2016 Pre-Conference Workshops

May 23th, 2016

Morning Workshops, 8:30am-12:00pm

Afternoon Workshops, 1:30pm-5:00pm

Details of workshop costs may be found here.

Morning Workshops (Monday, May 23, 2016)

Create Great Web Apps - No Coding Required

Instructor: Presenter ESRI
Limit: 20 people

Workshop Description:
Come to this session to learn how you can configure workflow-driven GIS apps that run seamlessly across all devices. Esri's new Web AppBuilder is a HTML5/JavaScript-based application that allows you to create your own intuitive, fast, and beautiful web mapping apps, in 2D or 3D, without writing a single line of code. If you have web applications that are using ArcIMS, Web ADF, Flex, or Silverlight then this workshop will be useful to learn how to build HTML5 and Javascript web applications that will work on all the common browsers and mobile devices. You will also learn how to create custom widgets for the Web AppBuilder.

Intended Audience : These workshops are open to all skill levels.

Learning Objectives : learn how you can configure workflow-driven GIS apps that run seamlessly across all devices.


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Move Beyond Static Maps: Introduction to ArcGIS Online

Instructor: Mary Ullrich, King County
Limit: 20 people - students bring own Laptops

Workshop Description:
ArcGIS Online is a web-mapping platform that gives you everything you need to create interactive web maps and apps that you can share with anyone. This half-day, hands-on workshop will demonstrate how easy it is to get started using this exciting resource. First we will explore the resources on ArcGIS Online. Then we will create an interactive map and presentation. Finally, we will create a presentation that contains an interactive map, and explore options for sharing your web maps.

Intended Audience : Anyone who wants to learn how to create interactive web maps.

Learning Objectives: Make your first web map using ArcGIS Online.


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Key Surveying and Geodesy Elements Geospatial Professionals Should Understand

Instructor: Gavin Schrock
Limit: up to 90 people

Workshop Description: :
As geospatial professionals we are now able to work in a dynamic, 3D, virtual environments, moving towards a continuous representation of reality - but much of the data that makes up this brave new world still needs to be field captured. While not all of the data capture falls under the strict definition of the "practice of surveying" there may be legal considerations for some elements, expertise in determination of spatial accuracy and precision, and best practices in data capture that a deeper understanding of realms of surveying and geodesy can provide.

Audience : This session will be a brief primer on the elements of surveying and geodesy that geospatial practitioners may encounter; how to frame specifications and contract work with surveyors, what types of work fall under the legal realm of surveying, and what methods and best practices can be applied to your own work.

Learning Objectives: Specific topics include

Data collection

  • Data collection
  • GNSS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geospatial registration of captured data

Geodesy

  • International & National Spatial Reference Frameworks
  • Velocity, Gravity, and Models
  • Considerations for GNSS observations

Boundary

  • PLSS, GLO, BLM and subdivision
  • Plats, metes & bounds, and easements
  • Bona Fide Property Rights
  • WA specific boundary considerations

Surveying Licensure

  • Why, how, and limitations

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Afternoon Workshops (Monday, May 23, 2016)

ArcGIS Open Data: Get Started & Use Best Practices

Instructors: ESRI
Limit: 20

Workshop Description: :
Government agencies and many organizations increasingly seek to make their information more discoverable and accessible to citizens. Through recent mandates, as well as organizational aspirations, open data is on the verge of broad emergence and adoption. Esri provides trusted tools for hosting and analyzing data, and it is now possible to easily publish this authoritative data to the open community. This session will show you how to easily set up and share open data without changing your existing data management workflows. You will learn about the best practices for sharing data with citizens, businesses, and developers that drives adoption and community around your public services.

Intended Audience: These workshops are open to all skill levels.

Learning Objectives: This session will show you how to easily set up and share open data without changing your existing data management workflows. You will learn about the best practices for sharing data with citizens, businesses, and developers that drives adoption and community around your public services.


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Using ArcGIS Online and Esri Collector to Capture GIS Data

Instructor: Jim Lahm, Electronic Data Solutions
Limit: 25

Workshop Description::
This 4-hour intro to ArcGIS Online and Esri Collector will show how ArcGIS Online works, what its capabilities are and how to publish a map service and share it with your group. A field exercise using the Esri Collector App will also be included.

We encourage you to bring your own smart device with the Esri Collector App installed, as we will not be providing dataloggers for this session. We will have some Trimble R1's and R2's available for those who want to experience higher-accuracy data capture with their own devices.

Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather conditions as we will be going outside. Whether you are considering implementing ArcGIS Online for your organization or are actively using this tool already, you will find this workshop valuable to your organization and application.

Audience: Field Personnel, Field Supervisors, GIS Technicians/Managers

Learning Objectives:

  • ArcGIS Online intro, configuration & Best practices
  • Creating and Sharing webmaps
  • Using ESRI Collector app for field data collection and update
  • Managing layer and web maps

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All Day Workshop (Monday, May 23, 2016)

GIS Program Management (All Day)

Instructor: Cy Smith
Limit: 30 to 50 people

Workshop Description: :
Today, most government organizations have some type of GIS programs in place. They vary from being in their early stages, to the rebuilding or tuning-up phase, to being completed and changing as new technologies and applications emerge. This workshop is designed to provide guidelines for managing your GIS program. It will look at the various organizational and technical issues program managers must address in order to develop a successful GIS program.
The discussions will include managing all aspects of a GIS program from staffing and budgeting to procuring technology and working with vendors. A variety of real world examples will be presented showing a range of GIS programs and their implementations. This course presents an overview of successful and unsuccessful techniques for implementing GIS.

Learning Objectives: Specific topics include

  • Program development
  • Project management techniques
  • Budgeting
  • Staffing
  • Strategic and implementation planning
  • Sustaining program support
  • Managing consultants and vendors

This is an abbreviated version of the full-day URISA workshop on GIS program management. Rather than compressing all the content into a half-day, the discussions will primarily focus on program development, budgeting, staffing and planning.

Audience : GIS Program Management is intended for anyone embarking upon a GIS program, involved with a less-than-successful GIS, or who is seeking ways to improve a successful implementation.
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