2020 UGIC Pre Conference Training Classes

MONDAY

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro (Esri)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Hayley Miller (NOTE: This is the first offering of a one-day workshop. The Tuesday ArcGIS Pro workshop is a repeat of this class, NOT a continuation. Please do not sign up for both classes.)

  • Description:
    • Join us for an exciting day of hands-on work with ArcGIS! This ArcGIS Pro Workshop will focus on a discussion of ArcGIS Pro and 3-4 hands-on lessons. The lessons will cover 2D and 3D analysis, data visualization, and integration with a web GIS. The workshop is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Please plan to have a laptop with the latest version of ArcGIS Pro installed (version 2.3.x). If you do not have a license for ArcGIS Pro, we will provide you with a named user license on the day of the workshop.

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Incident Command System and Emergency Management for GIS (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Unified Fire Authority

  • 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.

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Introduction to High Resolution Topography (Lidar and Structure from Motion)  (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Christopher Crosby & Matthew Beckley

  • This one day course is designed for people interested in learning more about high resolution topography (HRT). Participants will be introduced to what HRT is, where to obtain it, and some of the myriad of applications for the data. The basics of point clouds, digital elevation models (DEMs) and their various manifestations (e.g., DSMs and DTMs), and an overview of the methods to acquire them such as lidar and Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry will be covered. Hands-on work with data will be emphasized, and while basic knowledge of GIS software will be helpful, no prior knowledge of HRT is needed by attendees.

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: GIS Manager’s Workshop (Esri)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Adam Carrow & Pete Gamberg

  • Description:
    • In this participatory workshop you will hear strategies on how to spread the understanding and full value of GIS across your organization.  When most non-GIS & IT professionals hear “G-I-S,” they think “M-A-P.” Now that GIS is a location intelligence platform, the underutilization of it is critical, and career-limiting, for GIS & IT professionals.  GIS is designed to do more than make maps.  It is vitally important that organizations proactively evangelize and market all of the location intelligence platform capabilities.  In addition to presentations on strategy and best practices, the workshop will include the opportunity to participate in a Lean Coffee session which will drive a productive (but unstructured) conversation with your colleagues on the morning’s content.  Session will include:
      • The Underutilization of GIS & How To Cure It – Adam Carnow
      • Lean Coffee Group Discussions
      • Introduction to Geospatial Strategy –Adam Carnow
      • Architecting the ArcGIS Platform: Best Practices – Solution Engineer Pete Gamberg
      • Utah Customer presentation

TUESDAY

(Tues.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro (Esri)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Hayley Miller (NOTE: This is a 2nd offering/repeat of the Monday workshop, NOT a continuation of the Monday ArcGIS Pro workshop. This is a one-day class. Please do not sign up for both classes.)

  • Description:
    • Join us for an exciting day of hands-on work with ArcGIS! This ArcGIS Pro Workshop will focus on a discussion of ArcGIS Pro and 3-4 hands-on lessons. The lessons will cover 2D and 3D analysis, data visualization, and integration with a web GIS. The workshop is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Please plan to have a laptop with the latest version of ArcGIS Pro installed (version 2.3.x). If you do not have a license for ArcGIS Pro, we will provide you with a named user license on the day of the workshop.

(Tues.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Mastering smart forms with ArcGIS (Esri)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Ismael Chivite

  • Description:
    • Too many paper forms going around in your organization? That is not good! Through this hands-on seminar, you will learn how to design, secure and deploy smart digital forms within your organization using ArcGIS.  We will discuss best practices to transform obsolete paper forms into digital forms, show how to build powerful data validation rules to streamline data capture and exploit all incoming data to support your business workflows.
  • Logistics and pre-requisites:
    • Attendees are required to bring their own laptop and mobile device.
    • Esri will be providing ArcGIS accounts for the hands-on exercise, but attendees can use their own as well.
    • Bring comfortable shoes as we will do an exercise outside.
  • Comment: This session focuses on the use of Survey123 to help people transform paper forms into digital ArcGIS smart forms. It is a technical session for people who want to master smart forms for the web or for the field.

(Tues.) Pre-Conference Half Day Workshop: ArcGIS Enterprise (Esri)

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM — Instructor: Pete Gamberg

  • Description:
    • Join us in this technical session to get an introduction to ArcGIS Enterprise. We will discuss the individual components that comprise ArcGIS Enterprise and outline a typical base deployment. We will discuss new and evolving capabilities, including ArcGIS Enterprise to ArcGIS Online collaboration, Enterprise Sites, and optional capabilities for processing and sharing massive collections of imagery, and real-time mapping and analytics.

(Tues.) Pre-Conference Half Day Workshop: Insights for ArcGIS (Esri)

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Pete Gamberg

  • Description:
    • A hands-on introduction to Insights for ArcGIS—a web-based, data analytics workbench built to explore spatial and non-spatial data. We will learn how to use Insights to dynamically visualize and analyze data from multiple sources on maps, charts, tables, and more. We will also review how to share results and models, as we work through some examples of leveraging location intelligence.