2022 Surveyor's Workshop

Start Date
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 8:30 am
End Date
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 4:30 pm
Event Contact Name
Laurie Laird
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2022 Surveyor's Workshop

This in-person workshop will allow surveyors to earn 7.0 continuing professional development credits with 2.0 of the 7.0 hours in Ethics. 


8 a.m. - Registration, McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University

8:30 a.m. - Welcome

8:40 a.m. - Ethics for Surveyors, Part 1, John Greenhalge–Ohio Board of Engineers and Surveyors

9:20 a.m. - Break

9:30 a.m. - Ethics for Surveyors, Part 2, John Greenhalge-Ohio Board of Engineers and Surveyors

10:20 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - Matrix Calculations and Line of Regression in Surveying, Joseph D. Fenicle-University of Akron

11:20 a.m. - Break

11:30 a.m. - Surveyors from Our Past and Lasting Impacts, Emily Pierce-Berntsen International Inc.

12:20 p.m. - Lunch (provided)

1:30 p.m. - GPS Update for Surveyors: Hybrid Technology, Steve Hatfield-Geo Shack

2:20 p.m. - Break

2:30 p.m. - History of the Automobile Road Map, Michael G. Buettner, P.S.

3:20 p.m. - Break

3:30 p.m. - Drone Applications for Surveyors: Aerial LiDAR workflow with the DJI M300 and the Zenmuse L1, Ted Crete-Multicopter Warehouse

4:20 p.m. - Closing Remarks, Evaluations and Distribution of Certificates


John Greenhalge, Executive Director, has been with the State Board of Registration since 1998. Mr. Greenhalge has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and an MBA from Ashland University. He has served on numerous national committees for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) including the Committee on Law Enforcement, the NCEES Leadership Task Force and the Member Board Administrators Committee. John will bring an update from the state board and document some of the effects from the board’s implementation of required ethics training. He will also share some case studies, and field questions from attendees.

Joseph D. Fenicle, PS, is Assistant Professor of Practice in Surveying & Mapping, Department of Civil Engineering of the College of Engineering & Polymer Science at The University of Akron. Joe was previously a professional surveyor for the Fulton County Engineer. He has also worked in private industry specializing in boundary retracement and remonumentation in Ohio & Michigan.  Joe’s presentation will be on matrix calculations and liner regression and its application to surveying calculations and problem solving.

Emily Pierce, PS, is the Business Development Manager for Berntsen International Inc., Survey Monuments and Markers. Emily is a historian with many published articles relating to the surveying industry. The former president of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors, Pierce has decades of experience as a surveyor and leader. Prior to joining Berntsen, Emily served as director of surveying operations and senior land surveyor for Steigerwaldt Land Services, LLC in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. She also served as the county surveyor for Marathon County, Wisconsin. She was the Wisconsin director on the National Society of Professional Surveyors Board in 2017.

Steve Hatfield is the Geospatial Sales Consultant for GeoShack in Ohio. He has a BA in Business Management from Malone University. He has spent 18 + years in the Survey and Construction industry. Steve started his career in the industry with Anderson Instrument & Supply Company and was hired by GeoShack when Anderson Instrument was purchased by GeoShack. The " Hybrid Technology" presentation will cover advancements in GNSS Technology including the ODOT Ohio Real-Time Network (ORTN). Robotic Total Station technology will also be discussed and how these two technologies can be used as a Hybrid system utilizing GNSS technology, Robotic Total station and software. Weather permitting, a live demonstration will be provided.

Michael G. Buettner, PS, is a professional surveyor and amateur historian from Lima, Ohio. Mike graduated from Purdue University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying. He is active in the Treaty Lands Chapter of the PLSO. Mike’s presentation is based on research he has conducted over a period of time.

Ted Crete is the mapping and survey associate at Multicopter Warehouse. He graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a bachelor's in aeronautics and a minor in unmanned aeronautical systems and has been in the drone industry for the last 5 years. Ted is well versed in drone photography as well as mapping and photogrammetry and has created 3D renderings, orthography, topographs, digital surface models, and other traditional aerial-based deliverables. To showcase the power of the new platform from DJI, he will present a data set from a drone survey and show an example of how LiDAR data can be utilized to create traditional survey deliverables.


Date and Time: Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Ohio Northern University, McIntosh Center

Cost: $140 ($130 for ONU Alumni)

Cancellation Policy:  If you cannot attend, please notify us by April 14, 2022 for a full refund. After this date there is a $25 administration fee for cancellations.

CPD Credits: Participants will earn 7.0 hours of continuing professional development (CPD). Two of the 7 hours are for Ethics.


Registration is closed as of 4/22/22.


If you have questions or would like to register via mail, please contact:

Lori Goldsmith, Executive Assistant, ONU College of Engineering - 419.772.2371 or l-goldsmith@onu.edu


Laurie Laird, BSME '86, Director of Corporate & Alumni Relations, ONU College of Engineering - 419.772.2421 or l-laird@onu.edu