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Distributor of surveying & geospatial instruments and software in Kansas City, Missouri chooses online education company for product training and human resource development

GeoLearn is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Griner & Schmitz, Inc. to provide customized product training for their customers.

"GeoLearn will provide video-based online training for our product line, including basic product overviews, advanced hardware and software applications, and good surveying practices," says Jim Martin, General Manager at Griner & Schmitz. "It will be a great benefit for our customers. Griner & Schmitz has moved to a new business location at 1700 Cherry Street and launched an updated website. The addition of online education services fits with the other activities that our company is doing to strengthen the way we serve our customers."

"We're happy to partner with Griner & Schmitz in providing online training. We've already jointly developed two product training courses for the company under the leadership of Jim Martin. TopconPS 103 Total Station and Magnet Field Software users will be the first to experience the benefits of the portal. Jim did a great job of organizing and presenting the introduction to the PS 103 and instruction on the use and development of feature codes in Magnet," says GeoLearn CEO Joe Paiva. "We're looking forward to creating more courses for Griner and Schmitz' customers."

Griner and Schmitz, Inc. has been serving the Midwest's surveying, construction and engineering industries for over 100 years. The company has a full in-house service center, a rental division with products from Topcon and Sokkia, an award-winning sales department, a training department, wireless GPS systems and a data prep department for complete solutions from field to finish. Access the Griner and Schmitz Online Learning Portal from their website.

Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors Launches Online Learning Portal

Professional Association for Land Surveying Professionals Chooses Online Education Company for Delivering Continuing Education Via the Internet

GeoLearn is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) to provide customized product training for its members.

 With GeoLearn's abilities, MSPS can provide more options to its members who seek continuing education opportunities. By accessing the online learning portal through the MSPS website, professional land surveyors and their staff can conveniently improve or refresh their knowledge base of land surveying practices relevant to Missouri.

The online interface is easy to use, affordable, and provides a tool to inventory all course work taken through GeoLearn for easily tracking continuing education credits earned. This is a modern way to get a quality service and course content that is specifically addressed to Missouri-licensed land surveyors. The coursework is available with no delay once a person is signed up for the presentation they select. There is also the convenience of being able to enter the portal and get continuing education credits anytime, at anyplace.

 "We're happy to partner with MSPS in providing online training. We've already collaborated with them, Seiler and Mo DOT in producing a free course for the public, on how to use the Missouri DOT Real Time (GPS) Network; many users, not just surveyors, have questions about the network, how they can access it and use it," said GeoLearn CEO Joe Paiva. In addition MSPS has launched two Missouri-specific courses on survey minimum standards, presented by J. Michael Flowers, PLS.

 The Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors is the premier professional association in Missouri for those engaged in the practice of land surveying. Its purposes include representing the interests of, and to be the primary voice for, the surveying profession in the state; elevating the standards of practice for land surveying in the state for the benefit the public; supporting the general public and offices of public records by encouraging the delivery of superior land surveying services that upgrade land records; sponsoring legislation and educational programs beneficial to the public and land surveyors; and striving to improve the professional recognition of the profession by the public and other related professions. For direct access to the MSPS online portal, Click Here.  

GeoLearn Faculty Gary Kent, P.S. Adds Eight New Courses

Gary Kent for Press Release

GeoLearn is pleased to announce the addition of eight new courses from nationally-recognized geospatial expert, Gary Kent. The new courses added include one on the records research aspect of ALTA/ACSM land title surveys rounding out his series on the topic to eight courses. Additionally, Gary has added three on easements and rights of way and four on the popular (and for some, somewhat controversial) topic on the surveyor's judicial role.

"I'm glad I have a complete series on all of the ALTA/ACSM Specifications now. This is probably one of my most requested topics on the seminar circuit. I'm also glad to move on to other topics that I have also found are of great interest when I present seminars at conferences," said Gary Kent.

"Gary's been one of our earliest faculty who participated with us more based on trust than substance, since we were brand new last summer and still developing the Company, when he committed to doing the first round of courses," said Joe Paiva, CEO of GeoLearn. "We are certainly appreciative that Gary, as one of our stars, is able to round out his offerings with us."


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