GeoLearn, a start-up devoted to servicing the geospatial industry with online learning and continuing education credits, has launched a website and training portal with an initial catalog of 22 one-hour-long courses that include "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," "ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys," and "National Flood Plain Insurance."
"We want to provide quality professional development to satisfy continuing education requirements that also enables you to deliver services to your clients from a higher quality knowledge base," said GeoLearn Principal Joe Paiva. "You often have to get continuing education to satisfy licensing requirements. At GeoLearn, you will also leave enriched - a plus for any geospatial organization."
While catering to professionals, GeoLearn will begin to build up courses suitable for technicians as well, including a series that supports those pursuing Certified Survey Technician (CST) status.
GeoLearn faculty members are nationally recognized experts in the geospatial field. Initial faculty include Gary Kent of the Schneider Corporation, Wendy Lathrop of Cadastral Consulting and GeoLearn Principal Joseph Paiva. More courses will come soon from other notable professionals in the geospatial industry.
"A key motivation to start GeoLearn has been the desire to significantly improve the learning experience for busy professionals and technicians," said GeoLearn Principal Bob Morris. "With limited time availability and the growing cost of travel associated with more traditional methods of securing continuing education credits, we hope to provide an attractive option using of state-of-the-art multi-media through our online training portal."
GeoLearn has invested in a multi-camera video production studio optimized for online learning, and hired Emmy Award-winning marketing and video expert Peter Barrett to head up those efforts.