About GeoLearn

GeoLearn provides dynamic and comprehensive continuing education courses for land surveyors and other geospatial professionals – with a new, fresh approach to professional learning.We recognize the need for not only credits for renewal of licensure and certification, but for opportunities to address emerging technology, innovations and business best practices, beyond the legal requirements, delivered in a dynamic way that resonates with learners. In short, GeoLearn offers content that educates, enlightens and enriches geospatial professionals at every level.

At GeoLearn, we address a broad set of general and specific training requirements, using leading-edge multimedia technology along with industry-renowned professional faculty to deliver learning the way you want it. Our thirst for geospatial knowledge is contagious: Our courses leave you not only with the necessary credentials, but wanting to know even more.

If you’ve taken geospatial courses in the past, chances are they were traditional classroom or online experiences with face-to-face instruction and/or static material. At GeoLearn, we view educational opportunities as more than just classes, but as a window into entire geospatial industry and its future.

GeoLearn At a Glance

  • Established in 2013

  • Headquartered in the Kansas City, MO, metro area

  • Management comprised of geospatial industry veterans

  • Renowned faculty of industry-leading practitioners and instructors

  • Formal PDH approval for courses through Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Leadership Team

Joe Paiva
Joe Paiva

CEO & Principal

Joe Paiva brings more than three decades of experience to GeoLearn. From his start as a university instructor, Joe has been committed to education and bringing course material to professionals and technicians in various settings since 1975. His broad experience in the geospatial field includes teaching surveying as assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia; developing and instructing online courses as adjunct faculty at Missouri University of Science and Technology; designing professional and technician continuing education; engineering and geomatics practice; product development; and business management. Past posts include vice president at Sokkia Technology, Inc., and Trimble; COO at Gatewing; and independent consultant to a large selection of companies engaged in geomatics product development and sales. Joe writes prolifically on general interest and technical topics for leading industry publications, including POB Magazine, GeoDataPoint, and The Empire State Surveyor, and is a past contributor to Civil Engineering News. He is highly sought-after as a speaker and adviser for professional societies. Joe received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Missouri.

Bob Morris
Bob Morris

COO & Principal

A proven business leader with more than 30 years of experience in the global geomatics/geospatial industry, Bob Morris brings to GeoLearn a broad professional background that includes private-sector experience in forestry, civil engineering, land surveying and GIS, plus extensive international business management on the manufacturing side of the profession. He has held numerous executive-level positions, including owner and principal of SDG Engineering, Inc.; CEO of Spatial Data Research, Inc.; CEO of ERDAS, Inc.; CEO of Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging; CEO of POINT, Inc.; president of Sokkia Technology, Inc.; and product marketing manager for Trimble. Bob has served on a number of media and university advisory boards. He holds a B.S. degree in forestry from Humboldt State University, Arcata, Calif.

P.D. Barrett
Pete Barrett

Director Media Production

Pete Barrett supervises all video projects from GeoLearn’s state-of-the-art production facility, in addition to spearheading marketing and publicity for the firm. With four Emmy Awards for marketing and 10 Missouri Broadcaster Awards under his belt, Pete’s distinguished career has covered numerous aspects of communications, including posts as president of Kansas City-based PBC Communications, a video production company; director of marketing, production and programming for KCTV5, the CBS station in Kansas City; promotion manager for WKRC-TV, Cincinnati; and creative services director for WDCA-TV, Washington, DC. Pete has served as president of CBS’s Marketing Advisory Board; a graduate of Northern Illinois University, Pete was the recipient of a creative writing scholarship.