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GeoShack University Training Schedule

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.

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GeoShack University Training Courses

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, line work and roads; stakeout cut-fill areas; generate cut sheets; and troubleshoot common RTK GNSS issues.

GPS102: Advanced Skills: (1 Day) This course will introduce 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.

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: 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.

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.

MM GPS 101: 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.

Magnet Office 101: 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 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.

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

Magnet Office Site Beginner: (1 Day) This class provides students with the basic knowledge of program settings, importing/exporting, Layer management, creating TOPO surface and creating line work files.  After completing this course the student will have the basic beginner knowledge to use Magnet

Magnet Office Site Intermediate: 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 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.

GPS101 and Intro to Pocket3D: (1 Day) This class is intended as an Introductory class to explain the fundamentals and ideas that allow us to use GPS to perform our jobs faster, and with better accuracy. This class will also cover a basic overview and familiarization of Pocket3D as a Grade Management application on the job site. This class will be instructor led in a classroom environment.  By the end of this course, students will learn introduction to construction jobsite localization, setting up a jobsite for 3D-GPS control, base station setup, introduction to 3DMC design files, and overview and familiarization with Pocket3D.

Advanced Pocket3D: (1 Day) This class is intended as an Exploratory class to Identify the Tools available in Pocket3D and understand how and when to apply them. This class will be instructor led in a classroom and outdoor environment. By the end of this course, students will learn working with project files, single point localization, staking vs. measuring, create a surface from points and lines, using break lines to create TIN surfaces, comparing surfaces for volume quantity, measuring the volume of a stockpile, and how to create points using tape dimensions.

3DMC: (1 Day) This class is intended as an Explanatory class that will look at the technologies involved in Machine Control and how they work together as a system. We will cover theory, application and troubleshooting in an attempt to maximize your uptime on site. This class will be instructor led in a classroom environment. By the end of this course, students will learn, basics of 3DMC, theory of 3DMC function, introduction to 3DMC design files, Machine Builder, introduction to 3DMC blade control, creating a planar surface, creating a surface from points and lines, elevation set point/ vertical offset, Topo/ Auto Topo, GPS info screen, and troubleshooting.

Per student pricing for scheduled classes through GeoShack University performed at a GeoShack location:
Part NumberDescriptionPricing
classgsu-5½ Day Training$300
classgsu-11 Day Training$500
classgsu-22 Day Training$750
classgsu-33 Day Training$1000
Web Training performed online for one hour:
Part NumberDescriptionPricing
webclass-1Individual$80
webclass-GGroup$200
Pricing for classes performed at a customer site:
Part NumberDescriptionPricing
Training1 Day Training$1,000
TravTravel Rate/Hour$125
Trav-PPer Diem$150 Per Day

Notes:

  • Maximum of 8 people for classroom training.
  • Maximum of 3 people for field training at customer
  • Travel may be charged as mileage or as a flat rate depending on the
  • Per Diem may be charged for hotels or meals as required to accomplish the
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