Global Mapper Workshop @ UGIC 2016

Global Mapper is a low cost, fully functional GIS application from Blue Marble Geographics. In this daylong workshop we will explore some core functionality of the software with a particular emphasis on LiDAR and point cloud processing.

The workshop will begin with a basic introduction to Global Mapper that will include navigating the key components of the interface; file and layer management; importing and export data; creating and editing vector data; and working with raster layers.

In the afternoon session, we explore the LiDAR and terrain analysis capabilities of the software. We will demonstrate basic LiDAR filtering and editing techniques; automatic ground point detection and reclassification; terrain surface creation; various analysis procedures including watershed analysis, view shed analysis and cut and fill optimization and volume calculation; vector extraction from classified LiDAR points; and 3D visualization options.

This workshop will offer the opportunity for hands-on participation. Attendees are encouraged to bring a windows-based laptop computer to the session. A trial version of Global Mapper, a temporary license file, and all of the required data files will be provided.

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Global Mapper

ArcGIS Pro Workshop

Description: In this hands-on seminar you will learn about the newest application included with ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop – ArcGIS Pro.  ArcGIS Pro is designed to help GIS professionals complete their projects and share their results more quickly and easily than ever before.

  • Learn how ArcGIS Pro will streamline the way you do your GIS work with its modern ribbon interface and tight integration of 2D and 3D capabilities.
  • Familiarize you with essential ArcGIS Pro terminology.
  • Prepare you to efficiently complete many different tasks related to mapping, editing, geoprocessing, and analysis.

Instructor Bio: Robert LeClair is a Desktop Technical Lead and Instructor with the Training Services Team in Broomfield, Colorado.  He is responsible for communicating the latest Desktop updates/workflow to the National Desktop Instructor team, serves on many course updates/development with the Curriculum Team and teaches Desktop, Geodata, ArcGIS Pro, and Geospatial Intelligence classes.  Before starting his career with Esri, Robert worked for AECOM, county government, and regional government.  Robert graduated from Clemson University with a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning.

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Field Operations with ArcGIS Apps Workshop

Description: In this hands-on seminar you will learn how ArcGIS will help your organization optimize every step of your field operations and data collection.

  • Planning your field work by defining where field work needs to be done (ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Desktop)
  • Assigning tasks and dispatching field crews  (Workforce for ArcGIS)
  • Helping personnel arriving to their destination quickly safely (Navigator for ArcGIS)
  • Efficiently executing field data capture (Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS)
  • Monitoring field operations (Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS)
  • Analyzing and communicating field work (StoryMaps and Web AppBuilder)

Requirements: Attendees must bring their own laptop (Windows or OS X) and a smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android).

Instructor Bio: Chris LeSueur is a Product Manager with the Apps Team in Redlands, California. He is responsible for managing Esri’s mobile software products for smartphones, tablets, and rugged field devices. Chris has been with Esri for 17yrs working in various positions in Technical Marketing and Product Management.  Before starting his career at Esri, Chris graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Geographic Information Systems.

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SLUG Meeting (02/09/2016)

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The 27th Quarterly Salt Lake GIS Users Group (SLUG) Meeting
Tuesday, February 9 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Intermountain Medical Center (IMC)
5121 Cottonwood Street, Building 6 – Doty Family Education Center, Murray, UT 84107

Map to the Doty Family Educaton Center at IMC campus in Murray
We will be meeting in the Doty Family Education Center which is building 6 at the IMC campus in Murray City. The campus have several buildings; each has a large number outside that will help you find number 6.  When you enter into Doty Education Center, there will be SLUG posters to guide you to the meeting room.
There is free parking but please use the southwest corner. TRAX Murray Central Station is located directly across the street from Intermountain Medical Center.  It is an easy walk from the station to the meeting place.

Presentations
Questar Gas

Scott Hansen, Questar Chief FERC Compliance Officer and Gen. Mgr Enterprise Risk Management, will discuss preparedness coordination of Questar Corporation with the State of Utah and other local lifeline service providers (power, water, sewer, transportation, communications, etc.).  During an emergency situation, key tools in understanding and addressing any situation are GIS diagrams and data. Mark Warner, Questar Chief DOT compliance Officer, will accompany Scott and discuss information that is accessed during emergencies using Questar’s GIS system.   This will be an interactive presentation with questions and answers.  Think about what you would like to know and ask about Questar’s emergency preparedness plan.

GIS Humor – Ray Montgomery

Cottonwood Heights – Kevin Sato
In collaboration with Amateur Radio Operators and a dedicated citizens group Cottonwood Heights has established an Emergency Response process.  Once activated, the Emergency Response process can provide the City EOC with information on the relative health of citizens in a short period of time.  In this presentation, Kevin will talk about how this process was developed and how it works.

UMETT (Utah Mapping Emergency Technical Team)

UMETT is a UGIC sub-commitee with the aim of enabling GIS professionals to effectively plan for and respond to emergency situations.  The group discusses and seeks to implement best practices for effective emergency management including developing procedures, participating in training, sharing data and maps, and collaborating with emergency managers and responders.  Learn more about the past and future efforts of this group.

Kate Smith and Talsan Shulzke will discuss GIS emergency management top ten tasks you can do that will help you be more effective in supporting an emergency response.

Hosts and Sponsors

A very big thank you goes to the IMC Lab for hosting this meeting! Lunch maybe provided, so stay tuned for further announcements. There are lots of seats available for you to RSVP now for yourself, friend, and co-worker.

Maps on the Hill

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Maps on the Hill, supported by the Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) and AGRC, will be held on March 1st, 2016. This event, in its fifth year, is a good opportunity for students and professionals to share maps, mapping tools, and mapping projects with elected officials, fellow practitioners, and the public.

Who should participate:
Individuals: Anybody who makes a map through their work or education.
Organizations: An organization that has worked on multiple mapping projects.

Maps on the Hill Event:
The map display event will be held on March 1st, in the Capitol Rotunda from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, with set-up time beginning at 9:00am. We request that at least one participant is present to discuss each map entry throughout the display event.

Display Types:
You can present hardcopy maps, interactive digital maps (you’ll need to provide a means to show it on a computer), or both.
The focus of the event is interesting maps or map technology projects that are applicable to a wide audience. While displays can be on any appropriate topic, presentations that may be of interest to decision makers are strongly encouraged. Marketing of specific product and services is discouraged.

Click here to signup and reserve your spot!

Signups close February 5, 2016.

Questions? Contact Jessie Pechmann at jpechmann@utah.gov or 801-538-3037.