Pro-West Training You Won't Want to Miss!
Choose from any or all of the courses below to increase your knowledge with Legal Descriptions, GIS, ArcGIS Pro, and more! Training will be delivered online via GoToWebinar and recordings and materials will be provided to participants.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Attendees MUST register with MnCCC, or registration may be invalid. Be sure to register on RSVP for the respective date(s) you wish to attend. Once you’ve RSVP’d, MnCCC will handle registration through Pro-West and you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to join your training. If you must cancel, please notify MnCCC (not Pro-West) no less than 5 business days prior to your training date, or MnCCC may charge for your attendance. For questions regarding any course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Description Training
Beginner Session: Tuesday, January 9, 2023 – 1 pm-4 pm REGISTER BY DECEMBER 18, 2023
Intermediate Session: Wednesday, January 10, 2023 – 1 pm-4 pm REGISTER BY DECEMBER 19, 2023
Choose from a beginner or intermediate training session to suit your level of experience, or take both! Training will be delivered online via GoToWebinar and recordings will be provided to training participants.
Learn the fundamentals of reading legal descriptions. Leave this training with the knowledge and confidence to get started.
- Cadastre terminology and history
- Original Survey (AKA PLSS)
- Principal Meridians and Base Lines
- Township, Range, Section, Quarter and Sixteenths (Fortys) breakdown
- Government Lot depiction scenarios
- PLSS Control - Section corners, Quarter corners, Witness corners, Meander corners
- Hands-on exercises
Take your expertise in reading legal descriptions to the next level, covering more advanced topics.
- Measurement basics
- Distance measurements
- Area measurements
- Angle measurements
- Parallel, Perpendicular and other line work
- Curves - terminology of a curve, types of curve, curve requirements in a description
- Legal descriptions
- Aliquot descriptions
- Lot/Block descriptions
- Metes/Bounds descriptions
- Examples of each type
- Reading descriptions - good examples, poor examples
- Pitfalls to avoid
- Hands-on exercises
GIS for Executives
Wednesday, January 17, 2023 – 11 am-12 pm REGISTER BY JANUARY 3, 2024
Managers, directors, elected officials, department supervisors, leadership and decision makers
Join MnCCC and Pro-West & Associates for a 1-hour online training that will impart a holistic understanding of the multidisciplinary impact of GIS technology within local government. Gain insight into the powerful toolkit available and see examples of how local government is using GIS to solve problems, make informed decisions, empower communities, and revolutionize the way in which spatial data is managed and perceived.
- Introduction to GIS
- How others are using GIS in local government
- ArcGIS support for multiple communities
- Identifying goals and next steps
- Measuring value
ArcGIS Experience Builder
Wednesday, January 31, 2023 – 8 am-12 pm REGISTER BY JANUARY 10, 2024
GIS Solution Authors
Join MnCCC and Pro-West & Associates for a half-day online training that will start with a basic introduction to Experience Builder and end with a fully built application. Training will be built around a pre-configured map that will be used to show the capabilities of Experience Builder and how to configure it to empower builders and users. With many users needing to migrate from Web AppBuilder to Experience Builder, the training will cover how best to accomplish that transition.
- What is Experience Builder?
- Getting started
- Creating your application
- Transition from Web AppBuilder to Experience Builder
ArcGIS Pro: Essential Workflows with Esri
Thursday-Friday, February 1-2, 2024 – 8 am-4 pm REGISTER BY January 1, 2024
GIS Technicians, GIS Coordinators, GIS Analysts and other GIS professionals who are new to ArcGIS Pro or are in the initial stages of learning Pro and wish to establish best practices for common workflows
Join this 2-day online training exclusive to MnCCC members. ArcGIS Pro: Essential Workflows is a live, Esri instructor-led training facilitated by Pro-West & Associates and MnCCC. Extend your foundational GIS knowledge, become comfortable with ArcGIS Pro, and explore GIS workflows commonly used by local governments. This course will introduce techniques and best practices for mapping, managing, analyzing and sharing data and other GIS resources. Hands-on exercises provide practical experience to efficiently work with ArcGIS Pro.
- Getting started with ArcGIS Pro
- Working with GIS data
- Symbolizing layers
- Controlling feature display
- Adding text to a map
- Creating features from tabular data
- Associating tabular data
- Editing features and attributes
- Spatial analysis
- Map layouts
Understanding ArcGIS Field Maps
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 – 8 am-12 pm REGISTER BY January 3, 2024
GIS Solution Authors
Join MnCCC and Pro-West & Associates for a half-day online training to learn about the available features of Esri’s ArcGIS Field Maps for authoring maps that will be utilized in the field. Training will center around building a web map for a ‘Culvert Inventory’ that will be built and reviewed in detail as a live demonstration. Training will mostly focus on the Field Maps web application in ArcGIS Online and map authoring. A short mobile demonstration will show how the configured map performs in the field.
- Getting started with Field Maps web application
- Web application interface and functionality
- Smart Forms in Field Maps
- What’s new in ArcGIS Field Maps
- Review of special use cases
Enterprise GIS: Best Practices for Local Government
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – 10 am-12 pm REGISTER BY March 20, 2024
Those new to managing an enterprise GIS or would like to refresh their knowledge of best practices.
Join MnCCC and Pro-West & Associates for a 2-hour online training to jumpstart or refresh your knowledge of ArcGIS Enterprise. Training will start with the basics of ArcGIS Enterprise to provide an understand of its components and functions, before covering best practices for managing and upgrading your organization’s Enterprise GIS.
- What is ArcGIS Enterprise?
- Current ArcGIS Enterprise versions and what you need to know now
- Upgrading 101
- What is Portal and do I need it?
- Management best practices
- ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online - a hybrid approach to managing your GIS