Spring Regional Workshops

Spring Regional Workshops

Overview of the ArcGIS Platform at 10.5 Workshop
Matt Taraldsen, Account Executive. Esri

This session will cover a conceptual and technical overview of ArcGIS 10.5. Topics to be covered include new server components at 10.5 (GeoEvent Server, GeoAnalytics Server, and Image Server); technical upgrades to increase server performance (the Data Store, tile caching); Portal for ArcGIS collaboration; a demonstration of Insights for ArcGIS; how to effectively leverage ArcGIS Pro 1.4; utilizing field data collection apps (Survey123 and Collector); and an introduction to two new scripting environments to enhance the value of ArcGIS Online: Arcade and Python API for ArcGIS Online. Some tips, tricks, and best practices on utilizing and deploying ArcGIS 10.5 will also be highlighted.


OpenStreetMap: A World of Data Workshop
Ethan Nelson, PhD Fellow in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project with the goal to map the entire planet and provide that data under an open database license. Applications of OSM data range from local planning and decision-making to humanitarian disaster relief to online base map layers. Data that exists in OpenStreetMap comes from a combination of surveyed “on-the-ground” data, aerial tracing, and coordinated imports of other compatiblylicensed data sources. This workshop will provide an overview of the OSM data structure and how to access the data, highlight some of the editing software used to add or modify data in OSM, and provide hands-on experience with a “mapathon” where participants will remotely contribute to a coordinated mapping task. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop and external mouse to participate in mapping.


To the Field, To the Cloud: Mobile Browser Apps for GIS Data Collection and Management using Open Source Web Technologies Workshop
Ian Hanou, Owner and Director of Business Development
Chris Peiffer, Director of Urban Forestry Consulting Services, Plan-It Geo, LLC

New technologies can be daunting but are also an opportunity not to be missed for anyone who can leverage web and mobile mapping applications for their work. This mini-workshop is a 3-hour session to learn the basics of cloud-based, browser-based GIS tree inventory collection and data management and a variety of open source geospatial technologies. The session will include relevant examples whether you manage trees, park amenities, public works assets, an HOA, a zoo, or environmental data.

This course will begin indoors and introduce attendees to tree inventory and other data collection using GPS vs. GIS methods, online and offline modes, browser and web services technology, and training on data management on desktop, tablet, and smartphone web browsers.

The middle portion of the class will be outdoors in a predetermined area where participants will learn to access, navigate, view, edit, add, and manage tree and other data points in a map on the cloud from mobile and tablet devices and see data updates from all participants in real-time. Offline (disconnected) data collection and syncing when on Wi-Fi will be introduced. Attendees are encouraged to bring a web-enabled device or pair up with someone. They will learn how to digitize tree locations to create X/Y coordinates without using GPS, to select a base map tile source with varying leaf-on/leaf-off conditions, and ways to deal with sunlight issues on mobile screens.

Finally, the session will conclude indoors where newly collected data from the class will be discussed. Depending on available workshop facility resources, desk and laptops will be used to analyze, query, and export data to create a local copy in Excel and GIS format, and used to create custom data-driven reports and maps. The course will wrap-up with a Q&A discussion and available resources.