CSDS Geospatial Academy

Who should attend?

Anybody that is utilizing Trimble Access, Business Center or related Trimble Land Surveying hardware or software that would like to receive the highest return on their investment. The core TBC Basic-Intermediate classes will keep users current on the latest release of the software, while the Special Focus Courses will allow them to elevate their skills in all of the basic and advanced applications available from Trimble’s surveying hardware and software catalog.


All classes will be between 1-3 hours and occur as scheduled. The Trimble Business Center basic-intermediate courses will be offered over one week, quarterly. Recordings will be available for 24 hours following the live broadcast for users subscribed to the CSDS Geospatial Academy subscription.


•  Yearly All-Access Subscription: $1,300/person

•  Yearly Basics Subscription: $800/person

•  Yearly SFC Subscription: $800/person

Yearly All-Access subscription includes Basics + SFC
($300 yearly savings)


Quarterly TBC Basics-Intermediate trainings are included with the Geospatial Academy subscription. All classes will be offered the mid-month of every calendar quarter.


SFC’s will be announced at least 30 days prior to hosting.


Web-based training, students will receive a link to connect to each day of the webinar.


A device with Internet access and any web browser. It is recommended each student have access to a computer running the latest version of Trimble Business Center. Temporary licenses will be available by request.


The CSDS GSA (Geospatial Academy) has been developed in order to give you access to regular, quarterly Trimble Business Center Basics-Intermediate training by Trimble Certified Instructor, Terrell Carlton, in addition to highly discounted Special Focus Courses (SFC’s) from the convenience of your computer at the location of your choice.

This allows you to continue to learn and gain critical skills that help you extract the utmost value from your investment in Trimble geospatial instrumentation and software. Trainees will be able to track their progress and each completed course will earn you a CSDS Certified Training certificate that displays the number of hours completed.

These trainings will be offered on a quarterly basis, allowing users to review and solidify their knowledge over time, instead of needing to remember everything presented in a single course.


The Academy subscription model has several benefits:

Quarterly, Online TBC Courses
Enable greater return on your investment by increasing their employees knowledge using a convenient, web-based platform.

Archived Training Data: recordings are available online for 24 hours after each course.

Subscribers are automatically enrolled in a Priority Support & Maintenance contract which gives them guaranteed 2-hour response time, Google Meet/Facetime Support, and the ability for them to send in data for us to further analyze and troubleshoot issues, as well as discounts on annual software maintenance.

A CSDS Certification per course segment taken (and passing a brief quiz) will allow students and their managers to document their trainings; it can also serve as great platform for on-boarding new employees.

Special Focus Courses (SFC’s) will be offered throughout the year. This will be deep dive webinars into topics like TBC’s Scanning Module, Roads in TBC and Trimble Access, and more.


Why the CSDS Geospatial Academy?

We realize that the cost of on-site, certified training is not merely the cost for the trainer’s time, experience and training material.

It’s the cost of travel. The lodging expenses. And more than anything else, the cost of pulling yourself or your crews out of the field all day, for multiple days in order to receive this training.

Secondly, retaining what you’ve learned and staying up to date with the newest releases of precision positioning field and office software, such as Trimble Access and Business Center, can be a challenge within itself.

Finally, if you’re a business owner, survey manager or crew chief – the onboarding process can’t always occur exactly when and where you need it. We have recognized that times have changed and in order for your operations to remain nimble, on budget and on schedule – you need a training option that works well with your schedule.

One that’s affordable and keeps you and your crews up to date with the radical enhancements to the hardware and software that you’ve invested in. And because of this, we’ve developed the CSDS Geospatial Academy (CSDS GSA).


Benefits of CSDS Geospatial Academy




Trimble Business Center Basics Webinar Series

August 26 @ 9:00 amAugust 29 @ 12:00 pm

Trimble Access Basics

September 13 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

Trimble Access – Measure Workflows

October 11 @ 9:00 am11:00 am

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Trimble Business Center Basics Webinar Series

November 19 @ 9:00 amNovember 22 @ 12:00 pm

Trimble Access Stakeout Workflows

December 13 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

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TBC Network Adjustments




Surfaces in TBC and Access

September 27 @ 9:00 am11:00 am

Trimble SX10 and Scanning Workflows

October 25 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

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Trimble Feature Coding Complete Workflow

November 15 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

Static Workflows in Access and TBC

December 6 @ 9:00 am11:00 am

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