Leica Geosystems has announced the launch of HDS University, a new hands-on educational opportunity for professionals looking to expand their skillset in the growing field of laser scanning/high-definition surveying (HDS). During a three-day session Oct. 25 through 27, HDS University will bring courses in laser scanning hardware and software to professionals at the Leica Geosystems Americas region headquarters near Atlanta.

“Demand for expertise in specific areas of laser scanning is so high that we’ve had to expand our course offering at our annual HxGN LIVE conference over the last several years, and many classes still fill up early,” says Michael Harvey, HDS product applications manager. “At the same time, we’ve heard from a number of professionals who have been unable to attend HxGN Live due to either timing or location. Bringing HDS University to Norcross in October is another way for us to support the industry and advance best practices in laser scanning.”

Classes will run two to four hours in length and cover topics such as topographic field and office workflows for laser scanning, intermediate registration techniques, using and maximizing groups in registration, using Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD with Civil3D, using 3D Reshaper, Cyclone tips and tricks, and laser scanning for forensics.

In partnership with the University of Arkansas, Leica Geosystems is offering continuing education unit (CEU) credits on most HDS University classes. A limited number of one-on-one consulting sessions with Leica HDS experts are also available on Oct. 24 and 28 for a nominal additional fee.
An early registration discount is available to those who sign up for their courses by September 30.

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With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services help customers worldwide capture, analyze and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.