2024 TNGIC Conference Training

April 9 (Tuesday 8AM-5PM)

Free and low cost training available!

All workshops are in-person

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MBSP Ballroom C

Cloud Computing with Google Earth Engine and Geemap (1:00 - 5:00 PM) Cost $00.00 - Teacher: Dr. Qiusheng Wu

Format: In-Person, Ballroom C

This workshop provides an introduction to cloud-based geospatial analysis using the Earth Engine Python API. Attendees will learn the basics of Earth Engine data types and how to visualize, analyze, and export Earth Engine data in a Jupyter environment with geemap. Through practical examples and hands-on exercises, attendees will enhance their learning experience. Familiarity with the Earth Engine JavaScript API is not required but will be helpful. Attendees can use Google Colab to follow this workshop without installing anything on their computer.

Attendees must provide their own laptop and register for an Earth Engine account in advance. https://code.earthengine.google.com/register

Dr. Wu is an Associate Professor of GIST with UTK

MBSP Private Dining Room

Using QGIS with LIDAR Data (1:00 - 5:00 PM) Cost $00.00 - Teacher: Randy Hale
Format: In-Person, Private Dining Room

This class is aimed at people that would like to view and manipulate LIDAR data in QGIS. Class Participants will take elevation data (tifs) and LIDAR data (LAS/LAZ) files and view/Symbolize those in 2D and 3D. Participants will take LAS data and filter, extract, and create data with QGIS.

Class Participants should at least be familiar with QGIS, adding and removing data, and symbolization. Come with your own laptop with the latest install of QGIS installed and we’ll have fun. Please email if you don't know whether you should take the class or not. It's better to not get frustrated than take something and get frustrated.
Randal Hale is the owner of North River Geographic Systems and resident Tennessee QGIS guru. 

MBSP Ballroom B

GRASS GIS 101: From GUI Clicks to Writing Scripts (8:30 - 12:00) Cost $00.00 - Teachers: Veronica Andreo and Caitlin Haedrich
Format: In-Person, Ballroom B

Whether you're a curious newcomer or a seasoned pro seeking fresh hacks, this workshop is your key to unlocking the full potential of GRASS GIS. We'll learn together some of the basic concepts like projects, computational region, masks using the graphical interface and then transition to command line and Python code to automate and chain raster, vector and imagery processing tasks within Jupyter notebooks. By the end of the workshop, participants will have hands-on experience with:
  • Setting up GRASS GIS projects and organizing GRASS GIS data
  • Importing a variety of data formats
  • Processing multi-band remote sensing imagery
  • Computing vegetation indices
  • Unsupervised Image Classification
  • Automating processes with the GRASS Command Line and Python APIs.
Participants should bring their own laptops with the latest (v8.4) GRASS GIS version installed and workshop data downloaded.
Veronica Andreo holds a PhD in Biology and an MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS Applications. She is part of the GRASS Dev Team, and serves as PSC chair since 2021. She is currently working at the Center for Geospatial Analytics, NC State University, within an NSF grant aimed at bolstering and broadening the software ecosystem of GRASS GIS.
Caitlin Haedrich is a 4th year PhD candidate in Geospatial Analytics at NC State University where she works with GRASS GIS. She helped integrate GRASS GIS with Jupyter Notebooks through the development of the grass.jupyter package. She holds a BA in Geology and Mathematics from Middlebury College.

MBSP Ballroom B

ArcGIS Experience Builder & Arcade Across the ArcGIS Platform (1:00 - 5:00 PM) Cost $00.00 - Teacher: Mike Sweeney
Format: In-Person

ArcGIS Experience Builder empowers you to quickly transform your data to interactive, mobile optimized web apps and web pages. It provides a new level of configuration with flexible design, mobile optimization, smart widgets, and integration. Learn the building blocks of Experience Builder including pages, windows, widgets, data sources, layouts, and themes, as well as how they work together, then adapt the content on different screen sizes, integrate with ArcGIS Survey123 and ArcGIS Dashboards apps to streamline processes, and interact with your 2D and 3D data for immersive experience.

This session will cover the ArcGIS Arcade expression language.  Learn how to use Arcade for simple functions like configuring popups, labeling and symbology for ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS field apps.  In addition, learn about advanced capabilities of Arcade for data engineering, analysis and use in ArcGIS Dashboards and APIs. This course is intended for all ArcGIS users, and we will establish a foundation in Arcade before moving onto more advanced use cases of Arcade.

Mike Sweeney works as a Solution Engineer in the Charlotte regional office of Esri.  He has over thirty seven years of GIS implementation experience in many diverse application areas. Most of his time is spent exploring and explaining new releases of the ArcGIS software and working with clients in Alabama and Tennessee.  Mike earned a BA in Geography with a minor in Computer Science from SUNY-Albany and a MS in Geography from the University of South Carolina.

MBSP Ballroom C

[CANCELLED] Can We Talk Business? Equipping the GIS Professional to be the Trusted Advisor their customers want and need. (8:30 - 12:00) Cost $00.00 - Teacher: Tim Poe and Phillip Waldron
Format: In-Person, Ballroom C

This seminar focuses on equipping the GIS Professional to be the trusted advisor their customers want and need by focusing on the following:
  • Effective Communication
  • The Trinity of Project Management
  • What does your C-suite care about?
  • Tracking ROI
Tim is a Senior Account Manager on Esri's Southeast local government team responsible for the largest city and county government accounts in Tennessee and Alabama.  Tim is a recovering full stack developer and holds a BS in Geographic Information Science, a MS in Information Systems, and a MBA.  He has spent his career in the private, academic, and public sectors. In the public sector he has been the one man band GIS shop in small cities and counties to coordinating Georgia Department of Transportation's  GIS operations.  In the private sector he spent 13 years with BellSouth in Customer service and sales.  Tim most recently led the GIS operations at Byers Engineering, creating Esri workflows and engineering systems for deliverables for Google fiber, Verizon fiber, Century link, Southern Company Gas and other utility projects.  Tim was also an adjunct professor of GIS at Kennesaw State University and on the board of several GIS organizations.  He lives above Atlanta in North GA.
Phillip Waldron is a senior training sales consultant/program manager with ESRI Training Solutions.

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