More news you can use. The conference coming up this fall in Georgia is the GIS conference…and in the biggest and the only one. I’m teaching a workshop on OpenStreetMap. There are workshops on Metadata, arcgisonline, html 5…and since this is Georgia –> Moonshine.
HALF DAY WORKSHOPS (lunch is not included unless you attend both)
The Proper Care and Feeding of Geospatial Metadata (8:30am-12:00pm)
Do you feel you are overrun with metadata requests? Does dealing with metadata make you want to “go postal”? With preparation, the care and feeding of metadata maintenance will no longer constitute time-killing drudgery.
Several tips and tricks for taming metadata will be presented. After reviewing the different options for geospatial metadata, each section of the Federal Geographic Data Committee’s Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata will be discussed in detail. By the end of the workshop, participants should be comfortable enough with the CSDGM to take provided sample files and create their own template.
Ultimately, by taking a few small steps to making metadata meaningful and manageable, it will also go from savage to subdued.
- Thoroughly define metadata and geospatial metadata
- List the various geospatial metadata writing options (briefly show ISO metadata, but the focus will be on FGDC CSDGM metadata)
- Explain FGDC CSDGM sections
- By the end of the course, the attendees will be very close to having their own template as well as a strategy for maintaining the metadata.
Instructor: Ryan E. Bowe, GISP
Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP works for Photo Science, a Quantum Spatial Company, in Lexington, Kentucky. She has a passion for metadata and she has created tens of thousands of metadata files for geospatial datasets, some of which she acquired, edited, documented and delivered to clients. Co-author of “Avoiding Last Minute Metadata Misery” in ArcNews Summer 2012, she stays active in her profession as a URISA Vanguard Cabinet Steering Committee member; a Young Professional Committee member of ASPRS; and a GIS Certification Institute’s Geographic Information System Professional application reviewer. In November 2013, she received URISA’s Young Professional of the Year award.
Introduction to ArcGIS Online (1:00pm-5:00pm)
ArcGIS Online is a website that is created and maintained by Esri. It is an online warehouse of maps, data, applications, and tools which allows Esri, Esri partners, and the GIS community to publish and store their own GIS on the web.
In this course you are introduced to ArcGIS Online. You will learn how to search for existing maps, access basemaps, create maps, access online tasks, share content, share maps, and use the community maps program. The workshop instructor only has 10 workstations available, participants are requested to bring their own laptop.
Instructor: Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP
Tripp Corbin, GISP has over 20 years of Surveying, Mapping and GIS experience and is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software packages including ESRI, Autodesk and Trimble products. He holds multiple certifications including Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified GIS Professional, Comptia Certified Technical Trainer and ESRI Certified Trainer. Tripp previously served as President of the Georgia URISA Chapter and currently serves as an At-large Board Member of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association’s Southeast Chapter (GITA). He is also currently serving as a URISA International Board Member helping to direct growth and activities, and he is a member of the GISP Application Review Committee.
FULL DAY WORKSHOPS (lunch is included)
OSM (OpenStreetMap) (8:30am-5:00pm)
This workshop will introduce participants to the greater OSM community as well as the local Athens OSM mapping group, ATH-OSM (pronounced “ATH”-”awesome!”). If you are new to OSM, we would like to invite you to join this workshop to get familiar with mapping techniques and software that are considered unique to OSM. It will be interactive and, weather permitting, we will be outside so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Also consider bringing your smartphone or mobile device of choice for surveying data (collecting). Laptops will be useful for arm chair collection (heads-up digitizing), so you welcome to bring your laptop if you have one. Any mapping done during this workshop will contribute to and be greatly appreciated by ATH-OSM.
This workshop is rated for general audiences and is suitable for professionals, both private and academic, as well as students.
Instructor: Randy Hale
Randal Hale is the owner of North River Geographic Systems Inc, a geospatial consulting company located in the Southeast United States. He currently serves on the boards of Georgia URISA and Mid South ASPRS. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. NRGS has evolved to work with both open source and commercial geographic information systems to provide the most cost effective solution for any organization. He also dreams of becoming a python programmer, advocating more open source GIS solutions, and annoying much larger mapping companies. He is also owned by a toothless siamese cat.
HTML5 and CSS for GIS Web developers (8:30am-5:00pm)
In this course we give you a first look at some of the exciting new features being promised with Hiper Text Markup Language version 5 (HTML 5) and Cascading Style Sheets version 3 (CSS 3). It will discuss how these might affect web developers in general and GIS web developers in particular. This course explains:
- What is HTML5?
- What can and how should I be using now?
- How will it affect my HTML4-based web applications?
- Can you believe the hype?
- Can you take advantage of some of these new features now without alienating your users with older browsers?
This Course provides a guided tour of the main features including semantic markup, the new audio/video tags and what will be deprecated. It takes an in-depth look the various APIs such as the Canvas API for drawing directly in the browser (no plugin required) and the Geolocation API for location awareness. The workshop instructor only has 10 workstations available, participants are requested to bring their own laptop.
Instructor: Eric Pimpler
Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Texas A&M University and a Master’s of Applied Geography degree with a concentration in GIS from Texas State University.
Business Intelligence & Data Integration for the GIS Professional (8:30am-5:00pm)*URISA Certified Workshop*
This workshop covers the general topics of Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Integration (DI) and ways to add a spatial component to BI and DI systems. It will give GIS professionals the knowledge to identify and leverage opportunities to enhance decision support through interaction with existing
Business Intelligence is the ability of organizations to collect, maintain, and organize data. BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. The goal of business intelligence deployments is to support better business decision-making, something that all organizations, especially ones with an enterprise GIS, or ones working towards a full enterprise implementation, can benefit from.
Data integration involves combining data residing in different sources and providing users with a unified view of these datas. GIS is a core user of data from multiple sources. Learn key ways to integrate data from multiple sources in order to enhance your GIS functionality and leverage the power of external (to GIS) data sources.
Instructor: Carl Anderson, GISP