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Events & Training Roundup — April 2017

Get a snapshot of upcoming events: spring Esri Canada User Conferences, ArcGIS for Developers webinar, Introduction to AppStudio for ArcGIS course and much more.


ArcGIS for Developers: Choosing the Right Approach
April 20, 1 – 2 pm (ET)
Cost-effectively delivering the best experience and functionality for the audience of their app is an important goal for GIS developers and their managers. This webinar will help developers and managers level up their knowledge of ArcGIS SDKs and APIs. We’ll compare native versus web strategies, look at what ArcGIS capabilities are offered, identify which SDKs offer cross-platform development and provide some clarity on licensing scenarios.

Enterprise Asset Management – Establishing a System of Record
April 27, 1 – 2 pm (ET)
An enterprise asset management (EAM) system is made up of three core components: a system of record, a system of insight and a system of engagement.  This webinar will focus on establishing the foundation for EAM – a system of record. Such a system requires a process to collect, inspect and maintain assets in a repeatable format. To support a system of record, a data governance model is required to facilitate the movement of data in and out of the office and between departments. This creates efficiencies throughout the organization.

Visualizing Your Presentations with Esri Story Maps
May 25, 1 – 2 pm (ET)
Move over slideshows, Esri Story Maps are the new way of presenting. This session will introduce the world of story maps and how they can be used as an alternative presentation medium. We will demonstrate how to configure your existing presentations into a story map. For organizations that also require Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance, we will showcase how to make your presentations accessible for everyone. You will learn best practices to ensure you create a captivating presentation, and we’ll also review some presentations created with story maps.

Designing the Perfect Map with ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud
June 22, 1 – 2 pm (ET)
The ability to create the exact map you want is now at your fingertips. With ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, publishing and communication professionals can access data-driven maps and layers directly inside Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. This webinar will introduce you to this new ArcGIS plug-in that enables a seamless experience for producing and sharing maps with your aesthetic design and branding.

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Esri Canada User Conferences

Thunder Bay User Conference
Thunder Bay, ON
April 12 – Valhalla Inn

Québec City User Conference
Québec City, QC
April 19 – Centre des congrès de Québec

Winnipeg User Conference
Winnipeg, MB
April 25 – Fort Garry Winnipeg

Victoria User Conference
Victoria, BC
May 10 – Victoria Conference Centre

Calgary User Conference
Calgary, AB
May 17 – BMO Centre

Kelowna User Conference
Kelowna, BC
June 6 – Coast Capri

As some of Canada's most important annual events for the GIS community, Esri Canada User Conferences provide you an opportunity to discover exciting new developments about Esri's GIS solutions and network with your peers. Check out photos from the 2016 Esri Canada UCs and access the proceedings.

Conferences & Tradeshows

Connect 2017
Niagara Falls, ON
April 25-28 – Scotiabank Convention Centre

BeSpatial 2017 – URISA Ontario
Markham, ON
May 3 – Markham Convention Centre

Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) 2017 Annual Meeting
Toronto, ON
May 29 -June 2 – York University

Ottawa, ON
May 31-June 1 – Ernst & Young Centre

2017 MISA Ontario
Windsor, ON
June 4-7 – Caesars Windsor Conference Centre & Resort

Conservation Authority Collaborative Information Secessions (CACIS)
Gananoque, ON
June 6-8  – Glen House Resorts

Esri User Conference
San Diego, CA
July 10-14 – San Diego Convention Centre


Introduction to AppStudio for ArcGIS
AppStudio for ArcGIS provides a GIS professional with a groundbreaking tool in the GIS application revolution. It enables you to convert your maps into beautiful, consumer-friendly native mobile apps ready for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. These apps can be deployed using your own branding to all the popular app stores or within your organization with no developer skills.

Introduction to Drone2Map
This one-day hands-on course will go through the steps of producing 2D and 3D products from drone imagery. You’ll learn how to upload these products to ArcGIS Online and visualize them using web and desktop clients.

ArcGIS for Field Work and Operations
This course is designed to teach GIS office staff and field crews how to prepare and deploy apps to support field data collection and informed decision-making. Working with ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online and different mobile applications, you will learn how to prepare data and services, configure these apps and integrate them into field-based workflows to be used for data collection in the field.