MDW'2022: Geovisual Analytics with ArcGIS Insights

Welcome to Geovisual Analytics with ArcGIS Insights

A MDW'2022 workshop presented by the NZ Cartographic Society and NZ Geospatial Research Conference

NZCS and NZGRC are proud to present a joint workshop to be held at Massey University in Wellington on 27-28 August 2022.

MDW'2022: Geovisual Analystics with ArcGIS Insights is designed for anyone wanting to learn geovisual analytics techniques to make data-driven decisions and gain geographic insight from many datasets at once.

The workshop will predominantly comprise guided hands-on exercises to create an environment where participants can learn through experience. ArcGIS will be used throughout to demonstrate how to design and publish your maps. The hands-on exercises will give participants an opportunity to 'get their hands dirty' trying out various techniques. Full materials and data will be supplied for the purposes of the workshop exercises (which you can subsequently take away to work on post-workshop).

Note: this course is bring your own device. Access to ArcGIS Insights will be provided but particpants need to bring a laptop and mouse.

Overview

In this workshop you will learn fundamental and advanced geovisual analytics techniques to make data-driven decisions and gain geographic insight from many datasets at once. These techniques and workflows can be used to conduct deductive, scientific research (e.g., research question first, data acquisition second), inductive (more exploratory in nature, allowing theory to emerge from data) or big-data research, in which you are trying to find a signal in the noise. When done, you will possess an understanding of the fundamentals of geovisual analytics (i.e., interactive data exploration) and all the skills you need to use ArcGIS Insights to solve real-world problems and geographic quandaries.

You will learn how to use ArcGIS Insights to:
  • Mine multiple datasets (including “big data”)
  • Filter out unnecessary or statistically insignificant data
  • Answer geographic research questions – visually
  • Conduct geospatial and data analysis using an interactive geovisual toolset
  • Design and share your data in interactive reports and in Esri StoryMaps

Concepts, techniques and exercises will include:
  • Fundamentals: geovisual analytics (i.e., interactive data exploration) and ArcGIS Insights software
  • Importing data: all types of datasets – spatial, non-spatial, big-and-small
  • Data engineering: pre-processing, cleaning, and data preparation
  • Geovisualization: create and explore your datasets via dozens of interactive visualizations and maps
  • Geovisual analytics: analyze your datasets and look for connections among them using ArcGIS Insights’ robust, drag-and-drop analytical tools
  • Presentation: learn how to design your ArcGIS Insights for public presentation via dashboard report, website, or by embedding your results in an ArcGIS StoryMap.

The goal of this workshop is twofold. First, you will know what geovisual analytics is, why it is useful, and how it can be applied to solve real-world problems. Second, you will leave the workshop with an intermediate-to-advanced ArcGIS Insights skillset, so that you can use this software in the future to help solve your own cartography, GIS, or data science research questions. Most importantly: we promise that you will have fun learning this new toolset and way of analyzing data!

Workshop Presenters

Dr. Linda Beale
Dr. Linda BealeEsri
Dr. Linda Beale
Dr. Linda BealeEsri
Group Product Engineer Lead (Location Analytics) - Esri

Linda specializes in developing applied approaches to spatial analysis through real examples and applications. She co-authored the ground-breaking UK Environmental Health Atlas and her current work involves the development of Insights for ArcGIS.


Dr. Linda Beale
Dr. Linda BealeEsri
Dr. Linda Beale
Dr. Linda BealeEsri
Group Product Engineer Lead (Location Analytics) at Esri


Dr. Ian Muehlenhaus
Dr. Ian MuehlenhausEsri
Dr. Ian Muehlenhaus
Dr. Ian MuehlenhausEsri
Senior Product Engineer (Visualisation) - Esri

Ian is the current Chair of the ICA Commission on Map Design and a product engineer on ArcGIS Insights. He has been researching, teaching, and writing about cartography for more than 15 years.


Dr. Ian Muehlenhaus
Dr. Ian MuehlenhausEsri
Dr. Ian Muehlenhaus
Dr. Ian MuehlenhausEsri
Senior Product Engineer (Visualisation) at Esri


Skill Level

No experience with ArcGIS Insights or geovisual analytics is necessary. Layperson knowledge of cartography, GIS, and basic statistics will be useful.

During the workshop we will cover the core concepts underlying geovisual analytics, as well as the intuitive, drag-and-drop user interface of ArcGIS Insights. You will then learn everything you need to know to enhance your current geovisual analytic skills and work on your own projects using ArcGIS Insights or other geovisualization software in the future.

Venue

The workshop will be held at Massey University in Wellington.  The room location will be announced soon.

Programme

Schedule

This course will run from 09:00 to approximately 17:00 on Saturday, and 09:00 to 13:00 on Sunday. Please arrive at the the venue by 08:45 on Saturday morning to check-in and set up your workstation.  Participants will need to bring their own laptop.

The workshop dinner will begin at 18:30 on Saturday.

Important Dates

No refunds after 19 Aug 2022
Registration close
19 Aug 2022

Important Dates

No refunds after 19 Aug
Registration close
19 Aug

Packages & Fees

Workshop registration does not include lunch. There are several eatery options near the venue or participants may bring their own consumables.

* Valid student identification required; discounted student rate does not include the Workshop Dinner

Full Registration

$250
Includes:
  • Workshop participation
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments
  • Workshop dinner (27 Aug)

Student Registration *

$125
Includes:
  • Workshop participation
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments

Cancellations

In the event you are unable to attend the workshop, you may reassign your registration to another person without charge. If requesting a refund, the following rules apply:

  • Written cancellation received by 19 August 2022: 90% refund
  • No refunds will be given after 19 August 2022
Please submit your cancellation to geocart@cartography.org.nz. Be sure to specify if you are requesting a transfer or refund.

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