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Workshop Descriptions

Tuesday, 8am – 5pm

Cost: $300 for ArcGIS Pro Basics. $400 for both ArcGIS Pro Basics and ArcGIS Pro Basics 2.

Presenter: Tripp Corbin, Geospatial Training Services, LLC

ArcGIS Pro is Esri’s newest desktop GIS application with powerful tools for visualizing, maintaining, and analyzing data. ArcGIS Pro makes use of the modern ribbon interface and 64-bit processing to increase the speed and efficiency of using GIS. It allows users to create amazing maps in both 2D and 3D quickly and easily.

This 1-day course will teach both existing ArcGIS for Desktop users and those new to GIS how they can use ArcGIS Pro to create 2D maps, manage projects, and create layouts using ArcGIS Pro. Students will learn terminology associated with ArcGIS Pro and GIS in general.

Topics Covered:

  • Introducing ArcGIS Pro & the Ribbon interface
  • Creating and managing ArcGIS Pro projects
  • Creating 2D
  • Creating printable map layouts

Prerequisites and requirements:

This is a beginner level course. No previous GIS Experience is required though a strong understanding of file access and management in Windows is encouraged. 

Students will need to bring their own computer and be assigned an ArcGIS Pro license from their organization prior to class which can be accessed from the web. This should be verified prior to the start of class.

Course Materials:


Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP is Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for Geospatial Training Services, LLC. He is an award winning certified trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing surveying, mapping and GIS projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software packages including Esri, Autodesk, Leica and Trimble products. Tripp was the primary author of several of our GIS courses including: Using AutoCAD data in ArcGIS class,  ArcGIS Desktop Associate Exam Prep, ArcGIS 10: What’s New and assisted in the development of our ArcGIS Server Basics class. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the GITA Southeast Chapter and a past board member of URISA International and the Georgia URISA Chapter. Tripp holds many certifications including GIS Certified Professional, ArcGIS Desktop Associate & Professional, ArcGIS Enterprise System Design Associate, CompTia Certified Technical Trainer, Microsoft Certified Professional, URISA Workshop Instructor and Certified Floodplain Manager. Before Esri shut down their certified training program at the end of 2014, Tripp was an Esri authorized and certified trainer for over 10 years.

 

Building Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications

Tuesday, 8am – 5pm

Cost: $200

Presenter: Eric Pimpler, Geospatial Training Services, LLC

Mobile application development has reached a fever pitch, and if your organization doesn’t have a mobile app… well then you’re behind the times, right? Not really, but there are an ever-increasing number of mobile applications being developed, particularly for GIS applications.

Mobile applications are applications that run on mobile devices such as your handheld phone handset, your tablet, or some other widget that is considered a mobile device. Mobile applications aren’t so different from regular applications – except they run on exotic operating platforms like Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, HP’s WebOS, Microsoft’s Window 7 Phone, or the BlackBerry platform… and there are certainly others out there. With such a wide variety of platforms there comes a wide variety of language support and capabilities – each with their own unique quirks and challenges.

This course will teach you how to build high performance, attractive mobile applications using the lightweight, browser based ArcGIS Server JavaScript API using JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and PhoneGap.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to ArcGIS Server for Developer

  • Introduction to Dojo for ArcGIS Server Development

  • Introduction to the ArcGIS Server API for JavaScript

  • Mobile ArcGIS Server Development

  • jQuery Mobile for Mobile User Interface Development

  • Using JavaScript with jQuery Mobile

  • Mobile Application Installation and Offline Access

  • PhoneGap Fundamentals


    Eric Pimpler, M.A.G, GISP is the founder of Geospatial Training Services, LLC, an eGIS Associates partner. Eric has over 16 years of experience in the design, development, implementation, management, and training of GIS applications built upon the full suite of world-leading technology from ESRI, Open Source and Google Earth/Maps technology. Currently he focuses on the development of custom applications and training solutions using these technologies. Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Texas A&M University and a Master's of Applied Geography degree with a concentration in GIS from Texas State University. 

Using Esri Collector and Trimble TerraFlex for GNSS Mapping in a GIS Workflow

Tuesday, 8am – noon

Cost: $80

Presenter: Jackson Beighle, Frontier Precision, Inc.  

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 GNSS data in the field using smart devices combined with high accuracy Bluetooth GNSS devices in a disconnected environment.

  • Synchronize to the cloud and examine field data.

  • Integrate field data back into the geodatabase.

At the end of this workshop students can expect to be comfortable with the entire office to field workflow using Trimble TerraFlex and ESRI Collector. If you plan to bring your own smart device for the class please make sure the latest version of Esri Collector and Trimble TerraFlex are installed. We will be providing each student with temporary logins to use throughout the workshop.

Jackson Beighle is a Geospatial Sales Rep at Frontier Precision where he has worked since July of 2016. Before moving over to Frontier, he spent the past 10 years under a similar role at Electronic Data Solutions. Jackson received his undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Montana in 1994. In 1996, he completed his graduate studies at Oregon State University with an emphasis in GIS and remote sensing. For the past 20 years, Jackson has worked with a wide range of GIS customers in the areas of public safety, natural resources, and utilities. His current focus is hardware and software solutions for geospatial data collection. Jackson resides in Missoula with his wife Traci and 3 sons. 


Hacker Lab

Tuesday, 8am – noon

Cost: $80

Presenter: Esri GeoDev Meetup team, Amy Niessen and Jim Barry

The HackerLab is a four-hour, hands-on, strategically guided lab for developers that will cover how to build map apps with ArcGIS Online, APIs and Services, Open Source, and also with AppStudio for ArcGIS (for native apps).

The tutorials are going to be led by a GeoDev team member, who will give you time to play in between the tutorials. Snacks will be there for you to munch on. This is a BYOM, BYOI, BYOA, and BYOD event: bring your own machine (seriously, we don't have any extras), ideas, apps and data. Yeah. Oh and here is a list of the required materials:

1. Computer

2. GitHub account

3. Git installed and configured

4. Text editor

5. ArcGIS for Developers or ArcGIS Organization account

8:00AM - 12:00PM - HackerLab (We get started promptly at 8:00AM!)

WE REPEAT: Bring your own machine! We will not have any extras for use.


Enabling Drone Technology and UAS for the GIS Professional

Tuesday, 1pm – 5pm

Cost: $80

Presenters: Jackson Beighle and Chase Fly, Frontier Precision, Inc.  

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 the Trimble UX5 drone and related software and learn how data from UAS is used in common applications like volumetrics.


Chase Fly has worked with geospatial technology in field data collection for over 8 years. In his current role at Frontier Precision, Chase consults with customers from a range of private and public organizations to optimize their field data collection methods and identify complete solutions including hardware, software, and services to move away from paper-based work flows and into integrated electronic field-to-office systems. He has worked with clients from a range of industries including natural resources, utilities, land management, mining, military, agriculture, vegetation management, forestry, water resources, and more. Chase specializes in geospatial technologies including GNSS, GIS, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  

Chase brings real-world field work experience to his current role from his previous work as a hydrologic technician for the US Forest Service where he managed field crews doing extensive GPS-based field data collection. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography and a Minor in Business Management from Brigham Young University. Chase also holds a Private Pilot License and operates UAS commercially.

Jackson Beighle is a Geospatial Sales Rep at Frontier Precision where he has worked since July of 2016. Before moving over to Frontier, he spent the past 10 years under a similar role at Electronic Data Solutions. Jackson received his undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Montana in 1994. In 1996, he completed his graduate studies at Oregon State University with an emphasis in GIS and remote sensing. For the past 20 years, Jackson has worked with a wide range of GIS customers in the areas of public safety, natural resources, and utilities. His current focus is hardware and software solutions for geospatial data collection. Jackson resides in Missoula with his wife Traci and 3 sons.

Best Practices for ArcGIS Online

Tuesday, 1pm – 5pm

Cost: $80

Presenter:  Shane Clarke, Esri

An ArcGIS Online organizational site facilitates collaboration and easy access to GIS data, maps, and apps across your organization.  This 4-hour, hands on workshop will review the current best practices for aligning your ArcGIS Online organizational site with your business needs and key workflows.   We’ll be reviewing the tools and resources available for administrating an effective ArcGIS Online organizational site as well as diving into a review of some of the nearly 400 ready-to-use, industry specific, maps and apps that have been developed in collaboration with real Esri customers to meet real needs.

Since this is a hands on workshop, you will need the following to get maximum benefit from the workshop:

Please contact Shane Clarke (sclarke@esri.com) if you encounter any issues or have any questions. 

Shane Clarke is a Solution Engineer for the local government team at Esri. Shane has over 25 years of experience in GIS, across multiple markets. The last 10 years have focused on state and local government, helping customers to maximize their investment in location data and the ArcGIS Platform for both employees and citizens.


ArcGIS Pro Basics 2

Friday, 8am – 5pm

Cost: $300 for ArcGIS Pro Basics2. $400 for both ArcGIS Pro Basics and ArcGIS Pro Basics 2.

Presenter: Tripp Corbin

This 1-day course will build on the skills learned in the ArcGIS Pro Basics course. It will teach you how to create realistic looking 3D maps with Esri’s newest desktop application. You will also learn how to edit data using ArcGIS Pro and methods for sharing your work.

Topics Covered:

  • Creating 3D Maps

  • Editing Spatial and Attribute data

  • Sharing your work with others

     

    Prerequisites and requirements:

    Some prior experience with ArcGIS Pro is required to take this course. Students should have completed ArcGIS Pro Basics or have similar real world experience. A strong understanding of file access and management in Windows is encouraged. 

    Students will need to bring their own laptop and be assigned an ArcGIS Pro license from their organization prior to class which can be accessed from the web. This should be verified prior to the start of class.

    Course Materials:


Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP is our Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor. He is an award winning certified trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing surveying, mapping and GIS projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software packages including Esri, Autodesk, Leica and Trimble products. Tripp was the primary author of several of our GIS courses including: Using AutoCAD data in ArcGIS class,  ArcGIS Desktop Associate Exam Prep, ArcGIS 10: What’s New and assisted in the development of our ArcGIS Server Basics class. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the GITA Southeast Chapter and a past board member of URISA International and the Georgia URISA Chapter. Tripp holds many certifications including GIS Certified Professional, ArcGIS Desktop Associate & Professional, ArcGIS Enterprise System Design Associate, CompTia Certified Technical Trainer, Microsoft Certified Professional, URISA Workshop Instructor and Certified Floodplain Manager. Before Esri shut down their certified training program at the end of 2014, Tripp was an Esri authorized and certified trainer for over 10 years.  


Supporting a Mobile Workforce with ArcGIS

Friday, 8am – noon

Cost: $80

Instructor:  Shane Clarke, Esri

Learn how to use ArcGIS apps to help plan, coordinate, run, and monitor field operations.  In this 4 hour, hands on workshop we will construct complete mobile solution workflows using the new Workforce for ArcGIS, along with  Navigator,  Collector, Survey123 and the operations Dashboard to optimize field work.   Attendees need to bring their own laptop and iOS or Android  mobile devices for field data collection exercises along with the necessary licenses.

Since this is a hands on workshop, you will need the following to get maximum benefit from the workshop:

Please contact Shane Clarke(sclarke@esir.com) if you encounter any issues or have any questions.

Shane Clarke is a Solution Engineer for the local government team at Esri. Shane has over 25 years of experience in GIS, across multiple markets. The last 10 years have focused on state and local government, helping customers to maximize their investment in location data and the ArcGIS Platform for both employees and citizens.

SDI- Idaho TIM Framework Datasets

Friday, 8am – noon

Cost: FREE

Instructors: Pam Bond, Keith Weber, Bill Farnsworth and Donna Phillips

This workshop is designed for GIS professionals involved in the creation or maintenance of geospatial data that is being shared with others and specifically those involved with the state’s spatial data infrastructure (SDI) and framework datasets.  This workshop will present SDI from both a national and state perspective, describe The Idaho Map (TIM), the importance of geospatial metadata, and discuss the advantages of deploying web services as a sharing mechanism. The process of identifying specific datasets as statewide authoritative data will also be presented along with information on connecting to and using existing data repositories like Esri’s Open Data, INSIDE Idaho, and Data.gov.

Pam Bond has been working with Idaho Fish and Game since 2007, when she began as a wildlife technician in McCall.  In 2009, she followed her passion for GIS to graduate school at Idaho State University – Boise Center Aerospace Lab where she received her Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science.  In 2011, she accepted a temporary position as a GIS Analyst with Idaho Fish and Game and was subsequently offered a permanent position the following spring after returning from working in Antarctica for 4 months.  Each day brings different projects to her desk ranging from spatial dataset creation and maintenance, satisfying spatial data requests, and creating custom cartographic products and interactive web map applications for IDFG staff and public use.  She is also currently the chair of the Idaho Geospatial Council - Executive Committee.

Bill Farnsworth is the Geospatial Information Officer (GIO) and Customer Relations Manager for the State of Idaho's Office of the CIO. The GIS Service Center coordinates all geospatial information activities for Idaho state government. GIS is a discipline within information technology that focuses on capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Through the use of dedicated GIS tools, the GIS Service Center provides geospatial application and integration services to agencies, local government, tribal partners and other customers. To learn more about GIS services and activities, go to gis.idaho.gov. Bill also manages and oversees the Access Idaho Project (Idaho.gov) and chairs the steering committee.  This project is responsible for the State home page, the general State pages and applications, the State Social media applications as well as oversight of many of the online financial applications provided to varies agencies.  To learn more about the Idaho.gov project and activities, go to http://idaho.gov/ai/  He received his business degree from Boise State University.

Keith Weber is the GIS Director at Idaho State University (ISU) and has held this position since founding the GIS Training and Research Center (GIS TReC) in 1998. He has been involved in the Geospatial technologies industry since 1989, is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) and recipient of Esri’s Special Achievements in GIS award in 2000 and again in 2013 as well as the URISA Exemplary Systems in Government award in 2014. He is past-President of the Northern Rockies Chapter of URISA, former Vice-President of the Intermountain Chapter of ASPRS, and chairs Idaho’s Geodetic Control Technical Working Group. Mr. Weber is the principal investigator for NASA’s RECOVER wildfire decision support system, and the Science Advisor for the NASA DEVELOP node at ISU. Keith has a MS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana and has authored/coauthored over 40 peer-reviewed journal papers and is the principal investigator on dozens of external grants totaling approximately $9M in awards to the GIS TReC at ISU. Mr. Weber’s research focusses on spatial analysis, land cover change, and uncertainty/error propagation with specialization in semiarid environments across the globe. Mr. Weber serves on the Geographic Information Science Institute (GISCI) certification committee. He is also a standing member of the Idaho Geospatial Council- Executing Committee (IGC-EC).

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