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Event Description
PLSC is proud to welcome back Dane Courville to present on four (of many topics he presents). This event is available in person, or virtual, and includes continuing education credit (5.5 hours).

The schedule for the day will be:
Time Topic
9:45AM Check-in
10:00AM Survey Statistics
11:30AM Lunch break (in person: bring your own or $10 for lunch)
11:45AM Traverse Adjustments
1:15PM Section 6 Calculations
2:30PM Least Squares
3:45PM Adjourn

Survey Statistics
The lesson focuses on statistics as apply to land surveying and specifically the statistics covered in the NCEES FS exam. The lesson covers terminology, errors and error corrections, standard deviation, accuracy vs. precision, tolerances, and other topics. The lesson has examples and goes through the process of solving statistical problems.

Traverse Adjustments
The lesson explains the types of traverse adjustment and the process of adjusting a surveyed traverse with the use of the Bowditch/compass rule method. Examples are provided and the step-by-step process is detailed.

Section 6 Calculations
The lesson explains and outlines the process of the mathematics and the purposes of Section 6 breakdown. Examples are provided and the step-by-step process is detailed.

Least Squares
The lesson explains and outlines the process of least squares/”best fit” operations. Examples are provided and the step-by-step process is detailed.

About Dane Courville
Dane began land surveying in 2005 and on day one he knew he was a surveyor at heart. He loved the ability to be outside, perform historical research, perform mathematical computations, meet land owners, cut line, investigate and assist with legal maters, and learn new equipment and technology. Dane received his Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) certification in 2007 and subsequently became a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in the State of Maine in 2009. Dane is currently licensed in not only the State of Maine, but also Vermont, Texas, Colorado, and Oregon. In all, he has gained over 15 years of experience working in not only many different states, but also many different survey disciplines including residential, commercial, ALTA, the energy sector, transportation, and construction. Dane currently works as a Professional Land Surveyor for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). In addition to land surveying, Dane has a passion for teaching. It was through teaching classes for up-and-coming surveyors that he discovered a gap in available education materials. Over many months Dane took pages and pages of teaching notes and incorporated them into a manual to assist future surveyors gaining the knowledge necessary to pass the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) Fundamentals of Surveying examination (FS). The culmination of his work, Fundamentals of Surveying: Exam Study Manual is now available to purchase for anyone pursuing a career in land surveying.

Attendees of the 2024 PLSC Rocky Mountain Surveyors Summit receive complimentary registration for this class. Email, if you did not receive your discount code.

Parking is very limited so please consider RTD Lightrail, RTD Bus, Lift or Uber.
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