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Events & Training Roundup — April 2019

Do you want to know more about our free, authoritative, national web basemap for Canada that you can use readily for your apps? Curious about where the User Conferences are happening this spring? Get a snapshot of upcoming events and training courses in the April Events & Training Roundup.

Esri Canada User Conferences (Spring)

Thunder Bay User Conference
Thunder Bay, ON
April 10 – Valhalla Inn

Winnipeg User Conference
Winnipeg, MB
April 17 – RBC Convention Centre

Québec City User Conference
Québec City, QC
May 1 – Centre des congrès de Québec

Calgary User Conference
Calgary, AB
May 15 – BMO Centre

Victoria User Conference
Victoria, BC
May 23 – Victoria Conference Centre

Kelowna User Conference
Kelowna, BC
June 5 – Four Points by Sheraton

Why should you join the 4,000+ geographic information system (GIS) professionals who attend the Esri Canada User Conference across the country each year? Hear the reasons directly from the people whose opinions matter the most: our attendees and exhibitors. Learn more and register at

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Esri Canada Webinars

Power Your Basemap with the Community Map of Canada
April 9, 1-2 pm (ET)

The Community Map of Canada (CMC) is a valuable tool for the Canadian geospatial community. It provides organizations with an efficient, centralized platform to create, publish and maintain basemap data. For those needing to consume base mapping, the CMC is the single, consistent, national source of open, authoritative and up-to-date data that has been aggregated for their convenience. In this presentation, Esri Canada unveils its latest steps in facilitating efficient collaboration across Canada’s mapping community and discusses the recently announced daily vector cache and its impact on the geospatial community.

How to Identify Strategic Road Investments Through Collaboration
April 16, 1-2 pm (ET)

This webinar evaluates how the data management philosophy of Linear Referencing can help Canadian municipalities become more strategic with road investment decisions through collaboration and build smarter paths to data integration across various departments.

From Data to Apps in 60 Minutes or Less
April 25, 1-2 pm (ET)

Do you currently have underutilized data that could be enhanced and shared with a wider audience? Are you struggling to start the process of preparing your data, creating useful maps and selecting the right application? ArcGIS Online is Esri’s complete cloud-based mapping platform that can be leveraged to connect people, communities and networks of organizations. ArcGIS Online’s web applications are a powerful way to facilitate decision-making and give users tools to interact with your data. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to make their data available in ArcGIS Online, create interactive maps and build powerful web apps to engage audiences.

Tooling Up to be an ArcGIS Developer
May 9, 1 – 2 pm (ET)

If you “Live by the Code,” this webinar is for you! We’ll cover two of the most popular languages to automate and extend the ArcGIS platform: Python and JavaScript. We’ll dive into Visual Studio Code, a wildly popular and free Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and show you how to be immediately productive with ArcPy, the ArcGIS API for Python and the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. You’ll discover where to get productivity tools, code samples and documentation, and how to debug code.

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Esri Webinars

Public Safety Webinar Series

What’s New in Esri’s Emergency Management Operations Solution
April 4
9 – 10 am (PT)

Share PSAP Data Effectively and Securely with ArcGIS Hub
April 17
9 – 10 am (PT)

Creating Dynamic, Real-Time Maps with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS
April 25
9 – 10 am (PT)

Who Do You Serve?
May 15
9 – 10 am (PT)


National Security Seminar
Ottawa, ON
May 2 - The Westin Ottawa Hotel

Western Canada Utilities Leadership Forum 2019
Calgary, AB
May 16 – BMO Centre, Stampede Park

Ontario Utilities Leadership Forum 2019
Toronto, ON
May 22 – Toronto Congress Centre

Canadian Oceans Forum
Dartmouth, NS
June 4-5 – Nova Scotia Community College – Ivany Campus

Atlantic Utilities Special Interest Group Meeting 2019
Digby, NS
June 4-6 – Digby Pines Golf Resort

Forestry GIS Special Interest Group Meeting
Kelowna, BC
June 6 - Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport Hotel

Conferences & Tradeshows

Skills Manitoba Competition
Winnipeg, MB
April 11 - Red River College - Notre Dame Campus

Esri Midwest User Conference
St. Louis, MO
April 16-17 - Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

Canadian Government Executive Leadership & TechGov Summit
Ottawa, ON
April 24-25 - Fairmont Château Laurier

2019 OALA AGM & Conference
The Blue Mountains, ON
April 26 – Blue Mountain Conference Centre

GIS for a Sustainable World Conference
Geneva, Switzerland
April 30-May 2 – InterContinental Geneva Hotel

CONNECT 2019 – Canada’s Learning & Technology Conference
Niagara Falls, ON
April 30-May 3 – Scotiabank Convention Centre


Creating Story Maps with ArcGIS

Because of their engaging user experience, story maps have achieved mass appeal as a vehicle to inform the public, engage stakeholders and inspire an audience. This course — for anyone who wants to communicate with maps — teaches the concepts, best practices and decisions that need to be made when creating and sharing a story map.

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.

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