First Esri Forestry Workshops for NZ

25 September 2019

To capitalise on those travelling through to Rotorua to attend the New Zealand leg of the ForestTECH 2019 series this year, two workshops have been set up for ForestTECH 2019 delegates by the specialist systems integration and information management company, Eagle Technology.

The first will run at the conference venue, the Distinction Hotel, the day before the two-day conference, on Monday 18 November. The second hands-on workshop runs the day after the conference on Thursday 21 November. As this second workshop is being run at a computer suite at Toi Ohomai, numbers will be restricted to 20 places.

Building on the Esri Platform demonstrated at the NZ Esri Users Conference in August, these forestry specific workshops have been designed to meet the growing interest from forestry companies across the country in using geospatial tools and workflows.

Both workshops run between 9.00am and 4.30pm. To attend, workshop delegates will have to have signed up for the ForestTECH 2019 conference. Registration to the workshops can be made whilst registering for the ForestTECH 2019 conference.

1. Esri Forestry. Pre-Conference Workshop, Monday 18 November 2019

This workshop provides a high-level overview of the Esri Platform incorporating forestry specific workflows.

Topics covered include;

(a) Technology update/transfer (10.7.1 Enterprise, Online)
(b) Mobile Apps (Collector (offline workflows), Explorer – migrating staff and contractors from paper to digital, Workforce (offline might be available), Tracker, QuickCapture)
(c) Survey123 – in depth (Online and Enterprise – what are the data considerations, Using Survey123 and Collector for multiple workflows, Webhooks – extending workflow past just data capture, Reporting including Dashboard construction (Wood Marketing Services to present)
(d) ArcGIS and system integration
(e) ArcGIS Pro – Imagery analysis
(f) Workflows flows for Imagery
(g) Managed Services

2. Esri Forestry. Post-Conference Workshop, Thursday 21 November 2019

This workshop is a hands-on workshop using computers at Toi Ohomai’s computer suite. It will focus on use of the Esri technology tools incorporating forestry specific workflow. It will be limited to no more than 20 places and seats will be filled on a first in -first served basis.

Learn the basics of Esri ArcGIS Platform apps and how to bring them together in workflows that will optimise your organisations field operations. The ArcGIS Platform apps that will be covered are; ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123 for ArcGIS, Workforce for ArcGIS, Navigator for ArcGIS, Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS.

Topics include;

(a) Planning your field work by defining where field work needs to be done (ArcGIS Pro)
(b) Configuring spatial data collection apps (Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS)
(c) Assigning tasks and dispatching field crews (Workforce for ArcGIS)
(d) Helping personnel arriving to their destination quickly and safely (Navigator for ArcGIS)
(e) Efficiently executing field data capture (Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS)
(f) Monitoring field operations (Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS)

Full details on all of this year’s workshops and the ForestTECH 2019 November programme can be found on the event website,

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