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Friday, March 18, 2016

Automating ArcGIS To Do Things Automatically

This week's Procaffeination Hour will be led by Tripp Lowe, discussing Automating ArcGIS To Do Things Automatically. We will be meeting in our new time slot on Friday, March 25th from 10:30-11:30 in room 4-301. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Please find a description of this workshop below. 

I'm sure y'all have GIS-related questions that relate to your research.  I would like to field questions first.  If you have any 'How do I do this?', or 'Is there an easy way to do that?', or 'My prof wants me to do <fill in the blank> and I have no idea of where/how to start.  Do you have any suggestions?' type questions, please feel free to ask – I'm sure you are not the only one struggling through that process.  I will try to work those questions into my presentation.

After a hopefully riveting discussion about your GIS tribulations, I would like to present several examples I've encountered where I used Python to automate repetitive tasks within the ArcGIS software, and if time permits, within a Python/GDAL environment.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Collecting Field Data on Mobile Devices

Please join us for this week's Procaffeination Hour for a discussion on collecting field data using mobile devices, led by Tom Prebyl. This will be our last Wednesday workshop - meeting Wednesday 3/16 from 10-11 in room 4-132.

With field seasons approaching for many of us I wanted to do a quick workshop to cover some mobile apps that can make recording field observations more efficient, reliable, and save you from hours of data entry.  I’m going to focus on Collector for ArcGIS and cover the steps needed to prepare it for use in the field without a data connection.  If you want to follow along in ArcGIS and on your preferred android or iOS device feel free to bring them.  For full use of the Collector app you will have to request a UGA ArcGIS online account; contact Geoffrey Garland for more details on that.

Workshop Materials and Links to ArcGIS Collector