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    • 02/29/2024
    • Harrisburg University of Science & Technology / Virtual

    GeoDev Summit

    About the GeoDev Summit: If you want to expand your data analysis tool kit and create interactive mapping visualizations, then this summit is for you. The GeoDev Summit is a one-day professional development opportunity providing attendees technical workshops and presentations led by industry professionals to take your data analysis and visualization game to the next level. Let’s get spatial!
    • 02/29/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
    • 85
    Register

    The Wyoming Valley has a long history of anthracite coal mining and this has led to a legacy of environmental impacts, such as altered stream flows, abandoned mine drainage (AMD), and sinkhole hazards generated from mine pools left below the surface. How can we remain informed about developing surface hazards and best approaches for mine reclamation if we are uncertain of what lies beneath? We aren't left as blind as one might think. At the root of all geographic information systems (GIS) is geodesy, or the study of Earth's size, shape, and gravity, and by looking at the roots of GIS, we can find ways to see beneath our own feet to see what lies beneath. In this webinar, participants will learn how and why Earth's gravitational field can vary, and ways it can be leveraged to "see" into the Earth's subsurface. An example of detecting mine pools in Luzerne County, PA is used to help tether content understanding to real-world contexts.


    This program is only available to Keystone GIS members.

    • 04/10/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA, 16803
    • 29
    Register

    In this workshop we will offer resume and portfolio reviews (to be submitted 2 weeks in advance), a Panel Discussion with some GIS experts in various fields, and presentations featuring career advice from GIS Professionals, including:


    • Tony Spicci with the GISCI on earning your GISP Certification and why it is beneficial to your career in GIS.
    • Al Guiseppe from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Geological Survey on aspects of resumes and how they can influence your job search.
    • Eric Jespersen from the PA Geospatial Coordinating Board on ways that students and early career professionals can expand their experience through contribution and public service.


    If you are interested in finding out what you can do to further your career in GIS, this workshop is for you.


    • 04/10/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA, 16803
    • 20
    Register

    Programming tools are now a standard feature within GIS software packages and allow GIS users to automate, speed up, and become more precise in their data management and analytic work. This workshop is designed for GIS users who have little to no experience with computer programming and will cover core Python programming language concepts specifically for use in ArcGIS. The workshop will focus on guiding participants through hands-on exercises designed to provide the essential skills to programmatically manipulate data as part of an ArcGIS workflow.

    This workshop is designed to be preparation for the following workshop on Advanced Python for ArcGIS, but may be taken independently.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Core Python programming concepts
    • Introduction to ArcPy site package for ArcGIS
    • Working with geospatial data using Python, ArcPy, and ArcGIS Notebooks
    • Using Python for simple data management and geoprocessing tasks

    Instructor

    James Whitacre, GIS Services Division Chief, Pennsylvania Game Commission

    Computer and Software Requirements

    Students must provide their own laptop with the following software installed:

    The instructor will use ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Notebooks (included with ArcGIS Pro), and Microsoft Visual Studio Code to teach all the material. While the workshop may work with ArcMap, the material is not tested with ArcMap. The instructor will not be able to help with any special setup, so please ensure your software is ready for use at the beginning of the workshop.

    Lunch is included!

    • 04/10/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA, 16803
    • 24
    Register

    Building on the introduction to Python for ArcGIS, this workshop will expand on those skills to further use Python in ArcGIS. The workshop will focus on the ArcPy Python site package to expand geoprocessing capabilities with Python. Participants will learn to build geoprocessing scripts using ArcGIS Notebooks covering different ArcGIS tasks and workflows. The workshop will also cover how to create custom script tools in ArcGIS toolboxes for reuse and sharing. Participants will also learn skills for error handling.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Work with the ArcPy Python site package for ArcGIS
    • Explore the difference between Python scripts and ModelBuilder models
    • Build and share custom ArcGIS script tools for automation
    • Learn tips and tricks for validating script syntax and error handling

    Instructor

    James Whitacre, GIS Services Division Chief, Pennsylvania Game Commission

    Computer and Software Requirements

    Students must provide their own laptop with the following software installed:

    The instructor will use ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Notebooks (included with ArcGIS Pro), and Microsoft Visual Studio Code to teach all the material. While the workshop may work with ArcMap, the material is not tested with ArcMap. The instructor will not be able to help with any special setup, so please ensure your software is ready for use at the beginning of the workshop.

    Lunch is included!

    • 04/10/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA, 16803
    • 25
    Register

    Embark on a light-hearted exploration into the world of ArcGIS Online with our workshop, "AGOL 123"! Whether you're a seasoned Arc Online professional or just dipping your toes into the AGOL waters, this ~3-hour session promises an enjoyable journey. We'll unravel the mysteries of AGOL, covering the basics and venturing into the collaborative features of ArcGIS Online. The workshop is designed to be interactive, encouraging participation without the pressure of heavy technical jargon. Join us as we guide you through creating maps, sharing insights, and fostering collaboration. This workshop is your chance to explore without the stress, with activities and discussions tailored to keep the mood light and enjoyable. No need for a compass or advanced GIS knowledge – just bring your curiosity and a smile. Let's navigate the world of ArcGIS Online together in a light-hearted and friendly setting!


    • 04/10/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps & Geospatial Information and the Center for Immersive Experiences
    • 30
    Register

    Join us for tours of two Penn State Centers that provide geospatial related services – the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps & Geospatial Information and the Center for Immersive Experiences. Both are housed on the ground floor of the Pattee Library in the center of Penn State’s University Park campus. Center staff will give an overview of the resources and services provided, respond to questions, and provide opportunities to interact with digital resources and equipment.


    Tour registrants will convene at 2:00 pm on the ground floor of the West Pattee Library, in the Penn State Libraries Collaboration Commons (outside of the Center for Immersive Experiences). Following a short welcome, the group will be divided in half with each group starting their tour in one or the other center. At approximately 3:15 pm the groups will switch centers. There will be no formal close to the tour, and participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the tour.

    • 04/11/2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 04/12/2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA, 16803
    • 379
    Register


    The Pennsylvania GIS Conference is the premiere annual event for geospatial professionals, industry leaders, and students who work, do business, or study in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For over 30 years, hundreds of dedicated, geospatial-minded people from private, government, and academic sectors have gathered from throughout Pennsylvania and abroad to share knowledge, build the geospatial community, and network. Join us for this year's conference April 10-12 in State College, PA!

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