GIS in the Rockies is pleased to offer pre-conference workshops related to important topics in the GIS industry on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. 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: $25

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




Census Data for Redistricting and Planning

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Jim Castagneri & Lacey Loftin
Cost: $20
Workshop Description: In this virtual workshop, we will discuss census geography with a focus on redistricting data from the 2020 census and how it can be used for your local community. We will also discuss the wide variety of decennial and American Community Survey (ACS) data for grant writing and regional and local planning purposes.

Tech requirements: 
Basic understanding of ArcGIS recommended, but not required. A bonus would be to have an idea of a project you want to work on and bring your questions… Participants may follow along virtually using their own web-connected computers.
Capacity: 30




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