Forum Pre-Conference Training

Pre-Conference Training at the Texas GIS Forum is an opportunity for attendees to dive into in-depth workshops that further your professional skills and opportunities.

Day 1 - Monday, October 24th

8:30 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Taught by:
Gayla Mullins, GISP and Teresa Howard, GISP
$180.00
CLOSED

Fundamentals of Image Processng focuses on basic work flows to get you up and running with aerial and satellite image datasets and explore some common processing techniques. Want to know how to obtain no-cost aerial and satellite image datasets of Texas? Additionally, Ms. Mullins and Ms.Howard will walk you through online resources to download public domain imagery.
Location:
TCEQ Computer Training Lab
8:00 A.M. - Noon
Taught by:
Bill Hodge, GISP
$100.00
CLOSED

Are you interested in learning more about the GISP? Hear about it straight from the Executive Director of the institute that mamages the GISP. Get your questions answered and get motivated to submit for this industry credential.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center Mustang Room
8:00 A.M. - Noon
Taught by:
Joseph "Brig" Bowles, Esri
$100.00
CLOSED

Learn about the great new features available in ArcGIS Pro and become familiar with a new interface.
Location:
J. J. Pickle Research Center Balcones Room

In this 4 hour hands-on working session, we will explore how to use CARTO's new Builder to analyze, visualize and derive new understandings from location data. The session will cover everything from the data import porcess to creating and designing beautiful multi-layer maps, and finally creating comprehensive dashboards that allow for user-side exploration of complex data and analysis.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center Mustang Room
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Brig Bowles, Esri
$100.00
CLOSED

Sharing your GIS Data within your organization? This session will present tips to help you plan your ArcGIS Online publishing strategy.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center Balcones Room
1:00 P.M. - 3:00
Taught by:
Devon Humphrey, Flightline Geographics
$50.00
CLOSED

Do you want to know about successful UAS technology implementation? If so, this session is for you.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center Longhorn Room

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 25th

8:00 A.M.- Noon
Taught by:
Frank Obusek, Hexagon
$100.00
CLOSED

Have you wanted a deeper understanding of a specific common remote sensing topic - Change Detection? This workshop compliments the Fundamentals of Image Processing as a great follow-on. This interactive session will explore workflows to identify areas of change over time.
Location:
TCEQ Computer Training Lab
8:00 AM. - Noon
Taught by:
John Krauss, Carto
$100.00
CLOSED

Carto provides powerful tools to augment your geospatial data with location-based context and analyze the combination with a variety of spatial statistical and traditional GIS techniques. In this workshop, we'll go through the process of finding relevant data in the Observatory, bringing it into your map, and performing several analyses to reveal insights hidden in the original data. We will emphasize reproducible pipelines that make it possible to keep the analysis up-to-date with the data.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center Mustang Room
8:00 A.M. - Noon
Taught by:
David Martinez, Esri
$0.00
CLOSED

This is the first-ever Esri-hosted HackerLab! Join the four-hour hands-on session in a strategically guided lab focused on how to build mapping apps with ArcGIS Online, APIs and Services for ArcGIS.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center Balcones Rooom
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Eric Pimpler, Geospatial Training Solutions
$100.00
CLOSED

Location:
TCEQ Computer Training Lab
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Joathan Phillips & Michael Slovacek, Razor-Tek
$100.00
CLOSED

Need an alternative to a GPS device for data collection in the field? Would your various field projects benefit from a solution to keep important data in one location to be shared? This workshop will demonstrate useful options in the field.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center Longhorn Room
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Sarah Moore
$100.00
CLOSED

Learn best practices, tips and tricks for presenting your project in the form of a ‘story map’, a web mapping application that incorporates multimedia. We will review the different types of story maps, how to utilize them as both mapping applications and as presentation aids, and then cover ways to enhance those story maps to ensure you app (and your project) looks its best.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center Mustang Rooom
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Michael Beavers, Esri
$100
CLOSED

Do you support field workers using mobile devices? Curious how you can make use of data captured by Drones? Come learn about the changing landscape of Field Collection and mobile workflows. The suite of Esri Field Apps - Workforce for ArcGIS, Collector, Navigator, Survey123, Drone2Map, Full Motion Video - - has been growing to maximize efficiencies and workflows.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center Balcones Room

Platinum Sponsors


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Gold Sponsors


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Silver Sponsors


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Exhibitors


  • Flightline Geographics
  • Western Data Systems
  • Austin Community College
  • TeachMeGIS
  • RazorTek Inc
  • Tessellations Incorporated
  • Armadillo Photo Supply
  • Smith Map Studio
  • Latitude Geographic
  • West – Safety Services