Workshops

Title: Working with Real-Time high precision GPS/GNSS in ESRI's mobile software (ArcPad and ArcGIS for Mobile)

Description: Are you running ESRI's ArcPad or ArcGIS Mobile with a GPS/GNSS receiver?  Are you getting the best in-field accuracy possible out of your system? Do you really need to post process?  Are you using the correct NAD83 datum transform? Uninformed Mobile GIS and GNSS deployments can waste thousands of dollars and lead to inaccurate feature locations.

This workshop will not only help you capture the most accurate and reliable GNSS positions for your GIS, it will help you use your GNSS equipment budget effectively to meet YOUR organization's needs. Many types of GPS/GNSS receivers will be covered (this is not a manufacturer-specific workshop).

Presenter/Sponsor: GeoMobile Innovations

Instructor: Craig Greenwald is GeoMobile Innovations’ Technical Director and a Mobile Technology Specialist. Craig leads the GeoMobile software development and Mobile GIS consulting team. He has worked in the GPS and Mobile GIS industry for over 10 years, including seven years for GIS software leader, ESRI. He is a highly experienced software developer (skilled in C++, C#, JavaScript, VB, and VBScript), consultant, and trainer – specializing in Mobile GIS and field data collection applications and technology. Craig is well known for his work on the ESRI ArcPad team and provides ArcPad software, consulting, and training services to GeoMobile Innovations’ clients. Craig has real world experience designing, implementing, and consulting on all sizes of projects, ranging from local campground trash mapping to the U.S. national census.

Registration cost: $75 with conference registration or $150 without conference registration

Class size: Limited to 12 students

Format and schedule: Full-day workshop, April 15th, 2014, 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201

Presenter contact information:
Craig Greenwald, Technical Director & Rich Ash, Mobile Technology Specialist
GeoMobile Innovations, Inc.
456 SW Monroe Av. #  108
Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone: (541) 754-3488
FAX: (661) 761-8843
Email: rich@geomobileinnovations.com

www.geomobileinnovations.com

Title: Working with ModelBuilder

Description: This course will show how to use ModelBuilder to create tools to perform basic and advanced geoprocessing and analysis tasks. The course will first cover the ArcGIS Geoprocessing environment, which provides the foundation for ModelBuilder operations. Students will then learn how to create models and tools (dialog boxes with user input) in ModelBuilder. Students will see how to use ModelBuilder to both automate basic workflows and to also perform complex analysis. The models will cover a variety of functions, including iteration, batch operations, process models, and branching. Students will also learn how to add Python Scripts to ModelBuilder. This is a practical, hands-on course designed to increase your productivity, making both analysis and basic tasks more efficient.

Topics include: Understanding the ArcGIS Geoprocessing Environment; Defining ModelBuilder; ModelBuilder Properties and Environments; The ModelBuilder Interface; Creating Models; Special Tools for ModelBuilder; Creating Tools from Models; Adding Python Scripts to Models; Iteration in Models; In-line variable substitution; Using ModelBuilder for Analysis; Exporting and Sharing Models; Creating Documentation for Models.

Presenter/Sponsor: Juniper GIS

Instructor: John Schaeffer is the lead instructor for Juniper GIS Services and has over 21 years experience working with and teaching GIS to a wide variety of audiences. In 1994 he started one of the first 2-year GIS programs in the United States at Central Oregon Community College. John has also been the lead instructor for the Society for Conservation GIS Scholars program for several years and teaches for many conservation groups all over the world.

Registration cost: $75 with conference registration or $150 without conference registration

Class size: Limited to 12 students

Format and schedule: Full-day workshop, April 15th, 2014, 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 298, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201

Presenter contact information:

John Schaeffer, GISP
Juniper GIS Services, Inc
61677 Thunder Road
Bend, Oregon, 97702
Ph: 541-389-6225 Cell: 541-390-4996
john@junipergis.com

Title: Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python

Description: The new Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Workshop is based on the book, Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook, written by Eric Pimpler, President of Geospatial Training Services.  Eric currently offers Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python workshops in a traditional classroom setting as well as live, online workshops.  The course content is the same for both.  This is a hands-on style workshop with lots of exercises designed to teach you how to automate your ArcGIS geoprocessing tasks with Python.  The workshop is designed around the content of the book.

Course modules include:

  • Fundamentals of the Python Language for ArcGIS

  • Writing Basic Geoprocessing Scripts with ArcPy

  • Managing Map Documents and Layers

  • Finding and Fixing Broken Data Links

  • Automating Map Production and Printing

  • Executing Geoprocessing Tools from Scripts

  • Creating Custom Geoprocessing Tools

  • Querying and Selecting Data

  • Using the Arcpy Data Access Module to Select, Insert, and Update Geographic Data and Tables

  • Listing and Describing GIS Data

  • Customizing the ArcGIS Interface with Add-Ins

  • Error Handling and Troubleshooting

  • Automating Python Scripts

  • 5 Things Every GIS Programmer Should Know How to Do with Python

Presenter/Sponsor: Eric Pimpler, Geospatial Training Services

Instructor: Eric is the founder and owner of GeoSpatial Training Services (geospatialtraining.com) and has over 20 years of experience implementing and teaching GIS solutions using ESRI, Google Earth/Maps, Open Source technology.  Currently Eric focuses on ArcGIS scripting with Python, and the development of custom ArcGIS Server web and mobile applications using JavaScript. 

Registration cost: $75 with conference registration or $150 without conference registration

Class size: Limited to 12 students

Format and schedule: Full-day workshop, April 15th, 2014, 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: Metro Regional Center, Training Room, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Presenter contact information:

Eric Pimpler, M.A.G., GISP
GeoSpatial Training Services
215 W Bandera, #114-104
Boerne, TX 78006
Ph: 210-260-4992 Fax: 210-247-9461
eric@geospatialtraining.com

Title: Cartographic Design in GIS

Description: This workshop covers the fundamentals of cartographic design with an emphasis on GIS specific issues and topics. Students will learn the basics of Visual Hierarchy, Data Classification, Map Symbology, Color Use and Typography. Goals are to improve critical map evaluation skills and enable more effective map design in GIS. Workshop includes an interactive lecture with group discussion and map evaluation exercises, as well as demonstrations in ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator.

Presenter/Sponsor: David Medeiros, Medeiros Cartography

Instructor: David is the GIS reference and instruction specialist with the Stanford Geospatial Center. He is also a professional cartographer with over fifteen years of experience in digital map design and production.

Registration cost: $30 with conference registration or $90 without conference registration

Class size: Limited to 20 students

Format and schedule: Half-day workshop, April 15th, 2014, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 294, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201

Presenter contact information:
David Medeiros
Medeiros Cartography
Ph: 650-299-0606
dmed@sonic.net

www.mapbliss.com

Title: Working with US Census data

Description: This workshop will focus on accessing, analyzing, and evaluating US Census data. The workshop will be taught by Linda Clark with the US Census Bureau along with Charles Ryerson, Meg Merrick, and Jason Jurjevich from the Portland State University; Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies; Population Research Center.

Topics include: Updates on available Census Bureau datasets along with anticipated release dates. new programs and tools for the data user community, methods for downloading, reliability of American Community Survey data, and methods for evaluating and visualizing data uncertainty,

Presenter/Sponsor: Linda Clark, US Census Bureau; Charles Rynerson, Meg Merrick, and Jason Jurjevich from the Portland State University; Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies; Population Research Center.

Registration cost: Free with conference registration or $30 without conference registration

Class size: Limited to 20 students

Format and schedule: Half-day workshop, April 15th, 2014, 8:30am-12:00pm

Location: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 294, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201

Presenter contact information:
Linda Clark
US Census Bureau
Los Angeles Region
Ph: 206-446-8794
linda.clark@census.gov

Charles Rynerson
Population Research Center
Portland State University
Ph: 503-725-5157
rynerson@pdx.edu

Meg Merrick
Coordinator, Community Geography Project
Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
Portland State University
Ph: 503-725-8291
merrickm@pdx.edu

Jason Jurjevich
Assistant Director, Population Research Center

Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
Portland State University
Ph: 503-725-8590
Jason.Jurjevich@pdx.edu

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