"The webinars really are uniquely fantastic!" Jay Clark, City of Shoreline, WA (URISA Connect attendee)
URISA Connects is the online component of URISA’s educational offerings. Webinars that connect you to the cutting edge in technology and management lessons for the GIS industry are at your fingertips.
URISA Connects webinars offer the attendee the opportunity to:
- Connect to learn about GIS best practices from trusted experts.
- Connect to see the latest technical and management advancements.
- Connect to ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate on today’s big issues.
Are you trying to find ways to increase your industry knowledge and learn new skills in between professional conferences? URISA Connect is an effective way to develop your professional skills and even work towards GISCI Certification Education Hours. URISA Webinars count towards the EDU-2 section of the application.
Upcoming Virtual Education:
Deploying Mobile Solutions: What to Consider - URISA Certified Workshop
Presented virtually for the first time!
URISA is pleased to announce the presentation of one of its most popular Certified Workshops, Deploying Mobile Solutions: What to Consider, via instructor-led web based training. URISA’s Deploying Mobile Solutions: What to Consider workshop is regularly presented at URISA conferences, chapter events, and at regional conferences. Normally a full-day classroom session, the workshop has been re-packaged into three sections and will be presented online this March to meet the constant demand for the subject matter without the travel expense and time away from work. The workshop content is thoroughly peer-reviewed and updated each year and is eligible for GISP Education credit (8 hours of EDU-2).
This 8-hour workshop will be presented over three days:
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 1:00– 4:00 pm EST
- Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 1:00– 4:00 pm EST
- Friday, March 21, 2014 - 1:00– 3:00 pm EST
Cost: URISA International Members: $195 Non-members: $295
Attendees will receive all of the benefits of traditional classroom learning in an interactive online classroom while not having the expense of traveling to onsite training locations. Interactive communication between the instructor and other attendees is accomplished through communication tools within the training platform. Participants will receive an electronic workbook to accompany the instruction and certificate of completion.
Course Description: One way to meet demands for providing superior service levels and operational efficiencies under tightening budget constraints is to leverage new technology that places GIS data in the hands of field crews. This allows for improved management and better maintenance of work processes to properly appraise infrastructure assets and to meet service request response times.
This workshop is designed to provide local government managers with practical guidelines for building an effective mobile GIS program across multiple departments.
Specific topics include:
- Practical guidelines for building a mobile GIS
- Business drivers for moving GIS technology and data into the field
- Alternative strategies for implementing GIS-based field solutions
- Overcoming obstacles to automating field processes
- Steps in the mobility implementation process
Intended Audience: Supervisors and managers responsible for public works operations. GIS and IT department managers interested in mobilizing user applications and Mobile GIS project managers.
Instructor Profile: Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP, eGIS Associates, Atlanta, GA. Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP, eGIS Associates, Atlanta, GA. Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Esri Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing surveying, mapping and GIS projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software packages including Esri, Autodesk and Trimble products. Tripp was the primary author of several popular GIS courses including: Using AutoCAD data in ArcGIS, Performing GIS Analysis with ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Desktop Associate Exam Prep. He created the online GIS Analyst Certificate program offered by the University of North Alabama Continuing Studies Center as well as teaching classes for the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University.
Tripp is a member of the Board of Directors for URISA International and the GITA Southeast Chapter. He holds many certifications including GIS Certified Professional, ArcGIS Desktop Associate, Esri Certified Trainer, CompTia Certified Technical Trainer, Microsoft Certified Professional, URISA Workshop Instructor and Certified Floodplain Manager.
Limited Participation: Sign up early as the online ‘classroom’ is limited to only 100 participants. Consider pulling your team together to participate in the workshop together.
If your schedule will not allow your attendance at all three sessions, note that the sessions will be recorded and archived for participants’ access.
Register today to reserve your spot!
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Benefits of sponsorship of a URISA Connects webinar include direct marketing of your webinar to the entire URISA Membership and beyond. As well, URISA will promote your workshops online, in the URISA Digest (seen by how many people?) and in other online publications. As an added benefit, your webinar will be hosted by URISA, for future viewing for 12 months following the webinar.
Working directly with you and your team, URISA staff will ensure a professionally presented online experience.
Understanding that marketing is a valuable component to your business, and that the costs of marketing is ever increasing, the need to get your message to as many people with the best return on investment, the URISA Connects sponsored webinar series will help to attain these goals.
If you are intested in hosting a sponsored workshop please contact Keri Brennan, GISP, Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org