Spring Seminar 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018
Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont

7 Professional Development Hours
Registration Fee (through April 10)*
$150.00   Member in good standing, of VSLS or kindred association
$200.00   Non-member
$112.50   Life Member
$127.50   Non-member technical staff attending with member
$127.50   Three or more from same firm (one must be member)
*Add $25 late fee after April 10


Program Schedule

7:15 a.m.Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.GPS for Boundary and Construction Surveys
12:00 p.m.Lunch and Business Meeting
1:30 p.m.Managing a Large Project, from Soup to Nuts
4:30 p.m.Final Business

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Overnight Rooms at Lake Morey Resort

$129/night plus tax. To reserve, call (800) 423-1211 and mention the VSLS Seminar.
Seminar Descriptions

GPS for Boundary and Construction Surveys (4.0 PDH)

Presenter: Raymond Hintz, University of Maine

Ray Hintz returns to the Spring Seminar to discuss surveying with GPS technology. He will cover questions including:

  • How do we know we have a good location with one lonely shot?
  • What do all the numbers associated with the shot really mean?
  • How does one know they have a good value?
  • How about a Least Squares Adjustment using GPS data?
  • Does taking 12 shots on the same point within the same window of time amount to anything?
  • Should we be doing boundary surveys with GPS data points?

Managing a Large Project, from Soup to Nuts (3.0 PDH)

Presenter: Timothy Patch, Principal, SGC Engineering, LLC

This will be a discussion of large project dynamics, including client interaction, proposals, project startup, communication, collecting data, managing data and so on. Tim Patch will explain how to make it all work and end up with a successful project that's financially beneficial and and leaves a happy client.