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.

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Samuel Gahm

Director Video Production

Samuel Gahm supervises all video projects at GeoLearn's state-of-the-art production facility. Sam's distinguished career has covered numerous aspects of video communications including posts as president of Kansas City based GahmPlay Video Productions, senior video editor for NeWave Video Productions in Chicago, Video Editor and Production Technician at Hawthorne Direct in Fairfield Iowa. He has accumulated several awards during this career. Sam's degree is in film & video production from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.