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IRWA GIS Mapping - Advanced

Start Date and Time: 12/11/2023 8:30 AM MST
End Date and Time: 12/11/2023 4:30 PM MST
Location: 6395 W Gowen Rd Idaho Rural Water Association Training Center BOISE, ID 83709
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Registration Deadline Date and Time: 12/11/2023 8:30 AM MST

Details: This do-it-yourself class goes into depth on how to update, change and manipulate data in your maps for your drinking water and wastewater systems using QGIS and Mergin applications. Required equipment each attendee needs for this course: 1. Computer (PC or Mac) with 64-bit Operating System, 16+ GB of RAM. 6+ GB graphics card 2. Tablet either Android or iPad with Bluetooth technology 3. Permission from your IT department to load software, applications and sign up for cloud-based services (in this case Mergin cloud-based data storage). Attendees need to preload QGIS onto their designated computer and download the INPUT application onto their iPad or android tablet. Attendees can choose to use their iPhones or Android phones instead. Notes: QGIS is a free/opensource geographic information system and will be the application of choice used in this course. Input is a free geo capturing application to capture attributes of assets being collected. Mergin is a free (limited) cloud-based data storage platform and a free account is required for the Input application to work properly. You will learn the difference between Global Positioning Systems and Global Navigation Satellite Systems for collecting points and how to set up the GNSS receiver to sync with a phone or tablet. You will learn how to collect, input and store your data using MERGIN cloud. This is a hybrid class. You may attend in-person at the IRWA Technical Training Center, 6395 W Gowen Rd, Boise, ID 83709 or in the Virtual Classroom using Zoom - the Zoom link and instructions to join the class will be in your confirmation email. Please bring your laptop with you if you come to the in-person class. Instructor: Gary Sievers, Idaho Rural Water Association. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available: 0.6 Drinking Water/Wastewater. Cost: $120 IRWA Members/$210 Non-Members. Lunch is on your own.

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Tondee Clark

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Fee: $120.00

Continuing Education:
Event Credit: 0.60 CEU
Accepted In: Idaho
Course Type: Classroom
CEU Course Number: WWP190410288

DEQ Drinking Water contact:
Curtis Stoehr at or (208) 373-0542