GeoShack University

2014 Training Classes

GeoShack University is pleased to announce that we will be offering a variety of instructor-led training classes to ensure our customers get the most out of their products from GeoShack.

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GPS101: GNSS Construction Layout using Pocket3D (2 Days)
Students will be introduced to key RTK GNSS (GPS) survey fundamentals with a major emphasis on field experience using Pocket3D data collection software and Topcon base and rover GNSS receivers. By the end of this course, students will be able to create and update Topcon project files; perform GNSS site localizations; topo stockpiles and generate volumes; layout points, linework and roads; stakeout cut-fill areas; generate cut sheets; and troubleshoot common RTK GNSS issues.

  • Date & Location: Dates Coming Soon!

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GPS102: Advanced Skills (1 Day)
This course will introduce a variety of advanced concepts and skills using Pocket3D, Topcon Receiver Utility (TRU) and 3D Office. By the end this course students will understand how to configure radios and upload firmware to handheld GNSS receivers and MCR3s using TRU; record and submit static log files to the CSRS PPP post-processing service; define pre-defined projections in Pocket3D; configure GNSS receivers to run on a real-time network; and build road alignments in 3D Office.

  • Date & Location: Dates Coming Soon!

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Pocket 3D GPS Introduction: (1 Day)
This class provides students with basic theory of GPS systems, and working knowledge of Pocket 3D software. Students will learn how GPS systems work, proper localization techniques, equipment setup, file management, and application of Pocket 3D as a grade management system.

  • Date & Location:
    • May 30 | 8am – 5pm – Fort Worth, TX
    • June 19 | 8am – 5pm – San Antonio, TX
    • July 14 | 8am – 5pm – Austin, TX
    • July 17 | 8am – 5pm – Fort Worth, TX

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Pocket 3D GPS Intermediate: (1 Day)
This class provides students with more advanced theory of GPS systems, and working knowledge of Pocket 3D software. Students will learn how GPS systems work, proper localization techniques, equipment setup, file management, and application of Pocket 3D as a grade management system.

  • Date & Location:
    • May 20 | 8am – 5pm – Columbus, OH
    • June 3 | 8am – 5pm – Novi, MI
    • June 4 | 8am – 5pm – Grand Rapids, MI
    • June  11 | 8am – 5pm – Denver, CO
    • June  17 | 8am – 5pm – Cleveland, OH
    • July 1 | 8am – 5pm – Columbus, OH
    • July 15 | 8am – 5pm – Novi, MI
    • July16 | 8am – 5pm – Grand Rapids, MI
    • July 29 | 8am – 5pm – Cleveland, OH

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Pocket 3D Robotic Introduction
This class provides students with basic theory of Robotic Total Stations, and working knowledge of Pocket 3D software. Students will learn how Robotic Total Stations work, equipment setup, radio communications, display options, and Layout techniques using Pocket 3D software.

  • Date & Location: Dates Coming Soon!

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Magnet Field GPS Introduction: (1Day)
This class provides students with basic theory of GPS systems, and working knowledge of Magnet Field software. Students will learn how GPS systems work, proper localization techniques, equipment setup, file management, and application of Magnet Field Software.

  • Date & Location:
    • May 27 | 8am – 5pm – Austin, TX
    • June 27 | 8am – 5pm – San Antonio, TX

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Magnet Field GPS Intermediate: (1 Day)
This class provides students with more advanced theory of GPS systems, and working knowledge of Magnet Field software. Students will learn how GPS systems work, proper localization techniques, equipment setup, file management, and application of Magnet Field Software.

  • Date & Location:
    • May 21 | 8am – 5 pm – Columbus, OH
    • June 5 | 8am – 5pm – Novi, MI
    • June 18 | 8am – 5 pm – Cleveland, OH
    • July 2 | 8am – 5pm – Columbus, OH
    • July 17 | 8am – 5pm – Novi, MI
    • July 30 | 8am – 5pm – Cleveland, OH

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Magnet Field GPS Advanced: (1 Day)
This class provides students with advanced theory of GPS systems, and working knowledge of Magnet Field software and Magnet Office Software to post process and use State Plane Coordinate Systems. Students will also learn how to use TRU, Modem TPS, and PCCDU to adjust settings on their receivers for optimal data collections.

  • Date & Location:
    • May 22 | 8am – 5pm – Columbus, OH
    • June 19 | 8am – 5 pm – Cleveland, OH
    • July 3 | 8am – 5pm – Columbus, OH
    • July 31 | 8am – 5pm – Cleveland, OH

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MM GPS 101: (1 Day)
This class provides students with basic theory of MMGPS systems. Students will learn how MMGPS systems work, proper localization techniques, equipment setup, file management, MM Laser Calibration and troubleshooting.

  • Date & Location:
    • June 20 | 8am – 5pm – Fort Worth, TX

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Magnet Office 101: (1 Day)
This class provides students with the basic knowledge needed to take a set of drawings either paper or Cad based and convert them using Magnet Office to the files needed by Topcon equipment to survey and stake out information in the field. This class will cover simple site jobs and basics of Road design.

  • Date & Location: Dates Coming Soon!

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Magnet Field Robotic Introduction:
This class provides students with basic theory of Robotic Total Stations, and working knowledge of Magnet software. Students will learn how Robotic Total Stations work, equipment setup, radio communications, display options, and Layout techniques using Magnet Field software.

  • Date & Location:
    • May 23 | 8am – 5pm – Columbus, OH
    • June 20 | 8am – 5pm – Cleveland, OH
    • August 1 | 8am – 5pm – Cleveland, OH

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Magnet Office Tools – GNSS Post Processing:
This class will cover basic equipment preparation, best field collection methods and practices in conjunction with post processing options of GNSS Data using Magnet Office Tools.

  • Date & Location: Dates Coming Soon!

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Magnet Office 3D Office:
This class provides students with the basic knowledge needed to take a set of drawings either paper or Cad based and convert them using Magnet Office to the files needed by Topcon equipment to survey and stake out information in the field. This class will cover simple site jobs and basics of Road design.

  • Date & Location: Dates Coming Soon!

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Magnet Office Site – 3D Road Design:
This class provides students with the basic knowledge needed to take a set of drawings either paper or Cad based and convert them using Magnet Office to the files needed by Topcon equipment to survey and stake out information in the field. This class will cover simple site jobs and basics of Road design.

  • Date & Location:
    • June 11 | 8am – 5pm – Baton Rouge, LA
    • June 18 | 8am – 5pm – Houston, TX

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3DMC Intermediate:
This class provides working knowledge of 3DMC software. Students will learn equipment setup, radio communications, display options, and Layout techniques using 3DMC software.

  • Date & Location:
    • June 20 | 8am – 5pm – Austin, TX
    • July 18 | 8am – 5pm – Austin, TX

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3DMC Fundamentals & Sitelink Management:
This class provides working knowledge of 3DMC and Sitelink software. Students will learn equipment setup, radio communications, display options, and Layout techniques using 3DMC and Sitelink software.

  • Date & Location: Dates Coming Soon!

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Carlson Data Prep:
This class provides students with the basic knowledge needed to take a set of drawings either paper or Cad based and convert them using Carlson Suite to the files needed by Topcon equipment to survey and stake out information in the field. This class will cover simple site jobs and basics of Road design.

  • Date & Location: Dates Coming Soon!

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Magnet Office 3D Model Building:
This class provides students with the basic knowledge needed to take a set of drawings either paper or Cad based and convert them using Magnet Office to the files needed by Topcon equipment to survey and stake out information in the field. This class will cover simple site jobs and basics of Road design.

  • Date & Location:
    • July 9 | 8am – 5pm – Baton Rouge, LA
    • July 16 | 8am – 5pm – Houston, TX

Classes will be held throughout the year at several GeoShack Locations. Classes will also be available for you to schedule at your company office or job site. Call: 972-918-5300 or e-mail us at direct@geoshack.com for more information.