We Will Be Back In 2022

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our mission

We not only believe in providing the best solutions for our customers, but also meaningful training. We believe that with continued real-world skills and hands-on training, you will have everything you need to succeed. Whether you are in land surveying, heritage surveying, construction, plant, or public safety, we are here to help you learn to take your reality capture technology to the next level.

Instruction levels


Whether you have had training before and need a refresher course in various aspects of laser scanning, or you need to learn some new skills in a specific area, these entry level courses will help you.


Perhaps you feel comfortable with the basics but need to advance particular aspects of laser scanning to get to the next level. Then these type of courses will help you get there.


These courses will help you either specialize in an area of expertise or raise your overall game to a new level.

One on One

You may have a particular unique project related issue you need to solve or a recurring issue you need to overcome. Then these one on one sessions will help you resolve those.



Students will be able to create their own curriculum from a wide variety of classroom and one-on-one sessions focusing on their specific needs, as well as connect with a community of like-minded peers.

Fall, 2022

We Will Be Back Next Year


Meet the Instructors

Mike Harvey

Michael has over 14 years of experience in the laser scanning field. As product manager for Leica Geosystems, he has created comprehensive training materials for laser scanning and guided numerous businesses to increased success.

Karen Hughes

With a background in historic building preservation, Karen has 15 years of experience in laser scanning and post processing at sites around the world. Karen focuses on training in civil/survey, public safety and academia in addition to historic preservation.

Ken Jones

Ken Jones served as a criminalist in the Forensic Evidence Division of the Portland Police Bureau for more than 20 years before retiring in 2015. He remains an officer in the Portland Police Reserve Unit and is an adjunct professor of criminal justice for Portland Community College.

Matthew Mizell

Matthew is an expert in fine-tuning workflows and solving tough application challenges. As HDS technical support and training specialist for Leica Geosystems, Matthew has been training professionals in laser scanning for more than six years.

Jason Ellis

Jason has 20 years of experience in land surveying and civil engineering for roadway and site projects. He also worked as a terrestrial LiDAR service provider from 2011 until joining the Leica Mobile Mapping Team in January of 2016. Jason takes productivity-focused approach to his training and support efforts, helping customers minimize their hands-on time with large datasets.

Kriss Meyer

Kriss has been a technical support analyst and software trainer for Intergraph and now Leica Geosystems for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in commercial photogrammetry and for the past five years has been the lead support analyst and trainer for Leica’s UAS hardware and software solutions. Kriss is a certified commercial drone pilot.


Problem Solving As A Mindset

Training is about developing independence, which is gained by learning the necessary steps to reformulate any problem and solve it.

Strength in Numbers

Building new relationships, and being part of a community of like-minded individuals is one of the greatest opportunities at HDS University.

Make it Real

One of the aspects of our hands-on training is the ability to learn skills based on real world scenarios.

Innovation Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone

Learning new skills and the latest techniques will help you stay relevant and even ahead of the curve.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

Benjamin Franklin