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NWGIS Workshop [clear filter]
Sunday, October 18
 

8:30am

NW1 - Day One: Extending ArcGIS for Desktop with Python and .NET: Geoprocessing Tools and Add-Ins

Sunday, October 18 & Monday, October 19, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM both days
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Instructors: David Howes & Jason Pardy – GISPD.com

Description: Depending on your interests and needs, you can think of Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop as a rich set of GIS functionality made available through the standard Windows mechanisms of menu items, buttons and forms, along with a comprehensive set of geoprocessing tools. For some users, this “out-of-the-box” functionality provides all the capabilities they need to be successful. Other users may find it helpful to complement what’s provided, for example, to take a process they have to repeat frequently and reduce it from, say, 20 clicks of the mouse to one or two clicks and, thus, save their time for other tasks. Alternatively, they may want to extend the capabilities of the software, building on what’s already there to provide new geoprocessing functionality. However, while this may sound appealing, the reality is that many users find the thought of customizing the software or creating their own tools quite intimidating. Through this workshop, we aim to show that this need not be the case.

The goal of the workshop is to show how to extend the ArcGIS for Desktop functionality by using Python and the Microsoft .NET development framework with the C# programming language to create geoprocessing tools that can run as standalone programs or operate inside the software. Standalone programs will be created as Python scripts and .NET form applications. For tools that run within the software, the focus will be on Python geoprocessing tools and Python and .NET add-ins.

Day one of the workshop will cover geoprocessing tools, starting with Python in the morning and continuing with .NET in the afternoon. Day two will cover add-ins, with the same progression from Python to .NET. Attendees will be able to leave the workshop having a strong basis for recognizing and pursuing their customization needs, increasing the value of their ArcGIS investment and enhancing their standing and employability as GIS professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Extend the capabilities of ArcGIS for Desktop using either Python or .NET (C#)
  • Explore the relative merits and applicability of the Python and .NET extensibility options
  • Create Python and .NET standalone programs, geoprocessing tools and add-ins

Intended Audience: GIS professionals familiar with ArcGIS for Desktop and Python programming in ArcGIS.

Student Requirements: None - Students are not required to bring their own laptops.

Class Size: Limited to 50 students.

Cost: $495 if registered for the conference. $595 if not registered for the conference.


Speakers
avatar for David Howes

David Howes

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With 28 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United... Read More →
avatar for Jason Pardy

Jason Pardy

Principal Consultant, Jason Pardy Consulting
Jason Pardy is a Software Developer for Voyager Search in Redlands, CA and owns his own consulting business, Jason Pardy Consulting. With 16 years of GIS and software development experience, he has a large array of knowledge and hands-on experience with building, automating and... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2015 8:30am - Monday October 19, 2015 5:00pm
Room 5

8:30am

NW2 - Day One: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software

(NW-2) Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software
Sunday, October 18 & Monday, October 19, 2015
8:30 AM-5:00 PM both days

Instructor: Karsten Vennemann - Terra GIS LTD

Description: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions built on Free and Open Source Geospatial software (FOSS4G) offer very effective means of delivering reliable, modern, standard compliant and flexible solutions. They can be used as stand-alone applications or in conjunction with proprietary systems. Especially over the last years FOSS4G have become a viable alternative to proprietary software, and implementing GIS with FOSS helps to meet budget challenges.

The class will introduce three open source software components as the building blocks that make up a powerful OS web GIS: MapServer (Map rendering engine), PostGIS (spatial data base) and OpenLayers (Java Script based map viewer). The main focus of the class will be hands-on exercises with the goal that every participant will become familiar with the basics of MapServer, PostGIS and OpenLayers. During the class there will be ample opportunity for discussions and question and answer sessions. The final goal is for each participant to set up (with the instructor's guidance) and customize a basic but functioning Web GIS system running on their own laptop (which participants need to bring and use in class).

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Requirements: Students must bring a laptop computer.

Class size: Limited to 10 students.

Cost: $600 if registered for the conference. $795 if not registered for the conference.


Speakers
avatar for Karsten Vennemann

Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann, Terra GIS LTD,  is a GIS professional with a background in Geography and Soil Science. His work mostly focuses on GIS in the context of natural resources, sustainable development and social justice. In 2007 he started his own company, Terra GIS based in Seattle... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2015 8:30am - Monday October 19, 2015 5:00pm
Room 2

1:00pm

NW4 - ArcGIS Pro - Filled to capacity!

(NW-4) ArcGIS Pro (1/2 day afternoon workshop)
Sunday, October 18, 2015 1:00-5:00 PM
Instructor: John Sharrard – Esri

This workshop is CLOSED!

Description: The 10.3 release of ArcGIS for Desktop includes ArcGIS Pro. This is a new desktop application for 2D/3D mapping, editing, visualization, and spatial analysis. This workshop will introduce functionality in this new and exciting desktop application. The workshop will consist of a combination of presentation, demonstration, and hands-on exercises.

Instructor: John Sharrard is currently  GIS Solutions Engineer for Esri . He has been working in the GIS field for 28 years. The first seven years were with the State Of Oregon and the last twenty-one years have been with Esri.  John concentrates on Web GIS, 3D GIS, Local Government, Land Records, and Transportation solutions. John is a graduate from the GeoScience program at Oregon State University.

Requirements: ArcGIS Pro requires an ArcGIS Online organizational account to start the application. Participants are encouraged to use their existing accounts or a temporary one will be provided. Participants may bring their own MXDs and data to import into ArcGIS Pro. Students are expected to bring their own laptop.

Class size: Limited to 20 students.

Cost: $75


Workshop Instructor
avatar for John Sharrard

John Sharrard

Solution Engineer, Esri
John Sharrard is a GIS Solutions Engineer for Esri and works as part of a team supporting Esri customers in the Pacific Northwest. He has been working in the GIS field for 32 years. John concentrates on GIS solutions for Local Government, 3D GIS, Geo-Design, Land Records, and Transportation... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 3
 
Monday, October 19
 

8:30am

NW1- Day Two: Extending ArcGIS for Desktop with Python and .NET: Geoprocessing Tools and Add-Ins
Day Two, Monday, October 19 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Instructors: David Howes & Jason Pardy – GISPD.com

Description: Depending on your interests and needs, you can think of Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop as a rich set of GIS functionality made available through the standard Windows mechanisms of menu items, buttons and forms, along with a comprehensive set of geoprocessing tools. For some users, this “out-of-the-box” functionality provides all the capabilities they need to be successful. Other users may find it helpful to complement what’s provided, for example, to take a process they have to repeat frequently and reduce it from, say, 20 clicks of the mouse to one or two clicks and, thus, save their time for other tasks. Alternatively, they may want to extend the capabilities of the software, building on what’s already there to provide new geoprocessing functionality. However, while this may sound appealing, the reality is that many users find the thought of customizing the software or creating their own tools quite intimidating. Through this workshop, we aim to show that this need not be the case.

The goal of the workshop is to show how to extend the ArcGIS for Desktop functionality by using Python and the Microsoft .NET development framework with the C# programming language to create geoprocessing tools that can run as standalone programs or operate inside the software. Standalone programs will be created as Python scripts and .NET form applications. For tools that run within the software, the focus will be on Python geoprocessing tools and Python and .NET add-ins.

Day one of the workshop will cover geoprocessing tools, starting with Python in the morning and continuing with .NET in the afternoon. Day two will cover add-ins, with the same progression from Python to .NET. Attendees will be able to leave the workshop having a strong basis for recognizing and pursuing their customization needs, increasing the value of their ArcGIS investment and enhancing their standing and employability as GIS professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Extend the capabilities of ArcGIS for Desktop using either Python or .NET (C#)
  • Explore the relative merits and applicability of the Python and .NET extensibility options
  • Create Python and .NET standalone programs, geoprocessing tools and add-ins

Intended Audience: GIS professionals familiar with ArcGIS for Desktop and Python programming in ArcGIS.

Student Requirements: None - Students are not required to bring their own laptops.

Class Size: Limited to 50 students.

Cost: $495 if registered for the conference. $595 if not registered for the conference.


Workshop Instructor
avatar for David Howes

David Howes

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes, LLC
David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With 28 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United... Read More →
avatar for Jason Pardy

Jason Pardy

Principal Consultant, Jason Pardy Consulting
Jason Pardy is a Software Developer for Voyager Search in Redlands, CA and owns his own consulting business, Jason Pardy Consulting. With 16 years of GIS and software development experience, he has a large array of knowledge and hands-on experience with building, automating and... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 5

8:30am

NW2 - Day Two: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software

(NW-2) Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software
Day Two, Monday, October 19 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Instructor: Karsten Vennemann - Terra GIS LTD

Description: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions built on Free and Open Source Geospatial software (FOSS4G) offer very effective means of delivering reliable, modern, standard compliant and flexible solutions. They can be used as stand-alone applications or in conjunction with proprietary systems. Especially over the last years FOSS4G have become a viable alternative to proprietary software, and implementing GIS with FOSS helps to meet budget challenges.

The class will introduce three open source software components as the building blocks that make up a powerful OS web GIS: MapServer (Map rendering engine), PostGIS (spatial data base) and OpenLayers (Java Script based map viewer). The main focus of the class will be hands-on exercises with the goal that every participant will become familiar with the basics of MapServer, PostGIS and OpenLayers. During the class there will be ample opportunity for discussions and question and answer sessions. The final goal is for each participant to set up (with the instructor's guidance) and customize a basic but functioning Web GIS system running on their own laptop (which participants need to bring and use in class).

Requirements: Students must bring a laptop computer.

Class size: Limited to 10 students.

Cost: $600 if registered for the conference. $795 if not registered for the conference.


Workshop Instructor
avatar for Karsten Vennemann

Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann, Terra GIS LTD,  is a GIS professional with a background in Geography and Soil Science. His work mostly focuses on GIS in the context of natural resources, sustainable development and social justice. In 2007 he started his own company, Terra GIS based in Seattle... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 2

8:30am

NW5 - Building Native Apps with ArcGIS- With or Without Programming

(NW-5) Building Native Apps with ArcGIS- With or Without Programming (1 day workshop)
Monday, October 19, 2015, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Instructors: Scott Moore and Shane Clarke – Esri

Description:  AppStudio for ArcGIS is a new product from Esri that lets you build Mapping Apps that run natively across multiple platforms: OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Linux. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to build your own Apps using the different App Templates available – without any programming. We will also introduce the extensibility framework of AppStudio for ArcGIS so you can learn how to modify existing templates and even create your own Apps from scratch – with programming. Both developers and non-developers will benefit from this workshop.

Prerequisites: No programming experience is needed for building native apps using the different app templates. Some previous programming experience with declarative languages (JavaScript, XAML, MXML are great starting points) is required for modifying existing templates or building your own app from scratch. We will use QML to develop Apps, although previous knowledge of QML is not required.

Requirements: Bring your own laptop (Windows or Mac). You will install AppStudio for ArcGIS on it and develop your own Apps. Feel free to bring your own tablet and smartphone to test your Apps. Unfortunately for this workshop, loaner or classroom machines are NOT provided or available. You must bring your own.

Class size: Limited to 20 students.

Cost: $100


Speakers
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Shane Clarke

Solution Engineer, Esri
Presenter Bio: Shane Clarke is a Solution Engineer on the State and Local Government sales team for the Esri Olympia regional office. Shane has been working in GIS for more than 30 years, during which time he has focused on a variety of areas including GIS projects, technical support... Read More →
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Scott Moore

Solutions Engineer, ESRI
Scott Moore is a Solutions Engineer with Esri and currently works in the Olympia, Washington regional office. He focuses on assisting Esri software users with architecture design, application development and technical advice for deploying ArcGIS. Mr. Moore’s areas of expertise include... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 3