Workshops

NWGIS 2017 Boise Pre-conference Workshops

The Grove Hotel; October 9-10, 2017

 

 

Workshop #1: ArcGIS Enterprise: The What, Why, and How
 

Monday, October 9, 2017, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (4-hour workshop)

Course Description: ArcGIS Enterprise includes several software components that are designed to work together. A foundational setup of ArcGIS Enterprise consists of a number of these components configured in a certain way; this is called a base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment.  These components include ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Data Store and the ArcGIS Web Adaptor.  Come to this session to learn about these components and why they are important going forward with your deployment.

Course Pre-requisite: The ArcGIS Enterprise (formerly ArcGIS for Server) discussion is geared toward people who are familiar with ArcGIS Server, but want to understand where Esri is headed with ArcGIS Enterprise and “WebGIS.”

Instructor: Scott Moore and John Sharrard

Cost: $50

Class size limit: 25

Format: This is a discussion format – not hands-on. Box lunch provided on request.

Location: The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho

 

Workshop #2: Insights for ArcGIS

 

Monday, October 9, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (4-hour workshop)

Course Description:  Introduction  to  Insights  for  ArcGIS Insights  for  ArcGIS  is  a  web-based,  data  analytics  workbench  where  you  can  explore  spatial  and  non-spatial  data.  Answer questions  you  didn't  know  to  ask.  And,  quickly  deliver  powerful  results.  Use  maps,  charts,  and  tables  to  visualize  and  tell your  story  like  never  before.  Advanced  algorithmic  spatial  analysis  is  as  simple  as  drag-and-drop.    Created  the  perfect process  to  analyze  a  dataset?  Insights  intelligently  records  your  analysis  workflow  so  you  and  others  can  run  it  again  to solve  other  problems.  Easily  share  your  analysis  so  others  can  iterate  further,  or  use  it  to  make  better  decisions.   This hands  on  workshop  will  be  using  Esri  provided  networked  laptops  to  access  Insights  running  on  Enterprise  for  ArcGIS  10.5. I. Insights  for  ArcGIS:    http://www.esri.com/products/arcgis-capabilities/insights                   

Instructor: Scott Moore and John Sharrard,  Esri  Solution  Engineers   

Cost: $50

Class size limit: 20

Format: This is a hands-on session.

Location: The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho

 

Workshop #3: Advanced Field Apps

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (one-day workshop)

Course Decription: Advanced  Field  Applications  for  ArcGIS  –  Day  long  workshop Learn  how  to  use  ArcGIS  apps  to  help  plan,  coordinate,  run  and  monitor  field  operations.  In  this  hands-on  workshop  you will  deploy  and  integrate  Workforce  for  ArcGIS  together  with  Navigator,  Collector,  Survey123  and  Operations  Dashboard  to optimize  field  work.    

Requirements:  Attendees  will  need  a  suitable  mobile  device  with  Workforce  for  ArcGIS,  Collector  for ArcGIS,  and  Survey  123  installed.    Navigator  for  ArcGIS  is  an  optional  install  for  attendees  (we  will  be  demonstrating Navigators  capabilities,  but  it  is  not  required  for  field  exercises).      Esri  will  be  providing  networked  laptops  to  support  the Internet  access  and  desktop  tools  (ArcGIS  Pro  and  Operations  Dash  Board) that  support  field  operations. ArcGIS  Field  Solutions:  http://www.esri.com/software/apps/field

Instructors:    Scott  Moore  and  John  Sharrard,    Esri  Solution  Engineers.

Cost: $50

Class size limit: 20

Format: This is a hands-on session. Best if students use their own mobile devices and/or laptops.

Location: The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho

 

Workshop #4: ArcGIS Development Using Python: Tools, Add-ins and the ArcGIS API

 

Monday and Tuesday, October 9-10, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (two-day workshop)

Course Description: The goal of this workshop is to teach attendees how to extend the Esri ArcGIS platform by using Python to create functionality that can run as standalone programs or operate inside the software as geoprocessing tools or add-ins and serve to support a wide variety of GIS needs, such as analysis, visualization and administration.

Four primary topics will be addressed: (1) Basic Python and the use of JetBrains PyCharm for program development; (2) ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Pro script tools, Python toolboxes and standalone scripts; (3) ArcGIS for Desktop add-ins; and (4) the ArcGIS API for Python, a relatively recent product that is designed for use with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise and which, using Esri’s wording, “is a powerful, modern and easy to use Pythonic library to perform GIS visualization and analysis, spatial data management and GIS system administration tasks.”

The workshop will consist of a balance between lectures and hands-on exercises. Those who would like to complete the exercises during the workshop will need to bring a laptop with ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4.1 (or a newer version) and JetBrains PyCharm (Community Edition) installed.

Attendees will be able to leave the workshop having a strong basis for recognizing and pursuing their ArcGIS customization needs, increasing the value of their ArcGIS investment and enhancing their standing and employability as GIS professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Extend the capabilities of the ArcGIS platform using Python
  • Explore the relative merits and applicability of the Python extensibility options
  • Create Python standalone programs, geoprocessing tools and add-ins

The workshop is part of an ongoing series under the GISPD.com banner (please see the gispd.com/training page), which, until now, has focused on extending ArcGIS for Desktop with both Python and .NET (C#). The workshops have been favorably received at the 2014 Washington GIS Conference, the 2015 and 2016 Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conferences and the GIS-Pro and NWGIS 2015 Conference.

Instructor: David Howes, Ph.D.

Intended Audience: GIS professionals familiar with the ArcGIS desktop and online products.

Cost: $699

Class size limit: None

Format: This is a hands-on session. Students are expected to bring their own laptop with ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4.1 (or a newer version) and JetBrains PyCharm installed.

Location: The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho

Presenter contact info: david@dhowes.com

 

Workshop #5: Introduction to Spatial Statistics using ArcGIS and R

 

Monday and Tuesday, October 9-10, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (two-day workshop)

Course Description: In this two-day class you’ll learn how to use perform spatial statistical analysis using ArcGIS Desktop and R.  In the first half of the course we’ll explore the spatial statistics tools found in ArcGIS Desktop including how to measure geographic distributions and map clusters.  Using ArcGIS Desktop geographic distribution tools you’ll learn how to calculate the central feature, determine directional distribution, linear directional mean, mean and median center, and standard distance.  Cluster analysis will include generating hot spots, cluster and outlier analysis, grouping analysis, and similarity search.  In the second half of the course you’ll learn how to connect R to ArcGIS Desktop to create custom R spatial tools that integrate additional spatial statistical analysis including autocorrelation and autoregression.

Course Modules:

  • Module 1: Survey of ArcGIS Desktop Tools for Spatial Statistics
  • Module 2: Measuring Geographic Distributions with ArcGIS Tools
  • Module 3: Mapping Clusters with ArcGIS Tools
  • Module 4: Modeling Spatial Relationships with Linear Regression in ArcGIS
  • Module 5: ArcGIS Bridge to R
  • Module 6: Introduction to Programming in R
  • Module 7: Building Custom ArcGIS Tools with R

Instructor: Eric Pimpler

Cost: $699

Class size limit: 16

Format: This is a hands-on session. Students are expected to bring their own laptop with valid ArcGIS licensed software

Location: The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho

Presenter contact info: eric@geospatialtraining.com or 210-260-4992

 

Workshop #6: Mapping Data with ArcGIS Maps for Office

 

Monday, October 9, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (one-day workshop)

Course Description: ArcGIS Maps for Office is a Microsoft Office add-in that you can use to create maps directly from Excel or PowerPoint. Maps for Office allows you to quickly geocode addresses, add interactive maps to PowerPoint slides, learn about the demographics surrounding selected locations, and more. By mapping the location-based information from Excel, you can reveal spatial patterns, get new insights, tell a richer story, share maps, and ultimately make better decisions. This workshop will get you started with hands-on exercises that will have you flying solo in no time.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of ArcGIS for Desktop is not required; however, a basic understanding of geospatial data is helpful. Get the basics by watching these four videos. Basic familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint is assumed.

Instructor: Mary Ullrich

Cost: $300

Class size limit: 20

Format: One day hands on workshop. Students must bring their own lap tops loaded with MS Office 2010, 2013, or 2016 and have downloaded and installed the ArcGIS Maps for Office extension. KCGIS will provide flash drives with course exercise data and temporary ArcGIS Online subscription accounts.

Location: The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho

Presenter contact info: mary.ullrich@kingcounty.gov; 206-477-4420

 

Workshop #7: Esri Collector & Trimble TerraFlex for High Accuracy GNSS Mapping

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (4-hour workshop)

Instructor: Jackson Beighle

Course Description: This workshop is focused on integrating a wide range of field devices with cloud based software to collect GNSS data in the field that integrates easily with GIS.  The class includes the use of both Esri Collector and Trimble TerraFlex, and deploying a geodatabase to the field and synchronizing back to the office.  In general, students will learn how to:

  • Configure a project.
  • Publish the project to the cloud.
  • Configure the project for field collection. 
  • Collect high accuracy GNSS data in the field using Collector and TerraFlex.
  • Synchronize field data with the geodatabase.

Cost: $50

Class size limit: 20

Format: Students bring their own laptop and smartphone.The workshop includes student access to ArcGIS Online and a hands-on field exercise. Box lunch provided on request.

Location: The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho

Presenter contact info: jackson@frontierprecision.com, 406-544-8473

 

Workshop #8: Enabling Drone Technology and UAS for the GIS Professional

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (4-hour workshop)

Instructor: Jackson Beighle

Course Description: The emerging technology of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is enabling GIS professionals to acquire high quality aerial data of project sites in a timely fashion.  The availability of lower cost drones and more user-friendly software is making it easier to deploy the technology and take advantage of the benefits.  Attend this workshop and learn more about the UAS industry, corresponding FAA regulations, and the Esri Drone2Map software for creating 2D and 3D data in the ArcGIS environment.  See firsthand how to use Pix4D software to process aerial photos, generate UAS deliverables, and calculate an accurate volume. 

Cost: $50

Class size limit: 20

Format: Students bring their own laptop and smartphone. 

Location: The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho

Presenter contact info: jackson@frontierprecision.com, 406-544-8473

 

 

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