Surveying 102

(TREC #7725)

1      Introduction

1.1    Purpose of Course

This is part 2 of a 2-part class designed to introduce the learners to an overview of what a surveyor does. This portion of the course discusses developments, map reading, legal descriptions, and floodplains.

1.2    Course Description

There is a common misconception among most people (and many Realtors) of what a surveyor does. Part 2 of this course teaches Realtors about property development, understanding legal descriptions, map reading, and an introduction to floodplains.

1.3    Target Audience

Tennessee Realtors who may need to call upon the services of a surveyor.

1.4    Knowledge and Skill Prerequisites

The following knowledge and skill prerequisites are required from the participants:

  • English language skills
  • Completion of Survey 101 or permission of the instructor

1.5    Delivery Methods

This course is divided into 3 modules. Each module is comprised of individual lessons conveying information required for subsequent lessons.

Delivery of information takes place in a classroom setting as an interactive lecture. Graphic augmentation of the lecture content uses Prezi, PowerPoint, or slides/handouts. (Instructor will modify depending on available technology in the room.

 

2      Course Overview

2.1    Course Goals

Given access to the appropriate tools, the participant should be able to:

  • Differentiate between a subdivision, a planned unit development, and a condominium.
  • Discuss the process of dividing land.
  • Read and interpret a metes and bounds legal description.
  • Describe the elements required on a survey plat.
  • Explain how contours represent elevations on a map.
  • Determine the percent and direction of a slope for a tract of land based on contours.
  • Identify, name, and define flood plain features and FEMA terms.
  • Accurately interpret an Elevation Certificate and analyze the affixed data to determine the vertical location of the described property.

2.2    Learning Environment

The course will be offered in any venue that “contains adequate space, seating, and equipment” (TREC Rule 1260-05-.03(1)(b)) and not prohibited by TREC Rule 1260-05-.06(1)(a) “conducted in a facility which is also utilized for conducting business of a broker or brokerage firm.”

The layout and availability of equipment will dictate the use of overhead projection or paper handouts.

2.3    Course Outline

Module/Lesson Objective
Module 1: Developments The leaners should be able to discuss the differences between subdivisions, planned unit developments, and condominiums as well as how they are created.
Lesson 1: Review The participants should be able to recount the information learned in Survey 101.
Lesson 2: Development The participants should be able to:·         Differentiate between a subdivision, a planned unit development, and a condominium.·         Discuss the process of dividing land.
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Module/Lesson Objective
Module 2: Narrative and Graphic Learners should be able to read a map or a legal description and compare one to the other. They should also be able to identify features on a map and ascertain various data from it.
Lesson 1: Legal Descriptions The participants should be able to:·         Read and interpret a metes and bounds legal description.·         Compare a metes and bounds legal description to a survey plat.
Lesson 2: Map Reading The participants should be able to:·         Describe the elements required on a survey plat.·         Explain how contours represent elevations on a map.·         Determine the percent and direction of a slope for a tract of land based on contours.
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Module/Lesson Objective
Module 3: Floodplains Learners should be able to identify, name, and define flood plain features as well as read an elevation certificate.
Lesson 1: Anatomy of a Floodplain The participants should be able to identify, name, and define flood plain features and FEMA terms.
Lesson 2: Elevation Certificates The participants should be able to accurately interpret an Elevation Certificate and analyze the affixed data to determine the vertical location of the described property.
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2.4    Approximate Module Duration

Module Approximate Duration (Minutes)
Module 1: Development 50
Module 2: Narrative and Graphic 60
Module 3: Floodplains 40
Total Module Duration 150 minutes

2.5    Approximate Course Duration

Total duration for the Surveying 102 course is 3 hours (150 minutes of instruction with 30 minutes of breaks).

3      Detailed Design

3.1    Module 1: Developments

Module Objective: The leaners should be able to discuss the differences between subdivisions, planned unit developments, and condominiums as well as how they are created.

Lesson 1: Review
Lesson Objective: The participants should be able to recount the information learned in Survey 101.
Topic Objective Instructional Activities
Topic 1: The participants should be able to recount the information learned in Survey 101. Explain:Discuss Survey 101 and touch on each topic to refresh the learner’s memory of the material.Activity:Engage the learners in a Jeopardy style game revolving around Survey 101 topics.
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Lesson 2: Development
Lesson Objective: The participants should be able to differentiate between a subdivision, a planned unit development, and a condominium and discuss the process of dividing land.
Topic Objective Instructional Activities
Topic 1: The participants should be able to:·         Differentiate between a subdivision, a planned unit development, and a condominium.·         Discuss the process of dividing land. Explain:·         Using visual aids, discuss subdivisions, PUDs, and condos.·         Describe the development process from conception to recording.·         Review the limiting factors of a development.

Activity:

·         Have the learners identify various developments as subdivision, condos, or PUDs.

·         Have the learners list the steps involved in a development in chronological order.

Summary

3.2    Module 2: Narrative and Graphic

Module Objective: Learners should be able to read a map or a legal description and compare one to the other. They should also be able to identify features on a map and ascertain various data from it.

Lesson 1: Legal Descriptions
Lesson Objective: The learners should be able to read and interpret a metes and bounds legal description and compare a metes and bounds legal description to a survey plat.
Topic Objective Instructional Activities
Topic 1: The learners should be able to:·         Read and interpret a metes and bounds legal description.·         Compare a metes and bounds legal description to a survey plat. Explain:·         Introduce learners to the terms, variables, and factors encountered in metes and bounds descriptions.·         Demonstrate how a narrative description translates into a graphic one.Activity:

Given visual aids/handouts the correct tools: ask students to match legal descriptions with their corresponding plat.

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Lesson 2: Map Reading
Lesson Objective: The participants should be able to describe the elements required on a survey plat, explain how contours represent elevations on a map, and determine the percent and direction of a slope for a tract of land based on contours.
Topic Objective Instructional Activities
Topic 1: The participants should be able to:·         Describe the elements required on a survey plat.·         Explain how contours represent elevations on a map.·         Determine the percent and direction of a slope for a tract of land based on contours. Explain:·         Discuss the various elements of a survey plat and a map.·         Explain the correlation between map scale and contour interval.·         Demonstrate the use of an engineer’s scale to determine slope from a map.

Activity:

Have the learners identify the direction and percent of slope from various maps with differing scales and contour intervals.

 

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3.3    Module 3: Floodplains

Module Objective: Learners should be able to identify, name, and define flood plain features as well as read an elevation certificate.

Lesson 1: Anatomy of a Floodplain
Lesson Objective: The participants should be able to identify, name, and define flood plain features and FEMA terms.
Topic Objective Instructional Activities
Topic 1: The participants should be able to:·         Identify, name, and define flood plain features·         Define FEMA terms. Explain:·         Show a diagram of a typical flood plain and explain each element.·         Introduce learners to the terms, variables, and definitions used by FEMA for Elevation Certificates.Activity:

Given visual aids/handouts, ask students to identify the different features of a flood plain.

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Lesson 2: Elevation Certificates
Lesson Objective: The participants should be able to accurately interpret an Elevation Certificate and analyze the affixed data to determine the vertical location of the described property.
Topic Objective Instructional Activities
Topic 1: The participants should be able to:·         Accurately interpret an Elevation Certificate.·         Analyze the Certificate data to determine the vertical location of the described property. Activity:Hand out various completed Elevation Certificates.Explain:Explain each section of an Elevation Certificate, reminding the learners of previous terms.

Activity:

Have learners identify the base flood elevation, the structure’s elevations, and explain if the structure’s relation to the base flood elevation.

 

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