UGIC 2021 COVID-19 Safety Measures

Dear UGIC Members,
As the Delta Variant of COVID-19 continues to create an uptick in cases across Utah and the rest of the country, many are wondering what effect this will have on the 2021 UGIC Conference, scheduled for October 11th – 15th in Bryce Canyon. At this point we plan to move forward with the conference, as scheduled, with several safety measures available. Bryce Canyon/Ruby’s Inn has not implemented any restrictions, however we are concerned about the safety of our attendees and we plan to put the following safety measures into place:

  • We will encourage attendees to wear masks in indoor settings where social distancing cannot be maintained, particularly in the breakout classrooms.
  • Masks will be made available to all attendees and hand sanitizer stations will be set up throughout the conference.
  • We encourage everyone to consider being vaccinated if you have not already done so.

For those uncomfortable attending with a large crowd, please be aware that we do have a virtual attendance option available this year. Virtual attendees will be able to tune into live streams of the plenary sessions and one track of breakout sessions. The option to attend virtually can be found on the UGIC registration site.

Also, please note that September 10th is the deadline to register and still get a conference shirt, as well as the deadline to sign up to give a presentation at the conference.

We want to thank you all for your continued patience as we navigate this pandemic, and your support of UGIC. While we cannot predict the future and it is possible that the current spike in cases will subside before the conference, we feel that having these safety measures available will help ensure a safe, fun, and memorable UGIC conference!

UGIC 2021 Conference Schedule

Monday October 11th, 2021

  • 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Preconference Training
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Preconference Training

Tuesday October 12th, 2021

  • 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Preconference Training
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Preconference Training
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – GIS Day

Wednesday October 13th, 2021

  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – 90 Minute Workshops
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Break
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Plenary Session
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM  – 2:10 PM – Breakout Session #1
  • 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM – Breakout Session #2
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Break
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Breakout Session #3
  • 4:20 PM – 5:00 PM – Breakout Session #4
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Vendor Social
  • 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Indoor Golf Tournament

Thursday October 14th, 2021

  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – 90 Minute Workshops
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Break
  • 10:30 AM – 11:10 PM – Breakout Session #5
  • 11:20 AM – 12:00 PM – Breakout Session #6 
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch (Sack Lunch?)
  • 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Bryce Canyon Hiking Time
  • 7:00 PM -9:00 PM – Ebeneezer’s Show and Dinner
  • 9:30 PM – Star Party

Friday October 15th, 2021

  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – 90 Minute Workshops
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Break
  • 10:30 AM – 11:10 PM – Breakout Session #7
  • 11:20 AM – 12:00 PM – Breakout Session #8 
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Closing Lunch

Pre Conference Workshops

Monday October 11th

  • Python (Jake Adams):
    Join us for an interactive exploration of the fundamentals of Python programming. We’ll lay the foundation for a deeper understanding of how Python scripts work and prepare you to write robust, easy-to-maintain scripts and programs. A laptop with ArcGIS Pro installed is recommended.
  • ArcGIS Arcade (Cory Whittaker):
    ArcGIS Arcade is a portable, lightweight, and secure expression language written for use in the ArcGIS platform. Like other expression languages, it can perform mathematical calculations, manipulate text, and evaluate logical statements. It also supports multi-statement expressions, variables, and flow control statements. Arcade was designed specifically for creating custom visualizations and labeling expressions in the ArcGIS Platform. In this workshop, we will cover basic syntax setup, pop-ups, calculations, and use in dashboards.
    • Pre-Requisites: Basic familiarly with and an active ArcGIS Online account. 
  • Build an ArcGIS Hub Site to Engage with Your Community (Hayley Miller): We will walk through configuring an ArcGIS Hub template including publishing open data, embedding ArcGIS Solutions and web applications, and cover tips & tricks to make your ArcGIS Hub Site go above and beyond an open-data site.
    • Pre-requisites: Creator-level user in ArcGIS Online, access to ArcGIS Hub – Bring Your Own Machine
  • Getting started with ArcGIS QuickCapture (Ismael Chivite):
    • The ArcGIS QuickCapture mobile app is specifically designed to support rapid field data collection workflows. If you never heard of ArcGIS QuickCapture before, check this short video for an introduction. In this 4 hour hands-on workshop you will learn how to effectively create and configure your own ArcGIS QuickCapture projects.  We will cover data schema design, device variables, configuration of offline maps, how to enable voice-commands and integration with oriented imagery.
    • Pre-Requisites: Basic familiarity with ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise. A mobile phone with ArcGIS QuickCapture installed.

Tuesday October 12th

  • Python API/Notebooks (Casey Sledge):
    This class assumes familiarity with Python basics, and will focus on intermediate topics including Notebooks and the Python API for ArcGIS – Bring a laptop with ArcGIS Pro installed
  • ArcGIS Enterprise (Cory Whittaker):
    ArcGIS Enterprise is the foundational software system for GIS, powering mapping and visualization, analytics, and data management. It is the backbone for running the Esri suite of applications and your own custom applications. ArcGIS Enterprise is tightly integrated with ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro for mapping and authoring, and seamlessly connects with ArcGIS Online to share content between systems. In this workshop, we will cover deployment, administration, publishing, and sharing of maps and data.
    • Pre-Requisites: Basic familiarly with and access to an ArcGIS Enterprise deployment.
  • Goodbye ArcMap, Hello ArcGIS Pro (Hayley Miller): This workshop will cover the basics of ArcGIS Pro and is designed for those looking to master their ArcGIS Pro skills. This session will prepare you for migrating workflows from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro as well as cover some advanced workflows in Pro.
    • Pre-requisites: ArcGIS Pro installed on your machine, Basic, Standard or Advanced license, Creator-level user in ArcGIS Online – Bring Your Own Machine
  • Field data collection with ArcGIS Survey123 (Ismael Chivite):
    • This full-day hands-on technical seminar is designed for ArcGIS Survey123 users who want to get up to speed on new features added over the past year. Basic familiarity with ArcGIS Survey123 is assumed. If you are new to Survey123, it is strongly recommended you follow the Try ArcGIS Survey123 tutorials before you join this session. In this seminar we will cover smart form design and field data collection topics such as: Working with big lists, the Survey123 smart camera, leveraging the Survey123 Inbox to support routine asset inspection workflows and work assignment coordination, configuring linked offline maps and other new features
    • Pre-Requisites: Basic familiarity with ArcGIS Survey123. A mobile phone with ArcGIS Survey123 installed and a laptop is ArcGIS Survey123 Connect installed.

2021 UGIC Registration Open

Register Now for the 2021 UGIC Conference!

The UGIC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 2021 UGIC conference will be held from October 11th through the 15th, 2021 at Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon, Utah.  Located in scenic southern Utah right outside the stunning Bryce Canyon National Park. This exciting UGIC destination will provide plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking and viewing scenic vistas!  Historically the UGIC conference has been an incredible value for attendees who need to maximize every training dollar, and this year will be no exception.

This year, we will have a virtual registration option for those who wish to attend virtually or cannot attend in person. Virtual registration will cost $100 and will include access to a live stream of the opening and closing plenary sessions, selected live-streamed breakout sessions, and a conference shirt! If you attend virtually, be sure to include your mailing address in your registration so we can mail your shirt to you.

Lodging is open now – We have secured rooms at Ruby’s Inn at the rate of $80 plus tax for the conference, a great deal! To reserve your rooms please contact the hotel directly
RESERVATION METHOD –  Individual Call-in 1-866-866-6616 or click here for online reservations. Individuals are encouraged to identify themselves as part of the group block (UGIC) to receive the discounted rate.

Individuals are encouraged to identify themselves as part of the group block (UGIC) to receive the discounted rate. The rate is good until September 19th, so please make your reservations before that date in order to receive the conference rate.

UGIC Conference full registration is $345.


Click here to register as a VENDOR for UGIC 2021


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Conference Schedule

Virtual Conference 2020

You can view all the UGIC 2020 recorded sessions on our YouTube channel.

The live recording links will be coming soon.

Here is a detailed description of each of the videos:

  • ArcGIS QuickCapture Introduction by Ismael Chivite Join this session to learn how organizations are using QuickCapture to accelerate field data collection workflows, and basic information to get you started with the app. Note: This pre-recorded session includes a small hands-on exercise with QuickCapture. You may want to install ArcGIS QuickCapture in your device and have it ready. There is no need to sign in into the app with an ArcGIS account to follow the exercise.
  • Attribute Rules by Justin SollamiThis is a general overview of Attribute Rules and how they function.  I go over how to Import/Export, Add/Delete attribute rules and how they keep the data in check.
  • Building Data Bridges by Izabela Miller & Nick KrygerWouldn’t that be awesome if we can have a way to collaborate between Cities, Districts and Counties?  Are you eager to learn more about the vision of Municipal Services District and Salt Lake City – then this video is right for you!
  • Communicating the Value of GIS in Your Organization: How to Measure Return on Investment – Understanding, documenting, and communicating the value GIS brings to your organization can be critical to your success. First, presenting the return on investment (ROI) from your programs’ and projects helps celebrate the success of the departments using GIS. This process oftentimes stimulates ideas across an organization as to the uses of spatial thinking and GIS technology. Secondly, it reinforces the investment in technology, people, and equipment to improve government services. Quantified ROI is good to have on hand during budgeting periods, too. Finally, measuring the real benefits of GIS can act as an accountability tool for yourself. It provides a self-check as to whether your program is in sync with or meeting organizational goals. This session will seek to provide guidance on documenting and reporting the business value of GIS.
  • Connecting Two Worlds:  Database Synchronization with Electronic Fieldwork by Michael Van HattenThe Utah Division of Oil, Gas, & Mining has been developing a workflow for Electronic Inspection Modernization. Hoping to improve efficiencies and inspection data we have created a system using Survey123 and Collector to give inspectors up to date inspection priority points and automated electronic inspections that can be completed in the field. This has been an important factor in ensuring we get as many inspections done as we can each field season and have a system to determine which areas may need inspections more than others.
  • Data-drive your strategy with Slimgimcapability maturity model by Izabela Miller and Paul Giroux – Professionals are learning our method for developing maturity driven strategy, continuous improvement and enterprise strategic intelligence. This growing community of maturity practitioners are being supported by the right tool, people and approach.  ​Mass Maturity Coach’s are learning our methods so they can help you use maturity modeling to data-drive your enterprise GIS strategic roadmap. Give it a try and learn how to DIY with Slimgim!
  • Fantasy Mapping by Roger Dunn The art of cartography isn’t limited to real-life boundaries, assets, and geoprocessing results.  Fantasy mapping has its place, too, in GIS.  In this video, I’ll go over some of the basic tools, settings, and behaviors of FantasyPro’s Campaign Cartographer 3+.  As I create a new map, I will translate ArcGIS terms into CC3+ terms to help teach this third-party product.
  • Fulfilling Digital Data Requests by Grant HagueThe City of Provo receives many data requests from developers, contractors, and engineering companies who are required to show existing utilities surrounding proposed projects to avoid potential conflicts. Previously Provo would provide a smaller-scale PDF map showing utility locations the users would then need to redraw within their design software. The Provo GIS team has created a method of delivering multiple types of data, including a digital, georeferenced CAD format that can be integrated into existing project plans.
  • Information Governance Risks & Opportunities by Lisa DesautelsNow is the time to pivot and digitally transform paper into a digital format.
  • Meeting The Geospatial Data Challenges of A New Era  by Brian Soliday Melissa Ubaldo This presentation will cover how local and state governments such as Maryland and LA County are leveraging 1Integrate and 1Data Gateway to validate and integrate data sources coming from local jurisdictions or other departments.  Learn about the 1Integrate technology underpinning the validation application and how to get your data “fit for purpose” using the 1Integrate application.
  • Optimizing Field Inspections:  Prioritization thru Operational and Geographic Factors by Mark Gwynn  – The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining and the Groundwater Protection Council recently developed an Inspection Prioritization Program that combines operational information and geographical information to create a risk-based model that aids Division inspectors in performing routine compliance inspections in a more efficient manner.
  • Optimizing Workflow:  Electronic Inspection Form Implementation by Kim Coburn The Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Minerals Program for the last two years has been working collectively on getting some of our most common forms electronically in order to improve our efficiency. However, this is not a linear process, it is a J Curve. We have gone through a lot of development and work to implement the new technology. This may discourage others at first with the initial loss of productivity, but these tools are worthwhile for consistency, standardization, and future employees because overtime it does improve performance. Our hope is that this presentation can help set realistic expectations and prepare other organizations with what we have learned.
  • Putting Pandas to Work: Solving GIS Problems in Python by Erik NeemannUGIC 2020 presentation on the Pandas Python library and how it can be used to solve GIS problems.  An intro to Pandas functionality, code demonstration in a Python Notebook, and a few real world applications.
  • Querying Dates in ArcGIS by Roger Dunn ArcGIS layers are backed by various types of databases.  These databases support date fields, but they don’t store or query them the same way.  In this video, I’ll use ArcGIS Pro to query date fields in a shapefile and in a feature class on SQL Server.  The vector layers I use form the shape of a 2020 calendar so you can see the results of the queries better.
  • The Journey from a Paper Form to Creating an Esri Solution by Michelle Baragona In late 2018, the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands contracted with Esri to create a system to monitor Forest Legacy Easements. After a few months of work, what used to be a paper form is now a fully digital workflow. Survey123, WebApps, and Integromat are all used to perform the monitoring, edit, add attachments, create a formatted report, and automatically send emails and store reports in Google Shared Drive. The efforts made by both the Division and Esri are now available as an Esri Solution, which allows anybody to download the package of products to use and modify. This presentation will walk through the workflow, talk about working with Esri, and show the Esri Solution.
  • The Path from GIS Manager to GIS Leader by Adam CarnowIn order to maximize the impact of GIS in your organization, garner executive sponsorship for GIS, and increase your personal career potential, we have got to shift the conversation from technology to capability, and that capability is Location Intelligence (LI). This presentation will review the 5 pillars of LI (Strategy, Organization, Data & Technology, Culture, Literacy), as well as provide real examples of GIS practitioners that are using these techniques to move up in their organizations and increase the value of their GIS program.
  • Visualizing Time Series Data by Sarah Lawless by Sara Lawless It’s awesome when you find that you have tons of data that changes over time, but it becomes less awesome if you can’t actually visualize those changes. Introducing animating time sensitive/series data, and 3d Space-Time Cubes in ArcGIS Pro.
  • WaterMAPS™: Insights into Urban Landscape Water Use Patterns by Chris McGinty Developed by a team at Utah State University, the WaterMaps™ program has been developed to support water resource managers in use and conservation planning. The program utilizes classified imagery identifying urban land cover, weather data, and water meter data to identify areas where there is high potential to conserve water resources. This tool is currently being used by Salt Lake City Public Utilities, Eagle Mountain, and a large corporate landowner in the state of Utah.
  • Why ArcGIS Enterprise? by Haley Miller – Is your organization looking to learn more about the value of ArcGIS Enterprise? If you are looking to modernize your web GIS with a full ArcGIS Enterprise base deployment, this presentation is a high-level overview of what ArcGIS Enterprise offers.


Submit an Abstract for UGIC 2021

UGIC is now accepting abstract submissions for breakout presentations at the 2021 UGIC Conference! We are proud of the excellent work being done by geospatial professionals in Utah. The UGIC Conference provides a great venue to tell your story and share your work. Your content doesn’t have to be ground breaking work and you don’t have to be a polished presenter.  You can sign up for a 20 minute, 40 minute or 90 minute presentation.  There’s something for everyone!

The strength of our grassroots GIS organization comes from users helping users as we all become better at what we do. Whether you work in the public or private sector, whether you’re a professional or a student, want to hear from YOU!

photo courtesy: Steve Maxfield

Submit an Abstract

Map Gallery 2022


We know you’ve got skills, and NOW is your chance show them off at the 2022 UGIC Map, App, and poster gallery and competition in Vernal, Utah.

Haven’t Registered for UGIC 2022? No problem. Take care of that little detail on our REGISTRATION page

UGIC 2022 would like to invite YOU to enter this year’s map, app, and poster gallery and competition.  Many of us do what we do because we love maps and this is your opportunity to show off your hard work to the greater Utah geospatial community!  There will be cash awards in the student categories.



  • CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT – Many of us work to transmit complex information to the public, and it isn’t easy! Show off your best citizen engagement map.
  • MAP AS ART – Utah is beautiful. Show us your real cartography skills. No limits.
  • SMALL MAP – We often have to produce maps that are letter size but must transmit, clearly, efficiently, and accurately, an extensive amount of information. This is your opportunity to show your best 8.5″ x 11″ map. There are no limits to the map topic, but the map must meet the noted dimensions.
  • PROFESSIONAL MAP – This category hosts the best of the best where professionals show us what hey have put together over the past year.
  • STUDENT RESEARCH POSTERS – Not to be confused with a map, POSTERS depict research, methodologies, processes, and efforts generally undertaken via scholastic activities. Putting your best foot forward is important when explaining your research. Posters should clearly present the topic at hand, be readable (visible) from a short distance, and include maps and graphics (of course).


  • INTERACTIVE MAP – Exactly as it states. This MAP should be online, or otherwise digital, and should present information in a unique, clear, and engaging way. If you are submitting an interactive map, you need to provide a single 8.5″ x 11″ paper that contains your name, a title and description of your interactive creation, and a simple URL code (use, or similar to create a simple URL – or a scannable QR code will work).


  • BEST OVERALL MAP –  By simply entering a MAP or POSTER category, you are competing for the BEST. Keep that in mind!
  • THE STAN McSHINSKY AWARD – The man behind the legend, Stan McShinsky, has a category that is worthy only of his namesake. If you think you have what it takes, the creativity, the countless hours, the endurance to create a unique mapping work of art – bring it on. You don’t enter this category, this category finds you.


Bring your hard copy maps and posters to the conference and submit them at the conference registration desk at the Uinta Conference Center on Wednesday, May11th.  If the map or poster is larger than 24” x 36” then you must provide your own foam core board or other mounting material. Online maps/apps: Bring an 8.5 x 11” or 11 x 17″ sheet with a screenshot and short description, including the URL and a QR code.  See example.  Note: there are websites that will convert a URL to a QR code for free.

2019 UGIC Pre Conference Training Classes


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

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Joe Peters (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.)

  • We will start the day by learning and/or reinforcing the concepts you need to know to jumpstart your productivity with ArcGIS Pro. We will make sure that you are familiar with the ribbon-style interface, project-based organization, key capabilities, and ArcGIS Pro terminology. Hands-on exercises will include:
    • Importing ArcMap documents into ArcGIS Pro projects
    • Organizing projects and working with project templates
    • Creating 2D and 3D features and modifying their symbols
    • Performing analysis using geoprocessing tools and raster processing functions
    • Creating map layouts, project packages, and web layers to share your work
  • We will spend the afternoon looking into some more advanced topics like the Arcade scripting language, Tasks, the Solution Deployment tool and more. We will also review some of the key new features of ArcGIS Pro 2.3.

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Cartography (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Brandon Plewe

  • Become an master cartographer in one day! Well, we’ll work on it at least. We will discuss some core design principles, learn from some great maps, and go over some of the new design capabilities in ArcGIS Pro. Feeling brave? Bring your rough drafts and we’ll all help you make them better. Then we’ll cheer you on in Iron Cartographer next year!

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Introduction to Python (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Keaton Walker

  • Want to learn how to make your ArcGIS Pro geoprocessing workflows repeatable and efficient? If so Python is the tool you need. This Python course will start at a beginner level with a review of the basics of Python syntax and data types. We will also learn to use variables and basic python data structures like the list and dictionary. Then we will take a dive into functions and classes and in order to become familiar with the fundamentals of an object oriented programming language like Python.Once we have covered the basics we will work with arcpy, the Python scripting library for ArcGIS, to access data with cursors and organize geoprocessing tools into a program.  A stretch goal for the course will be learning to use the arcpy geometry objects and trying the ArcGIS api for Python.
    Previous Python experience is not a requirement, but some basic awareness of running ArcGIS geoprocessing tools will be helpful. ArcGIS Pro will be used and it should be installed and licensed before the course begins.

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Introduction to UAS – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructors: Michael Philp

  • This class will involve a general introduction to UAS, and a discussion of the evolution of UAS data over the years and the laws governing UAS usage.  In addition, we will cover hardware platforms, software tools, and how to best incorporate your UAS into a geospatial workflow. We’ll talk about some practical items, tips and tricks, and other essentials to getting started with managing your own UAS program. Additionally, we will discuss the Part 107 test and what it takes to be prepared for it.


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

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Joe Peters (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.)

  • We will start the day by learning and/or reinforcing the concepts you need to know to jumpstart your productivity with ArcGIS Pro. We will make sure that you are familiar with the ribbon-style interface, project-based organization, key capabilities, and ArcGIS Pro terminology. Hands-on exercises will include:
    • Importing ArcMap documents into ArcGIS Pro projects
    • Organizing projects and working with project templates
    • Creating 2D and 3D features and modifying their symbols
    • Performing analysis using geoprocessing tools and raster processing functions
    • Creating map layouts, project packages, and web layers to share your work
  • We will spend the afternoon looking into some more advanced topics like the Arcade scripting language, Tasks, the Solution Deployment tool and more. We will also review some of the key new features of ArcGIS Pro 2.3.

(Tues.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: – Field Operations with ArcGIS Apps (Esri)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructors: Chris LeSueur & Derek Law

  • ArcGIS Apps can help your organization improve coordination and operational efficiency in field work activities.  In this full-day hands-on session you will learn how ArcGIS Apps can help optimize every step of your field and data collection operations:
    • Coordinate – Coordinating your field workforce and work assignments with Workforce for ArcGIS and Navigator for ArcGIS
    • Location Awareness – Take you maps to the field with Explorer for ArcGIS and know the location of staff and equipment with Tracker for ArcGIS
    • Capture – Choosing the best data capture experience for your field users with Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS
    • Monitor – Building effective operation dashboards with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS
  • This is a hands-on session, please bring a laptop and mobile device (iOS or Android)

(Tues.) Pre-Conf. 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.

(Tues.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Insights for ArcGIS (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Bruce Cheney

  • Come to this one-day training to learn how to use Insights for ArcGIS.  Learn how to perform simple yet powerful geospatial data analytics. Explore spatial and tabular data together and get answers to questions.  Learn how to explore and analyze information to gain deeper understanding into what is happening with your data. Use these newfound Insights to create opportunity for impactful decisions and meaningful change in your work.