Geographic Information System (GIS) Fundamentals for Utilities

March 3-4, 2021


Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break


Introduction and Basic Concepts

GIS Applications and Uses as a Tool

Aerial Imagery and Remote Sensing

Desktop vs. Web vs. Mobile and Other Platforms

GIS in the Electric Utility Industry

Data Entry, Integration, Collection, Quality, and Maintenance

Data Standardization, Sharing, and Security

Thursday, March 4, 2021 Central time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In 

9:00 – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing 

Enterprise Deployments and Implementations

Future Trends


GIS Data Collection and Integration

Thursday, March 4, 2021 :: Central Time


This workshop will focus on data collection, applications, related tools, data management, and data visualization. Attendees, whether they are transitioning straight from the GIS Fundamentals course or not, will get a sense of GIS project management, hardware, software, modeling, input, engagement, and more as it pertains to data collection and integration.

This program is ideal for any professional from any industry who is interested in all aspects of spatial data collection, data sharing, data management, and data analytics.

Learning Outcomes  



12:45 – 1:00 p.m. :: Log In

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing


Diego Portillo, Public Works GIS Manager, City of Vancouver, WA

Diego Portillo is a GIS professional with over 20 years of experience in the geospatial field related to different industries—from community development, to planning, consulting, water and electric utilities. His background includes data entry to data management, project management, and implementation. His accomplishments have been recognized by several industries, including the Special Achievement in GIS at the ESRI International Conference in 2006 for his GIS Enterprise Implementation at United Power (Brighton, CO).


We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.