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MidAmerica GIS Consortium

We believe geospatial technology creates value far reaching from ourselves. We are a network of dedicated leaders in the fields of mapmaking, location services, & data management.


MAGIC has a rich offering of short courses before the conference. These short courses will consist of hands-on labs and traditional class-room style instruction. The schedule for short courses is Monday Afternoon , April 15, 2024 and each course is 4 hours. Use the course number in your registration form!

Fees for short courses are:

  • ½-Day Short Course ($125) with Full Conference Registration ($495) = $620
  • ½-Day Short Course  ($125) with Short Course ONLY  Registration  ($125) = $250

If you are currently registered for the Full Conference ONLY and would like to add a short course please email Tony Spicci at : 


101:  Experience Builder

Julie Parker (Senior GIS Instructor, TeachMeGIS)

ArcGIS Experience Builder is used to create GIS-based web applications without writing code. Begin crafting dynamic and rich apps with this 1/2-day introductory course in Experience Builder. Learn how to navigate the drag-and-drop interface effectively and utilize customizable templates to create Experiences that communicate impactful messages and visuals to your user community.  You will learn to incorporate widgets that enhance the functionality of your apps by including tools for analysis and user interaction.

102: Intro to FME

Mark McCart, FMEP, FEMSP (USFS, SAIC) and Scott Schram (Iowa DOT)

Have you heard of FME but not sure how it could be used within your organization? Sign up for this half-day workshop to learn more about his no-code/low-code platform. This extract/load/transform (ETL) product can be used for not only spatial data, but for all data types. This workshop will provide a high-level overview of the product, go through some examples of how FME has been used to improve enterprise data integration and speed up repetitive tasks. Finally, there will be hands-on training using the product for the last half of the course.

103: Arcade & Attributes Rules

Darren Haag, GISP (City of Lawrence, KS)

This half-day workshop will provide information for participants in some intermediate and advanced concepts in arcade for popups and attribute rule creation.  This course was designed with the assumption that participants would have taken a beginners/intermediate course in Arcade or have a working knowledge of Arcade.  During this course, we will discuss some more advanced functions in Arcade showcasing some popup techniques and developing attribute rules that can simplify your editing environment.  The attribute rule section will work on concepts relating to updating fields, the ability to update geometry, as well as updating related features.  This class will utilize both ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro.

104: Enterprise GIS Troubleshooting, Tips, & Tricks

Mike Schonlau and Craig Carsley (Douglas County, NE GIS)

This intermediate-to-advanced workshop is geared towards people who are administering their own ESRI-based enterprise GIS systems and want to learn more about how to use cloud services like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and some of the tips & tricks for deploying ArcGIS Enterprise in a cloud environment. We will discuss some of the pros and cons of this approach, system planning steps, provide a basic overview of the AWS components utilized, and go over some of the tidbits we have learned over the years working with this type of deployment.

105: Trimble DA2 Catalyst

Tom Krohn (Seiler Instrument - Geospatial)

This workshop will focus on setting up Esri Field Maps for use with high-accuracy GNSS receivers. We will cover database and Feature Service creation to utilize GNSS Metadata, such as Accuracy logging, Z Values and Elevation capture, local coordinate systems, etc. We will create a field map and explore Field Maps Designer for custom form settings and Arcade functionality. The remainder of the time will be spent outside collecting real data in Field Maps.

It is recommended that the attendees have an ArcGIS Online Creator License, laptop, and a mobile device (phone or tablet) with Field Maps installed. Seiler will proved several GNSS receivers, but if you have a GNSS receiver that is compatible with Field Maps, we welcome you to bring your receiver.

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