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Events & Training Roundup — February 2018

Want to better share and collaborate across ArcGIS organizations? Curious about where the spring User Conferences are happening? Get a snapshot of upcoming events and training courses in the February Events & Training Roundup.

Esri Canada Webinars

Mobile Apps in the Collaborative ArcGIS Platform (en français)
February 13, 1 – 2 pm (ET)
Join Jonathan Gaudreau and Jean-Philippe Dargis as they explain what the ArcGIS platform is and its advantages, as well as how data collection can be made easy, precise and efficient with mobile apps and high-precision Bluetooth GPS. This webinar is a joint presentation between Esri Canada and Eos Positioning Systems.

Symbolizing Maps with Arcade and Vector Basemaps
February 15, 1 – 2 pm (ET)
There are new ways to symbolize maps in ArcGIS: Arcade and vector basemaps. In this session, we will examine how to use Arcade scripts to symbolize and to control label text in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. We will also demonstrate how to customize Esri vector basemaps for your specific mapping needs.

Sharing and Collaborating Across ArcGIS Organizations
March 1, 1 – 2 pm (ET)
Do you need to share your GIS content across your organization or with other external organizations? Would you like to allow these organizations to continuously collaborate with this content after it has been shared? In this session, we will show you how to take advantage of the different options available for sharing and collaborating in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. Attendees will learn how to securely set up and manage the different collaboration options regardless of whether they are using ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise or a combination of the two.

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Esri Webinars

Public Safety Webinar Series
IAFC’s National Mutual Aid System, Supporting the Response to Major Incidents
February 14, 9 –10 am (PST)

ArcGIS Solutions for Resilience
March 1, 9 –10 am (PST)

GIS and Global Security Operations Centres
March 14, 9 –10 am (PST)

Esri Canada User Conferences

London User Conference
London, ON
April 4 - Four Points by Sheraton London

Winnipeg User Conference
Winnipeg, MB
April 11 - RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg

Victoria User Conference
Victoria, BC
April 17 - Victoria Conference Centre

Québec City User Conference
Québec City, QC
May 2 - Québec Convention Centre

Sudbury User Conference
Sudbury, ON
May 9 - Holiday Inn

Calgary User Conference
Calgary, AB
May 16 - Calgary Stampede - BMO Centre

Kelowna User Conference
Kelowna, BC
May 29 - Four Points by Sheraton

Whitehorse User Conference
Whitehorse, YT
May 31 - Coast High Country Inn

As some of Canada's most important annual events for the GIS community, these conferences provide an opportunity to discover exciting new developments about Esri's GIS solutions and network with your peers. Year after year, these must-attend conferences grow in size and stature: over 3,500 Esri GIS enthusiasts participate across Canada. Mark your calendar for the 2018 UCs and view the 2017 UC proceedings.

Conferences & Tradeshows

CCTA 2018 – Calgary City Teachers’ Convention
Calgary, AB
February 15-16, 2018 – Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

First Nation Directors of Education National Forum 2018
Gatineau, QC
February 21-22, 2018 – Hilton Lac-Leamy

URISA British Columbia Chapter – Get Smart! Smarter Communities with GIS
Burnaby, BC
February 22, 2018 – Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

The CACP Information, Communication & Technology Committee Workshop
Vancouver, BC
February 25-28, 2018 – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Esri Partner Conference
Palm Springs, CA
March 3-5, 2018 - Palm Springs Convention Center 

Esri Developer Summit
Palm Springs, CA
March 6-9, 2018 - Palm Springs Convention Center

GIS CAMA Technologies Conference
Houston, TX
March 20-21, 2018 - Hyatt Regency Houston

Esri Federal GIS Conference
Washington, D.C.
March 20-21, 2018 - Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Esri International User Conference
San Diego, CA
July 9-13, 2018 - San Diego Convention Centre


Introduction to GIS Using ArcGIS
Learn fundamental concepts that underlie GIS technology and geographic data. In this course, you will work with ArcGIS Online to gain experience using GIS maps to visualize and explore real-world features while analyzing data to answer questions and create new information. Share maps, data and other resources, so they can be easily accessed throughout your organization.

Putting ArcGIS to Use Across Your Organization
Get a comprehensive introduction to ArcGIS platform components and capabilities. In this course, you explore ArcGIS apps used for mapping and visualization, data collection and management, spatial analytics along with and collaboration and sharing. Discover how the ArcGIS platform helps organizations address common business challenges and apply location-based insights to streamline operations and improve decision-making.

Managing Geospatial Data in ArcGIS
This course takes you on an in-depth exploration of the geodatabase, the native data storage format for ArcGIS software. Best practices to create a geodatabase to centrally store and efficiently manage your organization's authoritative geospatial data are covered. You will develop skills needed to configure unique geodatabase features that ensure data integrity and accuracy over time and a thorough understanding of file and enterprise geodatabase capabilities.

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