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Events & Training Roundup — May 2019

Are you an ArcGIS developer looking to beef up your skills? Wondering where the rest of our spring User Conferences are happening? Get a snapshot of upcoming events and training courses in the May Events & Training Roundup.

Esri Canada User Conferences (Spring)

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

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.

Optimizing Your Open Data with ArcGIS Hub (in French)
May 16, 1 – 2 pm (ET)

The ability to publish data is a hot topic within the GIS community. Being able to share data that can be viewed or used by your community is a convenient, easy and transparent solution for your organization, your partners and your community. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to create websites to share their open data using ArcGIS Hub, with results that can be used in conjunction with Données Québec.

Effectively manage your e-permitting process with ArcGIS and Cityworks PLL
May 23, 1 – 2 pm (ET)

Cityworks PLL – permits, licensing and land – gives agencies direct control of their business processes. Designed to simplify applications for customers and streamline workflows for staff, Cityworks PLL helps local governments and utilities deliver better service to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of a typical building permit lifecycle from online application submission using a public portal, to processing inspections using the Cityworks mobile application in the field and the release of the occupancy certificate to the applicant.

Taking the Fear Out of Change: Immediate Benefits of Switching to ArcGIS Pro
June 20, 1 – 2 pm (ET)

Great things never come from comfort zones. With ArcGIS Pro, day-to-day tasks suddenly become faster, outputs become prettier and new opportunities become available. In this session, we’ll share migration tips for making an easy transition from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro. Attendees will hear an honest perspective on differences between the two applications and all that can be accomplished once you have migrated. We want to make you feel comfortable with the software and show you new functionality, including how to do customization, visualizing in 3D and seamlessly interacting with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. We know a transition like this is intimidating, but we’re here to help and we’re excited to show you how much you’ll gain by moving to ArcGIS Pro. 

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Esri Webinars

Public Safety Webinar Series

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

Enabling Third Party Data Feeds in Your GSOC
June 12
9 – 10 am (PT)

Real-Time Situational Awareness
July 3
9 – 10 am (PT)

Building a National PSAP Boundary and Contact Registry
July 24, 2019
9 – 10 am (PT)


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

Road Network Management Workshop - Toronto
Toronto, ON
May 29 - Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference 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

Road Network Management Workshop - Calgary
Calgary, AB
June 12 - Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown

Conferences & Tradeshows

Skills Ontario Competition
Etobicoke, ON
May 6-8, Toronto Congress Centre

CNAM 2019 Conference
Kelowna, BC
May 6-9, Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort

44th Annual Conference of the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA)
Prince George, BC
May 22-24, University of Northern British Columbia

CAG 2019 Annual General Meeting
Winnipeg, MB
May 27-31, University of Winnipeg

13th Annual CACIS 2019
Collingwood, ON
May 28-30, Living Water Resorts and Spa


Using LiDAR Data in ArcGIS
This course explores the techniques and functionalities available to optimize the use of LiDAR data with ArcGIS software. Participants will learn how to integrate and manage LiDAR point cloud data with LAS and mosaic datasets. By developing LiDAR data management strategies with ArcGIS, participants will be able to help support the decision-making process in their organization.

Sharing GIS Content Using ArcGIS
Learn how to efficiently share a variety of geospatial resources to an ArcGIS Online organizational site or ArcGIS Enterprise portal website. This course will teach you how to publish high performing services that extend ArcGIS mapping and analytics capabilities across your organization.

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About the Author

Vanessa Finnie is a Marketing Specialist with Esri Canada. She is passionate about connecting people with the right products or services to improve their lives. What fascinates her about GIS is that the technology can be applied to all concerns and plays a part in shaping the world around us. In her spare time, she likes to travel and can usually be found planning her next adventure.

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