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ArcGIS Solutions for Market Assessment & Taxation

Learn how leveraging the ArcGIS Platform for assessment and tax can create a modern land records environment that supports the business functions performed by Assessor offices.  This workshop will demonstrate how to take your land records implementation beyond data management and editing of parcels to support field operations and public engagement, to help drive workforce efficiently and government transparency.

Presenter: Keith Swavely

Presentation Date: Tuesday, December 5

Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom E                                    

ArcGIS Solutions for Market Assessment and Taxation

Learn how leveraging the ArcGIS Platform for assessment and tax can create a modern land records environment that supports the business functions performed by Assessor offices. This workshop will demonstrate how to take your land records implementation beyond data management and editing of parcels to support field operations and public engagement, to help drive workforce efficiently and government transparency.p>

Presenters: Keith Swavely

Presentation Date: Tuesday, December 5

Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m

Presentation Room: Freedom E

Engaging Your Community with Open Data and ArcGIS Hub

While Open Data itself can be about transparency, at a greater scale it's about building a better and more informed society. With ArcGIS Hub powered by Open Data, organizations can create Hub sites and pages that report progress via dynamic visualization capabilities as well as solicit feedback regarding the initiatives that matter most to their constituents. Come learn how organizations around the world engage with their communities to turn data into knowledge, after unlocking the data they work with every day.

Presenters: Patrick Hammons

Presentation Date: Tuesday, December 5

Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m

Presentation Room: Freedom F

ArcGIS Enterprise: An Introduction

ArcGIS Enterprise is the next evolution of the server product line. It includes all the components that you're familiar with: ArcGIS (Portal and Server), and more. Join us in this workshop to get an introduction to ArcGIS Enterprise and the many capabilities that have been introduced, such as portal collaboration, Insights for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Image Server, ArcGIS GeoEvent Server and ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server.

Presenters: Adam Ziegler

Presentation Date: Tuesday, December 5

Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m

Presentation Room: Independence AB

Survey123 for ArcGIS: Field Data Collection with Smart Forms

Survey123 for ArcGIS is a simple and intuitive form-centric data gathering solution for creating, sharing, and analyzing field-based surveys in three easy steps. You will learn how to empower users to make smarter, data-driven decisions with this powerful app available on your mobile device. We will also explore how to create smart forms with skip logic, defaults, support for multiple languages, and much more. You can gather data in the field on any device, even when disconnected, and securely sync changes with your enterprise GIS for further analysis.

Presenters: Lauri Dafner

Presentation Date: Tuesday, December 5

Presentation Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom E

ArcGIS Pro: An Introduction to Tasks

Tasks in ArcGIS Pro guide users through repeatable workflows, improve efficiency and promote best practices. They can help you document and automate sequential steps that reflect a real world workflow. This workshop will introduce the concept of Tasks, including running a task, creating a new task, configuring a task and sharing between projects and organizations.

Presenters: Patrick Gahagan

Presentation Date: Tuesday, December 5

Presentation Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom F

ArcGIS Enterprise: Architecture and Deployment

ArcGIS Enterprise is made up of several software components that satisfy a range of enterprise GIS capabilities, but architecting your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment doesn't have to be difficult. This session will cover the fundamentals of architecting the base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment, review the software components and server roles, as well as lead you through more complex deployment scenarios that include utilizing new capabilities.p>

Presenters: Alex Brown

Presentation Date: Tuesday, December 5

Presentation Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presentation Room: Independence AB

Managing Your Web GIS: Tips for Administrators

There are many aspects to setting up, administering and managing your organization's web GIS, including configuring security, designing a home page, managing consistent and authoritative content and overseeing user accounts. This session will provide an overview of common topics, introduce the latest functionality and offer tips and tricks to improve your experience as an administrator.

Presenters: Lauri Dafner

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom E

Mobile GIS Workflows using Collector, Workforce and Navigator

ArcGIS field apps help you use the power of location to improve coordination and achieve operational efficiencies in field workforce activities. Reduce or even replace your reliance on paper. Ensure that everyone, in the field and the office, uses the same authoritative data so you can reduce errors, boost productivity, and save money. See three of these apps; Workforce, Navigator, and Collector, in a set of demonstrations and discussions to get you started.

Presenters: Daniel Wickens

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom F

Implementing ArcGIS Solutions in Your Organization

This session will describe how to deploy the ArcGIS for State and Local Government solutions and configure the maps and apps to meet specific business needs in your organization. Newly released maps and apps that help organizations tackle public health challenges, understand and communicate environmental impacts and maintain situational awareness before, and during, an incident or event will be highlighted in this session.

Presenters: Scott Oppmann, Nicki Golding

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presentation Room: Independence AB

Creating a Workforce Development Plan with Esri

This session discusses the opportunities your organization has today to extend the benefits of mapping and location-enabled insights to your entire workforce. Through interactive discussions, you’ll leave armed with the information you need to develop a location-enabled workforce.

Presenters: Michael Jeggle

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom E

Architecting the ArcGIS Platform: Best Practices

An appropriate set of architectures practices (business, information, technology) is necessary to support the delivery of desired business outcomes. Attend this session to understand best practices and practical approaches around people, processes, and technology that contribute to a successful and sustainable implementation of the ArcGIS platform.

Participants can use these guidelines to maximize the value of their ArcGIS implementation and meet their organizational objectives.

Presenters: Clinton Johnson

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom F

An Overview of the ArcGIS for Local Government Homelessness and Opioid Maps and Apps

The increasing presence of opioids and homelessness in local communities is dramatically impacting service providers, causing economic hardships, and in some cases putting the lives of first responders at great risk. This session will provide an overview of the new homeless and opioid maps and apps available in the ArcGIS for Local Government solution. These ready-to-use maps and applications help organizations reduce homelessness and tackle the opioid epidemic.p>

Presenters: Scott Oppmann

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Presentation Room: Independence AB

Smart Community Perspectives from the Middle East: The Journey of Abu Dhabi and Dubai to be World Leading Smart Cities

The United Arab Emirates is home to the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, who have both embarked on a journey to elevate their communities to be leaders on the world stage. Dubai’s vision is to be the happiest place on Earth, and to fulfill this goal they are embracing technology innovation to offer a more efficient, seamless, safe, and impactful experience for residents and visitors. Abu Dhabi’s vision is to be a secure and confident society that aims to develop a competitive, sustainable, and globally open economy for the betterment of all residents. Both have embraced a framework of policies, partnerships, standards, data, initiatives, and technology of which location is a key enabler. This presentation will discuss some of the drivers, challenges, and approaches that both Emirates are using to achieve their vision, and how GIS plays a leading role in this journey.

Presenters: Peter Fitts

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Presentation Room: Independence CD

ArcGIS Pro: Editing and Making Maps

ArcGIS Pro is a project-based desktop GIS for the GIS Professional. With it, you can build projects from your maps, data, analytical models, as well as collaborate with others in your organization and share your work with everyone on the web. In this session, you will learn some of the basic capabilities, common workflows and resources to begin editing and making maps with ArcGIS Pro.

Presenters: Sarah Scher

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom E

Spatial Analysis with Web GIS

This session introduces the spatial analysis capabilities available in web GIS, via both ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. These spatial analysis tools are designed to provide an intuitive, user-friendly experience while still offering access to powerful analytics. This session will provide an overview of how to access and use the analysis tools, example workflows, and ideas about how to supplement your analysis scenarios with Esri-provided data.

Presenters: Rachel Weeden

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom F

ArcGIS Solutions for Emergency Management

This session will cover how to configure and deploy the ArcGIS for Emergency Management solutions for State and Local governments. We will provide an overview of ready-to-use maps and applications to support- Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation workflows across government, discuss some of the lessons learned from the recent storm events and wildland fire activities across the US and introduce you to some of the newly released maps and apps that can help you ensure your organization is properly prepared.

Presenters: Nikki Golding

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Presentation Room: Independence AB

ArcGIS GeoEvent Server: Real-Time GIS

ArcGIS GeoEvent Server extends the ArcGIS Platform to connect with and analyze virtually any type of streaming real-time data. Real-time observational data can come from moving objects, changing attributes of stationary sensors, or both. Learn about the advantages of using stream services for real-time data, options for real-time outputs, and new tools for analyzing the large volumes of data created from archiving real-time data streams along with how to publish, configure, and incorporate the data into web based applications.

Presenters: Alex Brown

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom E

Web AppBuilder: An Introduction

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS is a pure HTML5/JavaScript-based application that allows you to create your own intuitive, fast, and beautiful web apps without writing a single line of code. The app uses new ArcGIS platform features and modern browser technology to provide both flexible and powerful capabilities such as 3D visualization of data. In addition, developers have an opportunity to create custom tools and app themes through the extensibility framework. Come to this session to learn how you can configure GIS apps that run seamlessly across all devices.

Presenters: Lauri Dafner

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom F

ArcGIS Solutions for Public Works

Public Works departments are grappling with aging infrastructure, limited funding for repairs, and rising costs of improvements. They face pressure to be more transparent as citizens expect more accountability for government spending. GIS is one of the essential tools that public works departments can use to better manage their assets, more effectively allocate field resources, maximize the value of dollars spent on infrastructure improvements, and increase transparency and quality of service for citizens. This session will provide an overview to a set of public works maps and apps available in the ArcGIS for Local Government solution. These ready-to-use maps and applications help organizations leverage their geographic information to develop more efficient operations.

Presenters: Scott Oppmann

Presentation Date: Wednesday, December 6

Presentation Time: 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Presentation Room: Independence AB

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS: Monitoring GIS Operations

In this session you will see how to set up Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS using a Windows app or browser-based application to create executive dashboards that integrate maps, lists, charts, and gauges for real-time operation views. Learn about the upcoming plans for the Operations Dashboard by getting a sneak peak at the Beta release of the next generation of Operations Dashboard.

Presenters: Adam Ziegler

Presentation Date: Thursday, December 7

Presentation Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom E

GIS for Managers

GIS for Managers Workshop - As GIS continues to become progressively more integrated into IT mainstream, the managers of these systems have to take a markedly different approach to be successful. The days of simply being able to produce printed maps, static PDFs, or all-in-one mega map sites and declare a GIS as successful have passed. In this session, we’ll discuss how CIOs, government administrators and the public view GIS, and how to take a more modern approach to meeting the needs and expectations of all of these groups. We’ll discuss how to involve executives, generate real citizen engagement, and make sure you’re a key part of your CIO’s vision for IT within the organization.

Presenters: Adam Carnow

Presentation Date: Thursday, December 7

Presentation Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom F

Insights for ArcGIS

Insights for ArcGIS is a new user experience for analysis that focuses on simpler ways to work with your data to answer questions and share results. Insights for ArcGIS is designed to make interactive and exploratory analysis fast and intuitive so you can gain understanding from your data in a spatial context. Capabilities that make Insights more intuitive including visualization first, drag and drop analytics, as well as on-the-fly filtering and aggregations. This session will provide an overview of techniques for data exploration and analysis with Insights for ArcGIS.

Presenters: Rachel Weeden

Presentation Date: Thursday, December 7

Presentation Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Presentation Room: Independence AB

ArcGIS Python API: Introduction to Scripting Your Web GIS

The ArcGIS Python API enables ArcGIS users and developers to leverage the Python ecosystem to automate their workflows and perform repetitive tasks by writing Python scripts. In this workshop, you will learn how the ArcGIS API for Python can help in scripting and automating your Web GIS. It will start with an introduction to the API—who it's built for and what it can do for you. The workshop will walk you through the process of getting the API through Conda and writing scripts using Jupyter Notebook. A brief tour of the API will be followed by a show-and-tell of some of the powerful capabilities of the API, including where to find sample scripts and other resources.

Presenters: Patrick Hammons

Presentation Date: Thursday, December 7

Presentation Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom E

Communicating the Value of GIS

Interpreting Executive Motivation and Demand - It is not often that business leaders speak in the language of GIS anymore than it is often that they use the language of IT or data analysis more generically. It is often the challenge of a GIS leader to interpret business leader's challenges and requests (verbalized and non-verbalized), deriving the GIS needs along the way. The key to success is understanding the relationship between organizational drivers, goals, and services and the solutions your teamcan offer.

Determining the Business Value of GIS - Determining the business value of your organization's location platform, apps, and services can be one of the most challenging endeavors that GIS leaders undertake. It can be difficult to avoid contemplating the specific contributions of a given element of the platform's underlying infrastructure or specific data management efforts. The trick is to rise above the level of the constituent parts and focus on the business capabilities, products, and services enabled or enhanced through GIS.

Knowing the Story - Stories can be memorable and impactful ways to communicate the value of GIS. Knowing the stories that drive the businesses that you enable and advance through your team's services can empower you to make the best business case for investments in the growth and sustainment of your organization's location platform, maps, apps, and services.

Presenters: Clinton Johnson

Presentation Date: Thursday, December 7

Presentation Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presentation Room: Freedom F

ArcGIS Pro: 3D Workflows

Working in 3D in ArcGIS Pro is in many ways just like working in 2D. However there are some things that you need to know to be successful doing 3D GIS with ArcGIS Pro. This session is for those that are familiar with ArcGIS Pro and are looking to get up to speed with workflows for 3D data management, visualization, analysis, publishing, and even some 3D editing. Sprinkled throughout will be tips and tricks to make you into the 3D superstar in your office.

Presenters: Patrick Gahagan

Presentation Date: Thursday, December 7

Presentation Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presentation Room: Independence AB