NameTitle of PosterDescriptionPoster Type
Noah StandridgeUtilizing GIS in Ground Water ProtectionFieldPoint is an interactive GIS used to <BR>gain accurate coordinate data on the locations of potential sources to <BR>groundwater contamination. This information can then later be combined <BR>with community well field data and used to assess risk of contamination to <BR>water supplies. This program utilizes photo-imagery and can be linked to <BR>an active GPS source that tracks the users position and adjusts imagery. <BR>Users can select a facility from a downloadable dataset and then verify <BR>its correct location using GPS or aerial photo-imagery. WebPoint, an similar web-based version of FieldPoint, uses an ARCIMS platform and can be accessed remotely. This software was <BR>developed at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) <BR>under the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program (SWAPP). It has <BR>earned a Davis Productivity Award and is currently being utilized <BR>throughout Florida by FDEP field personnel. <BR>Project Presentation
Noah StandridgeUtilizing GIS in Ground Water ProtectionFieldPoint is an interactive GIS used to <BR>gain accurate coordinate data on the locations of potential sources to <BR>groundwater contamination. This information can then later be combined <BR>with community well field data and used to assess risk of contamination to <BR>water supplies. This program utilizes photo-imagery and can be linked to <BR>an active GPS source that tracks the users position and adjusts imagery. <BR>Users can select a facility from a downloadable dataset and then verify <BR>its correct location using GPS or aerial photo-imagery. WebPoint, a similar web-based tool, is based on an ARCIMS platform, is more automated, and can be accessed remotely. This software was <BR>developed at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) <BR>under the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program (SWAPP). It has <BR>earned a Davis Productivity Award and is currently being utilized <BR>throughout Florida by FDEP field personnel. <BR>Project Presentation
Jay JohnsonKick It Up A Notch – Texturizing Your MapsThe esthetics of traditional maps can be dramatically enhanced by the addition of textures and gradient fills. This poster demonstrates the striking visual difference between traditional solid fill polygons and "texturized" polygons and offers tips on how to "Kick It Up A Notch!"Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Valerie JohnsonBelieve It or Not! Strange and Bizarre Map RequestsWith today`s GIS desktop technology, it`s easy for mapmakers to fulfill practically any "special" custom map requests. Well, almost.<BR><BR>This poster explores the strange, the bizarre, the downright unbelievable map requests that some customers make. Believe it or not!Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Maria MartinezUsig GIS to Estimate Sediment Mass Accumulation in Lake JesupLake Jesup is a 32-km2 water body located in East Central Florida and it is hydrologically linked to the St. Johns River. This is a shallow,subtropical lake with an average depth of less than 2 m. Until 1983, the lake received heavy loads of nutrients from secondarily treated wastewater which caused the lake to develop a thick layer of sediments. <BR>As part of the process of developing legislatively mandated Pollutant Load Reduction Goals for Lake Jesup, the St. Johns River Water Management District needs to determine sediment mass accumulation rates. <BR>This poster outlines how we estimated the spatial <BR>variability in sedimentation rate for this lake using information from historic hydrographic surveys collected in 1939 and 1996 and sediment <BR>cores sampled in 1996. This approach is a cost-effective method for estimating lake-wide sedimentation rates for lakes.Project Presentation
Christine SchluterThe Use of GIS in Monitoring and Restoration of a WetlandEustis Muck Farm - St. Johns River Water Management District<BR><BR>Eustis Muck Farm, origionally a wetland, was adapted for farming operations in the late 1960`s. The st. Johns River Water Management District purchased the area in 1993, and has been working to restore this site to its origional function. GIS serves as an important management tool throughout this process. GIS is used in examining various physical,chemical and biological attributes of the site, in the design of restoration efforts and in predicting responses to restoration projects.Project Presentation
Leslie BurdettWorking Backwards: Using rope impressions on marine mammals to create GIS maps that may identify potential sources of entanglement.Recently, GIS techniques have been used to identify fishing gear that may be responsible for human-induced marine mammal mortality events by examining characteristics of entanglement wound impressions seen on stranded marine mammals. Five photographs of wound impressions on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and a pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) were imported into Adobe Photoshop® for brightness, color, and contrast adjustment. The images were saved as .jpg files and imported into ArcGIS 8.0® for impression digitization. Within ArcGIS, the outlining edge of the impressions was digitized, and the resulting maps were compared to prototype base maps produced in an earlier study, in order to match the wound with a particular gear type. Because fishing gear is often fishery-specific, the creation of maps depicting characteristics of fishing gear can help forensic scientists and other marine mammalogists identify and possibly correct sources of human interaction. Project Presentation
Chris AndersonOil Spill Contingency Mapping in a Coastal System: Creating a Geographic Resonse Plan Database and Map AtlasThe Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to develop digital Area Contingency Plans for oil spill response and planning. By the end of 2002, FWRI had completed ACPs for the Marine Safety Offices (MSO) in Tampa and Miami and was asked by the USCG to create digital ACPs for MSOs Charleston and Savannah. Unlike the ACPs for MSO Tampa and Miami, area response plan (ARP) maps were available only in the vicinity of Charleston Harbor. The rest of the ARP maps for the MSO Charleston and Savannah were either lost or never existed. Like the ARPs, protection priority reports (PPR) were not created for MSO Savannah. As part of the contract with the USCG, FWRI would have to create new APR maps and PPRs for both ACPs. This poster describes the techniques FWRI used to create new ARP maps and PPRs.Project Presentation
Georgia H. De StoppelaireLaw Enforcement Meets GISGIS is introduced to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Department of Law Enforcement (DLE) through a progression of products and projects designed to aid law enforcement in protecting Florida’s natural and human resources. Various comprehensive maps are produced to assist in dispatch and management, navigational training, and identification of boating accidents; in addition, a range of maps are produced on demand to support law enforcement. Varied DLE projects include printed maps, spatial geodatabases, and interactive Web sites. Employing GIS applications and developing spatial data provides the DLE with improved opportunities for enhanced information management and analysis.Project Presentation
Maria I MartinezContributing Land Use to Water Quality Stations - An ArcHydro ApplicationThe purpose of this project was to determine the area and land use categories flowing into active and inactive surface water sampling monitoring stations in the Lake Jesup watershed. Results will assist scientists in the St. Johns River Water Management District in developing Pollutant Load Reduction Goals for the watershed and understanding land use distribution. ArcGIS 8.3 <BR>and the ArcHydro Model were used to prepare the data layers and generate results. A map book was created to illustrate the areas flowing into each monitoring station. <BR><BR>Project Presentation
Tricia McClenahanStronger Data Delivery: Utilizing ArcIMS and the World Wide WebUsing the world wide web and ArcIMS to provide data to stakeholders for the basin rotation project.Project Presentation
Janis PaulsenNitrates in Wakulla SpringsThis poster illustrates the relationship between the proximity of sprayfields and the levels of nitrates in Florida springs, with the focus on Wakulla Springs.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
STU COXSuncom system map of state with overlayed lins showing network circuitsSpatial Analysis or Visualization
ANA E. NOWAKSYNCHRONIZING ADDRESS DATABASES IN LEON COUNTY. A Continuing Multi-Agency EffortThe poster describes the ongoing multi-agency effort to synchronize various address databases while respecting the business processes of the agencies involved. TLCGIS is leading this effort at the request of the Leon County Addressing Steering Committee. GIS technology is a very important component of this effort, not only to keep track of data but also to facilitate the distribution of information among agencies.<BR><BR>Project Presentation
Jessica GrayIslands GUIThe Islands GUI is a Map Objects Application which forcasts road congestion as a result of hurricane evacuations. It is used by emergency management personell during the direction of the evacuation process.Did Not Make Selection
Aisa CericSediment Contaminants And Their Effects On Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities In Northeast FloridaA baseline survey of sediment quality and benthic macroinvertebrate communities was conducted in the St. Johns River Water Management District area. The overall objective of the investigation was to document possible effects of organic and metallic contaminants on benthic macroinvertebrate community composition and structure.<BR><BR>Sediment and benthos data were analyzed and interpreted to evaluate the relationships between biological metrics and sediment pollution indices. A Composite Benthic Sediment Quality Index (CBSI) was developed by combining biological metrics (Augmented Florida Index and Total Number of Taxa) that were significantly correlated with sediment Hazard Index values based on Threshold Effect Concentrations (HI-TEC). The correlation of CBSI with HI-TEC risk was tested on a series of lakes in the Ocklawaha River Basin. Sites with average CBSI > 14 were considered to have good biological health and sediment quality, while the sites with CBSI < 14 were judged as having poor biological health and polluted sediments.<BR>Project Presentation
Beth StysA Change Detection Analysis for Florida: 1985-89 to 2003Florida’s human population has grown six-fold since 1950, having reached 16 million residents by 2000, and it is expected to grow to 22-27 million residents by 2030. Given that many species of wildlife have been jeopardized by past habitat loss and the trend is likely to continue, information is needed on the amounts and locations of habitat that have been lost. To gain this insight, we performed a change detection analysis by overlaying 2003 land cover data for Florida derived from Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery with a similar data set from 1985-89. Over the 15-18 years between these two data sets, 1.32 million ha of natural cover types were converted to other uses, including 0.61 million ha converted to urban/developed uses and 0.70 million ha converted to agricultural uses. In addition, 0.36 million ha of agricultural lands were converted to urban/developed uses over this period.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Beth StysFlorida Vegetation and Land Cover Map Update - 2003The purpose of this project was to create an updated digital vegetation and land cover data set for Florida derived from 2003 Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper satellite imagery. In order to keep our vegetation, land cover, and wildlife habitat models current, FWC staff realized the need to develop a new, updated vegetation and land cover map for Florida. The fourteen Landsat scenes that cover the state of Florida were classified one at a time using a series of iterative steps and ancillary data sets. Unsupervised classifications were performed on each Landsat scene using ArcView GIS v.3.3 with the Image Analysis extension. The final 2003 statewide digital data set contains 43 vegetation and land cover types. There are 26 natural and semi-natural vegetation types, 16 types of disturbed lands, and 1 water class.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Matt TerellaLake Hancock Lake Level Modification Phase I AnalysisA study was conducted on Lake Hancock located in Polk County analyzing the effects of proposed lake level modification. GIS was used extensively through the course of the project. Example of GIS analysis performed included DTM development, hydrologic data creation, and floodplain mapping.Project Presentation
Kathleen SwansonLeast-Cost-Path Analysis – Susceptibility of Florida panther to vehicle mortalityHighways fragment wildlife habitat, and collisions with vehicles are an added source of wildlife mortality. Often, wildlife populations can absorb this unnatural mortality without suffering declines, but for endangered large mammals like the Florida panther, additional fragmentation of remaining habitat or additional sources of mortality (e.g. roadkill) could imperil their existence. Least cost path analyses identified key roadway segments between six major panther use areas in southwest Florida. These pathways match up well with documented panther roadkill locations and follow closely with actual panther movements from one area to another. A landscape approach is critical in identifying key highway segments that are important for maintaining panther movement.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Haizhi ChenLinking EXCEL and ARCMap in Water Quality AnalysisTeam members in the Ground Water Protection Section created a way to link live charts with ARCMap to present and help analyze ground water quality trend data within a basin. This product has a dynamic linkage that allows trend plots to change as changes occur in the datasets. The result is very visual and makes it easy for readers to understand the trend data that would otherwise be much harder to interpret. It is a helpful tool for us to use in our water quality assessments.Project Presentation
Laurel Harduar-MoranoMultiple Visualizations of Lung and Bronchus Cancer in Florida by Census TractStandard incidence rates for each census tract in Florida were calculated using SAS program. Expected numbers for each census tract were calculated using Florida rates, and compared to observed number of cases. <BR>The poster maps different statistical methods for interpreting the rates. Initially, a map of Florida was created that only examined the observed cases per census tract. This method is highly inaccurate way of visualizing the data – the map does not take into account varying population size and age distribution between census tracts. SIRs, adjusted for age, were mapped providing a method that allows census tracts to be visually compared. However, with this method a low rate in part of the census tract would be obscured by a high rate in another part of the census tract resulting in an higher SIR than is actually present. To overcome this problem we utilized methods as shown in the final maps.Spatial Analysis or Visualization

 

   
 
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