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Advanced Topics in Land Boundary Surveying

Type:  Featured News  
Friday, June 10, 2016   
Advanced Topics in Land Boundary Surveying
Sponsored by the MALSCE Professional Development Committee 
A. Richard Vannozzi, MS, PLS
Clark University, MetroWest Campus
333 Turnpike Road (Route 9), Southborough, MA (off I-495, Exit 23A) 
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Seminar
    Members*: $200; Non-members: $250 
  * Members of CALS, MSLS, NHLSA, NYSAPLS, REBA, RISPLS and VSLS can attend for the MALSCE Member rate. 
This seminar is intended for those practitioners whose daily practice includes making boundary decisions, particularly in areas where the written evidence is old and the physical evidence is scarce. Registered Professional Land Surveyors and those individuals who are working towards licensure and are involved in the boundary decision process on a daily basis should find this seminar useful.
Topics to be discussed:
  • The evolving role of the Land Surveyor in society;
  • The normal standard of care;
  • Systematic approach to boundary determination;
  • Complex boundary topics including:
    Water boundaries;
    Unwritten transfers;
    The Land Court decreed line;
    Ancient ways;
    Simultaneous Conveyances;
  • Evidence and Admissibility;
  • Researching and applying case law in daily practice.  
A. Richard Vannozzi, MS, PLS
Mr. Vannozzi is a graduate of the University of Maine where he earned a BS in Forestry w/ High Honors with concentrations in both Forest Management and Surveying in 1984 and an MS in Forestry (with a surveying emphasis) in 2006. Currently he is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Natural Resources (NRE) at the University of Connecticut. His research is focused on GIS Applications and Education for Land Surveyors.
Recently, Mr. Vannozzi has joined the faculty of the Civil Engineering Department at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston as an Assistant Professor of Geomatics where he will be teaching geomatics, surveying and related courses beginning in the fall of 2016.
He is registered as a Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts. Before reorienting his career to focus on surveying education in 2003, Mr. Vannozzi worked in private practice for 19 years, specializing in ancient boundary retracement, boundary dispute resolution and title, boundary and zoning litigation.
From 2009-2016 he was an Assistant Professor in the Civil Technology program at the University of New Hampshire’s Thompson School of Applied Science where he taught various courses in Surveying and Mapping. From 2007-2009 he taught Geomatics and Spatial Measurement and Introduction to Geomatics at the University of Connecticut. From 2003-2007 he taught numerous land surveying courses at The Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Mr. Vannozzi is the 2012 recipient of ACSM’s Earle J. Fennell Award for distinguished educational contributions to ACSM and the surveying and mapping profession. He is a past-president of MALSCE and, in 1998, was recognized as MALSCE’s Surveyor of the Year. He has received a total of four Presidential Citations from MALSCE for his work on professional standards and surveying education. Currently he serves on the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Board of Directors representing Massachusetts. In 2016, Mr. Vannozzi received a presidential citation from the National Society of Professional Surveyors for his leadership in coordinating the National Student Competition from 2011-2015.
For more information and to download the resgistration form, click here. 

Registration Information
Registration fees are $200/person for MALSCE members and $250/person for non-members. See form for details. Registration fee includes a continental breakfast, two snack breaks, lunch and all seminar handouts. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration deadline is Friday, June 3, 2016. No refunds will be given after this date. No-shows will be billed. Seminar registrations will be accepted via fax, mail or online. Fax your registration to 617/227-6783. Mail your registration form and check (payable to ?MALSCE?) to: MALSCE, The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108-3616. Use Visa, MasterCard or American Express to register online.To register online for this seminar at the MALSCE member rate, login using your MALSCE assigned username and password. If you do not know your member login information or if you need help registering call 617/227-5551.
Tax Information: Expenses incurred for education undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills (including travel, meals and lodging) may be tax-deductible. 
Registration deadline: Friday, May 6, 2016. No refunds will be given after this date. No-shows will be billed. 




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