At Bird's Eye View, we specialize in open source software and are a QGIS Certified Training Organization. This means we will issue you a QGIS certificate for any training courses you take from us. We also have decades of experience with ESRI products. This makes us ideally suited to help you integrate software, such as QGIS, into your workflow. We also assist in migrating from commercial software to open source tools, eliminating significant licensing fees without loss of productivity. We work regularly with QGIS, GRASS GIS, SpatiaLite and PostGIS.

Kurt Menke is an active participant in the Free and Open Source For Geospatial (FOSS4G) community and was elected as an OsGeo Charter Member in 2015.



Bird's Eye View provides customized GIS training for individuals and groups. Instruction ranges from phone or email support to customized workshops and college level courses. Visit our calendar to view upcoming offerings.

Kurt Menke is a highly experienced instructor having taught college level GIS courses since 2005. He is also experienced in developing college GIS curricula. Bird's Eye View is a GeoForAll lab. In 2015 he was part of the GeoAcademy team awarded the GeoForAll Educator of the Year award. Currently, he develops curriculum and teaches for Central New Mexico Community College, University of New Mexico Continuing Education and Del Mar College.