2007 SHRUG GIS Work Shop
November 15th-16th
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center - Tallahassee, FL
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Posters (Poster List)
NameTitle of PosterDescriptionPoster Type
John Sykes IIIFlorida Historic Hurricane Tracks (1851-2005)Poster visually demonstrates that there is no "safe" location in the entire state of Florida when it comes to Hurricane and Tropical Storm strikes. Poster shows 369 Hurricane & TS Tracks between 24.4°N, 31°N 79°W and 89°W with 209 of these making landfall somewhere in the state of Florida.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Christopher B. PorterFlorida Newborn Screening Program Sickle Cell Case Study (2002-2005)In order to improve access to lifesaving care for children diagnosed with sickle cell disease, the Florida Department of Health`s Newborn Screening Program studied the relationship between various factors and the quality of care received, defined as a standard of care as the time from birth to treatment with prophylactic antibiotics. Surprisingly, distance from the nearest state-contracted expert care facility was not only not a factor in increasing the delay to treatment, but those children farthest out in the field often received the best treatment. This poster delves into the reasons why, and the actions undertaken as a result that greatly improved healthcare for many children in our state thanks to the use of GIS technology.Project Presentation
Aisa CericArc Hydro – A Framework for Presenting Water Quality Status and Trends in the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictThe St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) was created by the Florida Legislature in 1972 as one of five water management districts in Florida. SJRWMD’s mission is to manage water resources to ensure their continued availability while maximizing environmental and economic benefits. <BR><BR>In order to better address water quality issues for its Surface Water Quality Monitoring (SWQM) program an Arc Hydro data model was created. Primary data sources for the model were the District surface water catchments and the 100K National Hydrography Dataset, which was modified for the needs of the project. The SWQM Program has used Arc Hydro as a building block for generation and characterization of drainage areas associated with its trend water quality monitoring sites. The poster presents the SJRWMD Arc Hydro data model and summary of the 2004 water quality status and trends assessment. <BR>Project Presentation
Jay JohnsonCompass Rose: Leon CountyThe traditional cartographic element known as the "Compass Rose" was originally created as a sailing aid that represented the winds used by sailors in times of yore. Today this device is still commonly seen on maps as a directional reference and also lives on as an artistic element that adds flourishes to furniture, floors, and even ceilings. In the whimsical interpretation of the compass rose created for this display, LIDAR surfaces from throughout Leon County are used to create a "stained glass" rendering of the landforms of our surroundings. This intersection of cartography and art displays the diversity of geomorphology, elevation, and man’s footprint throughout the county. See if you can spot some of the county`s recognizable landmarks. <BR><BR><BR>Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Jay JohnsonIf GIS Geeks Ran Hollywood...Coming soon, to a theater near you!Project Presentation
John Sykes IIIFlorida Historic Hurricane Tracks (1851-2005) Poster visually demonstrates that there is no "safe" location in the entire state of Florida when it comes to Hurricane and Tropical Storm strikes. Poster shows 369 Hurricane & TS Tracks between 24.4°N, 31°N 79°W and 89°W with 209 of these making landfall somewhere in the state of Florida. Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Valerie JohnsonCreating 3D Images with ArcSceneESRI`s ArcScene product can be used to create 3D images of a digital<BR>elevation model. There are many settings that have to be "fiddled" with<BR>to make an image that looks good. This poster shows how to manipulate<BR>settings in ArcScene to create a 3D image.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
John CroweDeer Point Lake WatershedA graphical look at the Deer Point Lake Watershed.Did Not Make Selection
Kristy M. CapobiancoMapping Utilities with Mobile GIS Applications Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) with the assistance of Reynolds, Smith and Hills (RS&H) has entered an era of mobile GIS data collection to improve horizontal and vertical accuracy of final As-Built drawings of water and sewer lines. With the increasing demand and need for accurate data, this project requires RS&H to collect global positioning system (GPS) data using a Trimble® GeoXH™ handheld unit coupled with a Zephyr™ antenna to acquire 8-inch horizontal accuracy. A digital level is also being used to establish the elevations of these assets. <BR>Once the field data is collected, RS&H post-processes it to obtain the highest horizontal accuracy possible and outputs it in GIS and CAD formats. The newly collected data is checked for discrepancies against the construction drawings and if none exist the final As-Built drawing is created. If there are discrepancies the changes must be accepted by the inspector before the final As-Built drawing is submitted to JEA. <BR>Project Presentation
Ruili LangEH WATERThe State of Florida has developed an ArcIMS-based web application to assist the 67 independent County Health Departments (CHD¡¯s). The program is designed to detect contamination plumes in groundwater by monitoring potable wells. Wells are located spatially, using GPS, and analyzed for potential chemicals of concern. EH Water allows each local CHD to spatially view their own data, perform limited data analysis, and make informed decisions based upon their findings. EH Water has proven to be a cost effective tool to identify and track contaminant movement and safeguard water supplies. Above are four examples using analysis tools: locating a risk source, tracking petroleum plume movement, tracking drycleaner solvents movement, and scheduling sampling routes.<BR><BR>Project Presentation
Lawrence A. Gordon, P.G.Assessment of Chlorinated Solvent Contamination in Private Drinking WellsThis poster describes the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection roles in assessing a groundwater contamination plume in Bradford, County, Florida. The DOH located and sampled drinking water wells in the impacted area. The DEP installed monitoring wells and evaluated the source and movement of the plume. Together, the combined investigations resulted in an understanding of the causes of the contamination and the potential effects on the environment and human health. Global Positions System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS)methods were used and summarized in the poster. Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Lawrence A. Gordon, P.G.Deerwood Subdivision Contamination PlumeThis poster is digital orthophoto of the Deerwood Subdivision Groundwater Contamination Plume in Bradford, County, Florida. Inverse Distance Weighted (IDW) spatial anaysis was used to generate a computer generated graphic overlay of the groundwater contamination plume on the orthophoto. The poster is a companion to the project poster entitled "Assessment of Chlorinated Solvent Contamination in Private Drinking Wells". Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Chris DuclosUsing ArcGIS and a Spatial Epidemiology Tool to Evaluate Birth Defects in FloridaIn 2003, the Florida Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health, Office of Environmental Public Health and Medicine (FDOH) began working on a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT). The purpose of this EPHT initiative was to study environmental hazards and potentially associated health outcomes (spatial and temporal analysis with GIS). One of the goals of EPHT was to find and evaluate spatial epidemiological tools for use in ArcGIS. The Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) is an automated tool that utilizes a combination of statistics and GIS for disease mapping and risk analyis. The RIF was originally developed by the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London. The FDOH was selected by the CDC to Beta-Test the RIF and is evaluating the utility of the software using selected birth defects.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Aisa CericSTATUS NETWORK WATER QUALITY SAMPLING WITHIN THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT: THE FIRST SAMPLING CYCLEDuring the last several years, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been working together to implement a new kind of water quality monitoring network, known as the Status Monitoring Network. This is a probabilistic network whereby 30 randomly selected sites of each of six inland water body types are sampled only once in a specific area of the state called a Reporting Unit. The main advantages of the Status Network are two-fold 1) elimination of sampling bias in the data collection and 2) establishment of a database that can be used for determination of statewide or region-wide conditions. FDEP contracted the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) to sample surface water quality sites in its area. During the period 2000 to 2003 one of four basins in the SJRWMD was sampled each year and 30 samples were collected for every of four surface water body types (high-order streams, low-order streams, large lakes, and small lakes) in each basin. The Ocklawaha River Basin was sampled in 2000, followed by the St. Marys and Nassau Basins in 2001, the Lower St. Johns River Basin in 2002, and the Upper St. Johns River Basin in 2003. This poster presents results from the first four-year sampling cycle of the Status Network within the SJRWMD for the surface waters. Project Presentation
Andrea ChavezThe Florida Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program in Florida: Survey Monitoring and Pest Detection through GISThe Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program is a combined effort by state and federal agricultural agencies to conduct surveillance, detection, and monitoring of exotic plant pests of agricultural and natural plant resources and biological control agents. The program’s major goals are early detection of pests before establishment, collection and management of survey data, and determining areas of possible elevated risk. <BR>The CAPS program has integrated GIS-related applications into several survey activities to improve data collection quality. A major focus has been the implementation of the hot zone approach that integrates risk information from various sources in order to target areas of highest susceptibility for pest introductions. Collection and management of field data has improved with the use of ArcPad and Personal Digital Assistant’s (PDA). Our repeated survey efforts and GIS-related processing methodologies produced potential maps of high risk zones, supported the implementation of sound pest detection strategies, and served ICS (Instant Command System) emergency projects. <BR>Project Presentation
Erika BrandenburgApplying GIS to Innovative Brownfield Redevelopment Prioritization and Management SolutionsBrownfields projects include site inventories, analysis of historical, social, economic and environmental data, health monitoring, risk management, redevelopment planning, Phase I & II site assessments, cleanup, community outreach, contractor management, grant/funding management and reporting. Firstly, a tool is needed to organize all data in a user-friendly format for all stakeholders to view. Secondly, a tool is needed to analyze indicators to qualify and rank properties in line for potential redevelopment. GIS can be utilized to accomplish both goals. GIS can compile information including: community development plans, transportation services, water sources, city maps, hazardous releases, businesses, population demographics, housing, infrastructure, public health, zoning and land use, and economic, social and environmental factors. The GIS can then spatially organize all information in order to prioritize brownfield sites in terms of which have the greatest potential for job creation, expansion of businesses, enhanced tax bases, community pride, and housing opportunities.Project Presentation
Greg MauldinEstimating Nutrient Loadings in the Woodville Recharge BasinThe WAM Model, developed by Soil and Water Engineering Technologies, (SWET), of Gainesville, Florida is a combination engineering and ArcView 3x geospatial model used for generating predicted nutrient loadings to the surface and groundwater. WAM also produces predicted daily time-series data for stage, depth, velocity, flow conditions, as well as, nutrient concentration levels for total suspended solids, nitrogen, phosphorous, and biological oxygen demand. Additionally, WAM produces ESRI Grid datasets which represent annual loading values for the aforementioned nutrients. This pposter describes a case study for a WAM application in the Woodville Recharge Basin, located in Leon County, Florida. The context of this EPA funded study is presented. Additionally, required input geodatasets, required input engineering and climatologic paramters and output results are described.Project Presentation
Latrincy WhitehurstA Comparative Study of Remote Sensing Data and Ground-Truth Water Quality Data This poster will give an abstract of the overall research project. It will include the objectives of the project, the study sites, methodology for ground-truthing and spectral analyses, the chlorophyll algorithm, some preliminary results, and suggesstions for future analyses. Student Entry
Lauren ShapiroState of Florida Reference MapThis map was created using ArcInfo 9.1 and Spatial Analyst as a statewide marketing map and in-house reference. A USGS 1:250,000 Statewide DEM was used to create a HILLSHADE with 10x exaggeration. The DEM is displayed with a 50% transparency and draped over the HILLSHADE to produce the topographic 3D effect. NOAA Southeast Bathymetric Contour data was converted to a TIN and then to GRID to enhance the visual effects of the map for the areas off shore. BEBR data is the source for the population and permit inset maps. The other inset maps include the Regional Planning Council, Water Management and FDOT District boundaries, as well as labels for all counties, state conservation lands, military facilities, major roads and airports, and all WilsonMiller Offices.Did Not Make Selection
Scott WeismanTorreya State ParkThis poster was developed out of a summer project as a masters student in GIS. This project was initiated through the Geography Department of Florida State University and the Florida Parks Service at Torreya State Park. The idea was to develop a kiosk sized poster that displayed the trails in 3D views and various perspectives of showing relief of this unique part of Florida. Smaller maps of the trails were also prepared for park visitors.Student Entry
Beverly RenardVarious GIS/Cartography Projects at FREACThe poster features some of the GIS and Cartography projects at FREAC.Did Not Make Selection
Ken IveyBeaches of South Walton County, Florida: Beach Access Improvement Plan (July, 2006)This map indicates beach access points and facility services in South Walton County, Florida. This map is used for regional marketing purposes and in-house reference for Walton County Tourist Development Council. The map was created using ArcInfo 9.1 and Adobe Photoshop.<BR><BR>Data sources: Walton County Tourist Development Council; Florida Natural Areas Inventory; and Florida Department of Transportation<BR>Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Ned CakePreliminary Development Site Analysis Using ModelBuilder and Geoprocessing ToolsThis poster outlines a Geoprocessing model created for daily staff use which completes a preliminary environmental analysis using existing data sets. <BR><BR>In Leon County, properties are regularly proposed for development only to find that expenditures to meet environmental regulatory requirements will be too costly and the project will ultimately fail. Unfortunately, all too often this realization comes well after the developer has invested a significant amount of time, effort, and money going through a site plan review process. In order to better inform a potential developer of such conditions on a site, TLCGIS Staff has created a preliminary site analysis tool using ArcGIS’s Model Builder extension and Geoprocessing Tools. The tool provides a GIS analysis of environmentally sensitive areas on a proposed development site which may include multiple parcels and multiple environmentally sensitive features. Using standard geoprocessing tools and methods this task may take several hours of work by a trained GIS Professional. Using the Preliminary Site Analysis Tool takes planning staff about 4 minutes per site to run the model and an additional 20 to provide a map with tabular analysis for the developer. Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Khaleda HatimSample Maps of FIHS and SISI prepared a Poster for SHRUG GIS Workshop. I talked to Mr. Lee Hartsfield. He suggested me to send you an email. <BR><BR>Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Jennifer Williams, RS, MPHPublic Health Hazard & Vulnerability AssessmentDisasters are defined by a community’s ability to deal with hazards (i.e. hurricanes, dam failures, biological/chemical terrorism, etc). Disasters are a threat to the public’s health because they cause abrupt increases in illness, injury or death; disruption of the healthcare infrastructure; population infrastructure; psychological stress; and/or changes in the environment. Although many communities have engaged in hazard risk assessment, the public health impacts may not have been considered. <BR><BR>The systematic identification of potential hazards in the community is a valuable step in the establishment of appropriate preparedness measures. Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) focuses on the identification of potential hazards, vulnerabilities and resources in the community. This provides the foundation for additional planning and specifies potential losses so that communities are able to prioritize funding and programming.<BR><BR>This poster demonstrates the use of GIS to map hazards and vulnerabilities for public health preparedness.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Jennifer Williams, RS, MPHPublic Health Hazard &Vulnerability AssesmentDisasters are defined by a community`s ability to deal with hazards (i.e. hurricanes, dam failures, biological/chemical terrorism, etc). Disasters are a threat to the public’s health because they cause abrupt increases in Illness, injury or death; disruption of the healthcare infrastructure; population infrastructures; psychological stress; and/or changes in the environment. Although many communities have engaged in hazard risk assessment, the public health impacts may not have been considered.Spatial Analysis or Visualization