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Events & Training Roundup — January 2018

Have you registered for our first webinar of the year? Want to get ahead with training? Get a snapshot of upcoming events and training courses in the January Events & Training Roundup.

Esri Canada Webinars

Location is Power: The Changing Role of GIS in Organizations
January 25, 1 – 2 pm (ET)
The role of GIS has been evolving since the concept of computer-aided mapping and spatial analysis was conceived in the 1960s. Given the vast number of online mapping tools and interfaces available today, and the rapid embracing of the notions of smart communities, open government and the Internet of Things (IOT), it may seem like GIS has reached its zenith. Join Chris North, Esri Canada’s director of industry solutions, as he explores the pivot points of technological advance that have driven the growth of GIS and spatial analysis. Chris will share his vision of the path forward for GIS and make the case that a fundamental shift is needed in the way we deploy, use and even think about GIS.

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.

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Esri Webinars

Public Safety Webinar Series
Preparing Web Applications for Maintaining Common Place Names with ArcGIS Online
January 17, 9 –10 am (PT)

Public Crime Maps and Reports with ArcGIS
February 1, 9 –10 am (PT)

IAFC’s National Mutual Aid System, Supporting the Response to Major Incidents
February 14, 9 –10 am (PT)

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

EDIST 2018 Conference & Exhibition – Electricity, Distribution, Information Systems & Technology
Markham, ON
Jan. 17 - 18, 2018 - Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa

TechGov Forum
Ottawa, ON
Jan. 29 - 30, 2018 - The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

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

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


Building 3D Cities Using Esri CityEngine
Learn the CityEngine procedural modelling workflow and best practices to create compelling 3D cities used to visualize urban landscapes, explore impacts of proposed development, generate virtual city simulations and support geodesign projects.

Field Data Collection and Management Using ArcGIS
Learn how ArcGIS supports a complete field data management workflow — from the office to the field, in the field and back to the office. You will learn best practices to configure and deploy ArcGIS field-productivity apps to meet your data collection needs. You will have the opportunity to use your own iOS or Android device to complete some course exercises.

System Architecture Design Strategies
This course covers GIS system architecture design strategies and infrastructure architecture patterns that support successful enterprise operations. Learn comprehensive guidelines for planning and selecting the system solution to meet your organization's needs. This course also covers performance validation and system capacity planning techniques for enterprise GIS deployments.