UGIC 2017 Pre-conference Workshop Details


 – Bring your own laptop! Software installation required prior to attending workshop.

Getting the Most Out of ArcGIS Online (Joseph Peters) 

Participants will learn, from Esri Solution Engineers, how to administer their organizational accounts from setting up groups and users to managing service credits, creating maps & apps, and sharing these products.  The workshop is hands-on with participants being given access to an ArcGIS Online organizational account that will be provided by Esri. Participants will create web maps for consumption in mobile apps, such as Collector for ArcGIS. Participants will also use Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS to build powerful GIS apps that run on any device. No coding required.

This is a hands-on workshop, and participants must bring their own laptop. Please note that ArcGIS Pro will be used for a portion of this class, so it is highly recommended that participants bring a laptop with a licensed version of ArcGIS Pro (1.4 or later) installed.

Practical Applications of Python (Andre Coleman / Kasey Hansen)

Python is Esri’s chosen programming language for customizing and automating processes in ArcGIS Desktop. We’ve all heard how great it is, but many people still struggle to learn and use it effectively.  The purpose of this class is to help you find easy and practical ways to make Python work for you.  We’ll do this by first covering a few basics of the python language and the ArcPy site package, and then we’ll move right into applied examples.  We will see how Python can help us to update data, automate geoprocessing, create map books, and more. Finally, we’ll choose a project as group, and work through it together from start to finish.

This is a hands-on workshop, and participants must bring their own laptop with ArcGIS Desktop (v. 10.3.1 or later) installed.

Introduction to UAS (Drones) (Chris McGinty / Michael Philp)

The UAS workshop will entail a discussion about becoming a licensed UAS operator under FAA Part 107 by, Utah State University FAA Part 107 instructor, Daniel Robinson, a (legal) UAS data collection flight (weather permitting), and data processing using Pix4D with Chris McGinty (USU Remote Sensing/GIS Laboratory) and Michael Philp (Springville City). This will be a full day of discussing UAS, licensing, best practices, flight planning, data processing, and data management. Come ready with your UAS questions!

The Pix4D component of this workshop is hands-on. Attendees must bring their own laptop to participate. You must have administrative privileges to install software.

OPUS-Projects GPS Official Workshop (Bill Stone)

OPUS-Projects is an enhanced version of the popular NOAA/National Geodetic Survey utility, the Online Positioning User Service (OPUS).  OPUS-Projects is a free, Web-based GPS multi-baseline processing and least-squares network adjustment package, providing simple visualization, management, and processing tools for survey projects including multiple survey marks and occupations. OPUS-Projects is a natural extension of OPUS, allowing surveyors, engineers, researchers, GIS and other geospatial professionals to position campaign-style GPS observations (geodetic networks) at a high level of positional accuracy, often achieving cm-level uncertainty relative to the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88).

By attending this workshop, you should have enough information to successfully use OPUS-Projects for your own geodetic network projects.  The training is 1.5 days in duration, and by attending the full workshop you will become an authorized project manager for OPUS-Projects, allowing you free access to the program.  The workshop includes both instructor lectures and hands-on participant work with a sample training project (each participant will be provided their own copy of the project), which demonstrates various capabilities of OPUS-Projects, including the ability to enhance a project’s elevation accuracy by occupying published vertical control stations (aka benchmarks). You are also welcome to bring your own GPS project data (survey-grade, L1/L2 GPS data) for processing during the workshop (the instructor can provide further details).  You must bring a WiFi-enabled laptop computer with a current generation Web browser.  The workshop will include an overview of geodetic concepts pertinent to optimal use of OPUS-Projects.  The instructor will provide further details to all registrants prior to the workshop.


AppStudio for ArcGIS (Chris LeSueur)

AppStudio for ArcGIS lets you build mapping apps that run natively across multiple platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, and OS X. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to build your own apps using the different app templates available. We will also introduce the AppStudio for ArcGIS Desktop development tools so you can learn how to modify existing templates and even create your own Apps from scratch.

Experience with Html/CSS/JavaScript or any development language is recommended, but not required for the workshop.

This is a hands on workshop and participants must bring their own laptop (PC or Mac) and device (smartphone or tablet).

ArcGIS Pro (Rob Elkins)

This full day interactive session will be your quick start to working with ArcGIS Pro.  Come learn about what’s possible with the latest release of ArcGIS Pro.  We’ll cover install and licensing, mapping and data visualization, editing, analysis and working with 3D data.

Note – Please have your own laptop with ArcGIS Pro 1.4 installed and licensed.

Beginning Web GIS Application Programming (Bruce Cheney)

Do you have the itch to build a custom GIS application? Or does your boss want you to?  Either way, come enhance your web GIS programming skills with hands-on training in building web mapping applications. This class will focus on getting a web application up and running.  We will use Esri’s JavaScript API and work with other standard web programming technologies. No programming experience is required to take this class, though a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and/or Javascript would be beneficial.

Please bring your own laptop computer with ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1 or later installed.

Incident Command System and Emergency Management for GIS (Tommy Miller)

Because GIS plays an important role in emergency response, it is critical for specialists to be familiar with the terminology, concepts, and roles within The Incident Command System. The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of emergency response that provides a common hierarchy within which responders from multiple agencies can manage an incident effectively. Part of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), ICS now serves as a model for similar approaches internationally. The 100-level course introduces the basics of ICS, including its history, features and principles, and organizational structure; it also provides the foundation for higher level ICS training, including the subsequent courses covered in this training. ICS-200 is designed to enable personnel involved in an incident to operate efficiently and understand the supervisory roles within ICS. Both 700 and 800 cover NIMS-related topics with the former providing an introduction and the latter providing an overview of the National Response Framework. Certificates of completion from FEMA will be awarded to participants and can be used for credentialing to become a member of the state’s GIS response team.

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