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Landon teaches workshops on a variety of topics related to land surveying, land use, and real property. Below is a partial list of the workshop topics. Please contact us if you are interested in having Landon teach at your organization or event.

Professional Practice and Business Management

  • Best Practices for Acquiring Land Surveying Services
  • Surveyor Reports – Why, When and How
  • Meeting the Challenge of Skilled Worker Shortages in Land Surveying and Civil Engineering
  • Aligning The Structure of Your Land Surveying Or Civil Engineering Organization With Your Business Strategy
  • Why Standard Business Processes are Critical to the Sucess of Your Land Surveying or Civil Engineering Organization
  • Practical Management of Field Surveys
  • Effective Management of Operations For Survey Organizations
  • Evaluating and Implementing New Survey Technology
  • Using GIS to Improve Quality and Productivity on Large Survey Projects
  • How Software Automation Will Empower Your Competitors and Threaten Your Current Surveying Business Model
  • Ethics and Standard of Care for Land Surveyors
  • Creating Better Land Surveying RFPs
  • The 5 Best Ways To Destroy Value In Your Survey Business Before A Sale

Boundary Surveying and Land Title

  • Tools for Solving Boundary Survey and Land Title Problems
  • Determining Property Corner History
  • Phasing Boundary Surveys to Reduce Risk
  • What Your Filed Survey Map Says About You
  • Understanding ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
  • Determining Land Boundaries
  • Common Law Principles Governing Easements
  • Assessing and Communicating Risk and Uncertainty In Boundary Surveys
  • Understanding California’s Section 8762 Record-of-Survey Map Triggers
  • The Roots of the American Land Title System

GIS and Other Technologies

  • GIS Basics for Land Surveyors with QGIS
  • GIS Design Basics
  • A System for Creating High-Quality Parcel GIS Data
  • Modeling the Public Lands Survey System in a GIS
  • Using GIS for Land Development Projects Site Selection
  • 3D Concept Subdivision Modeling in Trimble SketchUp
  • Working With Land Survey Data and Records for Land Parcels
  • The Business Case For Greater Land Surveyor Involvement In GIS
  • Lessons From An Early Drone Mapping Program
  • Managing GIS Parcel Layers
  • Working With Geospatial Data in Excel
  • Evaluating the Quality of GIS Parcel Data

Land Development and Land Use Planning

  • The Basics of Land Development Regulations in California
  • Understanding the Basics of Land Zoning
  • Smarter Subdivision Design
  • Understanding the Land Subdivision Process
  • 3D Subdivision Concept Modeling In Trimble SketchUp

Geodesy and Survey Control

  • Establishing Survey Control Networks With CORS and PBO Station Data
  • Understanding NGVD 29 to NAVD 88 Conversions
  • Understanding Map Projections (With Examples In Java/Groovy)
  • Creating a Framework to Support Regional Survey Control
  • Maximizing the Benefits of Municipal Control Surveys
  • Implementing a Strong City Surveyor Program
  • Practical State Plane Coordinates for the Land Surveyor and Civil Engineer

Design and Construction

  • Stakeless Construction – The Implications for Civil Engineering and Land Surveying Firms
  • The %100 Digital Infrastructure Construction Project
  • The Role For Land Surveyors In Modern Construction Services

Right-of-Way Services

  • Preparing Effective Appraisal Maps for ROW Acquisition
  • Right-of-Way Management for Public Works
  • Developing Guidelines for Monument Preservation on ROW Infrastructure Projects

Computer Aided Drafting

  • Practical CAD Management for Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers
  • Integrating AutoLISP With Your CAD Standards
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Management for Land Surveyors
  • Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D Label Styles for Points, Lines, Alignments, and Surfaces
  • Automated Survey Drawings With Civil 3D
  • Best Practices for Moving Data Between GIS and CAD
  • Integrating BricsCAD or Draftsight and AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Practical AutoLISP Programming: The Basics
  • Practical AutoLISP Programming: Intermediate Topics
  • Practical AutoLISP Programming: Intermediate Topics
  • Customizing AutoCAD Civil 3D With C#
  • The 5 Most Important AutoCAD Features and Tools Ignored By Land Surveyors And Civil Engineers

UAV Mapping Technology

  • Why Drones Are Going To Eat Land Surveyors For Breakfast
  • Control and Ground Truthing Best Practices For UAV Mapping
  • UAV Mapping – How Good Is It?
  • GIS Techniques For Managing UAV Data
  • What Does A Great UAV Mapping Program Look Like?