Presentations (Papers List)
SHRUG Presentation Schedule (Times and presentations subject to change)
Tuesday November 8th
Wednesday November 9th
NameTitle of PaperDescription
Jeff MillerHummingbird Enterprise for ESRI: Bridging the GapOrganizations can extend the value of their GIS implementations to the enterprise by linking the GIS maps to diverse types of content. Giving a user the ability to select a parcel of land, a pipeline segment, or a map feature of interest and then display the associated documents all in a web environment seems a very simple idea but can have huge benefits to providing valuable access to critical information. The business value associated to this capability can be shown in terms of increased accessibility to corporate knowledge and improved business processes derived from an ability to quickly access information. Concepts around versioning, business process, collaboration, and records management will be discussed in terms of their impact to an existing investment in GIS. The discussion will use case studies and other examples to articulate the business value and ROI for implementing an integrated GIS/Content solution.
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Jay JohnsonCreating a Map Book using ArcMap`s DS_Map_Book Developer SampleThis presentation will demonstrate how to create a basic map book using the free DS_Map_Book Developer Sample delivered with ArcGIS. Installation of the VBA code and setting up the map book grid will be shown. Tips on how to use ArcMap`s label classes to improve road labelling will also be presented.
Adam M. Carnow, AICPThe Role of GIS in the Rural Lands Stewardship Program - The Adams Ranch StoryGIS is the foundation and enabling technology for the incentive-based growth management strategy known as Rural Lands Stewardship. The Adams Ranch is a fourth-generation family cattle ranch in St. Lucie County that is utilizing this process to protect the ranch from development pressures. This presentation will outline the role GIS plays in the Rural Lands Stewardship process by examining its use in the case of the ongoing effort to preserve rural lands like the Adams Ranch.
Jim HuntUtilities Mapping for Water and Wastewater Systems Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Course Description: This course relates to the "Design and Development of Utilities Systems in GIS" using the Rational Unified Process (RUP). The course will expand on the importance of accurate data collection via the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the extended capabilities that data dictionaries bring to the system. The course will focus on the roles of participants and the expertise these parties incorporate as well as the implementation process and how each step is reviewed and modifies future development.<BR><BR>Course Topic:<BR>Rational Unified Process and how it Applies to Data Development<BR>Using Global positioning System (GPS) to Increase Functionality via Data Dictionaries<BR>Design and Development of the GIS Database<BR>Record Drawing Concept from Paper to Digital<BR><BR>Course Objectives:<BR>To understand how the Rational Unified Process works in data development for GIS databases<BR>To understand how GPS is utilized in collection of data for a GIS database and base information that ensures the relation between all parts of the system <BR>To understand that newer technologies can enhance not only data collection but expands the number of users<BR>To understand that the design and development of the utilities system will go through iterations and offer criteria for measuring the project’s products and activities<BR>To be come aware of factors which relate to project cost for utilities mapping.<BR>To be informed of and develop a basic understanding of the technical criteria systems utilized, and how each piece is incorporated by the appropriate contributor<BR>
Greg MauldinIntegrating Multi-temporal Lidar Elevation Data for the Maintenance of Large-Scale Landbase DatasetsMany local goverments have invested in costly large-scale landbases. These datasets include planimetric data, (buildings, road edges, hydrography, impervious surfaces, etc...), high-resolution orthoimagery, and high-precision topographic data (either compiled photogrammetrically, captured using Lidar, or a combination of the two). Budget constraints inspire many local-goverment GIS agencies to leverage previous investments made in aerial mapping data. Rather than completely replacing their landbase datasets every 5 years or so, many agencies are now updating landbases by integrating changes into their pre-existing datasets. While there are few issues related to updating planimetric data, updating topographic datasets in a multi-temporal context presents a number of challenges.<BR><BR>This paper focuses on a change-detection process whereby digital elevation surfaces are updated annually to reflect natural and human-related changes in topography. The processes of integrating multi-temporal Lidar mass point data and photogrammetrically compiled breakline data are described. Systematic issues affecting "seamless" data integration, such as sensor calibration, multiple direct georeferencing solutions, variation in pulse rates, and advances in filtering techniques are discussed. The impact of changes in environmental characteristics, such as variation in hydro-regimes are also discussed. In conclusion, the qualitative and quantitative accuracy results are presented.
Greg MauldinUsing Lidar DTM Data to Identify Karst Depressions, Associated Surface Drainage and Estimation of Groundwater Nitrogen and Phosphorous Pollution Loadingsignificant portions of northern Florida are characterized by numerous solution and collapse karst depression features. These sink areas are an important landform for identifying sources of groundwater pollution in the Floridan Aquifer, the primary source of drinking water in most of Florida. Due to the heavy vegetation in the region, only a portion of these features are visible for mapping using stereo-photogrammetry. Lidar technology has been shown to be an effective tool for karst feature identfication and delineation. The delineation of surface drainage units contributing water to sensitive karst features allows for the modeling landuse-based pollution loadings into the groundwater.<BR><BR>This paper focuses on the use of Lidar to first identify karst depressions and subsequently for delineating the surface drainage units corresponding to these features. This paper discusses the distribution of karst features in Leon County, Florida and presents scenarios for DTM processing for effectively mapping the surface drainage basins in a karst landscape. The processes discussed for mapping the karst-related drainage basins include DTM noise removal using normalization algorithms, identification of closed-drainage features and final drainage basin delineation. A case study of a groundwater pollution loadings model is presented.
Alex WoodAquifer Vulnerability Assessment Using Weights of Evidence MethodologyThe relative vulnerability of an aquifer to contamination is dependent upon the thickness and composition of sediments overlying it and the rate at which contaminants travel through these sediments. To predict the vulnerability of Florida’s major aquifer systems to contamination a method known as Weights of Evidence is implemented in a GIS. Weights of Evidence is used to quantify relationships between spatial layers and actual water quality analyte occurrences in order to assess a hypothesis. Water quality analyte source data (i.e., training points) are obtained from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Background Water Quality Network of wells. Spatial data layers (i.e., evidential themes) consist of existing and newly developed GIS coverages and include depth to water, soil permeability, proximity to karst features, thickness of confinement, vertical leakance, geology and hydraulic head difference. Different evidential themes are utilized based on the aquifer being modeled and the size of the study area. By calculating the statistical significance between training points and evidential themes, interactions can be analyzed to yield a data-driven predictive model. The output data layer is a raster-based probability map representing the vulnerability of an aquifer system based on the extent of the study area.<BR><BR>A statewide or aquifer-wide vulnerability assessment is a highly useful way to identify those areas of an aquifer system that are most vulnerable to contamination from land surface on a regional basis; however, these results may have limited use on a countywide or springshed-wide scale. More refined or different data sources may be used on a local scale and the model results displaying probability of the aquifer being more or less vulnerable will be normalized over a smaller area. Regardless of the size of the study area, the output grids will provide a useful vulnerability map that can be used by environmental, regulatory and planning professionals to facilitate the protection of Florida’s ground-water resources.<BR>
John MarquezLidar ClipperThe Lidar Clipper is an Arcview 3.3 Extension designed to create a variety of products including Tins, Grids, 3D shapefiles and 3D DXF files.
Bill Alfred, GISPBecoming a certified GIS Professional (GISP)In January 2004, the GIS Certification Institute began accepting applications for “GIS Professional (GISP) Certification”. Originally created by the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, the GISP Certification is intended to provide professionals who work in the GIS field with a formal process that will: *Allow them to be recognized by their colleagues and peers for having demonstrated exemplary professional practice and integrity in the field. *Establish and maintain high standards of both professional practice and ethical conduct. * Encourage aspiring GIS professionals to work towards certification for the purpose of professional development and advancement. * Encourage established GIS professionals to continue to hone their professional skills and ethical performance even as GIS technology changes.<BR><BR> This session will provide an overview of the GISP<BR>
Kurt LiebermanGIS Collaborative SolutionsA showcase and exploration of methods and approaches utilized in a large-scale collaborative, high-volume GIS environment. Examples taken from the North Carolina Flood Plain Mapping project.
Ken WalkerMapPoint and MapPoint Location Server IntroMapPoint and MapPoint Location Server Intro<BR><BR>Scott--I`ll have more info later. I am trying to get the MapPoint team to send someone. Otherwise, I`ll do the presentation.
Valerie JohnsonMap Design 101: Choosing Typestyles, Colors, and Line Sizes for Printed MapsMap Design 101: Choosing Typestyles, Colors, and Line Sizes for Printed Maps<BR><BR>Designing a printed map that your intended audience can easily read is a combination of art and science. Layout, typography, and color theory come into play. Even though mapping software has many colors, line width sizes, and typestyles from which you can choose to symbolize features, that doesn’t mean you should use all of them! Are you confused by serifs vs. sans serifs, typesizes and leading, readability, and color choices? Learn about research-based guidelines that will help you improve the readability of your maps.
C. Henry DepewSource Accuracy Of DataThe data`s accuracy is not determined by the source of the data but by the quality analysis once the data has been received and matched against existing check points. The purpose of the presentation is to point out the problems and possible solutions.
Mark AlexanderRecent Experiences Using MapServer MapServer is an OpenSource development environment for constructing spatially enabled Internet-web applications. The software builds upon other popular OpenSource or freeware systems including Shapelib, FreeType, Proj.4, GDAL/OGR. MapServer will run where most commercial systems won`t or can`t, on Linux/Apache platforms. MapServer is known to compile on most versions of UNIX/Linux, Microsoft Windows and even MacOS. <BR><BR>In this session, Mark will present basic information about MapServer and will demonstrate how to configure a simple web based mapping application.
Benton Belcher and Kurt SaariGeoViewer – One webpage and infinite mapping applicationsThe GeoViewer is a configurable interactive web-based map viewer developed by SFWMD with support from I. S. Consulting. The application is a .NET (C#) application that uses the MapDotNet rapid application framework to present dynamic maps generated by the ESRI ArcIMS Map Server. The GeoViewer is not a generic viewer for spatial data, but a configurable, project based interactive mapping application. Through web-based configuration tools the application can be customized to present tools specific to a customers needs. This configuration paradigm allows vertical development of a single .aspx page that supports an unlimited number of web-based interactive mapping projects. This reduces time to production for new applications and reduces application maintenance. This session will highlight the business case for the GeoViewer, describe the architecture and demonstrate the configuration and functionality.<BR>
Al ButlerAn Innovative Way to Build the NSDI For 15 years, the nation has struggled with the best way to govern the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). To build almost anything of some complexity requires a detailed plan, sufficient money, and someone to do the work. These key ingredients for building the NSDI have not been completely provided. You would think that with all our reliance on spatial data we would be doing a better job of compiling and using them; however, we have left much of the NSDI to volunteers and committees. <BR> This presentation will suggest a new approach for NSDI governance that can overcome present deficiencies. What we need is a mission and resources to actually build something, not simply to share the data compiled by others. That mission needs to be defined around a clear set of specifications that calls for geospatial data adequate for local use to be compiled nationally. If the geospatial community wants to be able to move forward, it needs to come together and support the idea of making geospatial information and technology part of the mainstream, with business functions founded on a collaborative leadership structure that reflects the needs and contributions of all parties. It then needs to push for the authority, national focus, and funding to create the rising tide which will lift the NSDI to provide new capabilities to support homeland security, community development, and economic growth. Or it can keep doing the same thing and getting the same results. <BR> The proposed solution includes a national NSDI "Authority" and funded state-level construction entities implementing a standard set of data compilation specifications.<BR>
C. Henry DepewAccuray of Data ConsiderationsThe accuracy of data is not determined by the source but by quality checking against known points. The purpose of the presentation is to show examples of the problem and what can be done to identify such and correct them.
Jeremy ConnerRemote Sensing Using Florida Statewide DOQQsMultispectral remote sensing for vegetation assessment is increasingly becoming an established and proven management tool. The ever increasing power of computer hardware and advances in image processing software make remote sensing more economical and accessible. Image acquisition has been limited, however, because of the relatively low resolution and small field of view of airborne multispectral sensors. <BR><BR>The Leica Geosystems ADS40 sensor collects imagery in 4 discrete multispectral bands (blue, 430-490nm; green, 535-585nm; red, 610-660nm and near infrared, 835-885nm) with 12-bit dynamic range, in a 12,000 pixel-wide swath, as well as panchromatic stereo imagery. This is several times the swath width of most airborne multispectral sensors, allowing large areas to be imaged more economically, and with better quality, due to the smaller number of flight lines required.<BR><BR>Among the ADS40 multispectral imaging projects that 3001 Inc. has completed is 12,400 square miles of Florida, for the St. Johns River Water Management District. Imagery was delivered in true color (R,G,B) and color infrared (IR,R,G) GeoTIFF formats, as tonally balanced 8-bit imagery, and 16-bit imagery with linear characteristics suitable for remote sensing analysis. All these products were delivered in a fraction of the time required for previous mapping efforts. The ADS40 sensor was also used to capture imagery for the entire state of Florida. The opportunity exists for a great deal of data exploitation using remote sensing techniques for every community in Florida.<BR><BR>The 16-bit multispectral imagery from the 2004 DOQQ deliverables for SJRWMD were then used to generate automatically classified surface water and impervious surface data layers for a 55 quarter quad pilot study in the southern Indian River area<BR>
Brian PierceCreating an Enterprise GeoSpatial Data Integration System in Support of Domestic Security and Performance ManagementFood and agriculture have been identified as critical infrastructure for the security of our nation; and they’re potential targets for terrorism. The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS) is responsible for readiness in the event of both man-made and natural security threats that could involve agricultural-related human pathogens, animal or plant diseases and/or pests, adulteration, tampering or poisoning of foods, and the unauthorized use of agrichemical and agricultural products. In order to support this mission, the Department needs the capability to rapidly gain access to and apply information that exists throughout the Department. Through SAS and ESRI technologies, the department is implementing an enterprise level Geospatial Data Integration (GDI) system. The purpose of this presentation is to show how the GDI system has helped create a consolidated data model that reconciles differing spatial and non-spatial data forms and content maintained in various business systems and to integrate the information at an enterprise level to support domestic security preparedness and response and performance management.
Dean K. JueArrow: New GIS Tools for Decision Making for the Aplachicola River BasinThe Apalachicola Region Resources on the web (ARROW) project provides access to data and interactive maps showing biological, hydrologic, recreational, and historic resources as well as local government planning data sets. The project covers the six counties bordering the Apalachicola River as well as Wakulla County. <BR><BR>This project showcase will a) summarize the key features of the ARROW website, b) demonstrate a decision support tool integrating biological resources data and the local government’s future land use maps that can support local decision making processes, and c) demonstrate an end-user interactive map for entering and retrieving records from a locational database on exotic invasive species in the ARROW region.<BR>
Chris JuddThe FDEP Library CatalogThis presentation will discuss the current multiphase project that will make use of Information Science fundamentals to build a new interface to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) library of 300 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) layers. The current interface, DataMiner, is a custom FDEP ArcGIS, Environmental Systems Research Institute’s (ESRI) desktop GIS product, extension that serves as a gateway to the GIS library. This tool employs very broad categories to organize the layers and provides a pick list, a list of options for user selection. This allows layers with predefined symbology, a method of representing map features and attributes with colors and shapes, to be added to a user’s ArcGIS map. The upgraded library catalog will encapsulate the browse and search features of a library catalog, allowing a more granular data taxonomy. A portion of the project will be dedicated to properly cataloging and organizing the data utilizing Information Science principles. Additionally, the upgrade will allow user-contributed layers and reference data sharing services such as ArcIMS, ESRI’s Internet Mapping Server that will allow FDEP users to consume data from both internal and external entities.
Justin SaarinenExtending the ArcHydro tools for watershed modeling.The evolution of automated GIS tools implemented for processing hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) model parameters has been rapid. ESRI’s current implementation, ArcHydro, supports most models which meet FEMA standards for dendritic watershed studies. The terrains of many watersheds in Southwest Florida are non-dendritic, (basins which drain into themselves), consequently, not readily supported by ArcHydro. Jones Edmunds has developed tools which extend ArcHydro’s capabilities to support H&H models for closed-basins as well as other applicable functions for watershed modeling studies in Southwest Florida. These functions include: Existing subbasin verification, improved closed subbasin delineation, element naming, impervious area and curve number, time of concentration, overflow and parabolic weirs, channel polygon, stage-area-volume, and floodplain mapping.
Suzanne KishSpatially Integrated Model for Pollutant Loading: Automating pollutant load estimation for major drainage basins.The Florida Department of Environmental Protection NPDES MS4 Phase 1 compliance requires “reporting of pollutant loads by basin." Historically, this has been accomplished with an empirical formula which considers the effects of climate, landuse and landcover, and best management practices (BMP) features within major drainage basins. The Spatially Integrated Model for Pollutant Loading (SIMPL) has been developed to house this entire procedure within the ArcMap 9.x interface. This implementation takes advantage of ArcMap’s ability to integrate spatial features with relational databases and access their expansive object model interfaces. For each run, results are stored in a geodatabase organized by drainage basin, pollutant source, and individual pollutant loads.
Jacob CobleTLCViewer Mobile ApplicationThe TLCViewer Mobile Application is a MapObjects-based application primarily intended for field and mobile uses. The Mobile Application can be customized by the user and it has around 1,000 deployments in law enforcement, EMS, property appraisal and environmental departments of Leon County and the City of Tallahassee. The TLCViewer Mobile Application has GPS and data-creation capabilities. For example, the application can be used for rapid damage assessment.
Michele LundeenA Sampling of Mobile GIS SolutionsA demonstration of mobile GIS solutions for field data collection and data verification. Solutions include an application for damage assessment based on the FEMA forms, an application for emergency first responders, and an application for utility field workers.
Michele Lundeen What`s New in ArcGIS 9.1This presentation will highlight the new features in the ArGIS 9.1 desktop products with emphasis on productivity enhancements, Model Builder, and new extensions including Network Analyst.
Ed DipollinaNext Generation Permit Management Systems-Case Study: Water Use Permitting for the Suwannee River Water Management District.This presentation shows how a number of technologies are put together to build a permit management system, including a Workflow engine, Geographic Information Systems, and the use of Web services and Smart Clients, for deploying web based systems with a rich user interface.<BR>The presented Case Study is a Water Use Permitting for the Suwannee River Water Management District. The goal of the project is to improve the District’s water use permitting information management processes and develop a Water Use database that stores tabular and spatial data associated with each Water Use and Water Well permit. These efforts will enable the District to effectively gather and maintain accurate up-to-date information from the Water Use and Water Well permits and their permittees, for improved customer service, enhanced management reporting, and streamlining of internal procedures. It is also intended to develop a long term information technology vision, to improve information management, plan future modules and features to the WUP process and overall to increase the value of the use of technology, for customers and District’s staff.
Ed DiPollinaMaking GIS easy to use-Sample case studies of GIS Users Interfaces. GIS technologies are increasingly popular, moving from map making, and sophisticated analysis, to using spatial information in mission critical processes for the organization.<BR>As a consequence most users of geographic information have little or no GIS experience. In order to deal with this challenge, application designers must look for innovative and creative ways of creating GIS interfaces that are pleasant and easy to use. We can make an advanced GIS application with many features, but if users don’t adopt it, the organization won’t benefit from the investment.<BR>The presentation will include general guidelines on how to make GIS systems pleasant and easy to use, and how they apply to various case studies in different environments (web mapping, desktop and mobile).
John E. Matthews, PLS“Utilizing GIS and Remote Sensing in an Interactive Multi-Discipline Environment”<BR>Please see Word document e-mailed to Scott Weisman.<BR>
Michael AndersonGIS to Forecast Potential Interchange Land Use PatternsThe Alabama Department of Transportation is currently completing the design and working on the construction of a highway, to be designated Interstate 22, between Birmingham, AL and Memphis, TN. As part of this effort, a forecast of potential interchange land use patterns are being developed to assist in the possible implementation of access management strategies to minimize the impact of the development. This process utilizes GIS software and available data for the specific counties in which Interstate 22 will travel to obtain a collection of sensitivity variables. Each of these variables is developed into a single GIS layer and segmented based on a suitability scale. When finished, the GIS software is used to summarize the variables and assist in identifying the most likely land use pattern for each interchange along the corridor.
Maria MartinezThe Pollutant Load Screening Model - Conversion of AML-Based Model to ArcGIS 9.0 Using Model BuilderThe Pollutant Load Screening Model (PLSM) is a Geographic Information System (GIS) model that estimates pollutant loads based on land use. The original PLSM was developed by staff at the St. Johns River Water Management District (District) as part of the 1995 District Water Management Plan to help local governments resolve water management issues and make planning decisions. The model was first created using Arc-Macro Language (AML) in ARC/INFO 7.2 GRID and has been used in the past by scientists and engineers in watershed modeling. However, its use is now limited as ‘new GIS Users’ are not familiar with AML. Since the PLSM was developed, ArcInfo has undergone significant interface and data management changes. Also, AML has been replaced as the main programming language for tool development to other languages like Visual Basic or Python. The District has fully implemented all of these changes, and GIS users are becoming very familiar the new ArcGIS. Of particular interest is the addition of Model Builder to ArcGIS in its 9.0 version, which provides a good transition program to duplicate the processes of the PLSM. The purpose of this project was to replicate the processes described in the original PLSM using Model Builder. The original documentation, “The Pollution Load Screening Model: A tool for the 1995 District Water Management Plan and the 1996 Local Government Water Resources Atlases” (Adamus and Bergman, 1998,) was used as the basis for this project.
Sam PalmerFlorida Geographic Data Library (FGDL) - What`s New The Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL) is a mechanism for distributing satellite imagery, aerial photographs and spatial (GIS) data throughout the state of Florida. Data is distributed on CD-ROM and DVD and via our download site. Our most current release of FGDL Data is Version 2004. Our previous release was FGDL Version 2003. <BR><BR>The FGDL is warehoused and maintained at the University of Florida`s GeoPlan Center, a GIS Research and Teaching Facility. There are currently over 350 layers of GIS data in the FGDL, including FDOR Tax Data, Land Use, Hydrology, Soils, Census, and several types of Remotely Sensed images, such as LandSat TM and Aerial Photography. <BR><BR>This presentation will be aimed at GIS users unfamiliar with the FGDL, as well as current FGDL users who want to learn about new and updated data and features in the library. Highlighted features include the new download website and the new ArcGIS 9.x extension developed specifically for the FGDL.<BR>
E. Christi SantiFWRI Data Management Tips and TricksThis presentation is a review of the GIS data management policies at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). The GIS data management team maintains FWC’s corporate GIS data. This collection of data includes two ArcSDE Oracle geodatabases, numerous CD and archive data holdings, and a terabyte of imagery which will be loaded into a third ArcSDE Oracle geodatabase. Keeping all this information accessible, available, and understandable is the key. This presentation will include tips and tricks on presentation of data to users, metadata documentation, database maintenance, and data archiving, as well as lessons learned.
Claudia PaskauskasGeneralizing Future Land Use Data for Central FloridaPresenter: Claudia Paskauskas, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council<BR><BR><BR><BR>Title: Generalizing Future Land Use Data for Central Florida<BR><BR>Claudia Paskauskas has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from UNA – FCG (União de Negócios e Administração Faculdade de Ciências Gerenciais) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil as well as a master’s degree in human resources with an emphasis in total quality from USMG (Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais), also in Belo Horizonte. She is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD). The GIS portion of her career began at the Florida Turnpike Authority. She has been with the ECFRPC for the past year and a half.<BR><BR><BR><BR>Abstract:<BR><BR>Because each local government develops its Future Land Use categorization system to serve its own vision, there are large variations among counties and municipalities. The ECFRPC has developed countywide generalized Future Land Use shapefiles for Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties. The agency gathered information in digital and hard copy formats, and then worked with the data as necessary to create datasets based on parcels where available. A crosswalk table was created to show how every county and municipal FLU category fits into a smaller number of generalized categories. Frequent comprehensive plan amendments mean that the information is constantly changing, and this presentation will also outline the methodology for periodic updates.<BR><BR><BR><BR>Length: 15 - 20 minutes + questions<BR><BR>Audiovisual Needs: LCD projector and screen<BR><BR>Can you provide your own AV equipment? No<BR><BR>Will you need a wireless network connection? No<BR>
Rene RodriguezGeodatabase Design for Maintaining/Supporting Business Processes for Public Works InfrastructureEnhancing the capabilities of a CMMS with a supporting GIS is becoming a standard for public works and utilities organizations. Designing a sound geodatabase to be used as the repository for the inventory, condition assessment and locational accuracy of local government assets is becoming a cornerstone of a complete Infrastructure Maintenance and Management Information System. The right design must support networked and non-networked objects such as sidewalks, roads, guardrails, storm inlets, traffic signs and signals, as well as the corresponding business processes around the management and maintenance of those objects. The repository must satisfy the needs of the organization, the computing environment and systems that will draw from it or interact with it. This paper offers a first-hand view at the design process, considerations, limitations and key success measures of an endeavor of this type, using as an example, the St. Johns County (Florida) Transportation Infrastructure Inventory and Asset Management Implementation.
Michael BrownMaximizing an Enterprise GISThis presentation details issues pertaining to the construction, design, development and maintenance of an Enterprise GIS. The presentation will portray GIS as the front-end and common denominator of accessing and managing multiple information systems inside government organizations. The presentation involves discussion pertaining to GIS data acquisition techniques, utilizing GPS and LiDAR, and then showcasing the latest ESRI technology to enhance deployment, maintenance, and distribution of an enterprise system.
Sitansu B PattnaikLand-cover update using High-resolution aerial imageryLand-cover change detection is process of comparing datasets from two time periods to identify the areas of change. Increase in the impervious regions is one of most important factors for city/county level planning due to its direct relation to urbanization. Currently, photo-interpretation is the primary process used to update land-cover maps. Mapping and identifying changes by photo-interpretation is a very time-consuming task. This study evaluates the potential of utilizing a guided process for faster photo-interpretation along with an automated process to map land-cover change using datasets with high spatial and low spectral information. The area considered was in northern Brevard county, FL. Land-cover changes from vegetation to impervious regions were identified by using imagery from year 2000(CIR) and 2004(CIR from ADS40 sensor) . The results and its applicability to regional mapping are discussed.<BR><BR>Keywords: Remote Sensing, GIS, Impervious , Mapping, Change Detection<BR>
Linc ClayLeveraging ArcSDE with Oracle Spatial - Part 2In this session last year, we discussed creating Oracle Spatial layers and registering them with ArcSDE. This year we will discuss creating Oracle Spatial views for use with ArcSDE, creating layers of mixed feature classes, and developing light-weight geoprocessing procedures. Attend this session to discover the powerful synergy of using ArcSDE and Oracle Spatial together.<BR>
Dixie Margaret DavisRe-engineering a web-based ArcSDE editing application for J2EEThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection has adopted the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform as its architectural platform and application development environment. Moving from an environment that supports primarily Oracle Forms and Microsoft-based applications to java technologies structured for the enterprise introduces numerous challenges and evolutionary changes. The purpose of this paper is to describe and explain some of the issues faced when migrating an existing ArcIMS web-editing application to the new J2EE environment. Discussion topics will include: a general overview of J2EE; J2EE frameworks, such as Java Server Faces (JSF); results from researching various technologies for the web-based editing of ArcSDE/Oracle features, and finally, critical design and implementation issues and their solutions.
Stephen HodgeInternet Mapping: Combining ArcIMS and SVGCombine the power of ArcIMS® with the interactivity of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to achieve data-rich, visually compelling, easy-to-use online maps. This presentation demonstrates a variety of map samples using this technique.<BR>
Bill TimminwUSDA NAIP Imagery and GeoExpress Tools with MrSID (and JPEG2000)GeoExpress Tools with MrSID (and JPEG2000) allows for the manipulation of the imagery provided by USDA National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP), The imagery is acquired during the 2005 agricultural growing season and is scheduled to be provided within a year of acquisition for $50 per County. In Florida it was proposed that 65 counties and 47,445 square miles be provided in 2,943 Quarter Quads. The following site show the counties coverage contracted in Florida as of September 22, 2005 with collection to be done by Land Air Mapping:<BR>The NAIP imagery provides for a one meter ground sample distance (GSD) with a horizontal accuracy that matches within three meters of a reference ortho image providing updated digital ortho photography, and a two meter GSD image that matches within 10 meters of reference ortho imagery to support USDA programs that require current imagery acquired during the agricultural growing season but do not require high horizontal accuracy. The reference ortho imagery is mosaicked digital ortho quarter quads (DOQs) in the Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database (MrSID) format. The tiles within the mosaic cover a 3.75 x 3.75 minute quarter quadrangle and a 360 meter buffer on all four sides rectified to the UTM coordinate system as compressed county mosaics (CCM) MrSID.<BR>GeoExpress Tools provides powerful image manipulation tools for existing MrSID or JPEG 2000 imagery as a low cost, high-power, edit-only station. The Tools software product can be combined with cartridge enabled licenses providing a network encoding option enabling encoding from remote locations and provides instantaneous viewing and manipulation locally and/or over networks while maintaining maximum image quality with no noticeable reduction in image quality and instant, seamless, browsing of massive images with no waiting, no tiles, and no proxies and for fast transmission of vast amounts of imagery across networks and on the Internet.<BR>The features and functionality of the Tools product will be presented in this presentation. <BR>
Brian M. McKay, CT GIS/LISSub-basin Delineation in Urban and Rural Watersheds Using ArcHydro Tools with LiDAR-Based Terrain Data: A Case Study in Southwest FloridaAutomated watershed sub-basin delineation is performed using ArcHydro Tools to leverage the availability of highly detailed terrain data and secondary drainage feature information. Ardaman & Associates, Inc., is conducting a floodplain evaluation of the Big Slough watershed, encompassing a 195-square mile region in Southwest Florida. The watershed is characterized by large depressional features and little vertical relief, presenting a practical challenge with respect to the effective use of the Tools. The surface model can be better prepared for “automated” sub-basin delineation by combining the very large terrain models (derived from LiDAR data) with highly detailed secondary flow path information and a set of protocols for assigning detailed sub-basin drainage points. As a result of this type of pre-processing, the product surface model is created with enough detail for ArcHydro Tools to interpret surface drainage characteristics. This also provides accurate sub-basin delineations to use in model parameterization. These sub-basins are more precise and efficiently reproducible than delineations from traditional methods.<BR><BR>Brian M. McKay, CT GIS/LIS<BR>Shirish Bhat, Ph.D.<BR>Matthew Shade<BR>Nestor Aceituno, E.I.<BR><BR>Ardaman & Associates, Inc.<BR>Orlando, Florida<BR>
Amanda WarnerAirphotos and Images to GIS: A demonstration with ENVIFor many years, remote sensing and GIS have been complementary applications. With the wide availability of airphotos and high resolution satellite images, the need to integrate imagery and GIS is stronger than ever. In this demonstration, the ENVI software will be used to show image analysis of Quickbird imagery to create maps of pervious and impervious surfaces, wetland delineation from airphotos, spatial feature extraction using spectral image information, creation of GIS layers, methods to interact with ArcGIS from ENVI, change detection analysis products from the Indonesian Tsunami, automatic image coregistration tools, and if time and interest permit, DEM extraction of Mount St. Helen’s from stereo imagery. This demonstration will have the GIS professional in mind who is getting acquainted with remotely sensed imagery and wants to know more ways to incorporate remotely sensed data into his/her GIS.
Courtney Hart Using Hyperspectral Imagery to Detect Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the St. Johns RiverThe St. Johns River is a 500-km low-gradient, black water river in northeast Florida. The Lower St. Johns River basin (LSJRB) encompasses the final 170 km of the river and is subject to tidal exchange and reverse flow events. In the lower basin, the St. Johns is wide (ca. 3-5 km) and shallow (< 2 m), and there is a broad littoral shelf frequently supporting meadows of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). <BR>Several projects worldwide have been successful in detecting and identifying SAV using airborne hyperspectral imagery. This study describes the image-processing methodology that was developed for 2003 airborne hyperspectral imagery to determine the extent of SAV in the lower basin of the St. Johns River. <BR>Five hyperspectral images and their associated ground-truth data, along with reflectance data collected in the field, were used in the creation of a spectral library to be applied to a broader collection of hyperspectral images. Preliminary analysis indicated that this approach may be utilized as a basin-wide SAV mapping tool and recommendations have been developed for future remote sensing data collection concerning the LSJRB-SAV project at the St. Johns River Water Management District. <BR>
Prentiss LundGoSpatialGoSpatial:<BR>GoSpatial is a web-based GIS application for mid to large organizations such as Electric and Gas Utilities, SeaPorts and AirPorts. It’s intense querying, analysis and reporting capability allows GoSpatial to act as a replacement for many ArcView ArcGIS users. The result is a low cost, easy to use and low maintenance GIS data access and delivery solution that can be used by anyone from the field crew to an executive in an organization. GoSpatial is designed with a modular architecture to provide the appropriate levels of functionality. Modules include a base module, work order management, economic development, editing, redline, security and administration, project management and others. The current version of GoSpatial uses ESRI’s ArcIMS, ColdFusion and dHTML/JavaScript. <BR>Reference Clients: City of Winston-Salem, NC; Jacksonville, FL Airport Authority, Southern Company, Santa Rosa County, FL.<BR>


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