Tag Archives: GIS training

Five minutes with an Esri Australia trainer – Angus Hooper

Angus HooperTake a moment to get to know one of the stars in our training team.

What are you responsible for?

In my role as a consultant within Customer Care at Esri Australia, I work to ensure our clients are learning best practise to help leverage GIS in their business processes. I also work within the technical support space on topics such as ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS and Python.

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Buy now, train later

It’s that time of year again, leading up to the end of financial year, when we are tallying up our costs and expenditures, and getting our budgets in order.

If you are one of the lucky ones to find a few extra gold coins left in the piggy bank, and want to make the most of your remaining funds, then we have a solution for you.

Purchase Esri Australia Learning and Services units! These units provide you with access to training and professional services as you need them – they are similar to gift vouchers where you can purchase them now and use them as you need them over the next 12 months.

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Five minutes with an Esri Australia trainer – Nathaniel Meyer

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Nathaniel Meyer – Senior Consultant, Esri Australia

Meet Nathaniel Meyer – one of Esri Australia’s senior consultants – and a specialist in ArcGIS for Desktop and geodatabases. To help you get to know Nathaniel better, he spent five minutes in the hot seat answering our questions.

EA: Tell us about your role as a senior consultant/trainer at Esri Australia what are you responsible for?
NM: I’m a member of the training team where I am responsible for developing new eLearning content and mentoring our extended training family. I am also responsible for delivering the geodatabase and desktop courses.

EA: What do you love most about your job?
NM: The opportunity to constantly learn new things, working within a team of passionate GIS professionals, and being able to get out and about to meet clients and help them improve their GIS skills.

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Add to your GIS toolkit with new workshops

A series of new hands-on workshops have just been made available. Originally debuted at Ozri 2015, the workshops cover a range of topics including ArcGIS Pro, web apps and Python and vary in length from half-day to full day.

Featuring practical content delivered by Esri Australia’s certified technical specialists, these workshops offer GIS professionals the chance to get better acquainted with ArcGIS Pro, AppStudio for ArcGIS and customer analytics, while programmers can sharpen their Python skills with an ArcPy session.

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Five minutes with an Esri Australia trainer – Jack Bowrey

Jack Bowrey - Senior Consultant, Esri Australia

Jack Bowrey – Senior Consultant, Esri Australia

Meet Jack Bowrey – one of Esri Australia’s senior consultants, and a specialist in developing strategic training and workforce capability plans.  To give you a little more insight into Jack, the spatial enthusiast spent five minutes in the hot seat answering our questions.

EA: Tell us about the responsibilities of
your role as an Esri Australia Professional Services senior consultant?

JB: In my role within the training leadership group, I work closely with clients –
particularly within the national security sector – to develop and implement strategic workforce capability and training plans based on organisational roles and responsibilities. I also develop new training methods and materials and provide training services to our broad range of clients.

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Extend your training budget into the next financial year

It’s that time of year again, and with the end of financial year (EOFY) in sight, I thought I would share a tip on how to get the most out of your training budget this year – but for next year’s gain.

Common feedback we receive from users says by the time EOFY rolls around, many have surplus training funds to spend, however, no time to use them by the 30 June deadline.

In response to this feedback, we have developed a simple solution which gives you flexibility and greater control over your training for the next financial year – Learning and Services Units.

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Five minutes with an Esri Australia trainer – Andrew White

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Andrew White – Consultant, Esri Australia

Meet Andrew White – one of Esri Australia’s Consultants and a specialist in ArcGIS for Desktop and Server. We spent five minutes with Andrew to find out what inspires him to help clients reach their full GIS potential.

EA: Tell us about your role as a Consultant for Professional Services at Esri Australia – what are you responsible for?

AW: In my support role, I assist clients with any ArcGIS Desktop and Server queries they may have. As a trainer, I teach the ArcGIS foundation courses, including: Introduction to GIS, Essential Workflows and Performing Analysis.

EA: What do you love most about your job?

AW: The diversity of my role, working in a team, and the opportunity to share my GIS knowledge with others – whether it be through teaching a course or providing technical support to clients.

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New courses to hone your GIS skills

We have recently added two new courses to our line-up of training options to help you take your GIS know-how to the next level.

Designed to cater for the increasing scope of GIS users, the courses will show you how to do more with the technology and bring you up to speed with all the latest developments.

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Seven ways GIS training can make you more valuable to your organisation

GIS training isn’t just about improving your own technical skills – it’s also about helping you become a more valuable asset to your organisation. Here, Esri Australia trainer Chris Sherwin looks at seven ways GIS training sessions can help you – and your organisation – gain new GIS skills that boost productivity and efficiencies.

1. Exposure to the latest GIS capabilities and functions

Training courses can quickly bring you up-to-speed with the knowledge you need to take advantage of new capabilities in the technology – such as using online tools and sharing data as hosted services – and make them work for you and your organisation. There are always new capabilities and functionality to be learnt with the ArcGIS platform; and by gaining experience and receiving professional coaching with these new capabilities, you help ensure your organisation is getting the most from its GIS investment.

2. Learn in a collaborative, interactive classrooms

Working in a classroom environment gives you the opportunity to have a full and dynamic learning exTanya Fleayperience. You can ask questions; see hands-on practical demonstrations – and also enjoy one-on-one time with your trainer.

The ‘exercise’ component of each course also gives you valuable ‘hands on’ experience, equipping you with practical skills that you can take back to your workplace. Ultimately, by learning in a collaborative, interactive class room, you can ensure you’re completely comfortable with the subject matter – and be more confident about applying your new learnings when you get back to the office.

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GIS rookies brave the classroom

Last month a few members of Esri Australia’s Marketing and Communications team decided it was time we immersed ourselves in the world of GIS. It was time for a training course!

We brave few warily gathered our belongings, left the safety of the office and embarked on our GIS adventure. Destination: ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows. It is worth mentioning that we had never used ArcGIS software before and until working at Esri Australia, had no idea what GIS was. We were heading into the land of the unknown. Continue reading