Kansas Association of Mappers

2019 Pre-Conference Workshops

Every year, KAM offers several pre-conference workshops in support of its mission to provide educational opportunities to the greater Kansas mapping community. On October 15, 2019, we cordially invite you to attend one or more of these workshops. Attendance at the conference itself is encouraged but not required to participate in a pre-conference workshop.

GISEDGE logoIntroduction to ArcGIS Pro
Instructor: Ken Wilkerson, GISEDGE

This workshop helps you get ready for your conversion to ArcGIS Pro. We'll see how to import map documents into ArcGIS Pro and how to perform many of the tasks you are familiar with in your daily use of ArcMap, such as working with symbology and layer properties, building queries, running tools, and making a layout.

This half-day workshop will be offered two times on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The morning session will run from 8 am to 12 pm; the afternoon session will run from 1 pm to 5 pm. Both sessions will be identical in content.  $40 member/$80 non-member.

Register for Morning Session

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Data Access and Support Center (DASC) logoDickinson County logoKansas NG911 GIS Data Maintainer Class
Instructors: Sherry Massey, Dickinson County GIS Coordinator and Kristen Jordan Koenig, Data Access and Support Center (DASC)

In the Kansas NG911 GIS Program, the Data Maintainer is the person who will be performing the actual maintenance of GIS data for the NG911 Program. Every PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) must have a certified Data Maintainer or have a maintenance contract with a vendor that has a certified Data Maintainer on staff. Those completing this class will be certified as Kansas NG911 Data Maintainers.

Topics to be covered: The role of GIS in NG911; an update on the status of the NG911 program in Kansas; the role of the Data Maintainer and the responsibilities that come with the position; the Kansas NG911 GIS Data Model and its requirements; the tools available to assist in data maintenance; and a discussion of geoMSAG maintenance and the GIS role in telephone record accuracy. During the Behind-the-Scenes of the NG911 Toolbox, we will go in-depth covering the details of certain tools and how they work and how users can leverage the tools to make their data life easier.

This half-day workshop will be offered from 9 am to 12 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. No cost; registration is open to all.


LCity of Lawrence, KS logoinear Editing (topology)
Instructors: City of Lawrence, KS GIS staff

This half day workshop will focus configuring geometric networks and editing features that participate in a geometric network. This will be a good course for users that may need to manage linear utility assets such as water, sewer, storm, communications, electrical or any linear features that need to be connected to each other in a network. We will take a look at how to use geometric networks to trace features up or downstream and find features that are connected to or disconnected from the rest of network. We will also cover editing with topology rules to clean up geometry errors and define rules to check your lines, points and polygons for specific behavior. 

Requirements: Participants must bring their own laptop with ArcMap 10.4 or higher that has an Editor or Advanced license. Exercise documentation, data and add-in toolsets will be provided via USB drives.

This half-day workshop will be offered from 1 pm to 5 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. $40 member/$80 non-member.


Precision Parcel Mapping in ArcGIS Pro
Instructors: Douglas County, KS GIS staff

ArcGIS Pro looks different from ArcMap, yet the basic concepts still apply. In this workshop, you will get hands-on experience with the plat and parcel digitization workflow in Pro. With a focus on precision editing techniques, we'll show you where to find the tools that you need, how they are similar and how they differ, and what has yet to be migrated into this new interface. Let's migrate our skills into Pro together by applying a basic workflow to the new environment. 

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of ArcGIS Pro. We recommend completion of Going Pro: ArcGIS Pro Essentials for ArcMap Users, Introduction to ArcGIS Pro pre-conference course (see description and schedule above), or equivalent knowledge. Email kamappers@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Requirements: Participants must bring their own laptop with the most current version of Pro installed. Exercise documentation and data will be provided via DVD or thumb drive.

This half-day workshop will be offered from 1 pm to 5 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. $40 member/$80 non-member.


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