plans Examiners and CRS Coordinators.

    What Will Be Covered?
    • Brief introduction to the CRS program
    • Discussion about why ECs are considered a higher standard and a required CRS element
    • Discussion about how ECs are verified based on the 2017 CRS Coordinator’s Manual
    • Detailed Section-by-Section, Item-by-Item discussion about how to complete the EC
    • Discussion of “disclaimers” seen on some ECs that are not to be accepted by the community
    • Discussion on how communities should work with surveyors to correct ECs
    • Tips on maintaining the integrity of ECs will be covered throughout the workshop

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    Graphic Design Elements for Modern Survey Plats

    • Location: Holiday Inn University Plaza, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103
    • Date: 11/2/2018, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Instructor – Ben Shinaberry, PLS
    • Course #: *Pending – 4 PDH
    • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00

    Graphic Design Elements for Modern Survey Plats, 4 HR PDH course for Land Surveyors in Kentucky, By Ben Shinabery, PLS
    Abstract: For hundreds of years land surveyors have been graphically communicating land descriptions, boundaries, and topographic features by using survey plats. Land surveyors have well-developed skills outdoors finding property boundary evidence, measuring azimuth and distance, locating stakes, monuments, buildings, drains and ridge lines. We have been trained to calculate traverse closure, area, relative positional accuracy and ground scale factors; but in many cases, we have not learned effective ways to format information in a readable, understandable, or aesthetic way on our survey plats. There are current plat standards regulating the content shown on survey plats, yet not many apply to the way the plat may be formatted or presented. CAD systems provide assistance in producing survey plats that meet state requirements, but often times, the default settings on these CAD platforms hinder the intended communication. Surveyors should not settle for plain, dull, confusing survey plats. Our clients are looking for more. Our profession needs to expect a higher quality of survey plat design. We should value our work to the extent that we are compelled to deliver beautiful, readable, understandable survey plats. In this course, we will look at graphic design methods to improve the communication of our survey plats. How do fonts affect how a reader understands text on a page? What elements draw someone’s attention? Where does a person start reading a page? What visually associates graphics and text without a person realizing it? These and other questions will be answered by a Kentucky land surveyor and graphic designer throughout this four hour graphic design training course. CAD tips and tricks
    will be given for multiple CAD platforms to help format and render all types of surveys. Learn how to take your survey plats and turn them into land survey artwork that will be noticed by your colleagues and clients.

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    Ethics, Code of Conduct, & Standards of Practice

    • Location: Ramada Plaza Hotel, 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40299
    • Date: 11/16/2018, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Instructor – Jon Payne, PLS
    • Course #: *Pending – 8 PDH
    • Members: $170.00 Non-members: $170.00

    Ethics, Code of Conduct, & Standards of Practice

    This course will fulfill the mandatory 4 hours in Standards of Practice / Ethics / Code of Conduct required every four years for Professional Land Surveyors in Kentucky.  It has been developed to take 8 hours of CPD time and also counts as 8 CPD hours (6 for Professional Engineers in Kentucky).  To gain credit, it is necessary to attend all 8 hours.  The course will cover the meaning of ethics and application of ethics in professional practice.  How ethics, the standards of practice and code of conduct relate will be discussed.  Specific areas of common violation of the standards will be presented.  Attendees are encouraged to arrive with a professional scenario (real or contrived) concerning ethical decision making in mind for discussion.

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    Surveying and the NGS

    • Location: Clarion Hotel Lexington, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
    • Date: 11/17/2018, 8 a.m. Noon
    • Instructor – Wolfgang Ziegler
    • Course #: *Pending – 4 PDH
    • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00

    Abstract: Surveying and the NGS

    1) Brief overview of the NGS – their mission and services. FGCS.

    2) Brief overview of geodetic concepts, reference frames, data, and projections.

    3) Vertical data, leveling, geoid models, GPS derived orthometric heights.

    4) IGS, ITRF…

    5) NGS tools – on line and desktop – web pages (links)…

    1. A) Datasheet retrieval
    2. B) OPUS & OPUS-RS
    3. C) OPUS Projects
    4. D) Blue Booking – Past, Present, and Future
    5. E) DSWorld …

    6) Changes – 2022, GRAVD, Slope Validation Surveys…

    7) Other tools & resources – web pages (links)…

    1. A) KYTC website
    2. a) RINEX download
    3. b) CORS map
    4. B) IGS

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    Trimble Business Center Tips & Tricks

    • Location: Clarion Hotel Lexington, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
    • Date: 11/17/2018, 8 a.m. Noon
    • Instructor – Tim Tong, PLS
    • Course #: *Pending – 4 PDH
    • Members: $135.00 Non-members: $235.00

    Trimble Business Center Tips and Tricks

    Description: Attendees will gain knowledge of what Trimble Business Center (TBC) is, and what this powerful program can do for you. Topics will include; project creation, Trimble Sync Manager, data editing, traverse adjustments, static post processing, importing NGS data (OPUS & datasheets) & RTX solutions, network adjustments, QA/QC of data, and final exports; live demo; Q&A session.

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    Standards of Practice, Ethics & Code of Conduct

    • Location: PDS, 2332 Royal Dr.,  Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
    • Date: 11/30/2018, 8 a.m. to Noon
    • Instructor – Chris Gephart, PLS
    • Course #: 17-01-002 – 4 PDH
    • Members: $85.00 Non-members: $85.00

    Description: Focus on the Standards of Practice – KRS & KAR, our responsibility to protect the public; KRS Chapter 322 – definitions, exceptions, licensure requirements, investigation/complaints, makeup of the board & qualifications; code of Professional Practice and Conduct – definitions, conflict of interest, records retention, qualifications/competence, direct supervision; Standards of Practice – history of the Standards, five most common Standards of Practice deficiencies, definitions, classifications for surveys, measurement specifications, monumentation, Section 13 non-boundary survey work; Q&A

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    Preparing for the Part 107 UAV/Drone Test & Overview of Completed Drone Projects

    • Preparing for the Part 107: To fly a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle commonly known as UAV/drone for commercial use you must obtain a UAV commercial license. To acquire your license, you must pass an 80-question multiple choice aeronautical exam. This exam can be taken at any FAA test facility and is valid for 2 years.
    • Drone Demonstration: A brief indoor/outdoor introduction and demonstration on drones. This portion of the workshop will start indoors going through the different components that make up an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) such as the pilot, visual observer (VO), drone, controller, and software. Afterword’s the demonstration will move outside (weather pending) to demonstrate how to operate, control, and fly a drone.
    • NKYdroneLAB projects: NKYdroneLAB was established May of 2017. In that time over 35 major projects have been completed or currently ongoing. This portion of the workshop will go over ongoing and completed drone projects PDS has managed. Lessons learned, management, hardware, software, and equipment will be discussed.

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    Neighbor Law Review

    • Location: PDS, 2332 Royal Dr.,  Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
    • Date: 11/30/2018, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Instructor – Garry Edmondson
    • Course #: Preapproval not required – 2 PDH
    • Members: $85.00 Non-members: $85.00

    Description: 

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