SUR2400

Legal Aspects of Surveying

Course Code: SUR2400

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Spring 2021

 

Course Description:
This course is a study of the legal principles of boundary location and professionalism, history of boundary surveys, sectional surveys system, property transfer, evidence and procedure for boundary location, water boundaries, minimum technical standards, and chapter 177 and 42 (Florida Statutes).

Course Details

Prerequisites:

SUR 1101 or department approval

Instructors:

Olabode Ogedengbe
OgedengeO@chipola.edu

 

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

CHAPTERS 177 AND 42 (FLORIDA STATUTES), Surveying and the Law, Tom Clayborn, PLS, 2013 President of the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors

(Handout or web based)

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Learning outcomes are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning objectives of the course. Performance-based methods, such as completion of assigned projects, general knowledge tests, oral and written presentations of assignments, group discussions, observation of mastery of critical skills and analysis of the final product will determine the final grade on this course.

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Measuring and locating, establishing,
or reestablishing lines, angles, elevations,
natural and man-made features in the air,
on the surface and immediate subsurface
of the earth, within underground workings,
and on the beds or surfaces of bodies of
water involving the:

Determination or establishment of the facts of size, shape, topography, and acreage;

Establishment of photogrammetric and geodetic control that is published and used for the determination, monumentation, or description of property boundaries;

Subdivision, division, and consolidation of lands;

Measurement of existing improvements, including condominiums, after construction and the preparation of plans depicting existing improvements, if the improvements are shown in relation to property boundaries;

Layout of proposed improvements, if those improvements are to be referenced to property boundaries;

Preparation of subdivision record plats;

Determination of existing grades and elevations of roads and land;

Creation and perpetuation of alignments related to maps, record plats, field note records, reports, property descriptions, and plans and drawings that represent them; and

Certification of documents

Demonstrate mastery of computer aided drafting (CAD) by constructing engineering, mechanical, and geometrical drawings.


Demonstrate ability to sketch, letter, and generate line-work to describe various objects. 

Demonstrate ability to read and produce drawings involving orthographic projection, sections, pictorial and auxiliary views.


Demonstrate a wide range of mathematical skills including plane trigonometry, strength of materials, technical, and other engineering problems, including theories learned in engineering mechanics.

Demonstrate ability to use standard surveying equipment to make measurements and calculations to run a traverse, establish levels, keep notes and produce required drawings.

Demonstrate ability to analyze physical and mechanical properties of soil and concrete.

Demonstrate ability to solve basic hydraulic problems.

Unit Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects

 

 

Learning outcomes are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning objectives of the course. Performance-based methods, such as completion of assigned projects, general knowledge tests, oral and written presentations of assignments, group discussions, observation of mastery of critical skills and analysis of the final product will determine the final grade on this course.

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