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ArcGIS Online: Management Tips and Tools for Success

Launching and managing an effective ArcGIS Online Organization takes some planning. In this session we will discuss the techniques and best practices that can help make your experience with ArcGIS Online a success. Topics include using groups effectively, branding your organization, and creating useful information products, setting up an Open Data site and using administrative tools.

Presenter: Evan Marshal

ArcGIS Pro: Part 1, An Introduction

Whether you've spent the last decade working in ArcGIS for Desktop, or you are just beginning to understand and apply GIS, ArcGIS Pro is new to you. Join us for this introductory workshop as we provide an overview of this exciting new release and learn how you can get started using it for creating, managing, analyzing and sharing spatial data.

Presenter: Carl Byers

ArcGIS for Local Government

This session introduces our local government customers and partners supporting the local government user community to the COTS solutions we make available through our State Government Solutions effort. This session will provide attendees with exposure to the purpose of our solutions efforts, why we have adopted a COTS approach as a strategic platform initiative and the vast array of solutions available to them. This session will also provide attendees with clear examples of how they can get involved with the Esri solutions effort and a preview of the road map for new development.

Presenter: Joseph Bowles

ArcGIS for Public Works

The purpose of this session is to provide a starting point for public works departments that are interested in updating their current implementation of GIS technology or starting fresh with a new GIS project. Today, public works departments need a geospatial platform that is pervasively available across the utility to support business needs. This platform must provide easy access to maps and information on any device for everyone in the department as well as others they collaborate and communicate with, such as contractors and customers. Public works departments need a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology that can be configured to meet their foundational mapping needs, extendable to support enterprise-wide workflows, support multiple implementation patterns, and have a robust ecosystem of partner solutions and implementers.

This technical session will review the strategy and steps for implementing ArcGIS for Public Works, which is based on an agile approach to system implementation. This approach reduces both the cost and time to deploy the system, and is driven by the needs of the organization.

Presenter: Jeremiah Lindemann

ArcGIS for State Government

This session introduces our state government customers and partners supporting the state government user community to the COTS solutions we make available through our State Government Solutions effort. This session will provide attendees with exposure to the purpose of our solutions efforts, why we have adopted a COTS approach as a strategic platform initiative and the vast array of solutions available to them. This session will also provide attendees with clear examples of how they can get involved with the Esri solutions effort and a preview of the road map for new development.

Presenter: Matt Bullock

ArcGIS Online Web Templates

ArcGIS web application templates and Esri Story Map templates are designed so you can host them on ArcGIS Online or download and publish apps on your own web server. Either way, you don't have to spend a lot of time on coding or configuring your app. Learn about the different templates and their intended use. Find out when to use the Find, Edit, and Filter Template. See how customers are using the Geoform template. Discover how to use the Impact Summary template and more.

Presenter: Evan Marshal

ArcGIS Pro: Part 2, Beyond the Basics

This workshop expands on the capabilities of ArcGIS Pro to visualize, analyze, compile, and share your data, in both 2D and 3D environments.

Presenter: Carl Byers

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

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 workflow-driven GIS apps that run seamlessly across all devices, create both ready-to-use apps and ArcGIS web app templates for ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS, and create custom widgets.

Presenter: Derek Law

Creating and Maintaining 3D Cities with ArcGIS Pro and CityEngine

This presentation will focus on transforming 2D GIS Data into a Smart 3D City Model to support the city needs and citizens engagement. We will show how the use of 3D has moved beyond its earlier time-consuming and costly manual modeling routine into a practical, semi-automated modeling process. You will also be exposed to the concept of Procedural rules has enable the rapid modeling of smart 3D city models from data attributes. We will take a close look into the data requirements for creating a smart 3D city model, extracting features from existing LiDAR and imagery if data does not exist, the different levels of details of the 3D city model and benefits of each, WebGL, and potential use cases for 3D.

Presenter: Dave Vaillancourt

GeoEvent Extension to ArcGIS Server: Getting Started

Organizations often have access to a wealth of live data but don’t know how to get full value from it. This workshop will show you how to use the ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server to leverage live data and turn it into actionable information with minimal effort on your part. The workshop addresses processing and filtering live data, tracking assets, and responding to live events. You will leave knowing how to get started with the GeoEvent Extension in your organization. Familiarity with ArcGIS for Server is helpful but not required.

Presenter: Brig Bowles

Managing Imagery and LiDAR

Managing large collections of imagery and LiDAR can be a challenge for many GIS organizations. We will review the image and LiDAR management options in ArcGIS and explore the mosaic dataset. Learn how you can perform change analysis and other advanced techniques. We will also discuss how to serve imagery and LiDAR datasets using the ArcGIS Image Extension for Server. This session requires basic knowledge of ArcGIS for Desktop.

Presenter: Dave Vaillancourt

ModelBuilder: Branching, Iterating, and Other Advanced Methods

Increase your productivity by automating your task with Model Builder. This session covers the more advanced features of model builder. In the past some of these functions required a Python script, but recent additions to Model Builder have made it even more versatile. One of the newer addition’s that will be discussed and demonstrated are Iterators, which provides model builder with the ability to perform batch processing. The creation and use of variables within a model will also be demonstrated. Other topics will include utilizing model builder only tools (another recent addition) such as Calculate Values, Collect Values and Select Data. In addition, the session will also discuss feedback variable for modeling and preconditions to control the flow of a model.

Presenter: Brig Bowles

ArcGIS Open Data

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.

Presenter: Matt Bullock

Simple Ways to Do More with Your Data Using Spatial Statistics

This high level overview will equip you with the basic knowledge necessary to get started exploring your data in new and meaningful ways. Stepping through the Spatial Statistics tools one by one, we will discuss each tool and provide a variety of example applications to demonstrate the range of questions that can be answered. Concepts covered will include: describing the shape and spatial distribution of your data, detecting hot spots and spatial outliers, and mining your spatial data to discover unexpected correlations, relationships, and patterns. If you’re new to Spatial Statistics this is a great way to familiarize yourself with these powerful tools, methods, and workflows. If you’ve been using Spatial Statistics for a while, come discover alternative applications, learn about new tools, and see how others are benefiting from statistical analysis of their spatial data.

Presenter: Flora Vale

Spatial Data Mining: A Deep Dive into Cluster Analysis

Whenever we look at a map, it is natural for us to organize, group, differentiate, and cluster what we see to help us make better sense of it. This session will explore four powerful Spatial Statistics techniques designed to do just that: Hot Spot Analysis, Cluster and Outlier Analysis, Grouping Analysis, Similarity Search, and the new Space Time Pattern Mining tools. Through discussions and demonstrations we will learn how these techniques can be used to identify significant patterns in our data. We will explore the different questions that each tool can answer, best practices for running the tools, and strategies for interpreting and sharing results. This deep dive into cluster analysis will prepare you with the knowledge necessary to turn your spatial data into useful information for better decision making.

Presenter: Flora Vale

Using Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

This session will cover both mobile field use of GIS technology and how that field work can tie into daily operations management.

Providing the ability to use smartphones and tablets to visualize, collect and update GIS data regardless of an internet connection is critical to the success of your mobile solutions. We will discuss the capabilities new to the ArcGIS system to support disconnected use, workflows for managing, publishing and synchronizing data for disconnected use and demonstrate how the Collector for ArcGIS app can be used within your ArcGIS organization to satisfy your field data collection needs in a disconnected environment. In addition, in the latest release of Collector support has been added for related tables and related features. This make Collector an even more valuable tool for doing field inspections.

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS targets decision makers that need to monitor, track, and report on daily operations. You will learn how to use this app and configure it with a gallery of Esri-provided widgets. Learn to create and share operations views that include interactive maps, charts, gauges and other performance indicators. These dashboards can be viewed on any web browser if configured as a single display operation view.

Presenter: Jeremiah Lindemann

What's New in ArcGIS for Server/Portal 10.4

ArcGIS for Server enables you to deploy the Web GIS pattern using the ArcGIS platform within your own infrastructure. This session is applicable to anyone interested in learning about the new features in the latest ArcGIS 10.4 for Server release. This includes new enhancements to the GIS Server and Portal for ArcGIS. Previous knowledge of ArcGIS Server and Portal for ArcGIS is highly recommended.

Presenter: Derek Law

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