South Central Arc User Group

Established 1990

23rd Annual South Central Arc User Group Conference


Conference registration required to attend classes/workshops

GISP Point Earnings

2-day/16 hours - EDU 0.4 points   1-day/8 hours - EDU 0.2 points   1/2-day/4hours - EDU 0.1 points



Migrating to ArcGIS 10.1 for Server - April 8 & 9, 2013 - 8:30am to 5:00pm


This course provides an overview of workflows you can follow to successfully migrate to ArcGIS 10.1 for Server. ArcGIS 10.1 for Server introduces a new services architecture based on widely adopted web standards. You will learn what these changes mean for your existing system and get the information and hands-on experience you need to implement a suitable migration strategy for your organization.

Who Should Attend

Experienced administrators of an ArcGIS 10 for Server or ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 or 9.3 system who need to install, manage, and support an ArcGIS 10.1 for Server system.


After completing this course, you will be able to

• Choose an appropriate migration pattern based on your resources and organizational needs

• Prepare for migration by documenting and backing up existing services, applications, map caches, and security configurations

• Install ArcGIS 10.1 for Server, deploy one or more GIS servers, and connect GIS servers to a web server

• Migrate existing caches, services, security configurations, applications, and supporting resources to an ArcGIS 10.1 for Server system

• Apply new workflows to efficiently publish high-performing services

• Use new features to enhance the end-user and administrative experience


Class Full- ArcGIS for Server: Sharing GIS Content on the Web – APRIL 8 & 9, 2013 - 8:30am to 5:00pm


This course teaches how to deliver geographic information so that it can be effectively used by colleagues, decision makers, and non-GIS audiences. You will learn how to share your professional maps, data, and workflows by creating and publishing high-performing GIS services that can be accessed from desktop computers, web browsers, and mobile devices.

Who Should Attend

GIS analysts, specialists, and other experienced ArcGIS users who want to share GIS resources in web maps and web mapping applications; developers who want to incorporate GIS services and web maps into custom applications.


After completing this course, you will be able to

• Author and publish map services to share your authoritative GIS data

• Create and publish image services to provide fast access to imagery

• Design and build a map cache to maximize map service performance

• Publish a geoprocessing service to share your GIS models and analysis results

• Publish a feature service to enable data editing in a web application

• Share GIS resources as stand-alone services and in web maps and web mapping applications


ArcGIS III: Performing Analysis – April 8 & 9, 2013 - 8:30am to 5:00pm


Advance your ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 skills in this course that teaches how to create an efficient workflow that supports GIS analysis. Working with data stored in a geodatabase, you will organize and prepare data for analysis, create geoprocessing models, and work through a challenging analysis project. By the end of the course, you will be able to determine which tools and functions to use in a given situation and apply them to your analyses. The skills taught in this course are applicable to all types of GIS analysis.

Who Should Attend

GIS analysts, GIS specialists, and other experienced ArcGIS Desktop users who want to extend their basic skills in the areas of data creation and editing, geoprocessing models, and GIS analysis.

Learn How To

-Add data from different sources to a geodatabase.

-Create and use geodatabase components that maintain data integrity and prevent errors during data creation and editing.

-Solve common spatial data alignment problems.

-Use a variety of geoprocessing tools to perform an analysis that supports decision making.

-Build a complex model to automate an analysis workflow.




Python Scripting in ArcGIS – April 8, 2013 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

With the development of ArcPy in ArcGIS 10 came a powerful scripting platform that makes custom programming simple and accessible. This class will go over the basics of the Python scripting language, how to use it to automate tasks in ArcGIS, and how to develop tools and stand-alone scripts for geoprocessing tasks. Plenty of hands-on exercises and sample scripts will reinforce the topics covered. Instructor David Allen will incorporate real-world examples similar to what you may encounter everyday in your own work.


Class Full- Editing in ArcGIS 10 and 10.1 – April 9, 2013 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

ArcGIS 10 introduced a new editing template that changes the way edits are done. This class will show you how to set up your geodatabases to take optimum advantage of the new tools, as well as editing techniques that can streamline the editing process. It will also cover some techniques with cartographic representations that will give you true WYSIWYG editing rather than the standard wireframe editing. Instructor David Allen will incorporate real-world examples similar to what you may encounter everyday in your own work.


The GISCI Certification Program Application Support - APRIL 12, 2013 - 8:30am to 12:00pm


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Objective 1: Information about the GISCI application process

Objective 2: Background on GISCI as an organization

Objective 3: Future direction of certification and professional development

This workshop details the GISCI Certification Program for GIS professionals. Started on January 1, 2004, GISCI provides a recognition program for established GIS practitioners. It offers a non-examination, portfolio-based system. The process examines applicants' education, professional experience, and ways they have contributed back to the profession. Since its inception, GISCI has certified almost 5,000 GIS professionals (GISPs). As the Institute grows, new initiatives are being developed to advance GIS awareness and ethical practice throughout the field.

Strategies for filling out the application as well as detailed information about the history of the effort and the Institute will be provided. Information about certification in relation to licensure and state endorsements of the program will be offered as well. The workshop will outline the review cycle of how applications are received, processed, and deliberated on. Recertification requirements will be detailed along with convenient and inexpensive methods applicants can earn continuing education credit. Attendees will have the ability to ask questions about documentation requirements, portfolio essentials, and dialog with current GISPs.

LOST IN LIDAR - APRIL 12, 2013 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

This workshop covers the Basics of LiDAR for newcomers and Pros, and consists of four parts:

L-1. A beginners view of how aerial LiDAR works, including what L-I-D-A-R stands for.

- LiDAR Milestones – Technology changes over the last decade

- LiDAR techniques and details about how LiDAR is used, including: flying altitude, flight line spacing, nominal point spacing

L-2. Is LiDAR appropriate for your needs?

- Guidance on how specifications are calculated and expressed

- USGS Version 1 LiDAR Standard Specifications, data processing and handling deliverables (metadata, raw point cloud, bare earth DEM).

L-3. Contours from LiDAR

- Simple Solutions: How and what to look for in purchasing.

- Choosing your contours.

- What “level” of LiDAR is just right for me?

L-4. Answers to some of the top questions about LiDAR

- This is your chance to ask anything you like regarding LiDAR – there are no “dumb” questions.  We will have our full panel available, and will also cover some of the more commonly asked questions such as: “If photogrammetric data works for me now, how would LiDAR compare and why would I use it?



Geocaching is a game of finding a hidden “Treasure” with GPS and either taking a prize and replacing with one or signing a log that you found it.  We are going to put a spin on it for GIS/GPS Professionals.  Our task is going to be to navigate to specific field objects (poles, signs, trees, etc…) and once we arrive at our target location we will update the attributes to the feature for our GIS database.  But to be true to Geocaching we will have to find some hidden treasures.  As part of our scoring a clue will be given after we have completed navigation and updating of our features and we will need to locate the hidden cache….once found it will contain an exercise to be completed…sometimes two for bonus points.  The exercises will consist of questions from all events previous to keep out minds sharp on GPS and GIS.  If questions are answered correctly a point will be given to the team.  If a bonus exercise is included we will perform the task, and once completed as a team we will receive bonus points.  Once done, a few of the units will be downloaded to display in Google Maps. 


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