The Really Big List of GIS / GeoTech Industry Online Webinars (Dec. 2012)

Im a fan of online webinars and try to enjoy one or two every week. This week theres a number of GIS and GeoTech solution providers hosting online web events. These are great opportunities to catch up on the latest technologies and solutions from these solution providers. Note, remember if you happen to be planning or hosting a web event, ping me @gletham or drop an email to info at with details - be sure to also consider a small promo package from GISuser to put more eyes in front of your webinar!

Some notable webinars of interest:

TerraGo Webcast: Capture and Share Field Data with the Newly Released TerraGo Mobile for Android - Join Carahsoft and TerraGo Technologies for a webcast on Wednesday, December 5 at 2:00pm Eastern to experience how the newly released TerraGo Mobile for Android solution enhances situational awareness and collaboration for anyone, anywhere and online or disconnected environments. Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 2:00pm Eastern; 11:00am Pacific

New Century Software Webinar: Spill Impact Analysis - Canadian and US DOT regulations require integrity managers to complete spill impact analyses for tank farm storage facilities and pipelines. Understanding the topographical nature of tank farms and pipe corridors provides valuable information for ongoing emergency preparedness and design. This presentation will cover high density LiDAR in a spill analysis - See GISuser (  Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MST

Hangouts with James Fee – HOT time in the old OSM tonight - Episode 18  From WeoGeo"This week week well hangout out with Kate Chapman, Acting Executive Director at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (H.O.T). HOT is a new initiative to apply the principles of open source and open data sharing towards humanitarian response and economic development. We’ll be discussing the goals of HOT and how people can get involved." Wed, Dec 5, 10 AM Pacific

Esri Webinars – Layout Design Essentials for ArcGIS 10.1
Learn how to place legends, text, logos, and other map elements to create compelling page layouts that showcase your data. The presenter will demonstrate tips and tricks for setting page and printer properties, working with data frame properties, incorporating basemaps and inset maps, using dynamic text, editing graphics, and modifying map elements, such as north arrows, legends, scale bars. Thursday, December 6, 2012

GITA Webinar – IT/GIS and Business Strategy Alignment for Improving Performance given by Dave Disera of EMA - Geospatial Information Technologies are increasingly being managed as major components of larger IT strategies. To achieve higher operational efficiencies, utility organizations must continue to control the cost of Information Technology and determine where to invest in IT and Geographic Information System to support core business objectives - Friday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-noon, Central Time


LizardTech Webinar: ArcGIS 10.1 with GeoExpress and Express Server
ArcGIS 10.1 supports all of LizardTechs output formats, which means you can use GeoExpress software to create high quality image products for your users and publish them with Express Server software, the fastest and most stable way to deliver raster imagery. Register today to learn more about this workflow. Save the Date - Thursday, December 6, 2012 11:00 AM PST (Webinar archives)

American Sentinel GIS Online Open House – Learn how an advanced degree in GIS can strengthen in-demand credentials for career advancement. Join Director of Admissions Natalie Nixon and GIS Program Chair Dr. Stephen McElroy for a GIS-specific online open house. This complimentary webinar will not only answer your questions about the Master of Geospatial Information Systems and GIS Graduate Certificate programs but also about distance learning and its unique benefits. Thurs., Dec. 13, 1 p.m. EST

URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet of Young GIS Professionals Virtual Informational Sessions - On December 17, the current Vanguard Cabinet will be hosting a free informational webinar on Tuesday, December 11 at 3:00 PM Eastern and also a Google+ hangout on Wednesday, December 12 at 8:00 PM Eastern to introduce themselves, their mission, and what they are striving to accomplish within URISA

Safe Software – Turbocharging FME: How to Improve the Performance of Your FME Workspaces
Getting the best performance out of FME is as important to us as it is to you. In this webinar, you’ll get tips from three FME experts – Mark Ireland (FME Evangelist), David Eagle (FME Certified Trainer and Professional) and Dale Lutz (Safe Software Co-founder). They’ll share easy-to-apply advice on: querying databases efficiently, making the most of FME’s new multiprocessing capabilities, and simple techniques to speed up your workflows – December 12, 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT

Geodatabase Creation and Data Loading – The geodatabase is the common data storage and management framework for ArcGIS. We will begin this seminar by exploring file, workgroup and enterprise geodatabases and highlight the differences and advantages of each. We will then investigate the different tools available for creating data and loading vector datasets into the geodatabase. We will conclude by examining the options available for storing raster data in the geodatabase including the pros and cons of each option. December 13, 2012

An Introduction to LIDAR Production in TerraScan/TerraModeler
Terrasolids TerraScan and TerraModeler are the industry standard software tools for LIDAR data production in the MicroStation CAD environment. Designed for viewing, classifying, editing, feature extraction and surface modeling from dense LIDAR point clouds, they offer a rich feature set at an affordable cost. These tools have been in day-to-day use at all major LIDAR data production facilities for over 15 years, supporting airborne, mobile and terrestrial laser scanning projects across a variety of applications. If you need to work with LIDAR point clouds in the CAD environment, please join us for an introduction to these tools. This webinar is intended for those with no prior experience with TerraScan or TerraModeler. Monday December 17th from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Central Time (US & Canada) UTC-06:00). 

frequently asked questions about Strater 3 – Strater displays your raw data as borehole and well logs, maps and cross sections. Strater offers unsurpassed flexibility in design and layout. Its intuitive point-and-click user interface makes it easy to quickly visualize your subsurface data and create professional reports.This webinar will answer six frequently asked questions about Strater 3 and will help you get your project off to a running start. If you have additional questions, Strater’s Product Managers, Kari Dickenson and Leslie McWhirter, will answer your specific questions. To register for this webinar click here. Thursday, December 13th 10-10:30 am MST and Tuesday, December 18th 2-2:30pm MST – Can’t attend live? Register anyway to receive a link to the recording.

FieldSeeker GIS – Field & Office Tools Using Esri ArcGIS for Server
FieldSeeker GIS leverages the Esri ArcGIS for Server platform to provide users with simple, intuitive tools for recording and finding data related to mosquito control activities.  Field and office users benefit from seeing a common up-to-date picture of their operations.  Data can be shared easily on the Web both inside and outside your organization using ArcGIS Online and Esri Smartphone applications. Tue, Dec 18, 2012 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MST

The World of Powerful Geoportals – Geospatial Portal’s powerful browser application makes it easy to visualize and share accurate geospatial data with government agencies, businesses, and the public. During this webinar, we’ll demonstrate how Geospatial Portal can help you create the best geoportals for your needs. Register now: December 18, 2012  |  10:00 AM US EST (GMT -5)

Juniper Aspect Field Mapping Solutions for Natural Resources Professionals
Please join Juniper Systems for a complimentary Juniper Aspect Field Mapping Solutions webinar. Juniper Aspect is a robust mobile mapping solution designed specifically for Natural Resources professionals who want to easily collect quality GIS data without the difficulty and overhead of more complex mapping software packages. In this webinar you will learn how to painlessly set up a full-featured data collection project, collect field data with minimal training, and export data for review and analysis.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MST

Free Webinar: The Evolution of Business Models in Automotive Connectivity
Experts from BMW and Sprint will examine revenue generating strategies such as subscriptions and smart advertising across in-vehicle content. You can learn how to balance consumer-facing application integration with powerful internal vehicle management capabilities to create a lucrative connected car value proposition for your organization. Tuesday, December 18 (10am ET).

Intergraph/ERDAS hosted an online event on Tuesday morning, Dec 4, about the next generation IMAGINE Spatial Modeler, however, if you missed out be sure to check out their archived webinars page on the website

Jan 2013

SoLoMo / Geospatial: It’s all about me!
In this webinar we will review how Akiban deploys alongside an existing SQL database with no significant change to code, architecture or infrastructure, so that businesses can gain instant insights into their operations without the need for expensive extract-transform-load projects, while embracing new types of data – social, local, mobile, big data. January 08, 2013 02:30 PM (Eastern)

Esri Canada – Migrating to ArcGIS 10.1 - This session will examine some of the new features and workflows that users will encounter when upgrading from previous versions of ArcGIS. Attendees will first learn about new functionality for creating and connecting to enterprise geodatabases natively within ArcGIS for Desktop. This will be followed by an overview of new features and workflows involved in the administration of ArcGIS for Server and publishing of services. Jan 24, 2013

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