Pre Conference Workshops


(Mon.) Pre-Conference 1/2 Day Workshop: GIS Manager’s Workshop (UGIC)

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: UGIC

  • Who should attend: GIS & IT managers, coordinators, enterprise services and senior-level IT executives, and those interested in GIS Leadership.
  • Join us for this workshop where you will hear strategies on how to spread the understanding and full value of GIS across your organization.
  • Participate in a Lean Coffee session which will drive a productive (but unstructured) conversation with your colleagues on the morning’s content.
  • Additionally, an ArcGIS Best Practices update will arm you with an understanding of Esri’s most current platform capabilities to support your geospatial strategy.

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Mobile Apps (ESRI)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Chris LeSueur (ESRI)

  • ArcGIS Field 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 your field and data collection operations. This session will cover the entire field apps suite which includes: ArcGIS Field Maps, Navigator, QuickCapture, Survey123, and Workforce.

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

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: UMETT Coordinating Board

  • One of the most significant aspects of any disaster response is location awareness. As such, GIS plays a crucial role in emergency response, making it essential for geospatial professionals to be familiar with the terminology, concepts, and roles that make up the Incident Command System (ICS). Most of us have already dealt with some type of incident response in our communities, especially in light of the pandemic, but are there things you wish you had known at the time? What could you have done to be better prepared to support the response effort? These are the fundamental questions that the Utah Mapping Emergency Technical Team (UMETT) is working to answer. Through FEMA-certified instruction and firsthand emergency management experience, this workshop will teach you what ICS is and how GIS fits within this standardized approach to incident response. The introductory FEMA courses (ICS-100, -200, -700, and -800) will give you a solid foundation for navigating the ins and outs of emergency management, and the role of GIS during an emergency incident will be outlined in detail, providing you with the knowledge and tools you need to more effectively support your organization when disaster strikes. Certificates of completion from FEMA will be awarded to workshop participants, which can be used for credentialing to become a member of the UMETT Response Team—Utah’s GIS responders.

Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: ArcGIS Enterprise (ESRI)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: ESRI

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.


(Tues.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: ArcGIS Pro and Imagery (ESRI)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: ESRI

  • 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. 
  • Imagery can be a powerful part of your GIS, whether it’s archival imagery, a burgeoning drone program, aerial imagery, or Earth observation data. ArcGIS offers a wide array of tools and interfaces to get the most out of your imagery. We will discuss imagery capabilities in ArcGIS, then see demonstrations of what’s possible, including image analysis, precision mapping, visualization & exploitation, and image management. Finally, we will do hands on exercises to get started with imagery workflows.
  • Pre-requisites: ArcGIS Pro installed on your machine, Basic, Standard or Advanced license, Creator-level user in ArcGIS Online – Bring Your Own Machine and log-in

(Tues.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Building Mobile GIS Apps with ArcGIS AppStudio (ESRI)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Chris LeSueur (ESRI)

  • In this hands-on course, attendees will learn how to build custom mobile mapping applications with ArcGIS AppStudio. We will start by using AppStudio templates and samples to configure fully functional apps to meet our needs without any coding.  We will then dive deeper to look at the code behind these apps and learn how to customize them further. AppStudio is a cross platform app building solution, so the applications you build will be run on smartphones (iPhones/Android phones), tablets (iPads/Android tablets), and desktop platforms.  (Note: programming experience is not required for this workshop)

(Tues.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Mastering the ESRI JavaScript API (UGIC)

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

  • The Esri JavaScript API provides a great framework to build web applications that use GIS. Learn how to build custom web applications that provide great insights into data and maps.  The API can be helpful to build valuable tools for work or just for fun.  We will explore a variety of tools in the API with the goal to build a great project by the end of the day.  Come to class with a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.