Technical Workshops

Thursday, October 24

10:45 a.m.–noon

ArcGIS for Mobile Overview
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 02
Description: Mobile GIS extends the reach of GIS from the office to the field. By implementing an effective mobile GIS solution, you can improve the efficiency of your field work force as well as the accuracy and timeliness of your geospatial data. During this session, you will learn how to leverage the Esri ArcGIS system to build focused mobile GIS solutions that target the needs of your field work force, others in your organization, and your customers. Topics will include an overview of mobile technologies and configuring ready-to-deploy applications including the newly released Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS apps. 

10:45 a.m.–noon

An Introduction to ArcGIS Runtime
Intended Audience: Beginner – Intermediate
Location: Room 03
Description: Have you ever wanted to realize your own native app for the ArcGIS platform? Then this workshop is made for you. What can you expect? We will start by giving you a brief overview of general functionality, supported devices, and data sources that can be used. Then we will dive into some of the highlights including real-time GIS and disconnected map use.

10:45 a.m.– noon

ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server – An Introduction
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 04
Description: ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for ArcGIS is a new extension to ArcGIS for Server. It expands the capabilities of ArcGIS for Server to enable organizations to connect with virtually any type of streaming data and automatically alert personnel when specified conditions occur—all in real time. This session will show how you can incorporate real-time information streams with your existing GIS data and IT infrastructure, perform continuous processing and analysis against streaming data, and produce new streams of data that work seamlessly with the rest of the ArcGIS products including ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS applications, and SDKs.

10:45 a.m.–noon

What's New in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Location: Room 05
Description: Learn about the exciting improvements to ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. Highlights include quality and performance enhancements, new analytic tools, improvements for working with geodata, authentication and security enhancements, more 3D, and new publishing and sharing capabilities.

1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS and Collector for ArcGIS—An Introduction
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 02
Description: Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS targets decision makers that need to monitor, track, and report on daily operations. Collector for ArcGIS provides a focused data collections experience for field crews that need to capture and report spatial and tabular information directly from their smartphones and sync this data back to their organization's GIS. Attend this session to learn more about both apps and how to configure them.

1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Developing with ArcGIS API for JavaScript
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Location: Room 03
Description: If HTML5 is your choice for building web applications, then ArcGIS API for JavaScript is your solution. Topics covered in this session will include demonstrations of some of the new capabilities of the API, techniques for developing web mobile applications, specific HTML5 technologies available in ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and a sneak peek at what is to come.

1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

CityEngine: An Introduction
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Location: Room 04
Description: You can create amazing 3D cities quickly and easily using Esri CityEngine software. It enables the rapid creation of 3D models through a suite of industry-leading procedural tools. Starting from existing GIS data and/or 3D models, you can generate models representing existing conditions, alternative futures, or even historical places. This session will introduce you to the basics of CityEngine; CGA, the scripting language that drives procedural generation of features; and the types of data necessary to build 3D scenes. We will also explore thematic mapping using procedural techniques, dynamic creation of buildings using interactive editing, and sharing of 3D scenes over the web for collaboration.

1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

What's New in ArcGIS 10.2 for Server
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 05
Description: ArcGIS 10.2 builds on the success of the 10.1 release, introducing important enhancements and new functionality. This session will give you an overview of what is new in this version, including integration with Portal for ArcGIS and why this is important, the new ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server extension and how it can help you include real-time data processing into your applications, enhancements to feature services, security, administration, and other topics of interest.

1:30 p.m.– 2:45 p.m.

What's New with Imagery in ArcGIS
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Location: Room 11
Description: Imagery and raster data can come from various raster formats and services. ArcGIS 10.2 greatly improves your experience working with imagery. We have made several improvements to the Image Service REST API, making it easier to work with image services. We have also added and updated several tools to improve automation and data management, and the information model (mosaic dataset) has been enriched considerably.

All of this, plus numerous other enhancements, will be showcased in this presentation. Come and learn how to use ArcGIS to incorporate various sources of imagery and raster data into your projects. This workshop will also present how to manage your collections of raster and image data by introducing the mosaic dataset and the recommended workflows for building them.

3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Web Enabling Databases with ArcGIS for Server
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 02
Description: In the 10.2 version of ArcGIS for Server, we have greatly enhanced our support for spatially enabled databases. This session will focus on the direct use of these databases with ArcGIS for Server without having to geodatabase enable them. Through a series of demonstrations, we will show you how to create web services on top of your database that will allow you to map, edit, and analyze your data from web, desktop, and mobile clients.

3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Esri Location Analytics
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 03
Description: Businesses and organizations are discovering the value of being able to answer the "where" question in their daily work. Through its location analytics initiative, Esri is enabling everyone in the organization to harness the value of the Esri mapping platform. Come to this session to learn how Esri is adding location analytics to business systems, including business intelligence apps, customer relationship management apps, and office productivity apps. Through use cases and examples, learn how commercial and government organizations can take advantage of Esri's rich mapping, map-driven analysis tools, and geographic content to gain new insight and make better decisions.

3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

ArcGIS Online for Organizations: An Introduction
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 04
Description: ArcGIS Online is a collaborative content management system for maps, applications, data, files, and other information. With ArcGIS Online, organizations of all sizes can manage their geospatial content and publish their files, maps, applications, data, and hosted services online. Topics will include the use of ArcGIS Online to transform your organization, types of data that ArcGIS Online can use, publishing capabilities, configuration for your organization, administration of content and users, and security.

3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Road Ahead—Desktop GIS
Intended Audience: Beginner - Intermediate
Location: Room 05
Description: This session will highlight what the development team is planning for upcoming releases to ArcGIS for the professional GIS user on the desktop.

3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

ArcGIS Online Content
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 11
Description: ArcGIS Online provides access to a diverse and growing set of content to enrich the ArcGIS user experience. This includes a set of online maps and related services that may be accessed for free or through a subscription for use in desktop, server, mobile, and web mapping applications. This session will provide details on the variety of ArcGIS Online content and capabilities that is available today and demonstrate how ArcGIS users can leverage them in their work. Learn what ArcGIS Online services are available to you now and get an early preview of new services that are planned for the coming year.

4:45 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Creating an Effective GIS Technology Strategy
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Location: Room 02
Description: This session will outline the fundamentals and considerations in developing a technology strategy as a foundation for building business solutions using ArcGIS technology.

4:45 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Esri Maps for Microsoft Office
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 03
Description: Esri Maps for Office allows you to quickly create dynamic, interactive maps of your Excel data and start exploring it in a whole new way. Esri Maps for Office enables you to uncover patterns and trends not evident in tabular data and charts. The process of creating a map in Excel is painless and is much the same as creating a graph or chart of your data. Maps can be shared immediately through PowerPoint presentations or by one-click publishing to Esri's mapping cloud, ArcGIS Online. This workshop will demonstrate the value of the product using a number of use case scenarios as well as the key new features of the latest release.

4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

ArcGIS Online: The Road Ahead
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Location: Room 05
Description: This session will highlight our vision for ArcGIS Online in the ArcGIS platform; themes for meeting that vision; and what's coming in upcoming releases for GIS professionals, software developers, and others in your organization.



Friday, October 25

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Road Ahead: Apps and Runtime SDK's
Intended Audience: N/A
Location: Room 02
Description: This session will discuss new capabilities coming in our Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS apps as well as a look at the new Explorer for ArcGIS app currently in development.

This session will also discuss the road map of our ArcGIS Runtime SDKs and highlight the new OS X, Windows Store, and Qt SDKs that are in development. This session will cover the Windows, Windows Mobile, iOS, Android, Linux, and Windows phone platforms. 

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Esri Maps for Microsoft Office
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 03
Description: Esri Maps for Office allows you to quickly create dynamic, interactive maps of your Excel data and start exploring it in a whole new way. Esri Maps for Office enables you to uncover patterns and trends not evident in tabular data and charts. The process of creating a map in Excel is painless and is much the same as creating a graph or chart of your data. Maps can be shared immediately through PowerPoint presentations or by one-click publishing to Esri's mapping cloud, ArcGIS Online. This workshop will demonstrate the value of the product using a number of use case scenarios as well as the key new features of the latest release.

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

What's New in ArcGIS 10.2 for Server
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 04
Description: ArcGIS 10.2 builds on the success of the 10.1 release, introducing important enhancements and new functionality. This session will give you an overview of what is new in this version, including integration with Portal for ArcGIS and why this is important, the new ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server extension and how it can help you include real-time data processing into your applications, enhancements to feature services, security, administration, and other topics of interest.

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

What's New in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Location: Room 05
Description: Learn about the exciting improvements to ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. Highlights include quality and performance enhancements, new analytic tools, improvements for working with geodata, authentication and security enhancements, more 3D, and new publishing and sharing capabilities.

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

3D Analyst: An Introduction
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Location: Room 11
Description: Representing spatial information in 3D is becoming more critical day by day. Be it representing and understanding the use of urban spaces in a city, to identifying how to extract critical natural resources from beneath the earth's surface with minimal impact, to tracking airborne contaminants, our problems ever-increasingly demand 3D solutions. ArcGIS 3D Analyst provides a platform on which to manage, visualize, analyze, and share 3D information. This session will introduce you to the basics of 3D Analyst, its primary applications, and core functionality. This will include 3D geoprocessing tools, lidar support, 3D interoperability support, and core 3D data models.

10:45 a.m.–noon

Understanding ArcGIS Web Application Templates
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Location: Room 02
Description: In this session, we will explore how you can create interactive web applications to showcase your GIS content by customizing ArcGIS web application templates or by building your own templates. Whether a nonprogrammer or seasoned code jockey, this session will provide an overview of the possibilities and present choices for you to consider when building apps for your target audience. Topics to be covered will include using configurable hosted application templates, downloading templates and how to modify them, using ArcGIS web APIs to build custom applications, and deployment options for mobile devices and platforms.

10:45 a.m.–noon

ArcGIS Online Content
Intended Audience: Beginner
Location: Room 03
Description: ArcGIS Online provides access to a diverse and growing set of content to enrich the ArcGIS user experience. This includes a set of online maps and related services that may be accessed for free or through a subscription for use in desktop, server, mobile, and web mapping applications. This session will provide details on the variety of ArcGIS Online content and capabilities that is available today and demonstrate how ArcGIS users can leverage them in their work. Learn what ArcGIS Online services are available to you now and get an early preview of new services that are planned for the coming year.

10:45 a.m.–noon

ArcGIS Online: The Road Ahead
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Location: Room 04
Description: This session will highlight our vision for ArcGIS Online in the ArcGIS platform; themes for meeting that vision; and what's coming in upcoming releases for GIS professionals, software developers, and others in your organization.

10:45 a.m.–noon

Road Ahead—Desktop GIS
Intended Audience: Beginner - Intermediate
Location: Room 05
Description: This session will highlight what the development team is planning for upcoming releases to ArcGIS for the professional GIS user on the desktop.

10:45 a.m.–noon
Open Q&A with Esri staff
Location: Room 11
Description: Come armed with your questions for Esri's technical experts in this highly interactive session.