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    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Half Door Brewing - 903 Island Ave. San Diego, CA 92101
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    You are cordially invited to attend the NWGIS User Group meetup event during the 2024 Esri International User Conference (Esri UC)!

    The NWGIS User Group meetup event is a great opportunity to network with other GIS professionals from the Pacific Northwest while enjoying hosted beverages and munchies. There is no need to register, your Esri UC badge will be your pass into this event! For the first time, the NWGIS User Group will be hosting the meetup event at Half Door Brewing in downtown San Diego. 

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!

    All sponsorship proceeds are used to help pay for the facility, appetizers, and beverages at the meetup event. The earlier you reserve your sponsorship, the earlier you will get advertising as your name and logo will be added to the NWGIS website and to each email that goes out. Raffle items will also be accepted and of course, you will receive more recognition when you provide a raffle item! This announcement will be made numerous times on our NWGIS website, LinkedIn group, and Instagram page.

    GOLD: $600

    What you get: your company’s logo on the NWGIS website, 2 minutes on stage to present your company, 20 extra drink tickets to hand out*, a copy of the meetup event attendee list, and a big THANK YOU for supporting the NWGIS User Group!

    SILVER: $300

    What you get: your company’s logo on the NWGIS website, 30 seconds on stage to present your company, 10 extra drink tickets to hand out*, a copy of the NWGIS meetup event attendee list, and a big THANK YOU for supporting the NWGIS User Group!

    *Note: The extra drink tickets are to encourage people to visit your booth or find you out at the event. Sponsors can also purchase additional drink tickets in bundles of 10 tickets for $100. The additional tickets must be purchased by June 1, 2023.

    If you have questions regarding the sponsorship opportunities described and/or you are interested in donating raffle items, please contact Randy Bonds (rbonds@nwgis.org)


    • 23 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Seaside Civic and Convention Center
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    Description

    Python is now regarded as one of the most popular programming languages of all, if not the most popular. This is especially true for GIS-related requirements, with Python being front and central when it comes to making the most of the ArcGIS technology suite. This workshop will provide an introduction to Python programming without reference to GIS topics, but with an emphasis on preparing attendees for further learning with respect to GIS scripting and development. The workshop will also be helpful for anyone wishing to use Python for other purposes.

    Three topics will be covered in the workshop: (1) getting started with Python; (2) use of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) (attendees may use either JetBrains PyCharm Community Edition or Microsoft Visual Studio Code (both free)); and (3) Python fundamentals, including functions, classes and objects, and error handling.

    Intended Audience

    Anyone wishing to learn the fundamentals of Python programming.

    Prerequisite Requirements

    There are no prerequisite requirements. It will be assumed that attendees have little experience with Python and are essentially starting from scratch.

    Associated Workshop

    Completion of this workshop is required for anyone wishing to attend the associated "Introduction to ArcGIS Pro Python Tools and Processes Development" workshop. An exception to this requirement will be made if the instructor is satisfied that your level of Python experience is such that attending the introductory workshop is not necessary. If required, please contact the instructor to request a waiver.

    Format and Technical Requirements

    The workshop will consist of a balance between lecture material and demonstrations, forming the basis for a flexible and interactive training approach. There will be plenty of time for discussion and experimentation, which will result in a rich and rewarding experience for everyone involved.

    Attendees must bring their own laptop.

    Setup

    Setup steps will be provided and must be completed prior to the workshop and attendees will be contacted to ensure that the required software is installed and that they can save workshop files onto their machine. Attendees are asked, therefore, to make sure they can be reached via the email address and phone number they used to register for the workshop.


    • 23 Sep 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
    • Seaside Civic and Convention Center
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    NOTE: This course will be cancelled by Sept 13 if it does not reach the minimum of 8 students. The course fee will be refunded but NWGIS is not liable for impacts to travel or lodging.

    Description - See Additional Details

    This full-day course focuses on Experience Builder, highlighting how it is different from Web AppBuilder and detailing its advanced capabilities. You will explore the extensive list of well-refined templates that can be used out-of-the-box or reshaped and customized to fit the needs of your project. The course will dive into style and content settings for dynamic widgets, how to build an Experience from a template or a blank canvas and how to add widget actions and triggers to create an even more dynamic application for your target audience. You will learn how to optimize your Experience for mobile screen viewing so that users can access your application from a single, intelligent URL. Finally, you will learn a few tips for managing your Experiences and templates.

    Course exercises will give you the hands on experience you need to get familiar with the layout, customization capabilities and functionality that will have you quickly building your own Experiences beyond the classroom.

    Prerequisite Requirements

    Students need to have their own computer hardware, an ArcGIS Online Creator user-type or higher, and a role of Publisher or higher assigned to their Creator user-type. Students will need to log into their organization's AGOL account, so they need to have their AGOL URL and valid login available at the start of class.

    • 23 Sep 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
    • Seaside Civic and Convention Center
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    NOTE: This course will be cancelled by Sept 13 if it does not reach the minimum of 8 students. The course fee will be refunded but NWGIS is not liable for impacts to travel or lodging.


    Description - See Additional Details

    In this course the student will learn the fundamentals of using ArcGIS Pro 3.x. To begin the class you’ll learn the fundamentals of using the new ribbon-based interface associated with ArcGIS Pro. Next, you’ll learn how to open projects and understand the variety of content types that can be added to a project including maps, layouts, styles, connections to data sources, and more. You’ll also learn how to create 2D maps and add a variety of basemaps and layers to those maps. We’ll also cover a wide variety of ways that layers can be symbolized and styled. Another topic we’ll cover is how to create and use selection sets associated with feature layers. You’ll also learn how to add stand-alone tables to maps and use the functionality found in the table view. Finally, we’ll cover how to create presentation quality layouts for your maps and content.

    Prerequisite Requirements

    Students need to have their own computer hardware with ArcGIS Pro 3.x installed.

    • 24 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 25 Sep 2024
    • 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Seaside Civic and Convention Center (Seaside, Oregon)
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    Note: This registration is only for the conference (September 24-25). All workshops need to be registered and paid for separately.  Learn more.

    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Seaside Civic and Convention Center
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    Description

    ArcGIS Pro is a powerful GIS desktop application in which great things can be accomplished using the out-of-the-box user interface options. Users can accomplish significantly more, however, and make the most of their ArcGIS investment, by using Python to perform GIS operations and streamline workflows. For this reason, Python experience is almost always a key consideration in GIS-related hiring decisions.

    This workshop focuses on extending the capabilities of ArcGIS Pro via standalone scripts and tools that can operate within ArcGIS Pro or externally. Three topics will be covered: (1) An overview of using Python with ArcGIS Pro; (2) Developing and running Python scripts; and (3) Creating and using geoprocessing tools. For coding activities, attendees may use either of two Integrated Development Environment (IDE) programs: JetBrains PyCharm Community Edition or Microsoft Visual Studio Code (both free).

    Intended Audience

    GIS professionals familiar with ArcGIS Pro and Python and wishing to develop GIS tools and processes.

    Prerequisite Requirement

    Anyone wishing to attend this workshop must also attend the associated workshop, "Introduction to Python Programming." An exception to this requirement will be made if the instructor is satisfied that your level of Python experience is such that attending the introductory workshop is not necessary. If required, please contact the instructor to request a waiver.

    Format and Technical Requirements

    The workshop will consist of a balance between lecture material and demonstrations, which forms the basis for a flexible and interactive training approach. There will be plenty of time for discussion and experimentation, which will result in a rich and rewarding experience for everyone involved.

    Attendees must bring their own laptop.

    Setup

    Setup steps will be provided and must be completed prior to the workshop and attendees will be contacted to ensure that the required software is installed and that they can save workshop files onto their machine. Attendees are asked, therefore, to make sure they can be reached via the email address and phone number they used to register for the workshop.


    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
    • Seaside Civic and Convention Center
    Register

    NOTE: This course will be cancelled by Sept 13 if it does not reach the minimum of 8 students. The course fee will be refunded but NWGIS is not liable for impacts to travel or lodging.

    Description - See Additional Details

    Arcade is a response to a common problem. How do you display data when there is no column in the schema containing that data? Up until now, if the map layer you are working with did not have exactly the right attribute data you need, you had two choices: alter the underlying data or bring in the services of an application developer.

    ArcGIS Arcade is an expression language with a simple scripting syntax that enables you to manipulate your existing data to generate new information based on it. While this sort of functionality has always been available in certain Esri products – most notably ArcGIS Desktop – the aim behind Arcade is to make it available everywhere in the ArcGIS platform, and for it to work identically in all environments.

    You can almost think of Arcade as “Excel for ArcGIS”. In much the same way as Excel lets you write formula to work with spreadsheet data, Arcade lets you do the same with map data. In the initial release of Arcade, you can create and reference geometries. In future releases, other geometry functions may be added allowing you to calculate areas and lengths, and perform simple overlay operations in more complex expressions.

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