Great Surveyors and Their Surveys: Understanding the Men, Equipment and Accuracy of Their Surveys Will Make You a Better Surveyor


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Product Description:

Throughout the history of the United States land boundaries played an important role in the development of wilderness into usable land. Some of the most important people in the history of the country were surveyors that used their skills to set boundaries between political factions and establish Colonies and States. This is their story, the tools, and evidence they left behind. Many of the names you will recognize, some will be new, and all played a major role in the development of the country.

What Will I Learn?

  • The methods of surveying, in some cases, are very different than today.
  • The equipment of the time period of the surveys
  • The current evidence of their boundaries

Who Will I Learn About?

Thomas Homes, Joshura Fry, Peter Jefferson, James Oglethorpe, George Washington, Mason and Dixon, David Rittenhouse, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Ellicott, Benjamin Banneker, Joseph Ellicott, John Coffee, Rufus Putman, Rector Family, Abraham Lincoln, John Charles Freeman, Ferdinand Hassler, Daniel Boone, Wyatt Earp, and John Brown.

If you like the history of surveying this is the seminar for you to attend.

Course Instructor:
Mr. Milton E. Denny

Course Length: 3 Hours, ( 0.3CEUs or 3PDHs or 3CPCs )


About the Program:

Auburn University’s Engineering Professional Development Distance Learning Series gives engineers and other licensed professionals an affordable and convenient way to earn continuing education credits (CEUs). The flexible format can be adapted for either individual or organizational use.


  • CEU -Continuing Education Unit
  • PDH -Professional Development Hour
  • CPC -Continuing Professional Competency
  • LU -Learning Units

These are measures of time and/or effort expended in coursework.  Typically, states require either PDHs or CPCs-one PDH, CPC or LUs one contact hour of instruction.  A contact hour is usually considered to be an hour spent in a classroom situation or seminar.  (We list the contact hours of each course.)  CEUSs are normally issued by educational institutions, and are one-tenth for a contact hour-or .3 for a 3-hour seminar.   So for one of our three-hour courses, we issue a certificate that grants .3 CEUs (point-3), which is convertible to  3 PDHs. 1 Contact Hour=.1 CEU=1 PDH=1 CPC =1 LU. For the courses, the CEU number is exactly one-tenth the number of contact hours—and is therefore convertible to PDHs CPCs or LUs.    (However, in every state the responsibility for determining whether or not courses will be accepted by that state rests with the licensee.  Auburn University maintains a permanent record of all CEUs granted.)

The registration fee for individual DVD/CD orders includes the course DVD-R/CD, workbook/handout, an examination covering the course content and objectives, and CEU processing costs. Only one CEU certificate will be issued per individual course order.  Successful passing of an examination (70% for PE's and LS's and 80% for architects) is required before CEU certificates may be issued. During a period of up to 1 year from the original date of purchase, exams may be submitted. The course completion date on the certificate is based on the postmark on the envelope used to return the examination to Auburn for grading. When completing the exam online, the data of completion will be the data appearing on the exam submission email.

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