CfP Workshop w/ Esri - Use open data to learn ArcGIS (Suburb Edition)

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Esri Chesterbrook Office

1325 Morris Drive Suite 201 · Chesterbrook, pa

How to find us

Plenty of free parking lot onsite. SEPTA bus #124 and Paoli rail station (with uber/lyft service) are transit options. Head to 2nd floor via stairs/elevator. Esri’s suite is to the right. Someone will let you in or please ring the doorbell.

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Code for Philly is excited to partner with Esri to offer a series of workshops and weekly events for our community. This first workshop will take place at Esri's office in Chesterbrook. Read on to learn more. We hope you can make it!


Using open transit data, we'll learn how to problem solve using the ArcGIS tools to explore, filter, analyze, and visualize the open data.

Led by Esri's Jim Barry, this will be a 2-hour, hands-on, bring-your-own-machine, learning lab for getting started building highly customized mapping applications using ArcGIS. The course will follow the following three-step pattern:

DATA: (30 min)
Before you can build an app, you need a map; and before you can make a map, you need data. Whether you're finding it on various data portals or collecting and editing the data yourself, learn techniques for getting the data you want to visualize and analyze into your map. Some of the datasets we will work with can be found on the OpenDataPhilly and OpenDataPA web sites.

DESIGN: (30 min)
An effective mapping application needs a well-designed map. Learn some
basic cartographic principles for making your apps intuitive and powerful to use.

DEVELOP: (60 min)
If you are not a coder, you can still build custom web and native applications using templates and builders. But if you are a developer, get your hands on the ArcGIS APIs and SDKs for including mapping capabilities into apps you build.


6:00pm - Doors open.

6:20pm - Workshop begins

As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75% of the Fortune 500, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, IoT, and location analytics to create the maps that run the world. Visit us at