2008 SHRUG GIS Work Shop
November 19th-20th
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center - Tallahassee, FL
 
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SHRUG Presentation Schedule (Times and presentations subject to change)
Wednesday November 19th
Thursday November 20th
NameTitle of PaperDescription
Bill TimminsGEO-COLLABORATIONMap2PDF offers an easy cost-effective means for sharing geospatial information. Non-GIS users at no cost without the need for GIS applications, databases or any knowledge of how they work can then: View maps; Turn layers on and off; Query attributes; Add symbols, redlines and notes as shapefiles, and Display coordinates. GeoPDFs can be shared or added shape files exported back into the GIS database. Examples for EMS, land ownership, utilities, and natural resources will be provided.
Lance AndrePrecision GPS Data Collection from Multi-Meter to MillimeterThis technical session discusses the nearly all the numerous error sources that affect GPS and how each of them can be eliminated to produce nearly perfect geodetic positions to the millimeter level. This presentation is ideally suited for a wide range of GPS users from GIS managers and field data collectors to professional surveyors. Lastly we will discuss proper metadata documentation and data validation techniques necessary for reliable and repeatable GPS derived spatial information.
John Sykes IIIFactors Affecting Geospatial Analyses in GIS ApplicationsMost users are not aware of the degree that the accuracy of the various data sources play in the results they obtain performing basic GIS tasks such as spatial joins and buffering. The degree to which the accuracy of the output is affected by the accuracy of the input features is discussed and an organized approach to remedying these problems is presented.
Chris Judd and Eric BrockwellArcGIS Server 9.3: The JavaScript APIWith the advent of the JavaScript API at 9.3, ArcGIS Server becomes a much more accessible platform for serving data and maps over the web. This presentation will discuss the questions: "Why web services?", "Why ArcGIS Server?" and "Why JavaScript API?"
Jennifer MorganSpatial Implications of Municipal Sex Offender Residency Restrictions in Bay County, Florida, 2005 - 2007This study compares the spatial effects of sex offender residency in Bay County, FL from 2005-2007. The study examines how sex offender residency geographic distribution has changed in Bay County, FL since the enactment of municipal sex offender residency restrictions.
Brenda BurroughsGot Data.... Now What...Are you getting the most out of your data? It's one thing to collect vast amounts of high-quality imagery; it's another to translate the data info the insightful information you need to make solid business decisions. This session will profile the use of impervious for stormwater assessment and modeling, vegetation mapping for pollution modeling and carbon sequestration, land use mapping for urban planning, and land cover mapping for environmental protection and wateshed management.
Tripp Corbin, CFM, GISPCollect Digital data with a Pen & PaperThe Capturx digital pen extension for ArcGIS allows users to collect digital field data quickly and easily using paper maps and a pen. Users simply select a feature from the map’s legend and draw it on the map with the Capturx pen. When the pen is connected to your computer, it downloads the markups to your Geodatabase or Shapefile. This is a great solution for a limited budget or with a staff of non- GIS people. If they can use a pen and a read a paper map then they can collect data.
Coraliz Cordero-KrollGoing "Mobile" with Damage AssessmentsAccurate Damage Assessments are critical for city, county and state response and FEMA reimbursement after a major event. Driven by Lee County, a comprehensive application was developed on ESRI's ArcGIS Server Mobile framework to provide data collection with LIVE SYNCRONIZATION capabilities. The session will cover the initial application design, lessons learned, and the re-design. If you have ArcGIS Server, this is the best way to get the ‘state’ of your community back to the office ASAP.
Juna PapajorgjiA Web-GIS Building Permit Tracker Built with Open Technology Using a Participatory ApproachThe Building Permit Tracker consists of a suite of web-based geospatial applications which support the operations of the building permits and building inspections. Public users can view the results of plan examinations, schedule and view inspection results and identify staff assigned to their construction site. The Building Permits Tracker was developed entirely in-house by the GIS Division of the Growth Management Department, with Open Technology and using a Participatory Design approach.
C Henry DepewMaking Your Presentation Making your presentation understandable to those in attendance is important. The purpose of this presentation is to suggest ways to make, and not to make, your presentation.
C HenryData Accuracy Considerations The accuracy of your map depends on the relative accuracy of the underlying data/information used to create the map. It is the purpose of this presentation to provide some ideas for consideration when selecting data/information in your map development.
Ruth Roaza and Ernie RoazaUsing GIS to Evaluate Cumulative EffectsThe National Environmental Policy Act requires the evaluation of cumulative effects in Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Studies. These evaluations, which must consider environmental impacts from multiple activities in an area, can be difficult to accomplish. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology plays a key role in the evaluation. This paper demonstrates how GIS can be used to support cumulative effects evaluation for proposed transportation projects.
Kate GrosmaireSelf Cert: An Online Application for Single Family Dock ExemptionsThe Florida DEP and US Army Corps of Engineers have collaborated to provide users with an online GIS-based application through which the public can receive authorization from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the form of a Self-Certification State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP) or receive immediate confirmation that a qualifying proposed single-family structure is exempt from permit requirements.
Linc ClayIntroduction to PostgreSQLAt 9.3, ArcGIS Server is supporting the PostgreSQL open-source database. This talk will introduce PostgreSQL, discussing how to get it, how to install it, how to get support, how to administer it, and how to create stored procedures. If you have ArcGIS Server and don't want to spend a bundle on a database, PostgreSQL may be the answer.
Linc ClayGeoprocessing: Doing It in the DatabaseWith the development of spatial extensions for databases like Oracle Spatial, the DB2 Spatial Extender, and with the capabilities of ArcSDE (ArcGIS Server Basic), many spatial operations that traditionally have been in the province of desktop GIS geoprocessing are now easily done in the database. This talk will introduce spatial data manipulation and geoprocessing in the database. Examples will be based on PostGIS, but ArcSDE and Oracle Spatial will also be discussed.
John Sykes III and Melanie SaundersGeolocating Hazardous Waste Cleanup SitesDeveloping accurate geolocation point data for over 1,700 Drycleaning Solvent Cleanup Program, National Priorities List (Superfund) and State-Funded Hazardous Waste Cleanup sites is described. A combination of WAAS-enabled GPS, georeferenced digital ortho-photo interpretation, interpretation of USGS topographic, CAD and GIS maps, traditional surveys by Licensed Land Surveyors and other techniques were used. Quality Assurance aspects are discussed.
Brock Kingston1) Fleet Tracker with ArcGIS Server – York County, SCManaging mobile assets and emergency responders via web-GIS brings with it the challenge of unifying multiple technologies and the promise of flexible, cost-efficient information and data. Using their existing Motorola Astro25 radio network, York County, SC chose ArcGIS Server to form the hub of their server, GIS-based AVL system. Learn more about the challenges and triumphs the county encountered in hardware, data management and software development.
Brock KingstonMigrating from ArcIMS to ArcGIS Server – Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GAHelp, my web-GIS developer left! Custom code to perform database linking, reporting, search, dynamic symbolization and more – how do we port this over to ArcGIS Server? Learn how the Atlanta Regional Commission made the careful move from ArcIMS to ArcGIS Server while maintaining full consistency with a legacy application combining demographic, transportation, land use and environment planning components.
Chris TolkenUtilizing Oracle Spatial to Integrate AutoCAD and ArcGISMost organizations need to work with spatial data in various formats from scanned plans to design drawings to proprietary GIS. By sharing a central database, departments can share data without the constant need for data conversion updates and the latest information is always readily available. This demonstration will show how Oracle Spatial can be used as the central data store for both AutoCAD and ArcGIS and how edits from one system is immediately available in the other.
Jamie YoungIntro to LiDARLiDAR has become widely accepted and projects are being collected using several different makes and models of LiDAR sensors with varying characteristics. As a result, it is important to be as well informed as possible. This introduction will cover the baiscs of LiDAR, definition of terms, project planning, collection practices, processing, accuracy and delivery formats.
Jamie YoungLiDAR Applications and TrendsThis session will cover applications and trends of LiDAR. It is a follow on from the Intro to LiDAR session. Learn more about LiDAR applications, deliverables, software and hardware requirements, project profiles and new delvelopments. This session will help prepare you for the LiDAR data that is about to be available in the state.
Randall Carlton, PMPBrains, Heart, and Courage: ArcGIS Server Essentials on the This presentation will explore the trials, tribulations, and successful benefits in deploying a county-wide Enterprise GIS through the implementation of ESRI’s ArcGIS Server in Houston County, Georgia.
Randall Carlton, PMPProject Management 101: An Intro to PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential, Processes, and Knowledge AreasThis presentation is an introduction to the burgeoning profession of formal project management as defined by the Project Management Institute and their internationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Topics include: key terms, concepts, and discussion on how defined, time-tested project management processes can benefit the individual and the bottom line for projects within any organization.
Mark Nelson and Richard ButgereitFDEM's Coastal LiDAR Mapping Initiative (Update)The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is in the midst of a $29 million mapping effort to update coastal storm surge models and Regional Evacuation Studies with LiDAR. This presentation is a status update on the projects progress. We will discuss the choices, challenges, obstacles and successes associated with this project; including the development of the Baseline Specifications, multiple agency coordination, schedule and timing, quality assurance reviews and data management.
Amber Ignatius and Amy KnightLandScope America: The Conservation Guide to America’s Natural PlacesLandScope America – a project of NatureServe and the National Geographic Society – is a new online resource for the land-protection community and the public. LandScope will assemble maps, data, photos and stories about the land and present them in dynamic formats with an online map viewer. The LandScope Florida subsite, developed with Florida Natural Areas Inventory, will feature content on Florida’s plants, animals and ecosystems, as well as conservation partners, priorities and planning tools.
Mike Sweeney and Matt Still What's New in ArcGIS 9.3Learn about the new features in ArcGIS 9.3. The presentation will highlight the functionality in ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server including tips and tricks for GIS users of all levels.
Mike SweeneyRouting Solutions for State and Local GovernmentDo you have staff who are reqiured to drive and use gas to do their job? Learn how to save time and money by helping the field staff in your organization utilize more efficient routes. ESRI recently released a new version of ArcLogistics Route that allows you to utilize data from your organization and solve complex routing problems.
Matt StillIntroduction to ArcGIS MobileDo you have staff who collect and utilize data in the field? ESRI's ArcGIS Mobile offers an excellent solution for field staff who need to work in a sometimes-connected environment. See examples of ArcGIS Mobile solutions and learn how to get started building your own solutions.
Jim RobesonCreating Engineering Grade GISWith the increasing demands being placed on GIS, the need for greater spatial accuracy in data is ever more important. With Sub-meter GPS now a daily occurrence, let us dig deeper for greater accuracy, one foot, 4 inches, one centimeter. We will explore methods and techniques that are available and being used here in Florida, and across the country, to push GIS spatial accuracy to its highest level of reliability, creating an Engineering Grade GIS.
Paul O'RourkeImplementing Custom Help in ArcMapThe Transportation Statistics Office GIS Section provides numerous custom tools and extensions for use within ArcMap to our user community around the state. Coincidentally, a need has arisen to provide help on how to use these customizations. This presentation will discuss how we are providing custom help for these tools and extensions by implementing help within the ArcMap Help menu.
Martin CoppingLeveraging a Data Collection InfrastructureGeoVisus leverages the ArcGIS Server Suite from ESRI to provide their DCI©™ solution in a hosted services orientated architecture. The DCI©™ enables organizations to extend their investment in ESRI products by taking advantage of the highly-scalable hosted environment. DCI©™ is ideal for clients looking to take advantage of online mapping, wireless data collection, and hosted QA/QC tools for supporting a range of business processed that require accurate and fast access to infrastructure maps.
Jeffrey JonesDeveloping a Parcel Based GIS Planning Database Using Multi-Discipline Data SourcesThe presentation will describe the process of developing parcel based zoning and future land use maps within a GIS environment in Escambia, County, Fl. At the heart of the discussion will be identifying problems that arose in using multiple data sources and the solutions used to overcome them.
Patrick Pence & Mike KissaneCreating an ArcGIS Server Crime ApplicationThis presentation is the third in a series focused on the development of the Tallahassee Online Police Statistics (TOPS). In August 2008, TOPS was redesigned and migrated into an ESRI ArcGIS Server development platform. The presentation will cover the goals and technical issues encountered during this migration.
Jonathan WatsonMapdirect – DEP’s Central Web Mapping ApplicationThis presentation will demo DEP's MapDirect Web Mapping application. This application has consolidated most of DEP's legacy web mapping applications into one consistent interface. It is a central place where DEP's GIS data is available. We will show how to use MapDirect, and will demo the next version as well.
Mike KissaneGIS Development - Planning for SHRUG 2009GIS development is becoming more prevalent every year. I would like to have an open discussion about what you would like to see more of at SHRUG 2009. Some future topics can include best practices, new technology, problems solved, development platforms, project management, caching, etc.
S. Fox, S Bourne, C. Montague, and P. KinserBUILDING A GIS-BASED ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR COASTAL AND ESTUARINE STUDYAssessment of coastal systems is difficult due to complex geomorphology, hydrodynamics and biogeochemistry, traditionally tackled with supercomputer-based models unavailable to most coastal professionals. In a pioneer effort a team of academic, governmental, and industry experts developed an ArcMap based extension to support coastal studies composed of an ArcHydro compatible geodatabase of spatial and temporal data describing the environment and an accompanying ESRI ArcMap based toolset.
Frank J. Conkling10 Easy Steps to Ensure Your GIS FailsThis presentation is directed at those that wish to learn the ten simple mistakes that will cause your GIS implementation to fail. The information is presented in a tongue in cheek manner and is important for beginning and intermediate managers to help them understand the nature of GIS in their organization.
Mark NelsonArc Hydro and Watershed Modeling - An Integrated ApproachFlorida’s water resources are under a great deal of pressure and watershed modeling has become an increasingly important for the future of our water resources. Modeling has become much more detailed and accurate as more geospatial data has become available. Our approach to watershed modeling has also seen a significant shift over the past several years as our engineers and scientists have grown to rely heavily on Arc Hydro tools and geodatabases.
Bill MillinorLiDAR Data Management in the Terrain Geodatabase The terrain geodatabase is quickly becoming the target standard for how LiDAR data is being managed once it is delivered to many of Florida’s public agencies. As part of this presentation, we will walk through our standard procedures for creating Terrain datasets, and our lessons learned. We will also discuss key elements to LiDAR delivery specifications that streamline the creation of terrain geodatabases.
Bill Alfred, MS, GISPBecoming a Certified GIS Professional (GISP)The GISP Certification is intended to provide professionals who work in the GIS field with a formal process that will: Allow recognition by their colleagues and peers. Establish and maintain high standards of professional practice and ethical conduct. Encourage aspiring GIS professionals to work towards certification. Encourage established GIS professionals to continue to hone their professional. This session will provide an overview of the GISP Certification and renewal process.
Greg MauldinIntegration of Lidar Point Cloud Data with High-Resolution Orthoimagery for Updating Large-Scale Landbase DataThis paper describes a process which combines orthoimagery with lidar point cloud data to allow accurate feature extraction of vector buildings, both in terms of shape and positional location, without the need for working in a stereo environment.
David StageCadastral Data National Coordination EffortThe FGDC Subcommittee for Cadastral Data facilitates the standards and publication of cadastral data for the NSDI. This presentation provides an overview of recent activities including definitions for authoritative data sources relating to data stewardship, the effort to coordinate the Subcommittee’s county inventory with RAMONA and a cooperative project with IAAO to facilitate government to government parcel data sharing between assessors, state and federal agencies and the private sector.
Palmer Kinser and Sandra FoxWetland Sensitivity to Potential Reductions in Surface Water Flow in the St. Johns RiverPopulation growth in central Florida will exceed available groundwater sources, necessitating the search for alternative water supplies. Multiple working groups at the St. Johns River Water Management District are addressing the effects of possible surface water withdrawals from the St. Johns River. The wetlands working group in assessing the potential effects of reduced flow on riverine wetlands using a GIS approach incorporating wetland community, soils and elevation data.
Joe NorthDevelopment of Land use / Land Cover layers for the Florida PanhandleThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection is involved in the creation of land use - land cover (LULC) GIS layers that are based on information photo interpreted from 2004 aerial imagery. This presentation will provide a brief survey of LULC efforts in Florida, describe in detail the project methodology, provide an update on current progress and plan for future layer development.
David Jones, Khan Boupha, Kevin Wright, Ron BartelData Development and Web Applications for Floodplain InformationDewberry has recently completed several floodplain information systems including web mapping services and applications designed to provide floodplain information to end-users. The data behind the systems include floodplain TINs – an essential component needed to quantify flood risks using actual projected water depths. This presentation will provide instructions on how to create floodplain TINs and will demonstrate several web-based floodplain information systems designed for ArcGIS Server.
Ned Cake, Scott Weisman, Elizabeth OstrusMy Name is LUCA - Using GIS to Enhance the Local Update Census AddressesLUCA is a decennial census geographic partnership program that will allow the U.S. Census Bureau to benefit from local knowledge in developing its Master Address File (MAF) for the 2010 Census. The TLC Planning Department partnered with Tallahassee-Leon County GIS to prepare the Address List review for LUCA. This presentation illustrates the unique GIS-centric methodology used to analyze, track and report new development and addresses within census blocks for Leon County.
Claudia PaskauskasCFGIS: What's New?CFGIS is a program of the ECFRPC. Our vision is to coordinate, integrate and support Central Florida GIS community. CFGIS is a mature program proven to be an asset to Central Florida. Recent changes in the GIS environment triggered a restructuring process to CFGIS continue evolving its goals and priorities. As part of this process a new website and clearinghouse were developed. We will walk you through the new CFGIS emphasizing the major changes recommended by the action plan study.
Mark DietrichCascading Geocoding ServicesAddress Locators can help locate street addresses only as well as their data sources are. By using several data sources in a cascading arrangement it is possible to prioritize these locations by dataset and achieve better results in less time. These are easy to set up and can be updated as the data is kept current.
Erin McCormickOrthophoto Creation with a Digital SensorWith the new legislation set forth by the state of Florida, all Counties with a population over 25,000 will be required to collect Ortho photogrphy without funding assistance from the state. There are several options available today, this presentation will describe in detail the workflow associated with creating Orthophotography utilizing a Digital Sensor (Zeiss Digital Mapping Camera), Airborne GPS and an Inertial Measurement Unit.
Jacob CobleA Custom ArcObjects Land-ID ApplicationThis demonstrates an ArcMap project customized with ArcObjects and VBA. This is for people with some experience in VBA who want to learn ArcObjects but are not sure where to begin. I will provide a working application with source code and data. Some features/tasks of the application: 1. A custom form that edits a shapefile’s table. 2. Creates, moves, deletes features. 3. Copies attributes from one layer to another. 4. A simple search function and a complex function that searches two fields.
Greg Yarbrough and Ed HutchinsonFlorida DOT’s Strategic Investment ToolThe creation of Florida's Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) program resulted in the need for new methodologies and tools to support the consistent prioritization of transportation projects. The Strategic Investment Tool (SIT) utilizes ArcGIS and ArcGIS Server technologies and consists of three primary modules. These modules are designed to help guide DOT planners and engineers in improvement decisions.