CAC Forecasters - Nov 16, 2013 pm

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This document provides an outline for the CAC Forecaster training session in Revelstoke on November 16.

  • Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Location: CAC Forecaster Office


  1. A personal InfoEx account will be created for you before you come to the training. You should receive an email informing you that your account has been created. See Signing up for a personal InfoEx account for details.
  2. You need to bring your own computer to the training. You either need a PC or a Mac with the latest version of Google Chrome installed. See Getting your computer ready for more details.

Getting your computer ready

  1. Install the latest version of Google Chrome Browser on your computer if you do not have it already
  2. Ensure that your computer is able to connect to the internet via a WIFI. We will provide you with an internet connection at the venue of your training session.

Training Outline

1:00 - 1:15
(15 min)
  • Project background
1:15 - 1:25
(10 min)
Download and installation
1:25 - 1:40
(15 min)
Location catalog
EXERCISE (10 min) 1) Modify your operation location.
2) Create two operating zones or forecast areas with a number ski runs and/or avalanche paths in them.
1:40 - 2:05
(25 min)
Direct observation entry
EXERCISE (15 min) 1) Customize one or two forms.
2) Enter at least one observation for each type.
2:05 - 2:10
(5 min)
Single versus multiple computer support
EXERCISE (2 min) Set your operation setting to whatever makes sense for your operation.
2:15 - 2:55
(40 min)
EXERCISE (20 min) Setting up one or two workflows and executing them with data submission
2:55 - 3:05
(10 min)
Persistent Weak Layers
3:05 - 3:30
(25 min)
Tabular InfoEx report
EXERCISE (15 min) Create your own report
3:30 - 3:40
(10 min)
Map view of InfoEx report
3:40 - 3:55
(15 min)
User administration
EXERCISE (10 min) 1) Add your neighbour to your operation with a different permission level
2) Completely sign out of the application, sign back in, select a different operation and see what you can do there
3:55 - 4:00
(5 min)