ESRI ArcGIS Online–Spatial Analysis? (Free ESRI course) (ArcGIS 10.2)

From ESRI’s description of the free seminar:

Anyone who uses or is considering using an ArcGIS Online organizational subscription and wants to perform analysis using the online tools and workflows.


Although not required, it is helpful to know the basics of ArcGIS Online for Organizations. Also, watching the following seminars might be of interest:

  • Creating Hosted Map Services with ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Online Subscriptions: Mapping and GIS for Organizations
  • Gain Geographic Insight with ArcGIS Online Analysis Tools

Learn How To:

  • The features of the analysis tools and examples of how to use each one to solve a problem.
  • The recommended steps to perform spatial analysis online.
  • How to choose and apply various spatial analysis techniques to solve specific problems

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AMA to assist in technology demos at Precision Aerial Ag Show


The Precision Aerial Ag Show slated for Decatur, Ill., in July will offer you a chance to see many new tools in action.

Stu Ellis, show organizer, notes that the attraction of the show will be those open air flight demonstrations. While the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has limited UAS use to only recreational purposes – a point of contention for agriculture – show organizers are working under the rules of the Academy of Model Aeronautics to allow for the flights. “The Precision Aerial Ag Show is an AMA-sanctioned event for Class D technology demonstrations,” he notes.

Rising interest in unmanned aerial systems leads to first-ever Precision Aerial Ag Show. Photo by Willie Vogt
Rising interest in unmanned aerial systems leads to first-ever Precision Aerial Ag Show.
Photo by Willie Vogt

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FOSS4G: Keynotes, Travel Grants, Volunteer Discounts (Portland, OR)

In my opinion, the best geospatial conference around!

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Two new keynote speakers added to 2014 lineup

We are delighted to announce Sarah Novotny of NGINX and Al Shaw of ProPublica as keynote speakers for FOSS4G 2014. They join Mike Bostock of the New York Times in this year’s lineup.

Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for NGINX, founder of Blue Gecko, and is currently a program chair for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON. Shaw is a news applications developer at ProPublica and the creator of an award winning series of interactive maps documenting FEMA’s response to Hurricane Sandy.

Travel Grant Program

To make sure that as many deserving people as possible can attend FOSS4G, we have created a travel grant program with funds to help cover registration, lodging, and travel costs. If you are excited about open source geospatial work but have economic barriers to attendance, we strongly encourage you to apply. Applications are due May 30th, and awardees will be notified mid-June.

Our travel grants are community funded; your donations help bring more of your colleagues to the conference. Consider an additional donation when you register for the conference or as a stand-alone contribution. If every attendee gave just $20, we could bring an additional 20 people to the conference.

Volunteer Discounts

We will also have a limited number of volunteer positions available; in exchange for a full day of work, volunteers will be eligible for a discounted rate of $125. Students will be given preference for these volunteer positions until July 1st. See more details on the volunteer program and travel grants.

Important Conference Dates

See the full calendar for more details.

  • June 15th: Early bird registration ends
  • Sept 8th-9th: Workshops
  • Sept 10th-12th: Main Conference
  • Sept 13th: Code Sprint

About FOSS4G

The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols.

FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over 40 countries. Nottingham, England hosted the conference in 2013. In 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA will host FOSS4G’s tenth year.