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2014 Technical Session

 
November 17 - 18
Best Western Grantree Inn
1325 North 7th Ave ~ Bozeman 

 
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Prices:

For MAGIP Members

  • $50 Per Half Day Workshop
  • $300 for the Two Day Python Workshop

 For Non-members

  • $100 Per Half Day Workshop
  • $600 for the Two Day Python Workshop

Workshop Only Format:

The Tech Session will include half day hands-on workshops and a 2-day Python workshop. 

No presentation track or lunch will be included in the Tech Session this year. Refreshments will be provided during the breaks.

Lodging:

The Best Western GranTree Inn is offering guest rooms at $89.00 per night for attendees. 

Call 800-624-5865 and reference MAGIP Tech Session. 

The block of rooms will be held until October 23.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made prior to October 31, 2014 will receive a full refund. Cancellations on or after October 31, 2014 will not be eligible for a refund. 

 

Workshops

 Monday, November 17

       

 Workshop Title

Length 

 Time

Rate

(Member /Non-Member)

Web Mapping using OpenGeo - CANCELLED

 1/2 day

 8:00 AM - Noon

 $50 / $100

Image based classification using the RMRS Raster Utility toolbar: focus on workflow - CANCELLED

 1/2 day

 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 $50 / $100

ArcGIS Pro: An Introduction

 1/2 day

 8:00 AM - Noon

 $50 / $100 

Creating Story Maps & Open Data Sites Using ArcGIS Online        

 1/2 day

 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 $50 / $100

Programming ArcGIS with Python - Day 1

  2 days

 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

 $300 / $600


Tuesday, November 18

 Workshop Title

 Length 

Time

Rate

(Member/Non-Member)

Collector, ArcPad & TerraFlex Capabilities & Workflows – Session A - CANCELLED

 1/2 day

 8:00 AM -  Noon

 $50 / $100

Collector, ArcPad & TerraFlex Capabilities & Workflows – Session B - CANCELLED

 1/2 day

 1:30 PM -  5:30 PM

 $50 / $100

Leveraging the Power of your ArcGIS Online Subscription

 1/2 day

  8:00 AM - Noon

 $50 / $100

ArcGIS Online "Unconference"
 1/2 day  1:30 PM -  5:30 PM

 $50 / $100

Programming ArcGIS with Python - Day 2
 2 days
 8:00 AM -  5:30 PM  



Workshop Abstracts

 

Web Mapping using OpenGeo - CANCELLED

Date/Time: Monday, November 17, 8 AM - Noon
Cost:
$50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab, laptops will be provided and maximum enrollment is 18 participants
Instructor: Miles Walker, Montana Department of Transportation

Open Source GIS software provides many advantages to proprietary alternatives in terms of software licenses, restrictions in use, interoperability, extensibility, ease of use, and performance. This workshop will introduce users to the OpenGeo Suite: PostGIS, GeoServer, GeoWebCache, GeoExplorer, OpenLayers, & QGIS. More focus will be on the ‘web’ technologies, specifically GeoServer & OpenLayers. GeoServer is an OGC compliant web server that provides standardized geospatial web services for a multitude of data sources. Open Layers is a JavaScript library for building web applications. The session be based upon the Introduction to OpenGeo Suite Workshop. You can Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) with the Suite installed. There will be laptops available.

Miles Wacker, GISP is a Geospatial Systems Analyst at the Montana Department of Transportation. Miles has over nine years of GIS experience in the public and private sectors. His experience relates to GIS through application development, database administration, data development, cartography, and GPS.  Miles utilizes open source technologies for mobile and web applications.


Image based classification using the RMRS Raster Utility toolbar: focus on workflow - CANCELLED

Date/Time: Monday, November 17, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost:
$50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab, laptops will be provided and maximum enrollment is 18 participants
Instructor:
John Hogland & Rob Ahl from US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

In this workshop we use the RMRS Raster Utility toolbar to create a life form classification from remotely sensed imagery and elevation datasets. Topics covered in the workshop include raster processing, sampling, classification, and model development and interpretation. Although the workshop is based on predefined datasets and suggested workflow that includes an easy to follow tutorial, participants are invited to bring their own datasets and relevant projects of interest to explore collaboratively. For more information about the RMRS Raster Utility toolbar please visit our web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/raster-utility/.

John Hogland is a Biological Scientist with the US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. With over 16 years of GIS, remote sensing, statistical, and spatial modeling experience, his current research focuses on quantifying forest characteristics across broad landscapes at fine spatial resolutions, developing new methodologies and applications that integrate machine learning and statistics modeling concepts with GIS, and creating streamlined data processing techniques.

Doctor Robert Ahl is remote sensing analyst with RedCastle Resources and works in the USDA Forest Service Northern Region Geospatial Group on a wide range of resource mapping projects. He has been involved in biological, geochemical, and biophysical research and monitoring work around Montana for twenty two years.Over the past seven years his work has been focused on the field, and technical aspects of vegetation mapping.
 

ArcGIS Pro: An Introduction

Date/Time: Monday, November 17, 8 AM - Noon
Cost:
$50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab, bring your own laptop and maximum enrollment is 18 participants
Instructor:
Scott Moore, Esri

The next release of ArcGIS for Desktop will include ArcGIS Pro. This will be a new desktop application for 2D/3D mapping, editing, visualization, and spatial analysis. This workshop will introduce what's coming in this new and exciting desktop application.

The workshop will consist of a combination of presentation, demonstration, and hands-on exercises.

 Prerequisites:

Attendees need to bring their own laptop with at least 8GB of ram and have the software running (in offline mode) before the class.

Download and install ArcGIS Pro (currently pre-release) from my.esri.com.

Make sure you have a supported Operating System: http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/arcgis-pro-system-requirements.htm

ArcGIS Pro requires an ArcGIS Online organizational account to start the application.

Test the software using an offline license (i.e., computer not on the internet).  Start the application and goto Project --> Licensing and check "Authorize ArcGIS Pro to work offline"

Bring MXDs and data to import into ArcGIS Pro.

Optionally, have ArcGIS for Desktop 10x installed.

Scott Moore is a Solutions Engineer with ESRI and currently works in the Olympia regional office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography with a focus on GIS from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1998.  Prior to joining ESRI, he was a Senior GIS Analyst and GIS Manager for the City of Chandler, Arizona.

Creating Story Maps and Open Data sites, using ArcGIS Online

Date/Time: Monday, November 17, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost:
$50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab,
bring your own laptop and maximum enrollment is 18 participants
Instructor:
Scott Moore, Esri

This workshop will consist of two parts:

In the first part, you will learn how to use Esri's highly popular storytelling apps to tell your own stories. This session will outline some basic principles of storytelling and show you how to choose a format and build, edit, and publish your story.

Time will be allocated for you to create your own Story Map.

The second part of this workshop will provide an introduction to ArcGIS for Open Data.
Government agencies and many organizations increasingly seek to make their information more discoverable and accessible to citizens. Through recent mandates, as well as organizational aspirations, open data is on the verge of broad emergence and adoption. Esri provides trusted tools for hosting and analyzing data, and it is now possible to easily publish this authoritative data to the open community. This workshop will show you how to easily set up and share open data without changing your existing data management workflows. You will learn about the best practices for sharing data with citizens, businesses, and developers that drives adoption and community around your public services.
Time will be allocated for you to create your own open data site.

Prerequisites:

Attendees need to bring their own laptop.

Have a named user account in an ArcGIS Online subscription (and not a Public account).

For StoryMaps: this account needs to be at least at a Publisher level.

For Open Data: this account needs to be at least at an Administrator level, or a custom role configured for Open Data.

Have the latest version of Internet Explorer AND (Chrome OR Firefox) installed. Chrome or Firefox will suffice without Internet Explorer.

Ideas and content (photos, titles, and descriptions) for a story map.

Scott Moore is a Solutions Engineer with ESRI and currently works in the Olympia regional office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography with a focus on GIS from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1998.  Prior to joining ESRI, he was a Senior GIS Analyst and GIS Manager for the City of Chandler, Arizona.


Programming ArcGIS with Python - 2 day workshop

Date/Time: Monday & Tuesday, November 17 & 18, 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost:
$300 (members) / $600 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab, laptops will be provided and maximum enrollment is 18 participants
Instructor:
Eric Pimpler, Geospatial Training Services

ESRI has adopted Python as its primary scripting language for the ArcGIS platform. Python can now be used to create labeling expressions, in the Field Calculator, administer SDE, create custom add-ins, and more. This is making it more and more critical for ArcGIS users to learn Python.

This two day class will introduce students to the fundamentals of the Python scripting language, how to access basic ArcGIS geoprocessing functions using a python script and how to create simple python scripts using IDLE.

Topics include: Fundamentals of the Python Language for ArcGIS; Writing Basic Geoprocessing Scripts with ArcPy; Managing Map Documents and Layers; Finding and Fixing Broken Data Links; Automating Map Production and Printing; Executing Geoprocessing Tools from Scripts; Creating Custom Geoprocessing Tools; Querying and Selecting Data; Using the Arcpy Data Access Module to Select, Insert, and Update Geographic Data and Tables; Listing and Describing GIS Data; Customizing the ArcGIS Interface with Add-Ins; Error Handling and Troubleshooting; Automating Python Scripts; 5 Things Every GIS Programmer Should Know How to Do with Python.

The workshop is based on the book, Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook.  In addition to all the workshop materials, each student will also receive a copy of the book and lifetime access to all the course content over the web.  All lectures for the workshop have been pre-recorded so that you can review concepts whenever needed after the workshop.

Eric Pimpler 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, Open Source technology.  Currently Eric focuses on ArcGIS scripting with Python, and the development of custom ArcGIS Server web and mobile applications using JavaScript. 


Comparing Collector, ArcPad & TerraFlex Capabilities & Workflows – Session A - CANCELLED

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18, 8 AM - Noon
Cost:
$50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab, laptops will be provided and maximum enrollment is 18 participants
Instructor:
Jackson Beighle & Alison Walker from Electronic Data Solutions

The morning session will focus on using Esri ArcPad with Trimble Positions to collect high accuracy GPS data.  Attendees will learn how to improve positional accuracy through post processing and connecting to real time correction sources in the field.  We will discuss several common field devices and how they perform in various GPS conditions.  A hands-on field session will show how to monitor and improve GPS performance in the field.  Learn about the similarities and differences of Trimble Positions and Pathfinder Office for post processing.       

Jackson Beighle is a GPS/GIS Specialist at Electronic Data Solutions (2006 to present).   He received his undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Montana in 1994.  In 1996, he completed his graduate degree at Oregon State University with an emphasis in GIS and remote sensing.  Jackson has over 18 years of sales experience in the geospatial industry and has worked with a wide range of customers in public safety, natural resources and utilities.  His current focus is hardware and software solutions for field data collection and mobile GIS applications.

Alison Walker graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman with a degree in Geography in 2006 and has worked with Electronic Data Solutions since that time doing sales and technical support.   She has been a Trimble Certified Trainer since 2010 and has developed ArcPad training classes, ArcGIS Online training classes as well as implemented alternate training online.  She currently works as the GPS/GIS Technical Services Manager overseeing technical support, repair service and training.

Comparing Collector, ArcPad & TerraFlex Capabilities & Workflows – Session B - CANCELLED

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost:
$50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab, laptops will be provided and maximum enrollment is 18 participants
Instructor: Jackson Beighle & Alison Walker from Electronic Data Solutions

The afternoon session will include hands-on exercises using smartphones and tablets for data collection using Trimble’s TerraFlex software and data maintenance using Esri’s Collector App.  You have mapped your assets with high accuracy GPS equipment, but now you need additional, less accurate field work without a huge investment in high-priced equipment.  Come get experience with these two options and see for yourself how they compare.  Understand the differences in workflows, hardware requirements, and cost, and discuss which software might be best-suited to your application.  Bring your smartphone or tablet to participate.

Jackson Beighle is a GPS/GIS Specialist at Electronic Data Solutions (2006 to present).   He received his undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Montana in 1994.  In 1996, he completed his graduate degree at Oregon State University with an emphasis in GIS and remote sensing.  Jackson has over 18 years of sales experience in the geospatial industry and has worked with a wide range of customers in public safety, natural resources and utilities.  His current focus is hardware and software solutions for field data collection and mobile GIS applications.

Alison Walker graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman with a degree in Geography in 2006 and has worked with Electronic Data Solutions since that time doing sales and technical support.   She has been a Trimble Certified Trainer since 2010 and has developed ArcPad training classes, ArcGIS Online training classes as well as implemented alternate training online.  She currently works as the GPS/GIS Technical Services Manager overseeing technical support, repair service and training.

 

Leveraging the Power of your ArcGIS Online subscription

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18, 8 AM - Noon
Cost:
$50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab, bring your own laptop and maximum enrollment is 18 participants
Instructor:
Scott Moore, Esri

This workshop will consist of five hands-on, self-paced exercises which demonstrate how to leverage the power of your ArcGIS Online subscription. Each exercise is self-contained, so attendees can select which exercises to do, and in which order. Data will be provided for the exercises.

The exercises are:

Exercise 1 – The ArcGIS Online Map Viewer
Exercise 2 – ArcGIS Application Templates
Exercise 3 – Working with Ready-to-use Services
Exercise 4 – Esri Maps for Office Workflows
Exercise 5 – Collecting and Monitoring Field Assets with ArcGIS Collector and ArcGIS Operations Dashboard.

Prerequisites:

Attendees need to bring their own laptop.

Have a named user account in an ArcGIS Online subscription (and not a Public account). This account needs to be at least at a Publisher level.

Have the latest version of Internet Explorer AND (Chrome OR Firefox) installed. Chrome or Firefox will suffice without Internet Explorer.

For exercises 2:

Have ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 installed

For exercise 4:

Have Microsoft Office 2013 or 2010 installed

Have Esri Maps for Office installed (http://doc.arcgis.com/en/maps-for-office/ )

For exercise 5:

Have ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 installed

Have a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android) with ArcGIS Collector installed on your smartphone of tablet (http://doc.arcgis.com/en/collector/ )

Have Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS installed on your laptop (http://doc.arcgis.com/en/operations-dashboard/ )

Scott Moore is a Solutions Engineer with ESRI and currently works in the Olympia regional office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography with a focus on GIS from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1998.  Prior to joining ESRI, he was a Senior GIS Analyst and GIS Manager for the City of Chandler, Arizona.

 

ArcGIS Online "Unconference"

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost:
$50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: M
aximum enrollment is 18 participants
Instructor:
Scott Moore, Esri

The ArcGIS Online "unconference" workshop is designed for attendees who have an ArcGIS Online subscription and who want to participate in discussions on best practices for:

·         Implementing an ArcGIS Online subscription

·         Managing an ArcGIS Online subscription

·         Using ArcGIS Online to provide maps and apps for your customers

·         Providing access to your GIS data on any device

·         Enabling self-service mapping using your authoritative GIS data

The format will be an open schedule grid, which allows all attendees the opportunity to suggest session topics (related to ArcGIS Online) at the beginning of the workshop. The topics to be covered will be voted on at the beginning of the workshop. Although the workshop will not be hands-on, we will make sure that, where appropriate, the selected topics are both discussed and demonstrated.

Prerequisites: None

Scott Moore is a Solutions Engineer with ESRI and currently works in the Olympia regional office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography with a focus on GIS from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1998.  Prior to joining ESRI, he was a Senior GIS Analyst and GIS Manager for the City of Chandler, Arizona.



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