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Welcome to the 27th annual GIS in Action Conference!

GIS technology and professionals are at work around the clock to support our basic needs and our livelihoods. From directing emergency responders to the scene of an accident, to synchronizing trading on Wall Street, to building 5G networks that support self-driving cars, geospatial data and technology helps us understand our environment and improves the quality of our lives.

Whether you are a LiDAR analyst working on risk mitigation, a wildlife biologist conducting habitat assessment, or an economic policy advisor modeling for financial stability, the geospatial approach provides a lens to illuminate and advance our diverse interests and goals.

We are excited to have you join us at this year’s GIS In Action conference. For our keynote, Sisinnio Concas, Ph.D., Program Director for the Center for Urban Transportation Research, will share his insights into autonomous and connected vehicles and how new data sources are critical to developing smarter cars and smarter roads. Through the conference’s diverse sessions, workshops, and socials, you will have opportunities to learn and share with your colleagues and make new professional connections.

GIS in Action is a collaborative effort between the Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter of URISA and the Columbia River Region chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The value of the geospatial industry grows greater every year, and every year GIS In Action brings together talented, creative people to share what they’re working on. Let’s share our collective IQ, learn from one another, and build a stronger, more vibrant community. We look forward to meeting you!

Camille Westlake, President, ASPRS Columbia River Region
Molly Vogt, President, Oregon & SW Washington URISA

The conference takes place Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd in the 3rd floor ballroom at Smith Memorial Student Union on the Portland State University campus (1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 ).
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Monday, April 22 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Esri’s Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS supports the creation of web applications that can be extended using widgets, which are built using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. As an example, the Layer List widget consists of a button in the web application and an associated form, which provides information about map layers along with associated functionality. The goal of the workshop is to teach attendees the basic principles required to create their own custom widgets and, thus, add their own functionality to web mapping applications.

Specifically, widgets are based on the Dojo open source toolkit, while the ArcGIS API for JavaScript provides capabilities for working with maps and for performing associated tasks. Custom widgets are developed using the Developer Edition of Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (https://developers.arcgis.com/web-appbuilder/), which allows for the creation of web applications that can be hosted by organizations, especially within an ArcGIS Enterprise environment (widgets cannot be deployed to ArcGIS Online applications due to security concerns).

The workshop will provide an introduction to (1) the role of widgets in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, (2) the creation of basic Dojo widgets, (3) the use of version 3.x of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript in widget development for 2D applications, and (4) widget deployment.

Visual Studio Code (https://code.visualstudio.com/) will be used for the demonstrations and a brief introduction to its features and capabilities will be provided.

Attendees will be given time to follow along during the demonstrations, but those who wish to do so must bring their own laptop with both Visual Studio Code and Web AppBuilder Develop Edition installed. Links for both products are provided above. Exploring the capabilities of these products prior to arriving at the workshop is strongly encouraged.

This workshop will provide attendees with a solid basis for developing their own custom widgets for use in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS applications, which will help them increase the value of their ArcGIS investment and enhance their standing and employability as GIS professionals.

Intended for GIS professionals having basic familiarity with web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) and version 3.x of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.

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David Howes

Geospatial Information Scientist, David Howes LLC
David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With 28 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United... Read More →

Monday April 22, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 238