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2019 MN GIS/LIS Consortium Spring Workshops – Twin Cities
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 Export to Your Calendar 5/16/2019
When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: University of Minnesota - Minneapolis Campus
Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
United States


Online registration is available until: 5/16/2019
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Spring Workshops

2019 MN GIS/LIS Consortium Workshops  

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
University Minnesota Minneapolis Campus

Each Half-Day Workshop: $100.00

Refreshments and lunch are included in your registration fee. Please indicate that you will be attending lunch on the registration page.


AM Workshops – 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AM01 UAV Workshop: Integrating Drones in 2020

Instructor: Katie Gilmore, PAAP Drones
Audience Level:
Beginner
Workshop Format: Lecture / Hands-On
Hardware/Software Required: None

It’s been more than 2 years since the commercial drone market has opened - where are we now and is it the time right for integrating drones into your operations? Throughout this workshop we’ll discuss the technology, applications, regulations, and what to expect whether you’re ying or hiring drone operators. We’ll give an overview of federal, state, and local UAS rules and regulations and then step through an aerial data collection project from pre-planning to post processing activities (and weather permitting, we’ll go y!). We’ll also discuss expectations and limitations, and provide examples of Minnesota organizations that have chosen to contract, create, or partner for drone services. 

AM02 Data Viz: Tableau for GIS whizzes

Instructor: Kaela Dickens & Luke Kominskey, DataDrive LLC
Audience Level:
Beginner
Workshop Format: Lecture / Hands-On
Hardware/Software Required: Participants will need to have the free version of Tableau downloaded and installed on laptops they bring to the workshop. The free software is available for PC and Mac at https://www.tableau.com/trial/tableau-software.

You've been visualizing data with maps for a while now - how about upping your data viz skills with Tableau? In this interactive workshop, we'll look at Tableau from the ground up, covering setting up and visualizing data, using Tableau's greatest bang-for-your-buck capabilities, and making the best use of Tableau alongside (or using) geospatial data. Taught by a GIS aficionado, this will be a great course to broaden your data viz skills! 

AM03 Web AppBuilder: Knowing Your Options

Instructor: Chad Nunemacher & Paul Hedlund, Houston Engineering
Audience Level:
Intermediate
Workshop Format: Lecture / Hands-On
Hardware/Software Required: Bring your own computer/laptop. You will be required to set up and deploy the virtual environment on your computer prior to the date of the workshop. The instructors will contact you with more information and installation instructions at least 2 weeks before the workshops date.

In this session you will become familiar with the components that make up the Web AppBuilder (WAB) framework. Brief overview of app creation using the integrated ArcGIS Online version of the WebAppBuilder as well as the installation, conguration, and deployment of the developer’s version will be explained and demonstrated. We will quickly cover how to incorporate shared widgets into the Web AppBuilder development software. Last but not least, we will provide instruction and guidance in creating a couple custom widgets for use in the WAB development software. 

AM04 Build custom Python modules from your own functions and classes

Instructor: Zeb Thomas & Jessica Schuler, MN.IT @ DNR
Audience Level:
Intermediate
Workshop Format: Lecture / Hands-On
Hardware/Software Required: Workshop will be in a computer lab with the software already installed. Participants will be provided guest accounts to use the software. ArcGIS 10+, ArcGIS Pro 2.3 recommended if bringing your own laptop.

This workshop is designed for GIS professionals who already use Python regularly, but who want to learn how to better create code that they can easily reuse again and again. Reduce the need to copy and paste blocks of code by building modules out of your own custom functions and classes! This will allow you to build up a library of your most-used functions and import them into any script. Optionally, feel free to bring some of your own scripts that you might like to convert, so you can get feedback while starting your own module. We will cover example modules with functions and classes that use arcpy and GDAL/OGR. We’ll also cover some ways to make your code compatible with both Python 2 and Python 3, allowing you to use the arcpy and GDAL installations that come with ArcGIS Pro 2.3+.   

AM05 Spatial SQL 101: Use PostgreSQL+PostGIS with your Spatial Data

Instructor: Peter Wiringa, U-Spatial
Audience Level:
Intermediate
Workshop Format: Hands-On
Hardware/Software Required: Workshop will be in a computer lab with the software already installed. Participants will be provided guest accounts to use the software. QGIS 3.2.x, 3.4.x, or 3.6.x; pgAdmin 4.3 or greater recommended if you bring your own laptop.

Together, we'll use PostgreSQL+PostGIS as you learn to use structured query language (SQL) to answer spatial- and attribute-based questions, or just visualize you spatial data in QGIS. We'll see how to meet some basic spatial challenges, load data, extract data, create derived data and more. 

AM06 Getting Started with Story Maps

Instructor: Shana Crosson, University of Minnesota
Audience Level:
Beginner
Workshop Format: Lecture / Hands-On
Hardware/Software Required: Bring your own laptop. Guest accounts for the online Esri software will be provided to all participants. 

Story Maps are a convenient tool to communicate spatial information to a wider audience. In this session, you’ll learn the options in ESRI’s Story Maps platform and best practices to make usable and accessible Story Maps. Bring a laptop so you can walk out with a Story Map you’ll be proud to show off! 

 

PM Workshops – 1:00 - 4:00 PM

PM01 ArcGIS Server: Administration and Advanced Topics

Instructor: Justin Hansen, WSB
Audience Level:
Advanced
Workshop Format: Lecture
Hardware/Software Required: None

This workshop serves as an advanced look into ArcGIS Server from both the IT and GIS management perspective. Existing users of ArcGIS Server will find the most benefit from this course as topics will range from installation recommendations, system architecture guidelines, security best practices, load testing and more. In addition, we will discuss how ArcGIS Server fits within Esri’s evolving Enterprise GIS platform and how you can best integrate it with your GIS portal: ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS. We will also discuss what’s new at ArcGIS Server 10.7 and its impact on your organization. This course will benefit both IT professionals and GIS Managers seeking to understand how to best manage their ArcGIS Server deployment and related resources. While this workshop is target at advanced users with ArcGIS Server experience, it will provide a solid introduction to core ArcGIS Server concepts. 

PM02 Preparing and Collecting Data with ESRI's Collector for ArcGIS

Instructor: Tami Maddio & Leah Sperduto, City of Eagan
Audience Level:
Beginner
Workshop Format: Hands-On
Hardware/Software Required: Laptop or computer and ESRI Collector App installed on an iOS, Android or Windows device.

Want to get started with Collector but aren't sure where to begin? We will go through the process from start to finish. Beginning with preparing data and creating a web map to collecting and using the data. Using data in other applications and related tables will be covered. 

PM03 Geospatial Metadata: Documenting and Organizing Your Data

Instructor: Melinda Kernik & Karen Majewicz, University of Minnesota Libraries
Audience Level:
Beginner
Workshop Format: Hands-On
Hardware/Software Required: Workshop will be in a computer lab with the software already installed.

Frustrated by the time-consuming, ever present task of metadata creation? This workshop will help you get a handle on the content and structure of commonly used metadata standards in Minnesota. We will demonstrate the most useful features of ArcCatalog’s built-in metadata tools and the Minnesota Metadata Editor. Along the way, we will be discussing why metadata is such a vital part of the preservation and discovery of geospatial resources. Participants are welcome to bring their own datasets or metadata challenges for discussion. 

PM04 The Rectangular Land Surveys in Minnesota; A Beginner's Guide

Instructor: Rod Squires, University of Minnesota
Audience Level:
Beginner
Workshop Format: Lecture
Hardware/Software Required: None

The workshop will provide an overview of the rectangular surveys in the United States, paying particular attention to Minnesota. A main focus will be on the surveying process and the outcomes; the field notes, the township plats, and the network of corner monuments. The continued relevance of this historical and relative locational system, and its importance in modern cadastral systems, will also be covered.  

PM05 Introduction to ArcGIS Pro for ArcGIS Desktop Users

Instructor: Kate Carlson, U-Spatial
Audience Level:
Beginner
Workshop Format:Lecture / Hands-On
Hardware/Software Required: Workshop will be in a computer lab with the software already installed. Participants will be provided guest accounts to use the software. ArcGIS Pro 2.3 recommended if you bring your own laptop.

This hands-on workshop will introduce Esri's newest Desktop application, ArcGIS Pro. Participants will learn about the various changes from ArcMap and gain experience with the new interface through multiple exercises.  

PM06 Introduction to QGIS

Instructor: David Kramar, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Audience Level:
Beginner
Workshop Format: Lecture / Hands-On
Hardware/Software Required: Workshop will be in a computer lab with the software already installed. Participants will be provided guest accounts to use the software. QGIS recommended if you bring your own laptop.

This course is intended to be a gentle introduction to QGIS. We will go over the installation process, followed by an introduciton to the basic interface, typical processes such as symbolization and classification, table joins, and basic spatial analysis. We will finish the workshop by exploring the map layout functionality. If time permits, we will take a look at how QGIS can be used in a web-mapping environment.   


Spring Workshop Agenda:

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Morning Check-in/Registration/Refreshments

9:00 a.m.
Morning Workshops Begin

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. 
Morning Break (15 minutes)

Noon
Morning Workshops Adjourn

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch/Afternoon Workshop Check-In (lunch provided if requested)

1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Workshops Begin

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break (15 minutes)

4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Workshops Adjourn

 

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