Workshops

GIS in the Rockies is pleased to offer pre-conference workshops related to important topics in the GIS industry on Monday, September 16, 2019. There are a limited number of openings for each workshop, so please sign up for a workshop during the registration process. If you have already registered for the conference, you can modify your existing registration to add a workshop.

GIS and Python Programming using ArcGIS Pro and Arcpy

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Lucas Kaim Thelen
Cost: $100
Location: Room# (tbd)
Workshop Description: This workshop will explain fundamentals of Python as an object-oriented programming language, and how you can use Python in ArcGIS Pro to script geoprocessing workflows for batch processing and map automation. Workshop will be presented in a format combining lectures and guided exercises.
Intended Audience: People who want to learn Python or use Python to automate GIS workflows.
Tech requirements: Participants should have some GIS experience.
Capacity: 20

 

Retrieving Images from Landsat Data Collection

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Ramesh Sivanpillai PhD, University of Wyoming
Cost: $30
Location: Room# (tbd)
Workshop Description: Landsat satellites (http://landsat.usgs.gov) provide invaluable Earth Observation data for monitoring and mapping applications. These data are available to users from the US Geological Survey (USGS) at no-cost since 2008. Starting in 2016, USGS started organizing Landsat data in a tiered collection structure based on data quality and level of processing. Users interested in time-series analyses will be able to evaluate and select Landsat images base on this tiered structure. This lecture and demonstration-style workshop will introduce remote sensing concepts and Landsat data characteristics. Participants will also learn on how to search and download these data and products from USGS archives. Upon successful completion participants will receive a completion certificate.
Intended Audience: GIS and remote sensing practitioners and students.
Tech requirements: Familiarity with spatial (raster and vector) data.
Capacity: 25

 

Integrating Landsat Analysis Ready Data in GIS Workflow

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Ramesh Sivanpillai PhD, University of Wyoming
Cost: $30
Location: Room# (tbd)
Workshop Description: Landsat satellites (http://landsat.usgs.gov) provide invaluable Earth Observation data for monitoring and mapping applications. In 2017, USGS released Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) consisting of a suite of processed and derived data layers dating back to 1972. ARD data are processed to the highest level of science standards required for monitoring and assessing landscape change. ARD data will reduce the individual user need to download and pre-process large amounts of Landsat data for time-series analysis. This lecture and demonstration-style workshop will introduce Landsat data characteristics and products such as vegetation indices, burn severity products etc. Participants will also learn on how to search and download these data and products from USGS archives. Upon successful completion participants will receive a completion certificate
Intended Audience: GIS and remote sensing practitioners and students.
Tech requirements: Familiarity with spatial (raster and vector) data.
Capacity: 25

 

Editing with QGIS 3.8

Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Dave Murray, GISP
Cost: $75
Location: Room# (tbd)
Workshop Description: How many times have you wanted to jump into editing a spatial dataset without the hassles of vendor licensing? Well now you can with a wide array of free and open source tools provided by the QGIS project. This class will introduce you to the many ways of editing and maintaining your geographic features. We will review basic point, line and polygon editing tools. The class will cover the more advanced editing topics with multi-layer snapping and topology. We will use a number of ways to created data from coordinates to the extensive list of data processing tools.
Attend this half-day workshop if you are interested in learning how to keep your data up-to-date with the industry leading QGIS 3.8. You will need to have QGIS installed on your laptop. Windows, Mac or Linux laptops are suitable for this workshop. The instructor is Dave Murray, GISP, who has many years teaching FOSS4G classes and is enthusiastic about the use of open source technology to “GET THE JOB DONE.”
Intended Audience: GIS users that would like to learn how to edit in QGIS.
Tech requirements: Basic familiarity with QGIS interfaces and tools. This is not a class for beginners. Users must have QGIS 3.8 installed on a laptop. Windows, Mac or Linux is fine. The instructor cannot help with Mac or Linux installations. 1GB of data storage is also necessary. Data will be provided through an FTP download 5 days before the workshop.
Capacity: 20

 

 

Advanced Cartographic Techniques using QGIS 3.8

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 am
Instructor: Dave Murray GISP
Cost: $75
Location: Room# (tbd)
Workshop Description: The integration of advanced graphic design methods and GIS mapping has found a home in the latest version of the desktop GIS program, QGIS 3. Most users of QGIS do not dive deep enough below the surface to realize the power of the many cartographic tools that this program holds. There are professional blending tools for both vector and raster datasets. This program allows you to control all elements of cartographic display using data derived overrides. Just about every element in your map can be customized and designed by you. This can be intimidating at first but once you use get the hang of the interfaces, it becomes transformative. This class will give you the experience to take your cartography to the next level.
Attend this half-day workshop if you are interested in learning how to create advanced cartographic products with QGIS 3.8. You will need to have QGIS installed on your laptop and familiarity how to make maps and use data in QGIS 3. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER CLASS. Windows, Mac or Linux laptops are suitable for this workshop. The instructor is Dave Murray, GISP, who has many years teaching FOSS4G classes and is enthusiastic about the use of open source technology TO MAKE BEAUTIFL MAPS.
Intended Audience: GIS users that would like to learn how to improve their cartographic skills in QGIS.
Tech requirements: Basic familiarity with QGIS interfaces and tools. This is not a class for beginners. Users must have QGIS 3.8 installed on a laptop. Windows, Mac or Linux is fine. The instructor cannot help with Mac or Linux installations. 1GB of data storage is also necessary. Data will be provided through an FTP download 5 days before the workshop.
Capacity: 20

Insights for ArcGIS

Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: David Vaillancourt
Cost: $30 (proceeds go to GISCO)
Location: Room# (tbd)
Workshop Description: (TBD)
Intended Audience: GIS professionals.
Tech requirements: Basic understanding of ArcGIS online recommended, but not required. A bonus would be to have an idea of a project you want to work on during the exercise. Participants must provide their own laptops as laptops are required for exercises.
Capacity: 20

 

 

ArcGIS Pro: Beyond the Basics

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Peter Gamberg
Cost: $30 (proceeds go to GISCO)
Location: Room# (tbd)
Workshop Description: (TBD)
Intended Audience: GIS professionals.
Tech requirements: Basic understanding of ArcGIS online recommended, but not required. A bonus would be to have an idea of a project you want to work on during the exercise. Participants must provide their own laptops as laptops are required for exercises.
Capacity: 20

 

 




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