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Map Preparation and California Law

The Technical and Practical Aspects of Map Preparation with regards to California Law

This is a 2 hour class that focuses in on the technical and practical requirements in preparing Corner Records and Record of Surveys in California. Specifically, the course discusses:

- CA Business & Professions Code “PLS Act” (B & P) §8710.1 – Purpose of PLS Act

- B & P §8761 – Who May Practice Land Surveying

- B & P §8762 – Record of Survey Requirements

- B & P §8765 – Record of Survey, When Not Required

- B & P §8772 – Monumentation Requirements

- B & P §8773 – Corner Record Requirements

Jonathan Maddox brings his unique experience of being a map checker at the County Surveyor level, and also preparing hundreds of maps on the private side of the profession. This experience is vital in understanding the overall concept of map preparation. Technical requirement from the CA Professional Land Surveyor Act are reviewed thoroughly. The practical requirements are then discussed, such as establishment notes, narratives, methods of establishment, etc. Preferable map content from a map checker perspective is the key highlight in this class. We all know how it feels to have your beautiful map bloodied up after first submittal, so take the Jon’s advice in this class and avoid that.


Your Instructor


Jonathan Maddox, PLS
Jonathan Maddox, PLS

After a four and a half year tour of duty in the U.S. Marines, Jonathan continued to work as a chainman, instrument man and survey party chief for private companies. Then he attended Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon in 2003 and completed a degree in Geomatics. He has surveyed in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California. He is a licensed land surveyor in California with 25 years of progressive experience in the field, office, and education. He has a good understanding of how to apply the law as it relates to surveying and dealing with complex boundary issues.


Class Curriculum


  Map Preparation & CA Law
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the class start and finish?
The class starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online class - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the class?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this class for 12 months - across any and all devices.
What if I am unhappy with the class?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What platforms can I listen to the class on?
You can listen on any device that has internet access. There are two platform options - web browser and the iOS Teachable App in the Apple App Store.
What are my payment options?
Credit card and/or PayPal.
How do I get started?
Simply select the class or course bundle, make your payment and create your teachable account. From there you can log on from any device and have access to your class lectures and PDF material.
What is included in the class?
A comprehensive lecture on the respective topic, and material to follow along with. There are sample problems that are also included.
Can I download the lectures?
You are able to stream the lectures from any device, but they are not downloadable. The PDF material included is downloadable.

This course is not open for enrollment.