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

Can I Convince You to Participate in Maps on the Hill?


MOTH2017(2)Okay lets start with the where and when…
Maps on the Hill will be held on January 25th, 2017 at the Capitol Rotunda.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Maps on the Hill let me describe it for you.  Maps on the Hill is an event that lets you put your best geospatial work on display in the ‘Times Square‘ of Government in Utah, the Capitol Rotunda.  The rotunda is a beautiful and historic setting you will not soon forget.  Your work will also be highlighted in a mapbook that is the de facto who’s-who of Utah GIS.

Still not convinced…

Let’s talk about the who…
Do you know who hangs out at the Capitol Rotunda?  That’s right, impact players in Utah Government.  Have you ever wanted the chance to show your boss how cool your work is?  You’d love to sit down and help the geo-challenged see that spatial light?  Well how about getting the opportunity to demo your best geospatial efforts face to face with State Senators or Representatives,  or maybe someone from the Governors Office, or a high level Department Director.
Government hoity toities don’t do it for you?  How about interested citizens, lobbyists, and a whole bunch of really cool geospatial geeks?  They will be there too.

Still not convinced…

Here’s why…
The people who hang out at the Capitol Rotunda influence resource distribution.  Those resources impact your geospatial operations, oh and maybe even your paycheck.  This is not an exaggeration.  In fact it is one of the driving goals of Maps on the Hill.  We want Government leaders to see and appreciate the valuable work we do.  We want them to know what GIS is and what it can do.  When they know the power of geospatial, they think about how GIS can solve the real world issues they face.  And when they feel like GIS is a tool they can trust, they will direct resources toward GIS.  And that is a good thing.

Maps on the Hill is only a thing for State GIS Orginizations“…
Are we still having this conversation?  Sigh and eye-roll.  Here’s how it works, the State is broken up into legislative districts which constitute local representation.  Those Senators and Representatives are interested in helping their local constituents.  Furthermore, they live in those districts and care about local matters.  And it works the other way as well.  Federal organizations benefit from State support.

The basic concept is that “a rising geospatial tide lifts all geospatial boats“.

So if I’ve convinced you to come and participate, hit the sign up page and reserve your spot.  Further details can be found here.  Registration closes on January 5th so be sure to sign up soon.

2016 Conference Vendors

1  esri-logo ESRI GOLD
5 appgeo-logo_1 APPGEO BRONZE
7  novotx-logo NOVOTX BRONZE
9  iGage2 IGAGE
11  monsen smaller MONSEN ENGINEERING
12  RockyMountainTransitInstruments ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRANSIT INSTRUMENTS
13  Pictometry PICTOMETRY
15  Geocortex-by-Latitude-Geographics-Logo-MED LATITUDE GEOGRAPHICS “GEOCORTEX”
16  hexagon-geosystems HEXAGON GEOSYSTEMS

PDF of Vendor layout

vendor layout UGIC 2016

SLUG Meeting (02/09/2016)

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.

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.

Call for Papers

2016 UGIC Conference, May 9th-13th Bryce Canyon


Do you want to be a Geospatial Rockstar? Now is your chance…submit your abstract for consideration here.

The Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) is now accepting abstract submissions for breakout presentations at the 2016 Annual Conference. We are proud of the excellent work being done by geospatial professionals in Utah and throughout the region. The Conference provides an excellent venue for you to tell your GIS story. It doesn’t have to be ground breaking work and you don’t have to be a polished presenter. Just come and Thankful show your peers what you’ve been working on in the friendly, laid-back environment that UGIC provides. The strength of our grassroots GIS organizations is found in users helping users as we all become better at what we do. Within Utah and beyond, we would like to hear from a variety of users: public and private sectors, tribal, federal, state, and local governments, educators, managers, innovators, beginners, students, experts, ArcPy ninjas, and old Avenue bosses. We want to hear from YOU!

Abstracts must be submitted for review by January 22nd, 2016. Presenters will be notified in February 2016 of acceptance.

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