South Central Arc User Group


Established 1990


2013 OKSCAUG

Workshop Descriptions

Conference Registration Required for all Workshops


Beginner's Python - Class Full- $50
(Matthew Collier - USGS)

Workshop will be held Monday, September 23,  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Description:

What's the best way to learn Python? Definitely at the keyboard... trying things out, making mistakes, finding successes, and asking and answering questions among friends. This instructor-led beginners' workshop implements these ideas to lower the barriers to learning and provides you with a full day of hands-on Python experience among your SCAUG colleagues.

Your overarching mission is to learn Python well enough to achieve the following two goals by the end of the workshop. 1) Create home-brew Python functions to transform and analyze data within the ArcGIS 10.x  field calculator. And, 2) use the ArcGIS 10.x commandline to do geoprocessing.

Topics will include, but are not limited to: Variables, Conditional Testing, Looping, Functions, Modules, Python Commandline, IDLE Editor, and the ArcGIS Commandline and Field Calculator. This workshop will be an excellent springboard for those of you wishing to go on to learn more about scripting and automation of geoprocessing workflows.

GISP Credits Attend 1 day training : 8 hours - EDU - 0.2 credits


ArcGIS Data Sourcing / Toolbox Tips & Tricks - $50
(Pam Jurney - Cross Timbers Consulting, LLC and Elizabeth Montgomery-Anderson, Cherokee Nation)


Workshop will be held Monday,
September 23,  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Description:

The focus of this workshop will be looking at various data sources along with tools in ArcToolbox. Applications in this workshop are primarily focused on quick useful resources in Arctoolbox that are many times overlooked or not fully understood. This workshop will highlight some of the most useful & readily available data today. 

GISP Credits Attend 1 day training : 8 hours - EDU - 0.2 credits


Using GLO Maps & Surveys in Today's GIS - $25
(Dustin Holt - Choctaw Nation)

Workshop will be held Monday, September 23,  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Description:

Historical cartography played a major role in the development of the United States, and the settling of the West. The rectangular survey system was a key component in private property rights and laws. Although many of us look back at the maps and feel nostalgic about the past and the people that created them, they are still just as valuable today in the modern world of GIS. This workshop will focus mostly on the use of U.S. Geological Survey maps from the 1870’s to the 1890’s, but can be applied to many other types and periods of historical cartography. This workshop will cover areas such as: creation of the surveys, accuracy issues, obtaining the surveys, and preparing them for different types of workflow.

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


Address for Success: Better Addressing = Better Response: 911 GIS Data Basics - $25

(Marty Kimble, 911 Director, and John Claytor, GIS Specialist, Cherokee County 911)

Workshop will be held Monday, September 23,  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Description:

Getting to the correct location in an emergency takes teamwork, from addressing to dispatch to response. Creating addresses that are logical and easy to maintain is no small task. One Oklahoma community is going to share their experience with data maintenance, address standards, and interagency cooperation. If you think addressing sounds easy, you’ve never done addressing. This talk will cover tips and tricks from the guys on the ground.

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


Working with ArcMobile for Desktop - $25
(Wes Cleland - Arkansas Game & Fish Commission)

Workshop will be held Monday, September 23,  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Description:

The need for crews to update information while working in the field can be
critical to some, but budget constraints may hinder the ability to
accomplish these abilities. This course will teach you how to create a
disconnected editing environment using normal Esri licensing, on a minimal
budget.

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


Evolution of The Flood Insurance Rate(FIRM) Maps - $25
(Chris Hill - Meshek & Associates )

Workshop will be held Monday, September 23,  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Description:

Since the beginning of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in the late 1960’s, Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) maps have served the critical role of determining where areas of flooding are likely to be located and who might be affected.  These maps, published utilizing the best mapping technology at the time, were limited in their ability to accurately portray exactly where flood risk occurs and those potentially vulnerable to flooding.  In 2004, FEMA initiated a nation-wide program referred to as Map Modernization to complete the conversion of all flood maps to GIS.  The migration to a digital map for all floodplains leveraged the strengths of GIS to better communicate flood risk.  In the current evolution of the modern flood map, FEMA has initiated a new program called RiskMAP that continues to build on the GIS –based floodplain mapping of Map Modernization.  The planned result of the new program is the delivery of accurate data and maps that more clearly emphasize all types of risk, especially flood risk.  The new program specifically leverages GIS technology to facilitate planning and community outreach activities that are a part of the RiskMAP program.  This workshop is intended to familiarize GIS users with the availability of floodplain data, the details of the GIS datasets, the origins and direction of the mapping program, and the systems used to manage and create floodplain maps for the country.

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



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