Rocky Mountain URISA

The Association for GIS Professionals

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Beginning Python and ModelBuilder

Beginning Python and Model Builder Workshop

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of URISA is sponsoring a beginning python workshop. The python workshop will focus on modifying and automating generic Geographic Information System (GIS) software using programming. The workshop with teach the use of Python programming language to write and modify scripts that add functionality to desktop GIS tools and automate geospatial analysis processes. Previous programming experience is not required. Specific topics that will be covered include model diagrams, loops, if-then statements and object-oriented programming based on geospatial workflows to be integrated with maps, layers, spatial data layers and analysis methods. After completion of the workshop, you will be able to automate repetitive GIS tasks.

Friday October 11th, 2019

University of Denver, Geography Lab – Room 125

Boettcher West

2050 E Iliff Avenue

Denver, CO 80208

8:30 - 4:30pm

Cost: $125 for Professionals,

$100 for students with Valid ID

Instructor: Josh Ferguson, GIS Lead, Denver Water


Mr. Ferguson is a GIS Lead analyst at Denver Water and has worked for over 15 years in the field of GIS. Mr. Ferguson draws on experience from both the public and private sector having supported the United States Army, the National Geospatial Intelligence  gency and the CDC. Mr. Ferguson graduated from the University of Maryland with a GIS bachelor’s degree and from the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in GIS and Computer Cartography. He has acquired skills that have allowed him to automate tasks related to database management and spatial analysis.

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