Webinar Wednesday - EDMI Calibration Baselines

  • 16 Aug 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


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EDMI Calibration Baselines

Presented by: Frank Lenik, PLS

Date: August 16, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM


  • PSLS Members: 35

  • Non-Members: $50

  • Member of  Other  Professional Organization: $35

CE Credits: 1 PDH


Many of the products we purchase by weight or volume are measured out using a certified scale or device. Consider the lunch meat you purchase at the delicatessen, did you notice a seal on the scale? How about when you buy gasoline? Have you noticed the seal on the gas pump? These measuring devices are certified by the state to assure consumers that they are getting exactly what they are paying for.  The measured quantities of weight or volume can be traced back to National Standard units.

It is curious that the single most expensive thing a consumer will ever purchase, their home, can be measured out without any guarantee that the measuring device used to determine the location of their corners or the area of their property meets any measurement standard at all.

Electronic Distance Measuring Instruments (EDMI) are one of the most common measuring tools utilized by land surveyors around the world. In some states, certifying their accuracy is required by law. In many foreign countries this is also required.

This webinar will examine what an EDM Calibration Baseline is and how they may be used to increase your confidence in your measurements.


Frank Lenik is a native son of the Province of East Jersey, one of the other former Quaker colonies. He graduated from Stockton College (now Stockton University) in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.  After three years of working and teaching in a Catholic mission school in Africa, he returned to West Jersey where he got his first job surveying for Pennoni Associates as a rodman. He worked in the surveying profession for over 20 years with his last survey position at Taylor Wiseman & Taylor of West Chester, Pa., where he was a survey project manager. For the past 14 years Frank has served as a technical sales representative for Leica Geosystems, Inc. where he applies his knowledge and experience to helping other surveyors achieve their professional goals.

Frank is currently licensed as a Land Surveyor in Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He is a co-author of the book “New Jersey Real Property Boundary Law” by T. Madson, et al.

Frank has served on the Board of Directors for the National Society of Professional Surveyors, the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors, and The Delaware Association of Surveyors. He serves on the Industrial Advisory committees for Penn State, Delaware Tech and Bucks County Technical High School. He was the advisor to the Young Surveyors Network of NSPS and is an advocate for education and mentoring in the surveying profession.

Frank has been recognized as the Surveyor of the Year for New Jersey and Delaware and has twice been nominated as Surveyor of the Year for Pennsylvania. He was also recognized as the Key Governor by the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Note: Members of other Professional societies such as PSPE, NSPS, ACSM, or other state surveying societies may register at the discounted price. In order to receive the necessary code, registrants must contact PSLS with proof of membership. 

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