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 Systems architecture and components
Geospatial data modeling
Survey vs. mapping
GIS Applications and Uses as a Tool
Open GIS vs. Product GIS
Programming vs. scripting
Aerial Imagery and Remote Sensing
Definition and concepts
Aerial imagery as a base and analysis map
Desktop vs. Web vs. Mobile and Other Platforms
3rd party vendors
ESRI AGOL & Portal environments
Web app builder, dashboards, analytics, story maps
GIS in the Electric Utility Industry
Networks and tracing
Data integration and modeling
Data Entry, Integration, Collection, Quality, and Maintenance
Data Standardization, Sharing, and Security
Data and network 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
Internal vs. consultant implementations
Environments (production vs. testing vs. development vs. replication/disaster recovery)
Investor Owned Utilities vs. Coops vs. Municipalities
User training and customer engagement
GIS system administration
The internet of things
Crowd sourcing and online resources
Geo Artificial Intelligence
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.
Discuss data integration and security
Review data collection and management
Discuss data accuracy
Discuss tips and tricks
Assess available resources
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. :: Log In
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing
Why Data Collection and Field Collection
GIS in the Field & Project Management Considerations
Types of Data Collection
Hardware, Software, Data Modeling, and User Input
User Engagement and Training
Preparing for Field Day
Connected and Disconnected Editing
Bringing Data to the Office
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.
You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.