2007 SHRUG GIS Work Shop
November 13th-14th
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center - Tallahassee, FL
 
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NameTitle of PosterDescriptionPoster Type
Jay JohnsonCreating an "Effective Karst" Theme for the Leon County Aquifer Vulnerability Assessment (LAVA)The Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department contracted with Advanced Geospatial, Inc (AGI) to develop an aquifer vulnerability model for Leon County (LAVA). An effective karst features theme was needed as input to AGI`s model and the Tallahassee-Leon County Interlocal GIS was responsible for creating this layer. The methods used to create this theme are presented here. For more info: http://www.adgeo.net/lava.phpSpatial Analysis or Visualization
Mike KissaneFunctionality vs Usability in a GIS Web ApplicationAs the number of GIS applications available to the general public increases it is becoming increasingly difficult to provide the functionality that GIS professionals have come to expect but provide the ease of use the public needs. It is the job of the GIS Developer to Balance the level of functionality and usability to provide the most rewarding experience to the user.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
William Pollock, AICPAgricultural Water BMPs: Protecting Quality & Conserving QuantityThis poster summarizes the mission and operations of the FDACS Office of Agricultural Water Policy with desciptions of related actions, geography, systems, and references, as well as some examples of GIS mapping. Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Alan BakerWakulla Spring BasinThe Wakulla Spring Basin encompasses the entire "springshed" of Wakulla Spring. This springshed was created by using scientific data that identifies all the surface and groundwater sources that contribute discharge to Wakulla Spring. Although this boundary fluctuates seasonally, it is a good approximation of the area that contributes water to the spring. This information can be used by planners and water resource professionals to aid in the protection of Wakulla Spring. Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Ritha MtengaFlorida Well Surveillance ProgramWell survey program is to assist DEP in a risk based prioritization system of Petroleum and Drycleaner sites to determine the order of cleanup. <BR>Once a week, we received a text file from YORK STB (DEP) listing the Facility IDs that are being requested.<BR>We Review these data to see if there is any Duplicate or was Previous requested.<BR><BR>The survey requests will distribute to the all the Counties. (67)<BR>The county locates and GPS the facility or risk source and representative wells.<BR>Identify potable wells within an area (500ft of the facility or risk source and all the large wells >100,000gl/day) within ½ mile and sample a stuffiest number of representative wells to determine if contamination is present.<BR>County Send the coordinates (Lat. & Long.) To HSEW<BR>HSEW link the the data to Well Surveillance Database and use Arc Map to create a map.<BR>To verify the accuracy of the map HSEW use Earth Google.<BR><BR>Spatial Analysis or Visualization
John CroweApplication of New Technologies & Techniques to Flood Zone Mapping in Northwest FloridaThis poster shows some of the new technologies and techniques, used by the Northwest Florida Water Management District, for the FEMA map modernization effort.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Lawrence A. GordonHABITAT PARK AT CAPITAL CIRCLE OFFICE COMPLEX Habitat Park is a popular hiking area for government workers and local residents living near the state owned Capital Circle Office Complex in southeastern Tallahassee, Florida. The main attractions are the white, sand covered trails that wind through the tree covered park and the small lake located near the center. Dead, ash-colored oak trees line the rim of the lake adding a “ghostly appearance” to the otherwise robust vegetation around the perimeter of the park.<BR> A walk down the hill from the north side of the Capital Circle Office Complex to the entrance of the park near the intersection of Capital Circle and Shumard Oaks Boulevard takes the hiker across the boundary of two major physiographic features, the Tallahassee Hills and the Gulf Coastal Lowlands. Each region has its own unique hydrology, geology and ecology. Also, this transition zone is an area where stormwater runoff drains into sinkholes and lakes and can be a significant pollution threat to the drinking water resources of the Floridan Aquifer and the popular springs of southern Leon and Wakulla counties<BR> This poster is a mosaic of the natural features of the Habitat Park and surrounding area including the Capital Circle Office Complex. <BR>Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Jim CichonAquifer Vulnerability AssessmentsThe primary purpose of an aquifer vulnerability assessment (AVA) project is to provide a science-based, water-resource management tool to help minimize adverse impacts on ground-water quality, including focused protection of sensitive areas like springsheds and ground-water recharge zones. The AVA model results are intended to have many uses, and include: (1) augmenting development of wastewater and infrastructure management guidelines; (2) establishing best management practices for land use and other practices; (3) prioritizing sensitive land acquisition for conservation; and (4) helping identify potential areas of concern for potable well contamination and directing water quality sampling. In addition, model results are also intended to be combined with other map overlays and datasets to help develop derivative tools such as aquifer protection zone maps. Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Janis PaulsenWater Quality Changes in the Weeki Wachee SpringComparing land use changes to the water quality changes over time for the Weeki Wachee Spring.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Ned CakeLitter On A Stick By Any Other Name............A poster outlining the processed used by TLCGIS and Leon County Growth & Env Management to create and maintain a mapable database of billboards within unincorporated Leon County. The database is maintained by Non-GIS staff as part of the regular permitting activity. Billboard permits are then extracted and mapped daily with an automation process as a GIS feature class.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Chris DuclosThe Development of Nationally Consistent Environmental Health Indicators in the Florida EPHT ProgramThis poster provides an introduction to national efforts to standardize public health indicators regarding environmental exposures. In addition, the poster discusses GIS mapping and visualization of indicator data.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Gary CookDetermining Impact of Changing A Regulatory LineThis is how we use GIS to determine the impact of moving the Coastal Construction Control Line in a developed area. We are currently researching areas with high beach erosion rates to determine if the CCCL needs to be moved. This is an example of one area in Gulf County and how it affects property owners if the CCCL is changed.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Latrincy WhitehurstANALYSIS OF POPULATION IN ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDAThis poster presentation shows an analysis of population in Alachua County in 1999. A number of maps are included to show percent population total, percent of population growth, percent of total population with no high school diploma, percent of total population in poverty, percent of total poluation with less than 150% poverty, and percent of total poulation with an annual income of less than $25,000.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Laurel Harduar MoranoDefining the investigation area for a cancer incidence study using GISThe residents of a number of neighborhoods in South Miami, Florida were concerned about arsenic groundwater contamination discovered in their neighborhoods over the past 6 years. In response to these concerns, the Florida Department of Health performed a cancer incidence data analysis for the affected neighborhoods in South Miami. However, in order to conduct the study a geographic exposure area needed to be determined. This poster summarizes the process of defining census tracts that encompass the exposure area.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Aarthy Sabesan3 D Geo-Simulations for Environmental Decision Making Human perception of environmental change is greatly influenced by visual representations of change scenarios. These play a significant role in the cognitive appreciation of change and consequently, the outcome of the decision involving the change. Visualization systems enabling virtual representations of the concept are increasing recognized as fundamental requirements for reliable assessment of environmental decisions. Traditionally, photographs and perspective drawings have been used to assess the human perception of landscape change and the aesthetics of change. With recent advancements in graphics and processing speeds, observing environmental change scenarios with rich visualizations and visually realistic rendering in 3D space are emerging and are discussed.<BR><BR>Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Aarthy SabesanDetecting Environmental Change – A Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Land Use Dynamics in Hillsborough County, FloridaMan induced impacts on the environment via land use shifts have increased manifolds in the last 300 years. Between 1982 and1997, there has been a 34% increase in urban built-up land uses in the United State, and, a substantial proportion (1/3rd) of these increases originated from the southern states of the country. As one of the fastest growing cities in US, Tampa, Florida has experienced significant urban growth and associated land use shifts in recent years. In an attempt to quantifying the environmental and socio-economic impacts of these shifts, an initial assessment of the land use trends and dynamics within the Hillsborough County, FL are studied and discussed. Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Andrea B. ChavezThe Florida Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program: Red Palm Mite Survey Monitoring through GIS The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program is working with FDACS and USDA to identify pathways for the introduction of the red palm mite (Raoiella indica) into Florida and to identify high risk sites to focus detection surveys. Geographic information was utilized in the field via ArcPad on Personal Digital Assistants (PDA). A total of 535 sites in 10 southern Florida counties were surveyed. Sentinel sites were established for future monitoring.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Calvin DeSouzaArbovirus Activity in FloridaThe poster will show the how arbovirus`s spread throughout the year in Florida.Spatial Analysis or Visualization