January 2025 — Seminars at Sea

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Relax, Rejuvenate and Learn!
Join your fellow surveyors and bring along the family and friends in January 2025 on an amazing 4 night cruise to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas. We will leave from Orlando (Port Canaveral), FL on Thursday, January 30th 2025 at 4 pm, and return Monday, February 3rd 2025 at 7 am.

Group space is being held, so book early to get the best rates and be sure to book with our Travel Advisor, Gail Oliver to get the Group benefits. Click Here for more information and booking.


For Sponsorship Opportunities & Information contact Education Director Sam Hobbs at [email protected].

Education Sponsor $1000

  • Provides Coffee and Pastries during the Education Class 
  • Printed and digital signage displayed in the classroom
  • Dedicated “Sponsor Thank you” on FSMS website and social media posts
  • Listed in all Seminars at Sea Communication
  • Recognition in The Florida Surveyor Magazine

Private Cocktail Party Sponsor $3000

  • Pirate Themed Welcome Party with cocktails and appetizers (1 Hour)
  • Verbal Recognition during Event
  • Dedicated “Sponsor Thank you” on FSMS website and social media posts
  • Listed in all Seminars at Sea Communication
  • Featured Full-page ad in The Florida Surveyor Magazine

T-Shirts Sponsored by E.R. Brownell & Associates, Inc.

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Offering A Live Seminar at Sea:
Saturday, February 1, 2025 at 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Seminar Title:
FL Surveying and Mapping Laws, Rules, and Other Statutes - (5 CEC’s) - Course #10757

Seminar Description:
This course will review various laws and rules which regulate the practice of surveying and mapping within the jurisdiction of the State of Florida. 

It will also include "other" random laws the surveying profession has listed and that you may not have heard or thought of. Get ready for an interactive fun discussion on laws and rules, including Standards of Practice!

Included with registration: One voucher for a 6 hour correspondence course of your choice. Contact [email protected] after registering with course selection to redeem your voucher. 

Provider No. CE11

Seminar Registration

Presenter: Mrs. Gail Oliver, PSM

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Gail Oliver is a Professional Surveyor and Mapper licensed to practice in the State of Florida. She has over 40 years of experience. In March 1979, after graduating from the First Coast Technical Institute Mapping and Cartography Program, she began her career in Jacksonville, Florida where she had the opportunity to participate in many high profile projects with groundbreaking technology and approaches. Gail served as the County Surveyor for St. Johns County, Florida for 30 years, including the last 5 years as the Director of Land Management, which included Real Estate, GIS, and Survey. Gail has extensive experience in most aspects of surveying and GIS, including Boundary, Platting, Topographic, Mean High Water, Rights-of-Way, Hydrographic, and Geodetic Surveys.

Gail is a former member of the Florida Board of Surveyors and Mappers, an emeritus member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), a past president of the National Association of County Surveyors. She is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) and the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society (FSMS). Gail was formally a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and participated on many committees to write and re-write both Statutes and Florida Administrative Code affecting geospatial practices.