Texas GIS Forum October 23 – 27, 2017 | Austin, Texas

Forum Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops at the Texas GIS Forum provide an opportunity for attendees to access in-depth training that furthers your professional skills and opportunities.

Day 1 - Monday, October 23

8:00 A.M. - Noon
Taught by:
Eric Pimpler, Geospatial Training Services
$100.00
CLOSED

This hands-on session will introduce the student to the Spatial Statistics toolbox in ArcGIS and how to use the functionality provided by these tools.
Location:
TCEQ Computer Training Lab
8:00 A.M. - Noon
Taught by:
Brian King, Freese & Nichols
$100.00
OPEN

Are you interested in learning more about the GISP? Hear about it from a local GIS professional who has earned the GISP, among other certifications. Get your questions answered and get motivated to submit for this industry credential.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center
8:00 A.M. - Noon
Taught by:
Zena Pelletier & Brig Bowles
$100.00
OPEN

Insights for ArcGIS is a web-based, data analytics workbench where you can explore spatial and non-spatial data. Answer questions you didn't know to ask. And, quickly deliver powerful results. Use maps, charts, and tables to visualize and tell your story like never before. Advanced algorithmic spatial analysis is as simple as drag-and-drop.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Jeff Ferzoco, CARTO
$100.00
OPEN

Want to learn about CARTO Builder's analysis and more? This workshop will cover a lot of information from beginner to intermediate with some advanced techniques, too.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Lacey Loftin, US Census Bureau
No Cost
OPEN

This 3-hour session will cover everything you need to know. From understanding and selecting the proper census data, to formatting the data in ArcGIS.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Katherine Smyth & Michael Beavers
$100.00
OPEN

During this workshop, attendees will learn how to leverage their investment in the ArcGIS Platform through ArcGIS Online and via Portal for ArcGIS.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 24

8:00 A.M. - Noon
Taught by:
Michael Terner, Kate Hickey, Caitlin Schneider, Ross Topol, AppGeo
$100.00
OPEN

If you’ve ever wondered about or experimented with Open Source technology for your GIS operation, this workshop is for you.
Location:
TCEQ Computer Training Lab
8:00 A.M. - Noon
Taught by:
James Castagneri, US Census Bureau
No Cost
OPEN

This hands-on workshop will offer detail about the design and purpose of the Census Bureau's Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) program.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center
8:00 A.M. - Noon
Taught by:
Katherine Smyth & Michael Beavers
$100.00
OPEN

During this session we will cover the many ways to share your data with the public using ArcGIS Online and how to integrate maps and apps created with that data into an Open Data page that everyone can access. Please bring your own computer and some data that you would like to share with the public. Examples include a spreadsheet, shapefile or feature class - or something you've already shared to ArcGIS Online.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Daniel Rodriguez & Mike Slovacek, RazorTek
$100.00
OPEN

Building, deploying and using custom mobile data collection and inspection apps with TerraGo Magic, a zero code app development studio.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Jennifer Harrison, TeachMeGIS
$100.00
CLOSED

Location:
TCEQ Computer Training Lab
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Taught by:
Zena Pelletier & Brig Bowles
$100.00
CLOSED

ArcGIS Pro, a new application in the ArcGIS family, makes the GIS functionality you most often use easy to access so you can get your work done faster without a learning curve.
Location:
J.J. Pickle Research Center

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Exhibitors


  • Blue Marble Geographics
  • RazorTek
  • TeachMeGIS
  • Tessellations Incorporated
  • Western Data Systems