CEC/CEU Course

TAMU GPS Student Chapter 1st Annual Continuing Education Course

Surveying Plat Workflow for

Texas Railroad Commission using GIS and BIM

Primary Instructor: Stacey Lyle, PhD, RPLS

This course will contain lectures by faculty and from professionals from the oil and gas industry as to communicate a balance of academic and industry perspectives.


Andrew Klein, PhD

Stacey Lyle, PhD, RPLS

Daniel Goldberg, PhD

Seminar Materials

GIS Software Tutorials

BIM Software Tutorials

FME Software Tutorials

CAD Software Tutorials

Course Details

Date: Fall 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Room 807, Eller Oceanography and Meteorology Building, 3147 TAMU, 797 Lamar St, College, Station, TX , 77843


7:30 am Light Breakfast

8:00am Survey Practice and Examinations

Texas Land History

Texas Land Survey Act and Rules

Texas Natural Resource Code

Possession and Prescriptive Rights

12:00pm On-Site Lunch (Not Included )

1:00pm Presumptions, Intentions, and Calls

Right-of-Way, Easements, and Waterways

Deeds and Appropriations

5:00pm Course Ends

Course Objectives

• Survey Plat to the Texas Railroad Commission.

• Apply Translation data models to convert CAD to GIS

• Design Plats that Meet the TBPLS and TxRRC requirements.

• Organize Plats to have Standards for rapid visualization into a Building Information Models using FME

• Write Javascript and Python Tools to export CAD data to GIS

• Devise the best methods to share data to others in real time to reduce cost and risk.

Seminar Materials

If you are unable to attend the seminar, the course materials are available for $75.00. Please email apsgtamu@gmail.com for details


This course is approved for 8 CEUs by the TBPLS when attended in its entirety.

Online Registration


Credit Cards accepted through online registration

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will not be available.