The Fall Forum will be September 19, 2014 at Utah Valley University and will offer Geographic Information Systems (GIS) hands-on workshop training wherein attendees will learn the basic principles, best practices, and skills need to produce a quality project map using ArcGIS® software.  Training will be provided by Sowmya Selvarajan, PhD, Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University (UVU) and she will be the assisted by other Geomatics/Surveying professionals, UVU faculty and students.  Online registration is available by clicking on the link below.

Fall Forum 2014 Brochure

UVU Campus parking and event map

Fall Forum 2014 Online Registration

Further information about the Fall Forum:

Utah Valley University has the privilege of hosting the Utah Council of Land Surveyors (UCLS)
2014 Fall Forum. The purpose of this forum is to provide council members with professional
development and training. This year’s forum will provide excellent hands-on workshop training
for the most common Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS® produced
by ESRI. In addition to the flyer which you have already received the following is an update and
enhancement of the information previously provided.

The last time this training was attempted was during the 2012 UCLS Annual Convention held in
Sandy, Utah. We had several problems with this training session ALL of which were logistical in
nature (i.e. No internet connection, not enough computers, software, and/or workbooks for the
attendees). However, we have a totally different environment and circumstances this year.
The 2014 Fall Forum will be held in the UVU GIS/Drafting and Design computer labs. This
means the following to you:
• 1-2 people per computer (depending on number of attendees)
• An instructor and two lab aides for each computer lab with 20 computers per lab
• Each computer is already loaded with functioning ArcGIS® software (because these are the
labs we teach GIS in every day)
• Handouts including how-to instructions will be provided to each attendee
• The training will include learning how to use the basics of the software such that each
person could take home a map at the end of the day that they have completed using

Just a note about using your own computer:
We do not and will not be supporting your own computer and software. We will not be spending
workshop time to ensure that you are able to use the software properly on your computer. All
these issues will be your own responsibility. However, we cannot prevent you from bringing
your own computer. Should you choose to do so (which we do not recommend) Sowmya
Selvarajan, our lead instructor, can be available on a limited basis via email
(sowmyas@uvu.edu) to help ensure that your software is functioning properly on your computer
BEFORE (not the day of the Fall Forum). But there is NO guarantee.
We are excited about this year’s Fall forum because we think knowing how to use GIS in your
professional practice will enhance your business by giving you added skills and knowledge
which can be used to add value to your deliverables and provide you with more billable hours.
Please take a few minutes to register (www.ucls.org) for this valuable and relevant GIS



The UCLS 2015 Convention is scheduled for February 18-20, 2015 in St. George.  Further details will be coming in the near future.





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