Two New Workshop Pages Published On Survey RFPs and Municipal Control Networks

We are pleased two announce that we have posted 2 new workshop p to the Redefined Horizons web-site. The first workshop is entitled “Creating Better Land Surveying RFPs”. The second workshop is entitled “Maximizing the Benefit of Municipal Control Networks“.

You can view the pages for our other workshops on the Workshop and Talks page at the Redefined Horizons web-site.

Both workshops are taught by Landon Blake.


Training Videos On Project Management With Trello

Trello is a great app for the web and desktop. We’ve got a set of videos on our YouTube channel that show you how to use Trello for land surveying project management. There are 6 videos on the playlist. 4 of the videos are directly related to project management. The fifth video shows how to use Trello for business devlopment. The sixth video shows you how to use Trello for general task management. Contact us if you are willing to share how you are using Trello in your organization.

A New Resource On California Record-of-Survey Maps

We are pleased to share a new resource with our supporters. There is a new page on our web site dedicated to the preparation and filing of record-of-survey maps in California. At this time the web page has links to attorney general opinions and letters from the licensing board that are related to record-of-survey maps. We also have included copies of the past land surveyor acts in California. These legislative acts layout the requirement for the filing of record-of-survey maps.

We hope to add more resources related to record-of-survey maps to this page in the future. If you have resources we can share or link to on this page, please contact us.

Two Ways To Support Our Work

We’ve got two new ways you can support our teaching work at Redefined Horizons. The first way is to become a member on our Patreon account. If you become a member of us on Patreon, you make a small monthly donation to fund our work. This also gives you access to resources we release early, exclusively to our Patreon members.

The second way to support us is by becoming a sponsor. You can sponsor our videos, digital magazines, or podcasts. Sponsors have an opportunity to be recognized on our web site for their support, and to deliver their message to our audience.

Why do we need your help? We release all of our learning resources under a Creative Commons license. That means you don’t have to pay for the content, and the content can be freely shared. However, we still need to pay our bills. This includes costs for software, web hosting, and help with the production and editing of our media.

Thanks for your support.

New Articles On Professional Ethics For Land Surveying

We are pleased to announce the publication of two articles on professional ethics for land surveyors. These articles were developed as part of our upcoming course on Professional Ethics For Land Surveyors. The first article is entitled “Areas of Ethical Obligation For Land Surveyors“. The second article is entitled “The Weight of Monument Placement“.

The first parts of the online course on professional ethics for land surveyors will be available for free. We will post here when the course is available online.


New Articles Published In Issue #186 of California Surveying Magazine

We are pleased to announce the publication of 3 new articles on land surveying written by Landon Blake. The articles were published in Issue #186 of the California Surveyor Magazine. The articles are entitled:

  • Monument Destruction – Why Does It Continue? Why Do We Allow It?
  • A Review Of Hero Versus Hooper Land Company
  • A Review Of IBLA 37-132

You can download Issue #186 of the California Surveyor Magazine on the CLSA web site.

Landon is the volunteer editor for the California Surveyor Magazine. He is now working on Issue #187, which will include these articles:

  • The Challenge of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers In Private Practice
  • Don’t Become A Talent Farm For Your Land Surveying And Civil Engineering
  • A Review Of Stevens Versus Peyton
  • Make Sure That Prospective Client Is A Good Fit For Your Land Surveying Organization – It Only Takes 3 Minutes

We’ll post here when Issue #187 is available.

Update: Latest Issue of the Cornerstone Boundary Surveying Newsletter Is Now Available

I’ve just published the latest issue of the Cornerstone Boundary Surveying Newsletter. In this issue we continue our article series on preparing boundary survey maps and GIS for linear boundaries. We also review a boundary dispute court case from California and an IBLA decision on PLSS surveys from Idaho.

You can download the Latest Issue of the Cornerstone Boundary Surveying Newsletter as a PDF.

I hope you enjoy reading the issue.


Update: February 2018 Issue of California Supremes Now Available

I’ve just published the February 2018 Issue of the California Supremes on Land and Water. In this issue we review the Supreme Court decision in Lynch Versus The California Coastal Commission.

The dispute, in this case, revolves around a permit to rebuild a seawall protecting two homes on top of a cliff on the California Coast.

I’ve chosen to review this court decision because it is a recent California Supreme Court case that raises and answers important questions about permits and permit conditions regulating land use in California.

You can download the February 2018 Issue of the California Supremes on Land and Water as a PDF.

I hope you enjoy reading the issue.


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