Workshops

 

NWGIS User Conference Workshops October 17 & 18, 2016

 

Workshop #1, Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software

Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18

Description: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions built on Free and Open Source Geospatial software (FOSS4G) offer very effective means of delivering reliable, modern, standard compliant and flexible solutions. They can be used as stand-alone applications or in conjunction with proprietary systems. Especially over the last years FOSS4G have become a viable alternative to proprietary software, and implementing GIS with FOSS helps to meet budget challenges. The class will introduce three open source software components as the building blocks that make up a powerful OS web GIS: MapServer (Map rendering engine), PostGIS (spatial data base) and OpenLayers (Java Script based map viewer). The main focus of the class will be hands-on exercises with the goal that every participant will become familiar with the basics of MapServer, PostGIS and OpenLayers. During the class there will be ample opportunity for discussions and question and answer sessions. The final goal is for each participant to set up (with the instructor's guidance) and customize a basic but functioning Web GIS system running on their own laptop (which participants need to bring and use in class).

Instructor: Karsten Vennemann

Registration cost: $550 with conference registration or $600 without conference registration.

Class size: Limited to 8 students

Format and schedule: Two-day workshop, October 17th & 18th, Time 9AM to 5PM box lunch included both days

Location: Salem Convention Center, Room TBD

Room and set-up notes: This is a hands on workshop / class and each participant will need to bring their own laptop  to use in class.

Presenter contact information:

Karsten Vennemann
Terra GIS LTD
2119 Boyer Ave E
Karsten@terragis.net
206 905 1711

 

Workshop #2, Moving Beyond the Basics of Programming ArcGIS with Python

Workshop #2 “Moving Beyond the Basics of Programming ArcGIS with Python” is FULL. Registration for this workshop is closed.

Monday and Tuesday, October 17 &18

Description: ArcGIS Desktop is the leading desktop solution for GIS analysis and mapping. The ArcPy site package, which contains the ArcPy Mapping and Data Access modules, enables Python programmers to access all the GIS functionality provided through ArcGIS Desktop.  ArcPy can be integrated with other open source Python libraries to enhance GUI development, create stunning reports, charts, and graphs, access REST web services, perform statistical analysis, and more. This course will teach you how to take your ArcGIS Desktop application development skills to the next level by integrating the functionality provided by ArcPy with open source Python libraries to create intermediate to advanced level ArcGIS Desktop applications.

Course Modules:

  1. Creating Custom ArcGIS Toolboxes and Tools with Python
  2. Graphical User Interface (GUI) Development with wxPython and ArcGIS
  3. Automating the Production of Map Books with Data Driven Pages and ArcPy
  4. Accessing ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online Resources via Python
  5. Integrating Plotly Charts and Graphs with ArcGIS Desktop using Python

Recommended for ArcGIS Desktop programmers with some Python experience who want to take their skills to the next level.

Instructor: Eric Pimpler of Geospatial Training Services. Eric is the founder and owner of GeoSpatial Training Services (geospatialtraining.com) and has over 20 years of experience implementing and teaching GIS solutions using ESRI, Google Earth/Maps, and Open Source technology. Currently Eric focuses on ArcGIS scripting with Python, and the development of custom ArcGIS Server web and mobile applications using JavaScript.

Fee: $600 with conference registration or $650 without conference registration.

Class size: Limited to 12 students

Format and schedule: Two-day workshop, October 17th & 18th, 9 AM – 5 PM, box lunch included both days

Location: Salem Convention Center, Room TBD

Room and set-up details: This is a hands-on instructor led workshop with students using laptops or workstations running ArcGIS 10.3 to complete exercises.

Presenter contact information: 

Eric Pimpler
GeoSpatial Training Services
215 W Bandera, #114-104
Boerne, TX 78006
Ph: 210-260-4992, Fax: 210-247-9461
eric@geospatialtraining.com

 

Workshop #4, Esri Workshop: Building web applications without coding (morning) Leveraging ArcGIS Online (afternoon)

Monday, October 17

Building web applications without coding (Morning).

Come to this session to learn how you can configure workflow-driven GIS apps that run seamlessly across all devices. Esri's new Web AppBuilder is a HTML5/JavaScript-based application that allows you to create your own intuitive, fast, and beautiful web mapping apps, in 2D or 3D, without writing a single line of code. If you have web applications that are using ArcIMS, Web ADF, Flex, or Silverlight then this workshop will be useful to learn how to build HTML5 and Javascript web applications that will work on all the common browsers and mobile devices. You will also learn how to create custom widgets for the Web AppBuilder.

Leveraging ArcGIS Online (Afternoon)

If you are an ArcGIS Desktop user you have access to ArcGIS Online. This session will show you how your organization can create interactive web maps and apps that you can share with anyone. You will also discover what’s included such as ready-to-use content, apps, and templates to make your organization immediately productive.

Instructors: Scott Moore & John Sharrard

Class size: Limited to 20 students

Format and schedule: Full-day workshops, October 17, 9 AM – 5PM

Location: Salem Convention Center, room TBD

Room and set-up details: This is a hands-on led workshop with students using computers to complete exercises.

 

Workshop #6, Esri Workshop: Spatial Analysis with WebGIS (morning) ArcGIS Pro (afternoon)

Tuesday, October 18

Spatial Analysis with Web GIS (Morning)

You may use ArcGIS Online for its rich array of basemaps and thematic layers for your GIS projects, but did you also know that it contains a growing and powerful set of spatial analysis tools?  In this session, we will explore how to analyze data spatially efficiently and quickly in ArcGIS Online for natural resource management, human health, planning, law enforcement, and other fields, using map overlay, routing, proximity, spatial statistics, and other tools.

ArcGIS Pro (Afternoon)

ArcGIS Pro is part of ArcGIS for Desktop and introduces an exciting new experience for desktop GIS. Learn about what’s possible in 2D and 3D mapping, analysis and editing. The workshop will consist of a combination of presentation, demonstration, and hands-on exercises.

Instructors: Scott Moore & John Sharrard

Class size: Limited to 20 students

Format and schedule: Full-day workshops, October 18, 9 AM – 5PM

Location: Salem Convention Center, room TBD

Room and set-up details: This is a hands-on led workshop with students using computers to complete exercises.

 

Workshop #7, Using ArcGIS Online and Esri Collector to Capture GIS Data

Workshop #7 “Using ArcGIS Online and Esri Collector to Capture GIS Data” is FULL. Registration for this workshop is closed.

Half day, Tuesday, October 18, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description: This 4-hour intro to ArcGIS Online and Esri Collector will show how ArcGIS Online works, what its capabilities are and how to publish a map service and share it with your group. A field exercise using the Esri Collector App will also be included.

We encourage you to bring your own smart device with the Esri Collector App installed, as we will not be providing data loggers for this session. We will have some Trimble R1’s and R2’s available for those who want to experience higher-accuracy data capture with their own devices.

Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather conditions as we will be going outside.

Whether you are considering implementing ArcGIS Online for your organization or are actively using this tool already, you will find this workshop valuable to your organization and application.

Workshop outline:

  • ArcGIS Online intro, configuration and best practices
  • Creating and sharing web maps
  • Using the Esri Collector app for field data collection and update
  • Managing layers and web maps Attendees should bring their own smart devices (phone, tablets) with ArcGIS Collector installed. That’s a free App.

Instructor: Jim Lahm

Fee: $25 with conference registration or $50 without conference registration.

Class size: Up to 20 students

Format and schedule: Half-day workshop, October 18th, time 1 – 5 PM

Location: Salem Convention Center, Room TBD

Room and set-up details: This is a hands-on instructor led workshop with students using a smart device to complete exercises.

Presenter contact information:

Jim Lahm
Electronic Data Solutions
Jim@elecdata.com

 

Regististration is Closed

When you register you will receive receipt that your payment has been made.
Conference Registration desk opens at 7:00am on Wednesday October 19 at the Salem Convention Center.
You may pick up your registration packet at that time.
Questions? Contact Patty Morgan pmorgan@europa.com  503/223-8633

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