Presentations (Papers List)
NameTitle of PaperDescription
Bill TimminsPublic Safety GeocollaborationEasy to use technology solutions for mobile data access and input by field personnel, operational managers, and support personnel provides for a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all involved. Geocollaboration in standard, secure and manageable formats also leverages an agencies investment in geospatial data while providing for planning and response during events can save lives, protect infrastructure and property.
C. Henry DepewAccuracy ConsiderationsAmong other items, accuracy in GIS work is relative to the efficiency of the data collection, the scale of the original work used, and the use of the file created. The resulting errors could be minor or major, but there are some considerations and checks that will help you determine the amount of error and the usability of the file in question.
C. Henry DepewPresenting Your WorkYour presentation of your work is important. There are some basic considerations in terms of presenting your material in an informative, interesting, and useful manner. No matter how important the material, an un-focused, over-detailed, or uninspired presentation can be detrimental to the audience’s understanding and comprehension
Tripp CorbinMoving Beyond the Technicial - Skills needed to be a GIS Professional and ManagerMost of us start our GIS careers editing data, doing analysis, managing databases, and making maps. We become really good at these things. So good that we get promoted to management where we find ourselves dealing less with GIS and more with people, projects, budgets, human resources, and many other challenges our technical training has not prepared us for. This session will focus on some of the skills you will need as a GIS professional or manager.
Frank ConkingDeveloping a Sustainable Parcel LayerThe Parcel Layer is a living record of information directly related to land ownership and tax records. The design and implementation of this layer must be sufficiently flexible to allow for improvements in the spatial accuracy of its features and the tracking of information appurtenant to the mapped features. This session will discuss two differing approaches to creating a parcel layer that allows continuous maintenance and improvements and will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Tripp CorbinDept. of Labor Geospatial Technology Competency Model: What, When Why, HowThe newly released Department of Labor Geospatial Technology Competency Model will have a great impact on the development of Geospatial education programs throughout the United States as well have ripples throughout the Geospatial industry and professions. The GISCI is already looking at this Competency Model as a possible guide for a GISP certification exam. Come find out what this model is, how it was created, and what impacts it might have on the GIS Profession.
Ned Cake, GISPTLCGIS Self Deploy WebMap (JavaScript API)TLCGIS developed a simple app that allows non-GIS web developers within local government to deploy and maintain their own public facing web maps with little or no help from GIS staff. The app will read and display X/Y locations from a .csv file stored within the app’s root folder. The developer has control over the locations and attributes in the csv. The app features three base maps and clickable map icons that launch an info box which supports image links, web links, and other attributes.
Greg MauldinProcessing Lidar Point Cloud Data for Mapping Surface Drainage in Karst LandscapesOne of the primary challenges of using LiDAR-generated DEMs for mapping drainage units in karst landscapes is the elimination of artificial "sinks" resulting from systematic error in the data. This presentation desribes an approach that uses a Gaussian filter to smooth the data prior to DEM creation, which allows the artifact "sinks" to be removed while preserving topographic sinks.
Mark WelshCreating a Customized Versioned Editing EnvironmentVersioning offers numerous advantages for structuring the GIS editing process, but can also bring added complexities. This presentation outlines how the Florida Department of Transportation’s Statistics Office (TRANSTAT) used ArcObjects to leverage the benefits of versioned editing while at the same time creating a multiple-editor environment that is easy to maintain, easy to use, and generates significant cost-savings and opportunities for other downstream business functions.
Mark NelsonWater Conservation - Determining the Potential, Tracking and ReportingUnderstanding the costs/benefits of water conservation is becoming increasingly important. This study evaluates conservation measures, water savings, and cost associated with a conservation program and takes a unique approach of integrating account-level water consumption records with the property appraiser’s GIS data and parcel-based population projections. These relationships help utilities better understand water consumption patterns and target water conservation best-management practices.
Erik HazzardOpenSource Web Map Development with OpenLayersThis talk will offer an overview of OpenLayers, a powerful open source web mapping library for creating dynamic maps. We'll start with an overview of OpenLayers then go on to cover most parts of the library, creating a map in the process.
Krysia SapetaLiDAR & the Power of SolarOn Earth Day 2007, ‘PlaNYC’ was instituted to decrease greenhouse emissions in NYC. Sanborn executed a LiDAR mission over NYC to provide a building model for creating an application to allow homeowners to evaluate their ROI with solar panel installation. Overlapping flight lines in multi-directions produced a dense dataset of 8-12 points per square meter. The presentation will discuss project initiative & execution.
Tim DelaneyCollaborative Approach to Preparing, Preventing, Responding, and Recovering From Natural DisastersNo matter the root cause of the emergency, the methods of preparing for, preventing, responding to, and recovering from, are based in a common approach: the coordinated use of geospatial information combined with collaboration and integration with existing systems. Many agencies and organizations must be able to find ways to effectively share their geospatial data and other critical resources to adequately protect the citizens in their regions and restore their infrastructure quickly.
Rich DotyThe Advantages of a GIS-based Small Area Population Forecasting Model for Water Supply PlanningEver changing population dynamics and escalating requirements for water supply planning are driving water managers and utilities to forecast population and water demand more accurately and precisely. A growing number of water management districts and utilities are using the comprehensive, GIS-based models developed by GIS Associates to project future population (permanent, seasonal, tourist and commuter) and water demand. This presentation provides an overview of these methods.
Lawrence A. Gordon, P.G.SPATIAL TRENDS OF NITRATE AND ARSENIC IN FLORIDA GROUNDWATERThe Florida Department of Health (DOH) has collected thousands of water samples from private potable wells for analysis of nitrate and arsenic contamination. This study presents geologic, hydrogeologic, land use and other remote sensing data to predict areas at higher risk of elevated arsenic and nitrate in groundwater. The Department of Health’s statewide well surveillance database is a valuable source of information to predict the transport and fate of arsenic and nitrate in groundwater.
Christine SchluterArc GIS Server Enhanced Applications for GIS/CAMA Integration The Osceola County Property Appraiser’s Office deployed a customized intranet based application that integrates CAMA and GIS data and provides a user friendly interface for appraisal staff. Bruce Harris & Associates worked along with the Property Appraiser’s staff to design an application that combined the functionality of several applications and provided staff with an application that allowed for various queries, convenient creation of thematic maps, printing and custom report generation.
Michael BerryUse of Georeferenced Data to Determine Potential Contamination SourcesThe FL Dept of Health (DOH) Well Surveillance Program makes substantial use of publicly available maps and historic aerial photographs to determine the location of potential sources of groundwater contamination. The georeferencing and automation capabilities of ArcMap allow DOH staff to efficiently locate petroleum storage tanks that may no longer be in existence. Google Earth Pro is also used to convert DOH data to a format that is easily distributable and commonly used.
Chris TolkenFrom GIS to Focused Web SolutionsUser requirements are changing from a “one-map-fits-all” approach to “appropriate applications where you need them”. No longer is a single detailed map in a browser sufficient, we now need to be able to rapidly create many web applications that include multiple maps, delivering them with ease and at a lower cost. This presentation will demonstrate sample web applications and technologies to show how GIS applications and value has changed as technology and user expectations have changed.
James RobesonNothern Lights Pretty or Pretty Bg ProblemWith the recent return of the Solar MAX out technology may be in Jeopardy. GPS is only one technology that is impacted by these pretty lights in the sky. Learn a little about GPS and the potential for catastrophic solar activity. Learn the impact, the history and more or solar activity.
Emerson ChewIntegration of GIS Based Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis into FEMA HAZUS-MH Drainage related problems have been a persistent issue for the staff and citizens of Glynn County. In an effort to save money and better understand Glynn County's drainage patterns, GIS and engineering have developed a work flow integrating GIS into the H and H analysis process.
Bill MillinorGIS-Centric Work Management SolutionsOur public agencies/utilities face increasing tough economic conditions along with unfunded mandates that call for better accountability. So it has become increasingly important to track, monitor and report the capital and maintenance related expenses of these organizations. This presentation will discuss the advantages of the GIS-centric work management solution, Azteca Cityworks and how it is being applied (web browser environment) to accomplish these increasingly difficult challenges.
Bill Alfred, MS, GISPBecoming a Certified GIS ProfessionalThe 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.
Felix Lopez-PhillipsSo, you got a Viewer for your GIS data? What about your Enterprise Data Integration and Processes?An architectural approach to enable Enterprises Spatial Systems’ to match critical Business Processes enabling Workflow and Collaboration. Photo Science embarked in a multi-year effort to aid FDOT in the creation of an Enterprise GIS with this approach; the resulting GIS Framework is being used for a state wide implementation. The Framework provides different Functional Views, Allows dynamic extensibility, Enables Enterprise Data access and provides a foundation for technology changes.
Felix Lopez-PhillipsEnterprise GIS Systems Implementation Best PracticesGuidelines and Best Practices in: Architecture, Design, Development life cycle (Configuration management, Issue Management, Testing, Agile implementation alternatives), Development Infrastructure (Virtual environments), Systems concerns (such as Security, User Experience, Instrumentation, and Logging), and Deployment of Enterprise grade GIS System implementation.
Georgianna StrodeThe GIS Behind iMapInvasives: the "Open Source Sandwich"The iMapInvasives project gives land managers early detection notification of invasive species so that they can respond quickly. We chose the “open source sandwich” model because it provides the flexibility and control needed for this project. This presentation gives an overview of the internal workings of the system and details some of the individual features. **NOTE: I will only be attending the first day of the conference. Please schedule me that day.
Robert L "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.
Robert L "Linc" ClayGeoprocessing: Do 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.
Robert L "Linc" ClayFREDS - Open Source Redistricting ApplicationFor redistricting in 2012, the Florida Senate is building a web-based application using an entirely open source technology stack. In this presentation we will introduce the application, explore the separate application components, discuss the benefits of using an open source solution, and note the challenges of using open source technology.
Georgianna StrodeThe GIS Behind iMapInvasives: the "Open Source Sandwich"The iMapInvasives project gives land managers early detection notification of invasive species so that they can respond quickly. We chose the “open source sandwich” model because it provides the flexibility and control needed for this project. This presentation gives an overview of the internal workings of the system and details some of the individual features.
Charles DonahueDemostration of the DOH EHWater and Fl Wastewater websites Demostration of the Department of Health EHWater and Fl Wastewater internet mapping applications. EHWater contains the well location and water quality data. Fl Wastewater contains the potetnial or know locations of septic tanks.
Allen NoblesMobile ScanningThe purpose of the presentation is to provide information on some ground based scanning and show results from mobile scanner data sets using an actual survey completed to meet Florida DOT survey standards. The presentation will show how each unit works and compare the data results.
John SulikGIS for Human Rights Advocacy(I can't present on Thursday before 2pm). This presentation will address housing security in Western Chad and Western Sudan. We will examine the application of time series satellite data as supporting evidence of illegal demolitions and forced eviction by government and government-aligned actors. This presentation may also address post-Katrina resettlement in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans.
Lisa JordanPractical Approaches to Spatial Estimation of Disaster-Affected Populations When a disaster occurs, the response depends critically on an estimate of the affected population. This article reviews spatial population estimation techniques and datasets that facilitate disaster response and management. The authors conclude that the LandScan population distribution estimates best suit the needs of Population Explorer, an Internet GIS that presents a way to quickly deliver answers to queries about local population and demographic composition to users.
Richard ButgereitSERT GIS Activities for the Deepwater Horizon ResponseThis presentation will review GIS activities of the Florida State Emergency Response Team during the Deepwater Horizon Response. The SERT collected geospatial data for boom verification, natural resources data, reconnaissance reports, geotagged photographs, and other data related to this response. Data collection and distribution techniques and coordination will be explored.
Paul StayertOverview of Esri Map Production (PLTS) BundleEsri’s "Production Mapping" software bundle helps organizations build and maintain accurate and complete databases and cartographic products in most efficient manner possible. It supports a shared/enterprise work environment for teams of any size to improve the quality and value of geospatial data and cartographic products through standardization, repeatability, and configuration of your production processes.