Training & Certification

Blue Marble GIS Training

COVID-19 Update

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, all scheduled onsite public training classes have been indefinitely postponed.

Needless to say, the health and well-being of our customers is our top priority and we look forward to resuming our popular classroom training programs only after conditions permit and the spread of the virus has been contained.

In response to this change in the way we conduct business, the Blue Marble training team has adapted the full Global Mapper training curriculum for online delivery. This will provide a viable alternative to in-person training and will offer access to the course content to a worldwide audience.

If you are interested in scheduling a private training program for your company or organization, please contact us at

At Blue Marble, we are pleased to offer a choice of training options to help maximize the value of your investment in our 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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Download a series of workflows comprised of instructions and GIS data, and learn at your own pace

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 two-day 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 Module Training

Usually offered as supplement to the Global Mapper training course, this day-long class introduces the LiDAR capabilities that are enabled with the activation of the optional Global Mapper LiDAR Module. 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.