Upcoming events

    • 20 Jun 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    Description
    This workshop is the first of a pair of workshops related to the development of ArcGIS Pro Python tools and processes and will provide an introduction to Python programming. The topics to be covered include (1) getting started with Python; (2) use of JetBrains PyCharm Community Edition, a rich, powerful, and free Integrated Development Environment (IDE); and (3) Python fundamentals, including functions, classes and objects, and error handling. The workshop will not cover GIS topics, but is designed as a precursor for, and prerequisite requirement for, the second workshop, entitled "Introduction to ArcGIS Pro Python Tools and Processes Development." It may, therefore, be helpful for anyone wishing to use Python for any purpose.

    Intended Audience
    A
    nyone wishing to learn the fundamentals of Python programming.

    Prerequisite Requirements
    There are no prerequisite requirements. It will be assumed that attendees have little experience with Python and are essentially starting from scratch.

    Associated Workshop
    C
    ompletion of this workshop is required for anyone wishing to attend the associated "Introduction to ArcGIS Pro Python Tools and Processes Development" workshop. If you feel that your experience with Python is such that this introductory workshop is not necessary, please contact the instructor to discuss an exception to this prerequisite rule.

    Format and Technical Requirements
    The workshop will consist of a balance between lecture material and demonstrations. Instructions for setting up the required software will be provided prior to the workshop.

    A Zoom meeting link will be provided by the instructor.

    All attendees must use a microphone and webcam (unless this is not possible due to medical reasons).

    Instructor
    David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With over 30 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United States in geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and fluvial geomorphology (including a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland), David has a diverse background that is well suited to developing innovative solutions to spatial problems. He is a regular supporter of and provider of GIS professional development activities and training, typically as part of his GISPD.com initiative.

    • 22 Jun 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    Description
    Web-based services, including data services and applications, are central to modern GIS and making the most of these services invariably involves working with JavaScript. For GIS professionals using Esri technology, the ArcGIS API (Application Programming Interface) for JavaScript offers a rich array of capabilities to support web-based mapping application development. The latest version of the API, Version 4.x, is a significant upgrade from Version 3.x and supports Esri's current web technology solutions, including the ArcGIS Online Map Viewer, Experience Builder, and Instant Apps. Learning JavaScript and the ArcGIS API for JavaScript allows GIS professionals to take advantage of the technology used in solutions such as these to develop their own custom applications and enrich their spatial data delivery and geoprocessing needs.

    The purpose of this workshop is to help attendees get started with Version 4.x of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. The workshop will cover four topics: (1) core JavaScript principles pertinent to the API; (2) use of Visual Studio Code, a rich, powerful, and free Integrated Development Environment (IDE); (3) debugging code; and (4) basic use of ESLint, an analysis tool for finding and fixing problems in JavaScript code. Attendees will apply what they've learned and evolve their programming skills by working through a series of application examples, each of which will demonstrate core capabilities of the API.

    Intended Audience
    GIS professionals familiar with basic JavaScript programming and wishing to develop applications using Version 4.x of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.

    Prerequisite Requirements
    Attendees must have experience using JavaScript for simple web application (i.e., page) development. Experience with Version 3.x of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript will be helpful, but is not strictly required. Please contact the instructor if you would like to attend the workshop, but have any concerns about the prerequisite requirements.

    Associated Workshop
    Completion of this workshop is required for anyone wishing to attend the associated workshop, "Getting Started with TypeScript and the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.x". An exception to this requirement will be made only if the instructor is satisfied that your level of experience with JavaScript and Version 4.x of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is such that attending the initial workshop is not necessary. If required, please contact the instructor to discuss your situation and/or request a waiver.

    Format and Technical Requirements
    The workshop will consist of a balance between lecture material and demonstrations. Instructions for setting up the required software will be provided prior to the workshop.

    A Zoom meeting link will be provided by the instructor.

    All attendees must use a microphone and webcam (unless this is not possible due to medical reasons).

    Instructor
    David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With over 30 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United States in geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and fluvial geomorphology (including a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland), David has a diverse background that is well suited to developing innovative solutions to spatial problems. He is a regular supporter of and provider of GIS professional development activities and training, typically as part of his GISPD.com initiative.


    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    Description
    This workshop is the second of a pair of workshops related to the development of ArcGIS Pro Python tools and processes and focuses on extending the capabilities of ArcGIS Pro via standalone scripts and tools that can operate within ArcGIS Pro or externally. Three primary topics will be covered: (1) ArcGIS Pro Python overview; (2) developing and running Python scripts; and (3) creating and using geoprocessing tools (Script Tools and Python Toolboxes). JetBrains PyCharm Community Edition will be used for coding demonstrations.

    Intended Audience
    GIS professionals familiar with ArcGIS Pro and wishing to use Python to develop GIS tools and processes.

    Prerequisite Requirement
    Anyone wishing to attend this workshop must also attend the first workshop in the pair, entitled "Introduction to Python Programming," which covers the main Python capabilities relevant to ArcGIS Pro tools and processes development. Exceptions to this requirement will only be made if the instructor is satisfied that your level of Python experience is strong enough that the introductory workshop is not necessary. Please contact the instructor to discuss your situation, if required.

    Format and Technical Requirements
    The workshop will consist of a balance between lecture material and demonstrations. Instructions for setting up the required software will be provided prior to the workshop.

    A Zoom meeting link will be provided by the instructor.

    All attendees must use a microphone and webcam (unless this is not possible due to medical reasons).

    Instructor
    David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With over 30 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United States in geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and fluvial geomorphology (including a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland), David has a diverse background that is well suited to developing innovative solutions to spatial problems. He is a regular supporter of and provider of GIS professional development activities and training, typically as part of his GISPD.com initiative.


    • 28 Jun 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    Description
    TypeScript is a variant of JavaScript developed by Microsoft to add optional static typing along with a variety of other helpful features and benefits, benefits which have proven so valuable that TypeScript is widely popular within Esri and, as a result, has been used to write almost all of the code underlying Version 4.x of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. As with JavaScript, developers write TypeScript code in any editor, but, in contrast to JavaScript, they then compile the code to create JavaScript files that can be used anywhere normal JavaScript files can be used. It is this compilation step that is central to the ability of TypeScript to offer its features and benefits, including providing development support, such as error checking and intellisense, that isn't otherwise available to the JavaScript developer. The use of TypeScript is optional, but highly recommended, for developing standalone ArcGIS JavaScript applications, and is required for Experience Builder widget development.

    The purpose of this workshop is to help attendees get started with TypeScript and Version 4.x of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. The workshop will cover five topics: (1) an introduction to TypeScript; (2) core TypeScript concepts; (3) TypeScript application development setup; (4) ArcGIS API for JavaScript (4.x) TypeScript development; and (5) conversion of existing ArcGIS API for JavaScript (4.x) application code to TypeScript. Visual Studio Code, a rich, powerful, and free Integrated Development Environment (IDE), will be used for all coding activities.

    Intended Audience
    GIS professionals familiar with developing ArcGIS applications, ideally using Version 4.x of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and wishing to take advantage of TypeScript.

    Prerequisite Requirement
    Anyone wishing to attend this workshop must also attend the associated workshop "Getting Started with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.x" workshop. An exception to this requirement will be made only if the instructor is satisfied that your level of experience with JavaScript and Version 4.x of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is such that attending the initial workshop is not necessary. If required, please contact the instructor to discuss your situation and/or request a waiver.

    Format and Technical Requirements
    The workshop will consist of a balance between lecture material and demonstrations. Instructions for setting up the required software will be provided prior to the workshop.

    A Zoom meeting link will be provided by the instructor.

    All attendees must use a microphone and webcam (unless this is not possible due to medical reasons).

    Instructor
    David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With over 30 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United States in geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and fluvial geomorphology (including a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland), David has a diverse background that is well suited to developing innovative solutions to spatial problems. He is a regular supporter of and provider of GIS professional development activities and training, typically as part of his GISPD.com initiative.


    • 12 Jul 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Tin Roof - 401 G St, San Diego
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    You are cordially invited to attend the NWGIS User Group meetup event during the 2022 Esri International User Conference (Esri UC)!

    The NWGIS User Group meetup event is a great opportunity to network with other GIS professionals from the Pacific Northwest while enjoying hosted beverages and munchies. There is no need to register, your Esri UC badge will be your pass into this event! For the second time, the NWGIS User Group will be hosting the meetup event at Tin Roof in downtown San Diego. Tin Roof is only 6 blocks north of the Esri UC and sits in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gas Lamp district.

    Visit the event sponsors’ booths at the conference for additional information and drink tickets. One drink ticket per attendee will be provided at the door upon presentation of your conference badge while supplies last but visit your favorite sponsors for more tickets!

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!

    All sponsorship proceeds are used to help pay for the facility, appetizers, and beverages at the meetup event. The earlier you reserve your sponsorship, the earlier you will get advertising as your name and logo will be added to the NWGIS website and to each email that goes out. Raffle items will also be accepted and of course, you will receive more recognition when you provide a raffle item! This announcement will be made numerous times on our NWGIS website, LinkedIn group, and Instagram page.

    GOLD: $600

    What you get: your company’s logo on the NWGIS website, 2 minutes on stage to present your company, 20 extra drink tickets to hand out*, a copy of the meetup event attendee list, and a big THANK YOU for supporting the NWGIS User Group!

    SILVER: $300

    What you get: your company’s logo on the NWGIS website, 30 seconds on stage to present your company, 10 extra drink tickets to hand out*, a copy of the NWGIS meetup event attendee list, and a big THANK YOU for supporting the NWGIS User Group!

    *Note: The extra drink tickets are to encourage people to visit your booth or find you out at the event. Sponsors can also purchase additional drink tickets in bundles of 10 tickets for $100. The additional tickets must be purchased by June 1, 2022.

    If you have questions regarding the sponsorship opportunities described and/or you are interested in donating raffle items please contact Jesse Manley (jesse.manley@clark.wa.gov) or Ruth Bunch (gis2assist@gmail.com).


    • 2 Oct 2022
    • (MDT)
    • 6 Oct 2022
    • (MDT)
    • Boise, Idaho

    NWGIS is teaming up with Northern Rockies URISA and URISA International to bring GIS-Pro back to the Pacific Northwest. 

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