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Events & Training Roundup — January 2017

Get a snapshot of upcoming events: spring Esri Canada User Conferences, Highlights of the New ArcGIS 10.5 Release webinar, Building Geodatabases course and much more.


Highlights of the New ArcGIS 10.5 Release
January 26, 1-2pm (ET)
ArcGIS 10.5 is an exciting new release of ArcGIS that benefits organizations in many ways. It represents the evolution of our GIS server technology into a complete GIS platform in your own infrastructure, supporting enterprises of any size. New server functionality allows you to provide fast batch analysis of geospatial big data or accelerate traditional ArcGIS Desktop analysis. Additionally, new applications, such as Insights for ArcGIS, and new membership roles make it easier to use web GIS across your organization.

How Do I Bring Drone Imagery into My GIS?
February 23, 1-2pm (ET)
Drone technology is changing long-held field work practices and business models, and enterprises are learning how to effectively leverage this emerging technology. With Drone2Map for ArcGIS, drones become more than just image capture devices – they are enterprise GIS productivity tools. In this webinar, we’ll discuss best practices for obtaining usable drone imagery. You will also learn how to use Drone2Map for ArcGIS to create 2D and 3D information products from your drone imagery.
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Esri Canada User Conferences

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

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 UC and access the proceedings.

Conferences & Tradeshows

2017 Electricity Distribution Information Systems & Technology Conference & Exhibition (EDIST)
Toronto, ON
January 18-20 - Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre

Mineral Exploration Roundup 2017
Vancouver, BC
January 23-26 - Canada Place


ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows
In this course, you will acquire skills that will prepare you to perform the most common ArcGIS workflows. Primarily using ArcMap and ArcGIS Online, you will explore, manage and analyze geographic data while creating informative maps. The course also covers techniques to effectively share your ArcGIS work with decision-makers, colleagues and the public.

Building Geodatabases
This course teaches essential concepts and skills needed to efficiently create a geodatabase, add data to it and realistically model the real-world spatial relationships inherent to your data. You will learn about unique geodatabase features that help ensure data integrity over time and why a geodatabase is the preferred format for storing and managing geographic data. Course concepts apply to file-based and multiuser ArcSDE geodatabases. This course is taught using ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced.

Using LiDAR Data in ArcGIS Desktop
This course explores the techniques and functionalities available to optimize the use of LiDAR data with ArcGIS 10.x Desktop. Participants will learn how to integrate and manage LiDAR point cloud data with LAS, TIN and mosaic datasets, as well as how to visualize and perform analysis in 2D/3D with the tools available with the ArcGIS 3D Analyst for Desktop software. By developing LiDAR data management strategies with ArcGIS, participants will be able to help support the decision-making process in their organization.