GeoMobile Innovations hosts ‘Evaluating the Mobile GIS Landscape’ workshop

November 30, 2015  - By 0 Comments

Mobile GIS expert GeoMobile Innovations is hosting an Evaluating the Mobile GIS Landscape workshop on Jan. 14, 2016. The inaugural course will provide an extensive overview and best practice assessment for those seeking solutions in an often confusing menu of choices for Mobile GIS.

The workshop, which will be conducted via live instruction at GeoMobile’s headquarters in Corvallis, Oregon, will be led by GeoMobile’s Technical Director Craig Greenwald. Greenwald is a highly experienced ESRI/Mobile GIS expert and software developer, the company said.

When asked about the impetus for the class, GeoMobile President Rich Ash responded, “We are hearing about a lot of confusion in the Mobile GIS marketplace. There are many new offerings being aggressively marketed to organizations and it can be tempting to jump in to a new tool without a clear line of decision making. Advancements and new options are exciting, but Mobile GIS tools are not a one size fits all proposition; professional organizations need to adequately assess their project needs, considering multiple criteria.”

Evaluating the Mobile GIS Landscape is a consultative workshop that is proposed to offer meaningful real-world information without the sales pitch, the organizers said. It will help an organization assess appropriate GIS workflows and ask meaningful questions about deploying software and hardware tools suitable for their projects.

Lead instructor and mobile GIS software developer Craig Greenwald emphasized his approach in the workshop is helping students in seeking practical solutions. “Having provided consulting and professional software services to organizations large and small, I’m often brought in after decisions have already been made about software and hardware,” Greenwald said. “By being proactive, we can save folks headache and expense in having to make significant adjustments mid-project. The beauty of this course is in that in a short, focused period of time, each student will have a chance to assess their own requirements and we will take them through a decision-making worksheet “

The class is $195 per participant and includes lunch. More information and a downloadable registration form is available at the event website, or by email if requested from training@geomobileinnovations.com.

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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