Blue Marble GIS Training

At Blue Marble, we are pleased to offer a choice of training options to help maximize the value of your investment in our GIS products. Whether you are a GIS professional or just starting a career that requires the use of GIS software, Blue Marble training options will provide the tools you need to succeed. We offer customized training for companies or organizations needing workflow-focused, hands-on instruction; classroom-based public courses in key locations throughout the world; and self-training for those who are unable to attend a scheduled class or just wish to learn at their own pace. Contact the Blue Marble sales team at to determine what option is right for you.

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Customized Training

Follow an individually-tailored curriculum focused on the specific needs of your company or organization

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Public Training

Join your fellow GIS professionals for an interactive hands-on class-leading to Global Mapper certification

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Online Self-Training

Learn at your own pace for free by following a series of workflows with detailed instructions

Applied Geodesy and Geographic Calculator Training

This curriculum focuses on the basics of geodesy and the application of concepts within the Geographic Calculator software. Whether you are working with basic coordinate conversion, file translation, or complex geodetic challenges, knowing how to manage the inevitable complex translation issues that arise is of great benefit. This course is a great introduction or refresher on the principles of geodesy and coordinate transformation. Trouble spots are highlighted and techniques are employed to allow you to make informed decisions and protect the quality of your geospatial data. We leverage our unique approach to GIS software training to provide you with the fundamental concepts and skills necessary for successful, accurate, and reliable map data translation. This class is offered as an online course or can be customized for onsite classroom delivery. Contact for more information.

Global Mapper Training

This curriculum focuses on learning about and utilizing the principle features of Global Mapper. Employing a hands-on approach, this class covers the key elements of the software including feature creation, cartographic rendering, 3D modeling and analysis, and data processing. The knowledge gained from this curriculum will empower you to leverage the fundamental concepts and skills necessary to operate Global Mapper at all levels, and we can even certify you as a Global Mapper trained professional.

Lidar Processing Training

Usually offered as a supplement to the Global Mapper training course, this class introduces the lidar capabilities that are enabled with the activation of Global Mapper Pro. Following a series of simulated workflows, this class covers all aspects of lidar management and processing including photogrammetric point cloud creation, point cloud filtering, and editing surface or terrain modeling, and vector extraction. The class also introduces some of the key terrain analysis tools in the software including volume calculation and change detection.

Blue Marble Certification Programs

Whether you are a GIS professional or just starting a career that requires the use of GIS software, Blue Marble’s training options will provide the tools you need to succeed. We are pleased to offer frequent public training classes leading to certifications in Global Mapper and Lidar Processing. The Certification Program recognizes qualified individuals who are proficient in the use of Blue Marble software. Successful attendees will be issued a certificate of completion and an official certification logo to display in documents such as emails and resumes.

Global Mapper Certification Program Requirements

Global Mapper Certification is offered to individuals who successfully complete both Global Mapper and Lidar Processing classes. This incorporates all aspects of the software’s spatial data processing capabilities. Certification is version-specific and we recommend renewing every two years as new and enhanced functionality is added to the software.


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