Conference Workshops

IGIC's kicks-off it Annual GIS Conference with optional à la carte workshops on Monday, May 23. Only individuals registered for regular conference sessions (Tuesday and Wednesday, Tuesday only or Wednesday only) are eligible to sign-up for Monday's workshops. The price per workshop is $10 each (or two for $15) and be purchased when registering for the conference. 

Workshop Schedule

  Room 1 (BL224) Room 2 (BL225) Room 3 (Schwartz Pod Room)
10:00 am-1:00 pm ET Spatial Machine Learning with ArcGIS Pro An Introduction to Basic Python for Beginners Fundamentals of Imagery
Break      
2:00 pm-5:00 pm ET

Exploring Geopackage and SQL for Spatial Analysis

Field Maps and Supplementary ESRI Products LiDAR Data Processing Using Python

 

Course Descriptions and Requirements

An Introduction to Basic Python for Beginners
Ben Bond, GIS Coordinator, City of Huntington

The Python ecosystem can be extremely daunting, it can seem impossible to even figure out where to start. Using ArcGIS Pro and Jupyter notebooks, this workshop will walk you through all the basics of Python, in a GIS setting. Starting with different data types, migrating over to operations and loops, the workshop will end with functions and importing modules. This workshop is for everyone, whether you have never looked at a line of code or have successfully converted a model to a Python script.

Requirements: A computer workstation will be provided for you with ArcGIS Pro installed.


Spatial Machine Learning with ArcGIS Pro
Gang Shao, Assistant Professor Data Science, Purdue University

This workshop will cover machine learning fundamentals and its spatial applications in clustering, classification, and hot spot analysis. The workshop is intended for GIS specialists who want to gain understanding at the intersection of spatial analysis and machine learning. Attendees will gain understanding and working knowledge of spatial machine learning and analysis.

Requirements: A computer workstation will be provided for you with ArcGIS Pro 2.9 (advanced license) installed.


Fundamentals of Imagery
Shaun Scholer, GIS Program Director, Indiana GIO Office
The Sanborn Map Company

The Sanborn Map Company, using Indiana Geographic Information Office (GIO) statewide ortho imagery, will provide an in-person workshop reviewing ortho imagery fundamentals. Attendees will review how to use ortho imagery tiles, raster web services, and display the infrared 4th band. In addition, attendees will gain an understanding of compression file formats.

Requirements: Please bring your own laptop computer with ArcGIS Pro installed. 


LiDAR Data Processing Using Python
Jinha Jung, Assistant Professor, Purdue University
Yuri Kim, Assistant Professor, Indiana University

LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) is an active remote sensing technique widely used in 3D mapping in many applications. Thanks to the USGS 3DEP (3D Elevation Program), LiDAR data are freely available for most parts of the United States. In this workshop, we will learn how to process the 3DEP LiDAR data using Python. This workshop will cover three topics: 1) installing Conda/Anaconda and configuring virtual environments, 2) LiDAR file input/output using laspy module, and 3) generating raster data from the LiDAR data.

Requirements: A computer workstation will be provide for you with QGIS LTS installed. Basic knowledge of Python programming is required to participate in this workshop. 


Exploring Geopackage and SQL for Spatial Analysis
Vijay Lulla, Database Developer, Indiana University Network Institute (IUNI)
Bharath Ganesh Babu, Associate Professor, Valparaiso University

The first half of this workshop will demonstrate geopackage as a data storage format for open geospatial information. Participants will have an opportunity to explore data format using data from IndianaMap. The second half of this session will discuss SQL/SQLite related features of geopackage that can be useful for frequently used GIS tasks. The workshop will also include discussion of styling in QGIS and how styling can be stored, accessed, and modified in geopackage.

Requirements: A computer workstation will be provide for you with QGIS installed. 

Field Maps and Supplementary ESRI Products
Joe Madej, GPS/GIS Application Specialist, Seiler Instrument

This training will serve for the ArcGIS Online to Field Maps workflow with high accuracy GPS. During this training we will publish a Geodatabase from ArcPro to ArcGIS Online, add GPS Metadata, create a map to collect data in Field Maps, and how to properly setup the Field Maps Application to use with high accuracy GNSS devices. 

Requirements: None