2019 SCGIS 22nd Annual Conference

Jul 15, 2019 to Jul 17, 2019, Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA

Pre-Conference workshops: Sunday July 14, 2019

Workshops

Laptops with ArcGIS software will be provided for all pre-conference workshops unless otherwise noted. 

Spatial Data Analysis with R

July 14, 2019 9:00am

Venue: Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA

Lead(s): Andy Lyons (Visit Website)

Fees: Student $90   Member $105  Non-Member $140

R has become increasingly popular in ecology and conservation due to its strong base of statistical and data manipulation functions, open source development environment, active user community, and large number of packages tailored for conservation and spatial analysis. This workshop will cover the basics of working with spatial data in R including importing vector and raster data into R, common data manipulations such as projections and format conversions, basic visualization, querying spatial objects with attribute values and spatial relationships, geoprocessing, automating workflows with R code, working with online data and services, preparing data for analyses, and select spatial statistics.

Some prior experience with GIS is expected. People who have not used R before are welcome to take the workshop, but are expected to complete the Introduction to R online course from DataCamp (free) before the workshop. Workshop data will be provided on site.

Spatial Analysis Workflows in ArcGIS Pro

July 14, 2019 9:00am

Venue: Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA

Lead(s): Miriam Schmidts (Visit Website)

Fees: Student $90   Member $105  Non-Member $140

Now that you’ve got a start with ArcGIS Pro, you may be wondering what kinds of analysis you can do with it? Can you run the analyses in ArcGIS Pro that you’re used to running in ArcMap? What other analyses can be done in ArcGIS Pro that you might not even be aware of? Come to this workshop to explore common ArcGIS Pro analysis workflows for Raster Suitability analysis that you might have done in ArcMap, and demystify some of the Spatial Statistics tools such as Hot Spot, and Space-time pattern analysis. If time permits, we will also dive deeper into Spatial Statistics in the afternoon, and take a look at Regression Analysis and Geographically weighted regression tools in ArcGIS Pro.

Data Visualization and Cartography in QGIS (no certificate)

July 14, 2019 9:00am

Venue: Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA

Lead(s): Kurt Menke

Fees: Student $90   Member $105  Non-Member $140

*This workshop requires you to bring your own laptop to participate.

This workshop will be a tour of the wide range of data visualization and cartographic options now available in QGIS 3.8. QGIS has seen remarkable growth in these areas in recent years. During the day you will learn many techniques unique to QGIS such as: use of inverted polygon shapeburst fills, blending modes, live layer effects, virtual layers, and geometry generator symbol layers. We will begin with layer styling, labeling and basic map layout (including atlases). We will then move into more advanced topics. Tips and tricks will be covered as we move through the day. If you want to take your map creation skills to the next level - this is the perfect workshop for you!

Data Visualization and Cartography in QGIS (with Certificate of Completion)

July 14, 2019 9:00am

Venue: Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA

Lead(s): Kurt Menke

Fees: Student $115   Member $130  Non-Member $165

*This workshop requires you to bring your own laptop to participate.

This is the same course as listed above. The only difference is that for an additional $25, a participant will receive an official QGIS certificate of completion.   We are fortunate to have one of only two certified QGIS instructors in the United States. This means that you will receive an official QGIS certificate of completion to add to your professional credentials.

Drone Imagery Workflows in ArcGIS

July 14, 2019 9:00am

Venue: Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA

Lead(s): Amadea Azerki, Esri (Visit Website)

Fees: Student $90   Member $105  Non-Member $140

Join us as we explore how you can leverage Drone2Map and the ArcGIS Platform for getting the most from your drone imagery.  During this hands-on workshop, we will delve into imagery processing techniques, low vs. high resolution, explore 2D and 3D outputs and sharing of imagery in ArcGIS Online.  We will also discuss best practices in proper flight planning and ensuring image accuracy.

Spatial Decision Making - Identifying Priorities and Trade-offs with GIS

July 14, 2019 9:00am

Venue: Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA

Lead(s): Max Wright

Fees: Student $90   Member $105  Non-Member $140

*This workshop requires you to bring your own laptop to participate.

During this pre-conference workshop participants will learn about GIS methods for spatial planning. Topics will included methods for determining priorities, such as analytical hierarchy process, combining spatial data using multi-criterion evaluation, and analyzing the outputs. The workshop will focus on hands-on applications and will use freely available open source software and tools.