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  • Environmental Applications using Geospatial Technologies
  • Managing How Humans Impact the Community
  • Technological Advances in GIS
  • Governance, Education and the Future of GIS
  • Business Intelligence

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Monday, November 18 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Achieving High Accuracy in GIS Mapping with Easy to Use Highly Efficient Mobile Tools (Half-Day Workshop) - Limited Availability

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Achieving High Accuracy in GIS Mapping with Easy to Use Highly Efficient Mobile Tools (Half-Day Workshop) 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 8:30 AM-12:00 Noon

Sheree Cameron, Geospatial Manager, GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd., Kingston, Jamaica
Josiah Burkett, GIS Analyst, GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica

Advancements in technology are making everyday tasks across every facet of life simpler, and more effective with trustworthy results. There is no difference in the geospatial field. In particular however data quality and assurance are of paramount interest to project managers and decision makers. There is the conventional use of cellular phones or tablets as nowadays it is the standard to have these devices being able to produce geotagged imagery or global positioning information often within 5 – 10m accuracy. Using mobile submeter accuracy devices are now improving how we collect data and to a larger extent the quality of data being collected in the GIS workflow. There is no need for non-technical field data collection workers or GIS Technicians to be providing substandard data to project managers when technologies such as Drones and other global position enabled devices are raising the bar in geospatial data collection. Also, with the popularity of open source data collection and sharing across organizations and individuals, care must be taken in influencing data collection techniques and accuracies to improve analysis one can achieve from these data.

Participants will be able to appreciate the concept of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and its application in GIS workflow. GeoTechVision, Esri Silver business partners, will engage participants in a hands on four (4) hour session to enable them to optimize data capture using technologies described above in conjunction with popular easy to use esri applications and platforms such as Survey123, Collector for ArcGIS. Participants will also learn how to build effective dashboards with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS. It’s a workshop designed to help all optimize their day to day field operations -‘field to finish’ is the aim.

  • Participants will understand and appreciate the concept of GNSS and spatially referenced data
  • Participants will be able to plan and execute a complete field to finish GIS workflow.
  • Participants will be able to use Esri tools such as Survey 123.

BRIEF OUTLINE: The aim of this workshop is to introduce and, in some cases, provide a concise refresher course to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technicians and non-technical field data collectors. Participants will be guided through a workflow which covers preplanning, data collection and manipulation of results in a cloud environment using ESRI’s tools such as Survey123, Collector and ArcGIS Online. 

The workshop will be facilitated by staff from GeoTechVision's Geospatial Department. 

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $150 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop

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Sheree Cameron

Geospatial Manager, GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd.
Sheree Cameron graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica with a BSc. in Surveying and Geographic Information Sciences and from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario, Canada with a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Environmental Planning. She has been a Geoinformatics Specialist... Read More →
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Josiah Burkett

GIS Analyst, GeoTechVision
I am a passionate advocate for sustainable development and the use of technology to create innovative solutions especially in the Caribbean region. I completed a Bachelors of Science in Geology at the University of the West Indies, Mona as well as GIS specialization through University... Read More →

Monday November 18, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm AST