Training & Certification

Public GIS Training

COVID-19 Update

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, all scheduled onsite public training classes have been indefinitely postponed. For those who were already registered for a class, the program will now be delivered online and you will be receiving information about this shortly.

Needless to say, the health and well-being of our customers is our top priority and we look forward to resuming our popular classroom training programs only after conditions permit and the spread of the virus has been contained.

In response to this change in the way we conduct business, the Blue Marble training team has adapted the full Global Mapper training curriculum for online delivery. This will provide a viable alternative to in-person training and will offer access to the course content to a worldwide audience. More information and registration details will be announced soon.

If you are interested in scheduling a private training program for your company or organization, please contact us at training@bluemarblegeo.com.


Whether you are a GIS professional or just starting a career that requires the use of GIS software, Blue Marble's official public and instructor-led training classes offer software users the opportunity to expand their GIS knowledge. For detailed information on the class content, see the agenda link below.

Are you interested in becoming a certified Global Mapper and LiDAR Module user? All attendees who successfully complete the Global Mapper and LiDAR Module courses (18 hours of training) will be issued an official certificate of completion and will be recognized as a certified user. For more information on the benefits of certification click here.

Training Agendas

Blue Marble Training Calendar

The following training sessions are currently being offered by Blue Marble Geographics:

Training Location Dates Registration Deadline
Global Mapper and LiDAR Module Training Online Global Mapper: June 23 - 26 @ 9 AM to 12 PM*
Lidar Module: June 30 - July 1 @ 9 AM to 12 PM*
Perth Australia time
Registration Closed
Global Mapper and LiDAR Module Training Online Global Mapper: July 7 - 10 @ 8 AM to 11 AM (U.S. EDT)*
Lidar Module: July 14 & 15 @ 8 AM to 11 AM (U.S. EDT)*
June 31, 2020**
Global Mapper and LiDAR Module Training Online Global Mapper: August 4, 6 & 7 @ 1 PM to 4 PM (U.S. EDT)*
  August 5 @ 10 AM to 1 PM (U.S. EDT)*
Lidar Module August 11 & 12 @ 1 PM to 4 PM (U.S. EDT)*
July 28, 2020**

* Dates and locations are subject to change. Please contact Blue Marble Geographics directly prior to making any travel arrangements.
** Registration may close at an earlier date if the available spaces are filled.


If you would like to reserve your spot in any of the classes above or inquire about the likelihood of a public class in a city near you, please email training@bluemarblegeo.com.

Training by Blue Marble Partners

The following training sessions are being offered by a Blue Marble Partner that has been certified to instruct. Not all training sessions may be delivered in English; please read training details for more information.

Location Dates Cost Offered by Language
Global Mapper Certified Training Freising, Germany Notice, this class has been postponed
to the following date:

November 10 - 12, 2020*
895,- Euro + MwSt Screen & Paper German

* Dates and locations are subject to change. Please contact the Partner directly prior to making any travel arrangements and to confirm pricing.

Registration Details

There is limited space available and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register each attendee separately and provide an email address to receive updates about the class. There are no refunds or store credits for training classes if canceled 14 days or less from the date of the event.

Don't see a date or location that works for you? Contact us for more information about on-site and online GIS training options.

Please review our Refund Policy before purchase.