South Central Arc User Group


Established 1990



19th Annual
OKSCAUG Conference Workshops

Workshop Descriptions

Conference Registration Required for all Workshops


Morning Workshops

Minimum Standards for Legal Descriptions & Mapping Applications - $25

Instructor:  Michael Johnson, PLS - OK Society of Land Surveyors

Course Description:

The surveying and mapping industries have long depended on not only graphic mapping, but also the written description for the recordation, location and transfer of properties and the rights that run with them.  Much goes into the preparation and location of written descriptions for properties, easements, zoning and municipal limits. This workshop will detail the standard requirements of written property descriptions as determined not only the industry, but also by State Statutes.

This workshop will not only include the theory and practices involved, but will also provide an overview and details of the applications required to properly create, locate and perpetuate the descriptions of properties, easements and their descriptions.

Workshop will be held Monday, September 19,  8:30 am - 12:00 PM - Room 111

GISP Credits Attend 1/2 day training : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credits
GISP:  The Road To An Exam - $25

Instructor:  Bill Hodge, GISP - GISCI

Course Description:

This series of presentations and interactive discussions will provide a background on certification in general, the GISP's history in particular, and an overview of its status, now that an exam is being added. All who participate will have a clear understanding of the current requirements and where each participant stands with it in regard to her or his individual career.

Bill Hodge GISP is the Executive Director of GISCI, the GIS Certificate Institute.  Before taking that position, he was the GIS Manager for the City of Midland, from which he recently retired, and has been a geospatial professional in several levels of government over the last 15 years.  He continues to serve on the Advisory Committee of the GeoTech Center.

Workshop will be held Monday, September 19,  8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Room 112

GISP Credits Attend 1/2 day training : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credits 

ArcGIS Tips & Tricks - $50

Instructor:  Pamela Jurney, GISP, Cross Timbers Consulting, LLC

Course Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to save a few full handfuls of hair.  We will have opportunities to explore tools and techniques in ArcGIS that you don’t have at the office.  The workshop will be activity based (bring your clicking finger) and use GIS data that is readily available (downloadable and free).  This will be a safe environment for people to discuss and find more efficient ways to operate ArcGIS.

 Workshop will be held Monday, September 19,  8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Room 201

GISP Credits Attend 1/2 day training : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credits

 

Getting Your ArcGIS Online Up & Running - Class Full - $50

Instructor:  Jeremy Planteen, GISP, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Course Description:

Focused on getting your maps up and running quickly and geared towards beginner and intermediate users, this workshop provides a hands-on overview of the ArcGIS Online platform. Participants will start out learning how to access their account and search for data, and by the end of the class they'll be able to build fully functioning web applications for their organization and the public. We will also discuss setting groups, security, and managing an organization's ArcGIS online homepage.

 Workshop will be held Monday, September 19,  8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Room 203

GISP Credits Attend 1/2 day training : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credits

Afternoon Workshops

Oklahoma Emergency Management/GIS  - $25

Instructors:   Christy Batterson, GIS Coordinator, City of Edmond

                         Kathy H. Spivey, GIS Coordinator, City of Midwest City

Course Description:

Everyone agrees - during an emergency event, the more timely and accurate information is made available to those responsible for managing and responding to the emergency, the better the chances of saving lives and minimizing property damage.  Being that maps illustrate information in a spatially comprehensive and analytical way, they are often relied on during and after emergency events  for making decisions regarding tactical and post-disaster operations and damage assessment and cleanup.  To that end, emergency management from the state level down have recognized and voiced a need for a live or semi-live mapping system that can be used by multiple agencies in areas throughout the State of Oklahoma to coordinate emergency response efforts in a standardized way that can be used across jurisdictional boundaries, regardless of the GIS capabilities of any specific area in the state. 

This workshop covers the status of a project to organize and develop a standardized, deployable mapping resource that can be called up during an emergency to aid emergency management and operations by providing a shared GIS view of the “whole picture” of an event taking place and the operations that occur after such an event.  The ultimate objective of the project is to:

-          Define, standardize and collect as much GIS data as possible

-          Train GIS and Emergency Response personnel to perform emergency response mapping

-          Enhance the mapping capabilities of emergency responders across the state of Oklahoma

-          Provide a tool for capturing damage assessment as early in the event as possible

A pilot project has begun that is assessing the feasibility and technicalities of creating and deploying such a mapping application for the State of Oklahoma, beginning with a local pilot project region.  This workshop will cover:

1.  Overview and Objective – the requirements stated by emergency managers, the project plan, parties involved, and data and support needed for this to come to fruition.

2.  Types of events – a summary of the types of events and data being captured for those events that would benefit from a comprehensive database and map view.

3.  Data Requirements and Standardization – detailed discussion and illustrations of the data required, the standardized format and symbolization created for the data, current known sources of data, and holes identified by the pilot project.

4.  Map Application and Data Acquisition – a review of the GIS technology that could be used to provide the emergency managers with the tool they need as well as how data might be acquired and managed, especially from those communities/areas that do not have GIS capabilities or GIS-trained staff readily available for data input.

5.  Progress and Future Plans – a discussion on where the project stands, a survey on level of interest and capabilities and the recognition of this being a long-term project that will require a concerted effort on many individuals’ and jurisdictions’ part to bring into being to the level that makes it valuable for the intended users.

Workshop will be held Monday, September 19,  1:00pm - 4:30 pm - Room 111

GISP Credits Attend 1/2 day training : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credits


UAS Mapping - $25

Instructor:  Vertical Aspect, LLC

Course Description:


Workshop will be held Monday, September 19,  1:00pm - 4:30 pm - Room 112

GISP Credits Attend 1/2 day training : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credit



Cost effective, high precision GPS field data collection using TerraGo Edge for iOS and Android - $25

Instructor:  Jon Phillips - RazorTek Inc.

Course Description:

Students will learn how to set up a cost effective field data collection workflow using the flexible and open mobile data platform from TerraGo called, TerraGo Edge. We will cover project set up, custom form design, base map configuration, pairing a real time CM level GPS with no post processing requirement and getting your collected data back to a GIS or other databases.
Students are encouraged to bring a laptop and iOS version 8 or Android version
4.2 or better smart device and if possible bring  a tablet

Students are expected to have a basic working knowledge of GIS, GPS, web technology, but this is not a requirement to attend the class.

Workshop will be held Monday, September 19,  1:00pm - 4:30 pm - Room 110

GISP Credits Attend 1/2 day training : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credit

ArcGIS Tips & Tricks II - $50

Instructor: Carrie Landgraf, GISP, Garver

Course Description:

This workshop will build on some of the content explored in Tips & Tricks I. It will be a hands-on experience, with questions and discussion encouraged. Fundamentally, the workshop will briefly explore the differences between shapefile and geodatabase storage formats. And then comes the exciting part!

Building and using topology can sound like a daunting task, and then the found errors can seem even worse. This workshop will discuss the usefulness of topology rules, provide the steps on how to create a geodatabase topology, explore different topology rules, explore other topologies (geometric networks and map topologies), and provide helpful tips/tools to automate correcting a large number of errors. We will also touch upon ModelBuilder as another tool for automating repetitive tasks.

To end on a fun note, students will learn how to use Data Driven Pages to generate a map book. Creating such a custom template looks professional and saves time. The workshop will also explore neat tips to transform your map from “blah” to “ah”.

Workshop will be held Monday, September 19,  1:00pm - 4:30 pm - Room 201

GISP Credits Attend 1/2 day training : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credits

Find, Record, & Display: Using Navigator, Collector, & Web App Builder CLASS FULL- $50

Instructor:  Jeremy Planteen, GISP, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Course Description:

Now that you’re familiar with setting up your ArcGIS Online account, it’s time to take it to the field. This course shows you how to set up maps and data for the Collector app, use Navigator to help you get to the right location, and how Web App Builder can be used to create an application to display and edit your data.

 Workshop will be held Monday, September 19,  1:00pm - 4:30 pm - Room 203
GISP Credits Attend 1/2 day training : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credits



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