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MALSCE Seminar - Basic Boundary Determination Principles on 12/16/16

Type:  Featured News  
   Friday, December 16, 2016  
     Basic Boundary Determination Principles 
for Surveying Technicians
Sponsored by the MALSCE Professional Development Committee    
MALSCE Sustaining Members:
Carlson Software, Eastern Topographics, Eljen Corporation, Golden Aerial Surveys, Keystone Precision Instruments, Maine Technical Source, Spiller's, and Waypoint Technology Group  
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 one day seminar will introduce attendees to how research, boundary law and field work are synthesized by Land Surveyors to arrive at defensible boundary determinations. This seminar will also introduce basic rules of evidence and boundary determination concepts essential to the boundary determination process. Special research topics such as unwritten transfers of land and ancient ways will also be discussed. Massachusetts specific issues that impact boundary determination such as water boundaries and Land Court will be touched upon. The instructor will also discuss the NSPS Body of Knowledge for Surveyors and the education, exam and experience requirements for Massachusetts licensing.
This seminar, which can be taken individually, is the second part of a two-part series for surveying technicians. Part I entitled “Introduction to Boundary Law and Research for Surveying Technicians” was offered on August 19, 2016. This seminar is not intended for practicing Land Surveyors nor is it intended to meet continuing education requirements for practicing Land Surveyors.        
A. Richard Vannozzi, MS, PLS                    
Mr. Vannozzi is a graduate of the University of Maine where he earned a BS in Forestry with 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.             

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 EXTENDED to Tuesday, December 13, 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.        
For more information and to download the registration form, click here.             
Continuing Education: This seminar is worth 6.5 professional development hours (subject to state-specific exclusions; seek clarification from appropriate state authorities). All seminar participants will receive a certificate documenting attendance at the end of the seminar. Please complete the registration form with your legal name; address and other contact information so that you will be properly identified on the certificate.  
Tax Information: Expenses incurred for education undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills (including travel, meals and lodging) may be tax-deductible.  
Location: Clark University, MetroWest Campus, 333 Turnpike Road (Route 9), Southborough, MA 01772                    


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