Pre and Post Conference Workshops

The 2018 NWGIS User Group will host a number of Pre and Post Conference Workshops. This year, we will host 1/2 and full day Pre-Conference workshops on Monday October 29th and 1/2 day Post-Conference workshops on Thursday November 1st.  Registration for these workshops is independent from the conference registration. All workshops will be held at the Kitsap Conference Center. 

Registration for the workshops will open shortly (target for no later than August 15, 2018)

Pre-Conference Workshops - Monday October 29, 2018
 
Workshop #1:  Data Exploration and Visualization with R and ArcGIS

Monday, October 29, 2018, 8:00am - 5:00pm (one-day workshop)
Course Description: This class will introduce the student to the R programming language for the exploration of data and creation of visualizations including charts, graphs, and maps. Students will also learn how to integrate R with ArcGIS to create custom tools.
Instructor: Eric Pimpler, Geospatial Training Services.
Class size limit:18
Cost: $449
Format & requirements: Lecture and Workshop. Students will need to bring laptops with ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro installed

Workshop #2:  ArcGIS Development Using Python:  Scripts, Tools, and the ArcGIS API

Monday, October 29, 2018, 8:00am - 5:00pm (one-day workshop)
Course Description: The goal of this workshop is to teach attendees how to extend ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Pro by using Python to create functionality that can run as standalone programs or operate inside the software as geoprocessing tools. 3 primary topics will be covered: (1) Desktop ArcGIS Python overview and setup; (2) Running Python scripts; and (3) Creating geoprocessing tools (Script Tools and Python Toolboxes). JetBrains PyCharm Community Edition will be used for coding demonstrations and a brief introduction to its features and capabilities will be provided. 
Instructor: David Howes, GISPD.com.
Cost: $350
Format & requirements: Lecture and Hands-on exercises. Those who wish to complete the exercises during the workshop will need to bring laptops with ArcGIS Desktop (v. 10.6.x) or ArcGIS Pro (2.2.x) and JetBrains PyCharm Community Edition (latest version) installed. Those unfamiliar with PyCharm are advised to work through the introductory materials available from the JetBrains website.

Workshop #3:  UAV Drone

Monday, October 29, 2018,8:00pm - Noon (1/2 day workshop)
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 these 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 ESRI software and apps to collect and process aerial photos, store GCPs, analyze UAS derived data, and generate deliverables in ArcGIS Pro.
Instructors: Jim Lahm, Drew Johnston, Mel Philbrook, Frontier Precision
Cost: $50
Format & requirements: Lecture

Workshop #4:  Centimeter Accuracy GPS with Collector and Survey123 - BYOD!

Monday, October 29, 2018,1:00pm - 5:00pm (1/2 day workshop)
Course Description: With Esri's Collector and Survey123 and today's BYOD GPS/GNSS receivers, GIS field specialists are NOW able to use their iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to collect centimeter-accurate GNSS data - both horizontally and vertically! This workshop will teach you how. Learn key requirements, configuration tips, and have an opportunity to work HANDS ON with centimeter accuracy in Collector and Survey123. 
Instructors: Tyler Gakstatter, Matt Alexander, Rich Ash - Anatum Geomobile Solutions (AGS).
Cost: $50
Format & requirements: Lecture and Hands-on exercises. Some familiarity with Collector, Survey123, and ArcGIS Online is desirable but not required. Students are encouraged to BYOD - bring your own iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with current Collector and Survey123 preloaded. A login for class ArcGIS Online will be provided. 

Workshop #5: NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow, a URISA workshop

Monday, October 29, 2018, 8:00am - noon (1/2 day workshop)
Course Description: This URISA Certified Workshop is aimed at the GIS professional who is currently supporting or may support their emergency communications division in the future. In a fully operational next generation 9-1-1 system, GIS is the core component in determining how a 9-1-1 call is routed to the correct public safety answering point (PSAP).

This technology shift will have profound impacts on local data maintenance workflows, local data access, and data fidelity.   We recognize there is a sincere lack of education available aimed at the GIS professional who may not be as versed with the 9-1-1 terminology or needs.  This workshop is intended to provide an overview of next generation 9-1-1, GIS’ role in such a system, the implications on local workflows, and to illustrate common pain points and sources of errors in local GIS datasets.
Instructor: Jeff Ledbetter, Michael Baker International
Cost: $100
Class size limit: 30
Format & requirements: Lecture

Workshop #6: Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency
Monday October 29, 2018, 1:00pm - 5:00pm (1/2 day workshop)
Course Description: Please join us for a half day workshop where we will have a hands on workshop using esri solutions to prepare for disasters.  We will discuss how to use ArcGIS online in preparation for supporting a large and possibly coordinated response to a natural disaster.  ArcGIS online provides a platform that is scalable and agile for rapid response, however some early forethought and preparations is required to be prepared for these types of events.  We will use this time to show various approaches and lessons learned from the devastating fires in Snonoma CA. last year.  This workshop will work with ArcGIS online please bring your login information, if you need we will be able to assign you a temporary ArcGIS online account.
Instructor: TJ Abbenhaus, Esri
Cost: $50
Class size limit: 20
Format & requirements:  Demonstrations and Hands-on exercises. Those who wish to complete the exercises during the workshop will need to bring laptops with your ArcGIS Online login information. 
 
Workshop #7: Insights for ArcGIS
Monday October 29, 2018, 8:00am - Noon (1/2 day workshop)
Course Description: 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.
For further information on Insights for ArcGIS:  https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/insights-for-arcgis/overview
Instructor: John Sharrard, Esri
Cost: $50
Class size limit: 20
Format & requirements: Lecture and Hands-on. Computers will be provided
 
Workshop #8: Migration to ArcGIS Pro

Monday October 29, 2018, 1:00pm - 5:00pm (1/2 day workshop)
Course Description: ArcGIS Pro is the next generation professional desktop GIS application from Esri. With ArcGIS Pro, you can visualize, edit, and analyze your geographic data in both 2D and 3D.. In this ½ day technical workshop you will explore resources for learning ArcGIS Pro, how to migrate your work from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro. The importance of ArcGIS Pro to the ArcGIS Platform and the road ahead for Esri software development.
For further information on ArcGIS Pro:   https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/ 
Instructor: John Sharrard, Esri
Cost: $50
Class size limit: 20
Format & requirements: Lecture and Hands-on. Computers will be provided
 

Post-Conference Workshops - Thursday November 1, 2018
 
Workshop #1: Introduction to Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS Custom Widget Development 

Thursday November 1, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Course Description: Esri's Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS supports the creation of web applications that can be extended using widgets, which are developed using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The goal of the workshop is to teach attendees the basic principles required to create their own custom widgets and, thus, add their own functionality to web mapping applications. 
Instructor: David Howes, GISPD.com         
Cost: $200.00
Format & requirements: Lecture and Hands-on exercises. Those who wish to complete the exercises during the workshop will need to bring laptops with Visual Studio code installed. Attendees are encouraged to explore its capabilities prior to arriving at the workshop.

Workshop #2: Getting Started with ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6.1 and ArcGIS Enterprise Sites - A Best Practices Approach

Thursday November 1, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Course Description: ArcGIS Enterprise is a key component of the ArcGIS platform. It provides you with a complete GIS that runs behind your firewall, in your infrastructure, on-premises, and in the cloud and works with your enterprise systems and policies.  In this session, we will discuss how to successfully deploy ArcGIS Enterprise in your organization.  We will also discuss new capabilities which have recently been released as part of ArcGIS Enterprise, like ArcGIS Enterprise Sites.  Using ArcGIS Enterprise Sites, you can create a tailored experience that supports easy discovery of maps, apps, and other content shared to an ArcGIS Enterprise portal. Come get an overview of Sites options, learn design tips and tricks, and see the steps to build intuitive web pages that reflect your organization’s branding and support users of all experience levels.
Instructor: Scott Moore, Esri      
Cost: $50.00
Format & requirements: Lecture

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