Spring Workshops 2016

The NC Secretary of State’s Land Records Division in cooperation with other state agencies and the NCPMA are proud to announce this year’s Spring Land Records Workshops to be held at seven locations across the state.

Workshops are free to any Government Employee or NCPMA Member, and $25 for all others (or join NCPMA for $25 per year)

Registration form NCPMA Spring Workshop 2016 Final

Workshops run from 8:00am-5:00pm with an hour for lunch on your own starting at noon.

Dates and Locations

2016 Land Records Workshop Itinerary and Topics

Case Law – How to interpret a Deed:
Thomas W Morgan, land Records Manager, North Carolina Secretary of State.
This is a review of the case law from the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of North Carolina that define how the court is to interpret a deed. We have all heard the rules for interpreting a deed, this is where those rules come from.

Municipal Boundaries: John Bridgers, NC Department of the Secretary of State
A discussion on what municipalities do when they annex land. the Importance of an accurate representation of those boundaries and the importance of municipal boundaries to US Census.

11:00-12 noon
The GIS PLS -The Who, Where, When, Why, How & What: David Tuttle, Board Counsel, NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCBELS) Mapping Science (GIS) Surveys and the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors

  • Who are the parties in the Evolution of the Regulation of Mapping Science (GIS) Surveys
  • Where will this impact GIS practitioners?
  • When and Why does GIS surveys require a Professional Land Surveyors (PLS)?
  • How does a GIS practitioner become licensed as a PLS?
  • What is the requirement for business firm license?
  • What are the requirements once licensed?

12 noon-1:00pm Lunch on your own

State and County Boundaries: Gary Thompson, NC Geodetic Survey
The process that North Carolina Geodetic Survey follows in doing a retracement survey for major jurisdiction boundaries.

Statewide Geospatial Data: Finding, Getting, and Using: Jeff Brown, NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA)
The session will present the state of statewide geospatial data and demonstrate how to discover, get, and use statewide datasets for mutual benefit. What data are new, complete, consistent, current, or not? How do they benefit state and local government users and the public? To answer those questions, the session will demonstrate the use of NC OneMap in a web browser to find and get access to geospatial data with an emphasis on imagery, parcels, and address points. Desktop GIS examples will highlight ways to use data and the web services to answer questions and inform decisions about land and location. Combinations of statewide data and local government data will be included. Time will be reserved to discuss ways to sustain, improve, and broaden the use of statewide data, especially for local governments and their constituents.

Exploring the Assets of Archives and History: Kyna Herzinger – Records Analyst/ Appraisal Archivist, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources or Jason Woolf – Records Analyst, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. (Dallas & Waynesville locations)
This session looks at the land records and maps available through the State Archives of North Carolina. It will cover relevant collections, searching for records using the online Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS), resources available through the Archive’s digital collections including North Carolina Maps and GIS data, and how to obtain copies of records and images.

E-Recording of Plats in the Office of the Register of Deeds:
Thomas W Morgan, Land Records Manager, North Carolina Secretary of State.
This presentation will take an in-depth look at the e-recording of plats, starting with the creation of a PDF of the plat, the application of signature field, the e-signing by the surveyor, client, Planning department, review officer, and the transmission of the signed plat to the register of deeds through a selected e-recording vendor.



About richerichnc

Land Records Manager at NC Secretary of State. Past President (2009) and current Webmaster of the NC Property Mappers Association. B.A. Geography (minor International Studies) East Carolina University, 1996. Follow me on twitter: @richerichnc
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