Dubai Campus, UAE - 22-24 April, 2024

Modern GIS for Managers


The course teaches the fundamental concepts and basic functions of modern GIS and how organizations use ArcGIS to streamline operations, gain deeper insight from data, and enhance collaboration across business lines. Discover how ArcGIS capabilities work together to enable efficiencies and insight at scale and get inspired by what’s possible when location intelligence is infused throughout the enterprise.

Who Should Attend

  • Business and technical leaders and project managers.
  • GIS users and technical staff who are transitioning into a management role.
  • IT managers and support personnel with a requirement to understand more about GIS programs.
  • Consultants and contractors providing products and services to organizations using GIS.
  • Academicians and students in upper-level undergraduate and graduate GIS courses and certificate programs.

Sherif Osama ElSherif
GIS Consultant at Esri Saudi Arabia & Geospatial Advisor with PMP


Sherif Osama Elsherif is a GIS Consultant / Geospatial Advisor at Esri Saudi Arabia, with over 20 years of experience in the GIS and Geomatics field. He holds a PMP certification and an Esri Certified Instructor credential, demonstrating my proficiency and professionalism in project management and GIS software development and training.

His mission is to provide Esri customers in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia with innovative and creative geospatial solutions across all domains, leveraging my skills in ESRI Products, GIS, LiDAR, Imagery, Topographic Surveys, data collection, and asset management. He has successfully delivered geospatial solutions for both public and private sector clients, working in multidisciplinary teams and providing geospatial strategy and roadmaps. He identifies issues, comes up with solutions, provides necessary training, and does what he can to encourage the success of federal and local clients.

Workshop Outline

  • Data concepts, structure, types, different workflow options, evaluate appropriate data models. ensure data integrity.
  • Invigorate reports and communications using immersive modern geospatial techniques to increase collaboration among teams, project stakeholders, and the public using ArcGIS Hub sites.
  • Realize ArcGIS benefits more quickly with people focused change management and ArcGIS Solutions configured for specific industry workflows and key information products.
  • Enable impactful insight and information sharing through an ArcGIS portal that enables easy access to geographic data, ready-to-use content, and web maps and apps.
  • View ArcGIS Reality capabilities with high-fidelity 3D and 2D product generation. Using drone and digital aerial imagery, different products can be created as full-resolution DSMs, True Ortho, 2D DSM meshes, dense 3D point clouds, and photo-realistic 3D meshes.
  • Learn how ArcGIS enables planners and design professionals to collaborate across teams with a web-based 3D application that supports scenario planning and impact assessment that enables the digital transformation of city and regional planning to encourage collaboration with community stakeholders and help all groups work toward a more sustainable future.

Workshop Fees

  • Held in-person at Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus in Dubai, the fees below guarantee your attendance for the workshop and all days of the International Conference on Environmental Design, Material Science, and Engineering Technologies as an audience



Al Borouj St. – Al Sufouh – Al Sufouh 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai campus is located in the world-renowned Dubai Knowledge Park  ‐ the world’s only free zone dedicated to learning excellence and It is near Palm Jumeirah, pictured below.

Your Trip To Dubai

The United Arab Emirates is a federation made up of seven emirates located in the Arabian Peninsula’s southeast: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah. Since its inception in 1971, the UAE now boasts the Middle East’s third-largest economy, boasting an impressive GDP of $415 billion. Accordingly, the federation developed modern infrastructure and now houses everything from architectural masterpieces, to sky-rise buildings, museums, and other touristic attractions. As well as having stunning beaches and great weather all year round. As a matter of fact, Dubai became the world’s second-most visited city right after Paris, France in 2022.

With a rich and vibrant history, the UAE has everything from archaeological sites to luxury hotels, stunning mosques, and shopping malls. There are plenty of places to go in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


As one of the leaders and most avid supporters of the research and academic community, IEREK has always endeavored to develop and enrich innovative production. Constantly advocating for forward-thinking became our modus operandi.

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