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2015 Technical Session

with the
Montana Association of Planners
  Fairmont Hot Springs, Montana 
 
 
September 28 - October 2
 
 
Agenda
 
Monday, September 28 - Wednesday, September 30
2015 Montana Association of Planners (MAP) Conference
 
 
Wednesday, September 30 - Friday, October 2
2015 MAGIP Technical Session Workshops
 
 
MAGIP Member - Registration is Closed
If you are a MAP member and have a discount registration code
please use the MAGIP Member registration link above.  

(Not a member -Registration is Closed)
 
Prices:

For MAGIP Tech Session Workshop / MAP Conference Attendees

  • $195 for the MAP Conference (Register for workshops first to receive the code for the discount)

For MAGIP Tech Session Workshops - MAGIP Members and MAP Members

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

For MAGIP Tech Session Workshops - Non-members

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

 

Equipment:
Please, bring your own device if possible. There will be a limited number of laptops and tablets available for the Hands-on Workshops. 

Workshop Only Format:
The Tech Session will include half day hands-on workshops and a 2-day workshop. 

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

Lodging:
MAGIP has a block of rooms set aside for the conference at Fairmont Hot Springs.  Cost is $88 per night and $105 on Friday night.

Call (800) 332-3272 or (406) 797-3241 and reference MAGIP Tech Session or visit there web site: https://reservations.fairmontmontana.com/vRes/Custom/GroupLogin.aspx

Group ID: 16421

Password: 37002110

The block of rooms will be held until noon on Sunday, August 30.

Cancellation Policy:                                                                                                                 

Cancellations made prior to August 30, 2015 will receive a full refund.

Cancellations on or after August 31, 2015 will not be eligible for a refund. 

Email us with questions/concerns.

 

Workshops

 Wednesday, September 30

 Workshop Title

Length 

 Time

Rate

(Member /Non-Member)

Montana Natural Heritage Program:

Data Resources for Planners

Instructors: Allan Cox, Karen Coleman

  1/2 day

 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 $50 / $100

CANCELLED

Geodesign with ArcGIS Online

Instructors: Ken Wall, Kyle Balke

 1/2 day

 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 $50 / $100


Thursday, October 1

 Workshop Title

 Length 

Time

Rate

(Member/Non-Member)

Introduction to Esri Maps for Office    

Instructors: Ken Wall, Kyle Balke

 1/2 day

 8:00 AM -  Noon

 $50 / $100

Making and Using Esri Storymaps

Instructors: Ken Wall, Kyle Balke

 1/2 day

 1:30 PM -  5:30 PM

 $50 / $100

Two-day Workshop (Day 1) 

Advanced ArcGIS Programming

with Python

Instructor: Eric Pimpler,

Geospatial Training Services 

2 days

 8:00 AM -  5:30 PM

 $300 / $600

 

Friday, October 2

 

Workshop Title

 Length 

Time

Rate

(Member/Non-Member)

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS:            

JavaScript Apps Made Easy

Instructor: Esri

 1/2 day

 8:00 AM -  Noon

 $50 / $100

Intermediate Collector for ArcGIS

Instructor: Esri

 

 1/2 day

 1:30 PM -  5:30 PM

 $50 / $100

Two-day Workshop (Day 2) 

Advanced ArcGIS Programming

with Python

Instructor: Eric Pimpler,

Geospatial Training Services

 

2 days

  8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

 $300 / $600


 

Workshop Abstracts

 

Geodesign with ArcGIS Online

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 30, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost: $50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab. Maximum enrollment is 18 participants. 
Instructors: Ken Wall and Kyle Balke, Geodata Services
 

This workshop will introduce Montana planners, GIS analysts and interested citizens to practical tools for geodesign and planning  We will focus on ArcGIS Online based tools specifically targeted at local government planners in Montana.  We will demonstrate applications in GeoPlanner, Community & Business Analyst Online, and CommunityViz,  Participants will be doing a hands-on exercise creating a suitability model with the Landscape Modeler, followed by a simulated collaborative planning meeting with participants using laptops and tablet devices to create scenarios and compare them to measure consensus.

Bring your own laptop if possible. A limited number will be available to borrow. 

Montana Natural Heritage Program:  Data Resources for Planners CANCELLED

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 30, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost: $50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Presentation only. No laptop needed. Maximum enrollment is 20 participants
Instructors: Karen Coleman and Allan Cox, Montana Natural Heritage Program

The Montana Natural Heritage Program (MTNHP) was established by the Montana State Legislature in 1983 and charged with statutory responsibility for the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of information documenting Montana's flora, fauna, and biological communities.  In order to track the distribution of species, MTNHP has developed databases containing over 1.6 million animal observations and 76,000 plant observations.  This information is used to create Species Occurrence areas that are used in environmental review processes.  Planners can access this information in a variety of ways, including submitting a request or visiting our web site.  Other supporting information can also be found on our web site, including descriptive information on species and ecological systems, mapped wetland and riparian areas, statewide landcover mapping, land management information, and georeferenced photos.  This workshop will provide training on the resources available through MTNHP, including our flagship web applications: the Montana Field Guide, MapViewer, Species of Concern Reports, and our newest application, the Species Snapshot. 

   

Introduction to Esri Maps for Office

Date/Time: Thursday, October 1, 8 AM - Noon
Cost: $50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab. Maximum enrollment is 18 participants. 
Instructors: Ken Wall and Kyle Balke, Geodata Services

This hands-on exercise will get you started using the Esri maps for office tools in Excel and Powerpoint.  If you haven’t seen these tools, or you worked with them prior to this summer, you are in for surprise.  This has become one of the most powerful ways we have seen to create, access and share ArcGIS content while working in the familiar tools in Microsoft Office.  You will learn the basics of geocoding addresses and other geographies and mapping your Excel data.  With a few clicks you can visualize your data, create clusters and heat maps, and much more. You will learn how to access the core set of analysis tools for drive time analysis and buffers and pull up infographics for demographic and economic analysis or geoenrich your own data.  You will also learn how to mash-up data and consume the vast amount of web services and maps that users and agencies have created, all without leaving Excel.

This tool is the most powerful way for spreadsheet users to share their maps as web services, while updating them directly in Excel.  We will also demonstrate ways to use the native tools in Excel to enhance your map with graphs and charts and pivot tables.  If you are new to GIS and the software appears to be overwhelming, this is the workshop for you, particularly if you regularly use spreadsheets  This may be the only mapping tool you need.

For more information see http://doc.arcgis.com/en/maps-for-office/

Laptops will be provided.

If you will be using your own computer it must have:
    • Microsoft Office Excel or PowerPoint 2010 or 2013
    • Windows version 7 or 8
    • Esri Maps for Office extension (32-bit or 64-bit that matches your OS)
    • JavaScript
    • Internet Explorer version 9 or later

 

Making and Using Esri Storymaps

Date/Time: Thursday, October 1, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost: $50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab. Maximum enrollment is 18 participants.
Instructors: Ken Wall and Kyle Balke, Geodata Services
 

Everybody has interesting stories to tell.  Join us for some fun and learn how to make your own storymap in this four hour workshop.  You don’t need to be a GIS expert to make storymaps, several  5th to 7th  graders in Montana schools have made them.  This workshop is designed for beginners, but GIS analysts will also learn a few tips and best practices.  You will be exposed to several examples of how storymaps can help in marketing, education, and briefing your colleagues, in addition to documenting your latest family vacation or community project.  In hands on exercises you will build an Esri ArcGIS Online map series story map allowing you to share web maps, photos, video, web sites and other applications via tabs, bullets or side panels.  You will also build and share a Tour Story Map.

For more information see http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/

Bring your own laptop if possible. A limited number will be available to borrow. 

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: Javascript Apps Made Easy

Date/Time: Friday, October 2, 8 AM - Noon
Cost: $50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab. Maximum enrollment is 18 participants. 
Instructor: Scott Moore, Esri

Workshop Description:
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.

Bring your own laptop if possible. A limited number will be available to borrow. 


Intermediate Collector for ArcGIS

Date/Time: Friday, October 2, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost: $50 (members) / $100 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab. Maximum enrollment is 18 participants. 
Instructor: Scott Moore, Esri

Learn to put your Collector for ArcGIS application to use quickly and effectively. This app is included with all ArcGIS Online organization subscriptions. Esri staff will step through mobile GIS workflows supported by this app. Participants must bring their own Android OS
or iOS devices for hands on learning. Collector for ArcGIS improves your productivity with intuitive data collection whether your device is connected to the internet or not. We will touch on other available applications and tools available through ArcGIS Online.

  • Capture, update, and report spatial and tabular information directly from your Android or Apple device.
  • Plan routes and get directions
  • Improve your data quality with data-driven forms
  • Capture photos and video
  • Integrate information into your organization’s GIS
  • Configure the app to fit your organization’s workflow

This workshop requires both a laptop and a mobile device.  Bring your own laptop if possible. A limited number will be available to borrow. Participants must bring their own Android OS
or iOS devices for hands on learning.


Advanced ArcGIS Programming with Python

 

Date/Time: Thursday, October 1 - Friday, October 2, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: $300 (members) / $600 (non-members)
Format: Hands-on lab. Maximum enrollment is 18 participants.   
Instructor: Eric Pimpler, Geospatial Training Services

 

Advanced ArcGIS Programming with Python is the logical continuation class for our Programming ArcGIS with Python Workshop. This advanced class is designed for intermediate level Python programmers looking to take their geoprocessing script development to the next level with ArcGIS.

 

In this more advanced class you will learn techniques that will take your Python skills with ArGIS to the next level.  In Module 1 we'll start with a detailed look at how you can customize the ArcGIS for Desktop interface using Add-Ins and TkInter.  Most customization of the ArcGIS for Desktop interface has been done with .NET in the past, but the new Add-In functionality combined with TkInter gives programmers some great options for interface development with Python.

 

We'll then explore some advanced Arcpy Data Access techniques including converting a feature class to a csv file, merging polylines, work with edit sessions, and much more.  In Module 3 you'll laern advanced Arcpy Mapping features including using DataDrivePages for creating map books, publishing geoprocessing services to ArcGIS Server, generating reports, and more.

 

Python Toolboxes provide a way of creating custom ArcToolbox functionality that can be shared with others in your organization.  In Module 4 you'll learn how to create a Python Toolbox, use the Python Toolbox Template to create toolboxes, get and set parameters, edit toolboxes, and document your tools.

 

In Modules 6, 7 and 8 we'll examine how you can use Python to administer other ArcGIS products as well as the geodatabase.  In Module 6 you'll learn how to programmatically manage your ArcGIS Online content using Python scripts.  Module 7 covers the topic of adminstering ArcGIS for Server using the ArcGIS Server Administrator API and API.  You'll learn how to convert a web map to a map document file, create and delete map services, get a list of map services, create, analyze, and publish MSD files, and more.

 

Finally, in Module 9 we'll take a look at some miscellaneous topics including working with multi-value inputs, validating table and field names, using geoprocessing services, getting and setting environment variables, mapping input fields to output fields, and working with licenses and extensions.

Bring your own laptop if possible. A limited number will be available to borrow. 


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