Non-MSGIC Training

Improving Multisensor Fusion Using Advanced Raster Analytics and Distributed Processing

Wednesday, May 31 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

GIS has modernized the collection and management of massive quantities of data from multiple sensors, enabling organizations to quickly interpret and make use of the information. Learn how ArcGIS goes far beyond traditional imagery applications to provide modern imagery management capabilities, raster analytical tools capable of running in distributed environments, and improved imagery services for final product dissemination that supports massive files.

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Transforming Foundational Production and Analysis for Better Governance

Wednesday, September 27 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

ArcGIS is revolutionizing the production and analysis of geospatial information, providing unprecedented value to users. Learn how to harness the power of ‘where’ to quickly and accurately produce maps, data, web services, apps, and many other information products using the data you collect.

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Applying GIS to Issues of National Importance

Wednesday, November 29 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EST)

ArcGIS is your system of engagement to share valuable information for evidence-based decision making. Discover how national governments are disseminating valuable information products to empower their citizens.

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The Basics of D3

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1226 9th Street NW Second Floor Washington, DC 20001, Washington, DC (map)

Need to create charts, graphs, and maps in JavaScript, but don’t want to pull in multiple libraries? If so, D3 is the library for you! This month, we’ll be talking about the basics of the data visualization and mapping library D3. We’ll do an introduction into what D3 is, why it’s useful, and how it can be used to display maps and data on those maps. Coding experience will help, but we will go over simple examples and discuss each section of code, so beginners are encouraged to attend!

We’ll be hosted by Development Seed this month. To get to their office you’ll want to use the rear entrance, just down Blagden Alley next to the Dabney.

Carto will also be providing pizza!

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Geoscape: Spatial Analysis on a Continental Scale

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017 | Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: 1776 DC – 1133 15TH ST. NW 12TH FLOOR, Washington, DC (map)

  • Spatial Analysis on a Continental Scale
  • Rapid developments in machine learning, automated image recognition, satellite remote sensing platforms and high-performance cloud computing now make it possible to create highly accurate, continent-wide foundational location intelligence data sets.
  • Hear how one commercial company, PSMA Australia, is capturing the built environment for the entire continent of Australia, using cloud-based access to satellite imagery and massive-scale computing to create Geoscape. The Geoscape product provides an enhanced understanding of what exists at every address across Australia, with foundational data such as building footprints, vegetation proximity to structures, roof height, roof materials and the detection of solar panels and swimming pools. The utilization spans government, emergency response, insurance, and telecommunications industries.

The presentation will cover:

  • The business challenge and opportunity
  • Evaluation of options to meet that challenge
  • The production of Geoscape
  • Under-the-hood technical details
  • Predictive Analytics Powered by Robust Foundational Data

A follow-up demonstration will show how predictive analytics and foundational data can take your operations to the next level. Using location intelligence like the Geoscape dataset, teams can harness machine learning to predict where future events are most likely to occur based upon notable past scenarios.


Dan Paull is the Chief Executive Officer of PSMA Australia Limited, the provider of authoritative national mapping and location information. Founded by the governments of Australia to provide an independent and self-funded means for collaborating on national geospatial matter, PSMA Australia’s approach and the technology and solutions employed have been recognised internationally. PSMA applies an innovative business model and world-leading technology to develop national location information from data from all governments of Australia.  Dan is a founding member of the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) Geospatial Special Interest Group and the author of numerous scientific papers, reports and reviews. Dan holds a Bachelor of Surveying (Hons) and completed an Executive MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Jordan Winkler is a DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Ecosystem Manager.  Jordan is working to build an ecosystem of partners to leverage the DigitalGlobe archive and provide cutting edge solutions to the most challenging use cases.  Jordan holds a PhD in Geography from Boston University and a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University.

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Transform Aerial Photographs Into Realistic 3D City Models for Use in ArcGIS

Presenter: Mr. Kurt Rasmussen
Mar 30, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

You can now create 3D city models that are kilometers in size with centimeter accuracy from photos for use in Esri’s ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. The system automatically detects your local time-zone based on your computer’s settings and will display the relevant date and time for you. ContextCapture is built for Esri users who are seeking to create precise, high fidelity 3D city models for use within their ArcGIS workflows. Automatically generate accurate, photo-textured 3D representations through photogrammetric reconstruction of digital photos taken from any device, camera, drone, plane, or mobile phone. In this Training, you will learn:

  • How simple it is to create accurate, high quality city-scale models.
  • How easily you can make this data accessible to both internal and external stakeholders, even within a Web browser.
  • How you can reliably use these models within ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online workflows.

With its flexibility, scalability and high performance, ContextCapture has become the standard solution for reality modeling at the scale of entire cities and territories.

You can earn 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) from Bentley Institute for attending this 1-hour event. To review/access your learning history/transcript, log in to your personal portal. You may then use your online learning history/transcript to self-report learning to your organization, licensing board, or professional association as proof of your continued professional development to maintain your credentials. Please note that organizations’ requirements vary, and they make the ultimate decision about whether to accept Bentley Institute Professional Development Hours. We recommend you confirm your own board’s or association’s terms and conditions.

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Location Advantage

The Location Advantage is Esri’s free, online course on location analytics and is ideal for business professionals who want to develop unique skills that will give them a competitive edge. It explores market planning, site selection, market analysis, and supply chain management.

    • Case studies from Starbucks, Bank of America, and other leaders in location analytics
    • Hands-on exercises, quizzes, and discussions
    • Certificate of completion to document your learning

The Location Advantage is a massive open online course (MOOC) and will run from April 12 to May 23, 2017. It requires only one to two hours of study per week. Register today and learn what location analytics can do for you.

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Improving Public Health through Geographic Information

The environment in which we live and work can have a profound effect on our health – an effect that is explored by the emerging field of geohealth.

This free online course will introduce you to new developments in geohealth, looking at the latest thinking and methods for using spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) in health settings.

The course consists of ten different topics, ranging from data collection techniques to spatial simulation, and aims to bridge the gap between scientific research and health professionals.

By the end of the course, you will understand how spatial data and geo-information techniques can contribute to solving public health problems, and be aware of best practice when using GIS in the health field.

Learn with health and geo-informatics specialists

The Geohealth course has been developed by three well-known institutions with experience in both the health domain and the field of geo-informatics:

      • Public Health Foundation of India helps to build institutional and systems capacity in India for strengthening education, training, research and policy development in the area of public health.
      • Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam aims to improve health and ensure equitable socio-economic development as much as intercultural cooperation with partners worldwide.
      • Faculty of ITC at the University of Twente is recognized worldwide for achievements in teaching, research and capacity development in the field of geo-information science and earth observation.

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ESRI Public Safety Training Series

Deploy New Law Enforcement solutions with ArcGIS Pro

April 6, 2017: 12PM-1PM (EST)​​

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Address Maps and Apps for State and Local Governments

April 19, 2017: 12PM-1PM(EST)

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