October 31 - November 2, 2017 | Esri Conference Center, Redlands, CA

Tech Workshops

WebGIS Basics: ArcGIS Online Tools for Managers and GIS Professionals

In this workshop, we will present introductory demonstrations and hands-on examples for three popular ArcGIS Online capabilities; Survey123, Story Maps, and Configurable Apps. These sessions are designed for Managers and seasoned GIS Desktop Professionals to get a basic understanding of how an organization can extend into powerful new components of the ArcGIS Platform. Each session presented by Esri staff who know these products well. You can bring your own device to follow along, or simply take notes and absorb new ideas.

  • Session 1: Getting Started with ArcGIS Online (8:30am–10:00am)
    ArcGIS Online is the key component of the ArcGIS platform that enables users to share information and collaborate within or outside their organization. In this opening session, we will introduce the basic components of the ArcGIS Online environment as well as best practices for authoring and sharing content with individual users, your organization, and the public. Following these introductory components, we will proceed into basic administrative topics, such as managing users and content, as well as branding and embedding ArcGIS online into other web resources.
  • Session 2: Field Data Capture with Survey123 (10:30am–12:00pm)
    In this hands-on technical session, you will be introduced to Survey123 for ArcGIS, a simple, yet powerful solution that enables data collection workflows through mobile devices and the web. Survey123 takes a form centric approach to data capture with ArcGIS, providing an extremely intuitive experience for field crews and contributors. Survey123 also features flexible options for the configuration of user-input data validation rules, form layout and form logic, which is critical to reduce data errors and to facilitate the analysis. Survey123 can be used in coastal inspections, marine debris surveys, shoreline environmental assessments, citizen science and crowdsourcing initiatives and more.
  • Session 3: Configurable Apps (1:30pm–3:00pm)
    Learn how to create and publish Web Apps quickly, and with no coding required. Configurable apps are the fastest and easiest way to go from a map to a shareable app. We will show several of the configurable apps to choose from, and how to determine your audience’s needs, what you need the app to do, and how you need it to look. Each configurable app offers different options, such as layouts and colors schemes, editing and identify tool choices, social media sharing, and other storytelling capabilities.
  • Session 4: Creating Story Maps (3:30pm–5:00pm)
    Story Maps combine maps, photos, text, and other media in a single interactive application. The engaging, fun-to-use format makes story maps ideal for public outreach, stakeholder engagement, and GIS project presentations. In this seminar, presenters will show best practices for making story maps using Esri Story Map app templates that require no coding. Participants will learn how to choose the template that best meets their project needs, and the steps to create compelling story maps using a template.

Session Full - Bathymetric Mapping and Data Analysis Made Easy (half-day, 8:30am–12:00pm)

QPS is a market leader of hydrographic/marine software solutions and an ESRI Silver Partner, who provides a suite of applications to acquire, process, visualize, and share data. QPS’s Qimera intelligently and interactively guides the user through bathymetric data processing to simplify the production of clean, gridded surfaces, while QPS Fledermaus serves as a space for the creation and analysis of rich 4-dimensional scenes, and acts as a conduit directly to ArcGIS. In this hands-on workshop, designed for the non-hydrographer, participants will use Qimera and Fledermaus to learn how to process freely available bathymetric data, digitize areas of interest in a 3D environment, and generate ArcGIS shapefiles with symbology. Machines provided.

Using Drone2Map (half-day, 1:30pm–5:00pm)

In this hands-on workshop, Esri Drone2Map Product Team members will detail workflows for producing 2D and 3D data products from Drone imagery. We will also address how to share data to ArcGIS Online, as well as visualization techniques using web and desktop clients. In another scenario, participants will use a Drone2Map template to create an inspection project, view images in the inspection viewer, add notes directly onto the image and save. Best practices in the field, and island and coastal experience will also be shared. Machines provided by Esri.

ArcGIS Pro Bootcamp (half-day, 8:30am–12:00pm)

Designed for existing ArcMap users, participants in this hands-on workshop will learn basic operational, analytical, and workflow features of ArcGIS Pro. This morning workshop is intended as preface for the afternoon Ecological Marine Units OR Atmospheric Tools Workshops. Familiarity with ArcGIS geoprocessing tools is recommended. Machines provided.

Session Full - Scientific Tools for Atmospheric and Climate Analysis (half-day, 1:30pm–5:00pm)

In this hands-on workshop participants, will explore a variety of ArcGIS Pro tools for atmospheric, climate and weather GIS including OPeNDAP, raster functions, raster analytics, Esri’s R-Bridge and multidimensional spatial statistics. This workshop is led by Esri scientific staff from the development team. Familiarity with ArcGIS geoprocessing tools is recommended. Machines provided.

Analysis with the Ecological Marine Units (half-day, 1:30pm–5:00pm)

The Ecological Marine Units (EMU) data is available for everyone to use in Web or ArcGIS Desktop Environment. In this workshop, participants will use ArcGIS Pro to experience analytical workflows using the EMU’s, as well as suggestions for integrating other data, and sharing results. Attendees will also learn about localizing the Ecological Marine Units for more detailed work in specific locations. Join us to discover what you can do with this fascinating dataset.