Pre-Conference Courses

Pre-Conference, Tuesday, February 12th – Esri Courses Sponsored by AAUG 

Class maximum: 30 students (for those in the HOLL room, students will share computers)

Cost: $100 per class



Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency 

Please join us for a half day workshop where we will have a hands-on workshop using Esri solutions to prepare for disasters.  We will discuss how to use ArcGIS online in preparation for supporting a large and possibly coordinated response to a natural disaster.  ArcGIS online provides a platform that is scalable and agile for rapid response, however some early forethought and preparations is required to be prepared for these types of events.  We will use this time to show various approaches and lessons learned from the devastating fires in Sonoma CA. last year. 

Bring your own laptop or device and access to an ArcGIS Online portal to follow along.

Instructor: TJ Abbenhaus


Getting Started with the ArcGIS API for Python 

ArcGIS API for Python is a new Python library for working with maps and geospatial data, powered by web GIS. It provides simple and efficient tools for sophisticated vector and raster analysis, geocoding, map making, routing and directions, as well as for organizing and managing a GIS with users, groups and information items. In addition to working with your own data, the library enables access to ready to use maps and curated geographic data from Esri and other authoritative sources. It also integrates well with the scientific Python ecosystem and includes rich support for Pandas and Jupyter notebook. This hands-on session will cover how analysts and data scientists can use the ArcGIS platform in combination with data science libraries from Python for mapping, visualization and geospatial data analysis.  In addition, we will cover how ArcGIS administrators can use this library to automate common functions within their web GIS.

Instructor: Scott Moore (HOLL Room)




Migration to ArcGIS Pro 

ArcGIS Pro is the next generation professional desktop GIS application from Esri. With ArcGIS Pro, you can visualize, edit, and analyze your geographic data in both 2D and 3D. In this ½ day technical workshop you will explore resources for learning ArcGIS Pro, how to migrate your work from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro. The importance of ArcGIS Pro to the ArcGIS Platform and the road ahead for Esri software development.

For further information on ArcGIS Pro: 

Instructor: TJ Abbenhaus (HOLL Room)


Esri Application Configuration: Creating Apps with Minimal to No Custom Coding

This session will describe how to configure and customize web applications. The session will emphasize configuration best practices and will also describe how you can customize configurable web apps to meet your organization’s needs. We’ll explore how to configure the apps to specify an organization color scheme, add a logo, configure capabilities and more. Tips and tricks to get the most out of Esri’s configurable apps and Web AppBuilder will be covered.

Bring your own laptop or device and access to an ArcGIS Online portal to follow along.

Instructor: Scott Moore