Classes


GeoShack University Training Courses

Classes will be held throughout the year at several GeoShack Locations.
Please check back often as new classes and times are being added constantly.
Classes are also available for you to schedule at your company office or job site.
For more information or to reserve your space, call:
469-209-7737 in the United States
905-581-0777 in Canada
or e-mail us at training@geoshack.com  for more information.


3D Machine Control & Sitelink Management Intro
3D Machine Control Intermediate
Data Prep
GPS Intro
GPS Advanced
Magnet 3D Office
Magnet 3D Office + Model Building
Magnet Field GPS Intro
Magnet Field GPS Intermediate
Magnet Field GPS Advanced
Magnet Field Robotics
Magnet Layout
Magnet Office Intro
Magnet Office + 3D Road Design
Magnet Office Site + Tools + GNSS Post Processing
MM GPS 101
Pipe Lasers & Laser Levels
Pocket 3D GPS Intro
Pocket 3D GPS Intermediate
Pocket 3D GPS Robotics
Total Station Intro


3D Machine Control and Sitelink Management Introduction (1 Day)
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.



3D Machine Control Intermediate (1 Day)
This class provides working knowledge of 3DMC software. Students will learn equipment setup, radio communications, display options, and Layout techniques using 3DMC software.



Data Prep (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 to 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 using 3DMC and Sitelink software.



GPS Basics: Introduction (1 Day)
Students will be introduced to key RTK GNSS (GPS) survey fundamentals.



GPS Intro+Advanced Skills (2 Day)
Day 1:  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.

Day 2:  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.



Magnet 3D Office – The Basics (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.

(*Magnet 3D Office- The Basics is a beginner course for using modeling based off of survey and stake out principals.  Also teaches students to import and use the model function.)



Magnet 3D Office Basic+Model Building (2 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.

(*Magnet 3D Office Model Building is a more advanced course in that it will emphasize how to build and utilize the model building function.)



Magnet Field GPS Introduction (1 Day)
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.



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.



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.



Magnet Field Robotic Introduction (1 Day)
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.



Magnet Layout LN-100 (1 Day)
Topcon’s LN-100 strips away complexity to deliver an easy-to-use tool dedicated to BIM layout. It utilizes Topcon’s time-proven laser and robotic total station technologies to create a totally new tool that’s easy to use, without sacrificing the accuracy and versatility most BIM projects demand. Just press the power button and the LN-100 self-levels. Fire-up its hand-held, touch-screen controller and you are ready to go to work.


The LN-100 creates an entire zone of 3D positioning data.  Simply take the 360 degree prism and smartphone controller anywhere in the layout zone to get precise measurements.  Both horizontal dimensions and vertical elevations are produced anywhere in the layout zone. Additional accessories allow the LN-100 to be mounted on a building column or other out of the way location because there’s no need to stand and look through the lens. The LN-100 follows you automatically.
Class emphasis will be on Office Magnet Layout software.   Learn about design points and background drawings.  Learn how to take files from your office software to your field controller.



Magnet Office Introduction (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.



Magnet Office Intro + 3D Road Design (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.

(*Magnet 3D Office Site (road design) is for model building roads, just like it sounds, which essentially uses similar techniques to 3D Office Basics, but this class is designed specifically for road building….again, it is a beginner course.)



Magnet Office Site + Tools + GNSS Post Processing (2 Day)
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.



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.



Pipe Lasers and Laser Levels (1 Day)
Our goal for this informal, hands on participation class, is to introduce you to several laser types, their functions, and the various applications they can be used for in the construction industry.  We will discuss the basic flat lasers to the more compound slope lasers available in the market today. You will learn how to check and protect your work, including accuracy. This session will cover everything you need to know about construction lasers, from applications to troubleshooting and calibrations! To wrap it all up, we will address OSHA requirements and discuss common misconceptions about lasers in the field today.



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.



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.



Pocket 3D Robotic Introduction (1 Day)
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.



Total Station Basics (2 Day)
This course will cover the basics of using a total station for data collection.  We will cover the setup of the instrument, shooting backsites, and practice collecting data.  We will cover the different types of prisms and their offsets, how to collect data with the highest accuracy, and common issues that may occur.

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